The playlist this week is full of new releases in the second month of the year. Those Canadian artists have been busy! We have both a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you discover new music.

The YouTube playlist has over 50 new uploads this month. There are new releases, cover videos and live videos. The videos are usually pretty fun to check out and I encourage you to do so.

The Spotify Release Radar playlist has well over 150 songs on it this month. The tracks are all new releases with some being teasers for upcoming albums, some from just released albums or eps, and singles. There are also many tracks from artists that have been featured here on OurBasement and some I found through Exclaim. This month I was most excited about the songs from Sarah Harmer, Rose Cousins, Dizzy, Hawksley Workman and Sarah Slean, and so many others. Holy Fuck, KINLEY, We Are The City, Wolf Parade, U.S.Girls, Destroyer, Jessie Reyez and others all had more new tracks for us to enjoy this month as well. I am so proud of all the talented artists we have in Canada.

Enjoy the playlists! There is a lot to go through but so much new discoveries to be had.

Don’t forget to follow my DarBar’s Picks playlist for a shorter version of new releases. I update it every Friday with tracks that catch my ear.