The playlist this week is full of new releases. The world maybe on pause in many ways but we still have our music. Music can help get us through and Canadian artists are bringing us plenty of new music to choose from. 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 40 new uploads this month. There are probably more out there, so I will add them if I find them. The videos are usually pretty fun to check out and I encourage you to do so.

The Spotify Release Radar playlist has close to 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 some are covers. 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 Bruce Peninsula, The Jerry Cans, Lou Canon, Charlotte Cornfield, Northcote, David Myles and so many others. Rose Cousins, Hawksley Workman and Sarah Slean, U.S. Girls, 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 are so many new discoveries to be had.

For a shorter playlist of new releases, follow DarBar’s Picks. I update it weekly with what catches my ear.

Stay safe and I hope the music helps you get through some difficult times.