After a week’s respite, we have a pile of new songs to share with you from a variety of terrific Canadian artists!
Young Galaxy, “Frontier”
Montreal’s electro-pop duo Young Galaxy will be releasing their first fully independent album this Friday, April 6. “Down Time” stories Young Galaxy’s shift into complete independence and positions the band as a countercultural beacon during the current climate of isolation, corruption and despair. The band has released a new video for track “Frontier” along with the album stream. Once “Frontier” was written, Young Galaxy realized the track was the manifesto for “Down Time” and the album grew around it.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, “All Night Long”
Toronto-based Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s latest recording, entitled “Run to Me,” is scheduled for release on April 27, 2018. Produced by Darcy Yates (bassist for Bahamas), the new album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction.
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar’s debut release, 2015’s “Send the Nightingale,” was a stripped-down affair consisting of Martin, her two co-singers Sherie and Stacie, and guitarist Mikey McCallum. For “Run to Me,” Martin elected to record her emotionally wrought material with an expanded band, augmenting the core of Delta Sugar’s gospel-infused harmonies with a full rhythm section, piano, organ and an ever-so-soulful horn section.
Aaron Allen and the Small City Saints, “Ramblin’ Man”
On his latest album, “Judgement Day” — to be released April 27 on Shakey Wheel Records — Aaron Allen, a native of London, Ontario, shows his solidarity with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell in bringing country back to songs about real life and real people. Although in the past he’s often been compared to Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and cult hero Chris Knight, “Judgement Day” finds Allen boldly staking out his own territory by drawing from his own experiences, particularly on the aforementioned “Rambling Man.”
Dave Allen, “Plainview”
On the heels of his song “Plainview” being featured in the CBC television drama “Burden Of Proof,” Toronto-based singer/songwriter Dave Allen will be heading west with dates throughout May in northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. “Plainview” is the opening track on Allen’s debut solo album, “When The Demons Come,” which is also now available to purchase at Zunior.com.
We interviewed Dave about this terrific album last fall, and we encourage you to seek him out if you’re in western Canada and can make one of his shows.
Noah Derksen, “Wilderness of Oregon”
Off the heels of successfully releasing his sophomore album, “In Search of the Way,” and touring across Canada and the United States, Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter Noah Derksen just released “Wilderness of Oregon,” the first of two brand new singles coming this spring.
With a specialized brand of folk music self-described as ‘Contemplative Folk’, Noah Derksen’s songs are rooted in lyrical introspection and melodic structures. After self-producing two albums, Noah teamed up with producer Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean) to develop two brand new singles, Wilderness of Oregon (March 21, 2018) and Nothing (May 18, 2018). The song’s acoustic guitar, drums, and bass were recorded live off the floor in Vancouver’s historic Afterlife Studios.