Beach Body

It’s extremely rare that a band’s first release is a statement of perfection in their genre. Such is the case with Beach Body’s debut EP entitled Plain Life.

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Ora Cogan

Crickets is the fifth release from Ora Cogan and is easily her most ambitious. It ventures into many territories, but could be best described as dark experimental-folk.

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Skim Milk

Jazz has been stagnate for too long. The genre has been kept down by old musicians set in their ways and unwilling to the explore new ideas within the classic jazz ethos.

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Painted Fruit

Painted Fruit’s sophomore album PF II comes with the announcement that the band no longer exists. Bands come and go all the time but when a band shows intense growth between releases it’s hard not to feel cheated by their demise.

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Destroyer

Dan Bejar has never delivered a clear theme to any album. His lyrics are always open to interpretation so one inevitably relies on the instrumentation to set the mood for each Destroyer record.

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Smokes

On the surface Wayne Death is a charming post-punk album, but when fully investigated it becomes an art-rock masterpiece. 

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Valiska

Calgary’s Krzysztof Sujata makes experimental music under the name Valiska. Using a Moog Sub 37 synthesizer he loops tape to develop warm analog drones reflecting on the relationship between the natural world and space carved out by cities.

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Mauno

Anxiety and insecurity surrounding love are major topics found within Mauno’s sophomore album Tuning.

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Wares

Cassia Hardy has been making music as Wares since 2013 building a following with her frenetic live shows. She typically plays solo with just an electric guitar but sometimes, with the help of a full band, an audience will be lucky to see her turn the same songs into louder punk-rock statements. Her debut full length channels both sides of Wares and also features unexpected flourishes.

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Kacy & Clayton

Kacy & Clayton have been churning out the most exciting country/folk music Canada can offer. On their third release, they shoot for the stars by enlisting Jeff Tweedy to produce The Siren’s Song.

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Bad Canada

Walking a weird line between bedroom-pop, space-folk and experimental this album is a triumph. There are a wide array of sounds and influences on display.

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Faith Healer

Jessica Jalbert’s second outing as Faith Healer moves past the 60's psych of Cosmic Troubles to expand into 70’s rock territory.

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Def3

Saskatoon rapper Def3’s new album Small World is a collection of feel good songs with rhymes about hope and perseverance. His flow is smooth and seamless as he raps over energizing beats that could put the most cynical in a good mood

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Sister Ray

Vocals and guitar are the only instruments you’ll hear on this album and that’s all that’s needed to turn a casual listen into an obsession. Coyes’ voice is utterly captivating as it trembles with intensity and raw power over simple guitar

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Le Plaisir

The duo’s debut EP explores love during the end of human existence. It was inspired by the couple’s experiences while living through the devastating 2015 attacks on Paris.

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The Radiation Flowers

Writing slow burning psych songs with summer vibes is a difficult feat that Saskatoon’s Radiation Flowers manage to pull off with top marks on their latest album, Summer Loop

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