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Florence

HAIDEE

1/12/23

HAIDEE pays tribute to the first-generation immigrants worldwide through her newest single “Florence” titled after her mother’s name. HAIDEE offers a fresh new sound focused on storytelling and a sincere but strong vocal performance. “Florence” tells the story of a loved one who moved across the world to provide for their family back at home. HAIDEE wrote “Florence” from the perspective of her mom, who lived alone in Canada 7 years before she was able to reunite with her family. “Florence” is HAIDEE’s most personal songwriting yet, using anecdotes from her childhood, making it the most relatable and sincere body of work she’s ever created.

 

Songs of Hope

Carolyn Harley

12/19/22

The EP "Songs of Hope" was released from inspiration by "Ordinary Man", a song for Ukraine. "I was inspired to write Ordinary Man after seeing a Calgary Herald photo of a man in his ordinary clothes learning to throw Molotov cocktails. I was struck by the fact that if this was happening in Canada, this ordinary man could be my husband, my son or my brother. One day he was going to work and the next he was going to war! Some songs come to me with the message that I must do ‘something' with the song.  Being a songwriter comes with responsibilities. So, I recorded Ordinary Man and created a 5-song EP with a common lyric thread of hope." - Carolyn Harley

 

Bobcaygeon

Mariel Buckley & T. Buckley

12/8/22

"Making music with Tim remains one of my favourite activities that combines the love of my work with a deep gratitude for his presence and mentorship in my life, not just in music. Covering The Tragically Hip feels like a coming home of sorts... Put it on to soothe your aching spirit during a season that can be merciless and unforgiving. Listen with a room temp glass of cheap or fancy brown liquor. Listen on a walk with your fav dog / person, listen in comfortable silence with the ones you love. That's what it's for, I think." - Mariel Buckley

 

Patterns in the Snow

Mallory Chipman & Lily Monaghan

12/7/22

"For the last several years, we’ve gathered on Christmas to remember that family isn’t always who you are related to, sometimes it’s the people who are there for you with their doors and their arms always open. 'Patterns in the Snow' celebrates the beauty of chosen family, for which I am so grateful." - Mallory Chipman

 

Red & Green

Ellen Doty & Biboye Onanuga

12/1/22

The song "Red & Green" is a collaboration between Ellen Doty and Biboye Onanuga, which kick starts an annual holiday giveback campaign. For this initiative, Monogram Coffee has roasted a coffee in honour of the song, donating $5 from every bag to a local charity. Made By Marcus has also made an ice cream in honour of the song, making their own donations. ATB Financial has announced that they will match all of the donations for this holiday campaign. Grab some coffee & ice cream in support of a good cause this holiday season!

 

Christmas Don't Be Late

Sarah Houston

11/18/22

Originally written by Ross Bagdasarian for Alvin and the Chipmunks, ‘Christmas Don’t Come Late’ is a classic heard in shopping malls around the world. Sarah Houston takes a darker approach to this piece. Perhaps not suitable for shopping malls; however, this minor arrangement shows the darker side of the holidays experienced by many.

 

Pyrohy and Borscht

Travis Dolter

11/18/22

Travis Dolter has never been shy about sharing his Ukrainian roots and has sported his Ukrainian shirt and sang Ukrainian songs to his fans many times. Last Christmas, Travis wrote this song at a family gathering and then shared a fun version of it with his fans through email. The response was so great that he decided to go into the studio and record it, joined by his Baba (Grandma) on accordion! Proceeds from downloads of “Pyrohy and Borscht” are going to support Ukraine Humanitarian Aid. To be a part of this fundraiser, all you have to do is download “Pyrohy and Borscht” through iTunes, or on Travis’s website.

 

&grow

Jillian Treidler

11/18/22

Jillian Treidler is a singer-songwriter from Edmonton, AB. Although she predominantly focuses on pop and R&B music, jazz influence sometimes slips through from her Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music from MacEwan University. Jillian has been writing catchy and groovy bops, and intimate ballads. Her influences are artists such as Lianne La Havas, Aurora, Finneas, Ariana Grande, and Moses Sumney.

 

Aurora

Carly Reirson

11/18/22

Carly Reirson’s smooth, yet edgy voice brings you face to face with your own feelings as she shares her stories of love, loss and loneliness. Inspired by artists such as Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, and Rose Cousins, Reirson’s “sad-folk” songs take you on a journey of human emotion.  Reirson first made her mark on the music scene in 2017 with her debut EP, Fantasy. The project received two nominations at the 2017 Calgary Music Awards for Blues Recording and Female Artist. In 2018, her single “Crooner Sing To Me” won the YYCMA Award for Blues Recording of the Year.

 

Day After Day

Cole Malone

11/18/22

"With everything that I write, it always has a personal connection; I always want it to mean something very deeply to me. To me, 'Day After Day' was my anxiety that I deal with. It's something that I've talked about and it's something that I deal with every day, so that's what this song was for me. My anxiety - fighting that daily beast that seems to want to come back. I hope when you hear it, you find your own message or you share my message. It's a song about power and it's about taking back that power." - Cole Malone

 

I Can't Do It Alone

Souls in Rhythm

11/18/22

"Written before the pandemic, this song has seemed to resonate strongly with those that have heard us perform it live. We so hope the recorded version becomes an instant classic in your own personal soundtrack." - Scott Henderson

 

No Matter What It Takes

Ryan Langlois

11/16/22

"When I was in the darkest of days and struggling with the motivation and purpose to keep trying, I was fortunate enough to have my friend and co-writer of this song Maddison Krebs sitting beside me in a writing room. She looked me in the eye and said, 'Ryan, no matter what it takes you need to find a way. You have people who love you and need you.' NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES was born out of that conversation. May it stir your heart and spirit in whatever way it's meant to." - Ryan Langlois

 

A Montage of Entendres

New Rationals

11/4/22

Rooted in the nostalgia of "post rock" or "emo" bands like Taking Back Sunday and My Chemical Romance, "A Montage of Entendres" is a bubbly throwback to the softer pop end of what some may consider pop punk. It's a celebration of what it was, or is, to navigate young love and modern dating; what it was, or is, to see relationships for what they are and to be at peace with decisions made. Always moving forward with new wisdom the human experience seems to provide us with...whether we want it or not.

 

This Town

Rellik

11/4/22

"This Town" is the first single from the forthcoming Rellik LP, "North to Nowhere." This tune is an upbeat, catchy number about a couple looking to escape the confines of a small town and head to the big city.

 

The Husk

Electricity For Everybody!

11/4/22

Bursting into the light from the long shadows of rockdown lockdown comes "The Husk", the new full-length album by Electricity for Everybody!. Its twelve tracks slope, tease, strut, snarl, and bare their teeth, combining sinuous riffs, pulsing rhythms, and earworm drones to deliver glimmering joy, fever dream rush, and brooding menace. Whether your end times portend sock-hop, dust-up, or total collapse, "The Husk" provides the soundtrack.

 

kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ

Cikwes

10/31/22

kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ is a nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) album that embodies seven nehiyaw spirituals dedicated to kihtehayahk ᑭᐦᑌᐦᐊᔭᐦ (Elders). The nehiyaw ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ spirituals are composed by chanting the Cree syllabary giving the listener a feeling of being held in a wepisowin, a traditional baby swing that was denied of many children that were forced to attend residential schools in Canada. Kâkîsimo in nêhiyawêwin, means to pray, chant and plead, an original musical method of nehiyawak that combines prayer and singing. The traditional hand drum in kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ is that of a mothers heartbeat. Cikwes’s voice is tender and her nehiyaw ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ song writing is an emblem of hope and beauty for the continuation of nêhiyawêwin ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ.

 

Mercy

Kyle McKearney

10/28/22

Kyle McKearney is making his mark as Canada’s next Americana / Roots export, with the release of his debut solo album, “Down-Home”. Recently named Project Wild’s 2021 Top 12 participant, Kyle’s also garnered 2x YYC Music Award nominations, 2x Country Music Alberta nominations and has amassed over 500,000 global streams this year.

 

Sometimes I Wonder

Mallory Chipman

10/26/22

The latest single from Mallory Chipman, "Sometimes I Wonder", explores the balance between finding home in one's own solitude, and the comfort and surrender that comes from letting somebody in. Produced by Chipman and recorded at her home studio, "Sometimes I Wonder" renders a heart-on-its-sleeve intimacy, both in its delivery and its production.

 

Good For You

Flaysher

10/21/22

Written by Flaysher and Megan Dawson, "Good For You" is about coming to terms with the idea that maybe a relationship just ain't the perfect fit you once thought it was.

 

Sorrow Oh Sorrow

Two Late To The Party

10/21/22

Emerging from the midst of the pandemic, "Sorrow Oh Sorrow" is a heartening indie folk rock song about reconnecting to hope and to each other. "Sorrow Oh Sorrow" takes listeners along a musical path of sadness to yearning, carrying the listener to a place where they can lean on each other and where love wins in the end. Originating off the “sorrow oh sorrow” line during a time when it felt like everything was off the rails, Two Late To The Party wants "Sorrow Oh Sorrow" to be about unifying people’s hearts and reconnecting souls to the resilience and belief that despite everything love will still win out.

 

Vampire

Little Super Dangerous

10/21/22

Formed in early 2022, Little Super Dangerous has made a big impact in a short amount of time. Their debut single “Work of Art”, an introspective folk-rock track released in September 2022 has been featured on CJSW and the band has shared the stage with the likes of Jann Arden, Reuben & The Dark, and Scenic Route to Alaska.  The band moves between genres with each song but it’s all tied together by an emphasis on sing-along choruses (don’t bore us get to the chorus!), groovy riffs (it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing), and gorgeous vocal harmonies (insert clever slogan here).

 

Ôskimacîtahowin: A New Beginning

Northern Cree

10/20/22

“It’s been truly a blessing that Northern Cree has been in existence for the past 40 years. It’s been both a pleasure and an honour to represent First Nations people with our traditional music at some of the biggest powwows and on some of the biggest stages that the music industry has to offer. To be able to inspire our First Nations youth to believe in themselves and to reignite the passion of our first language. We are both honoured and privileged. Ahkameyimohk!” - Steve Wood, co-founder

 

Charlemagne

JJ Miller

10/19/22

In JJ Miller’s newest release, "Charlemagne", he departs from his melancholic writing style to offer a hook-laden rock song with lyrical depth. Spurred on by the political turbulence of the 2020s, Miller penned "Charlemagne" to tell the tale of a power-drunk king who blends religion with politics to expand his empire. As Miller elaborates, “Charlemagne is a metaphor for humanity’s recurring struggle with political leaders who use religion in their pursuit of power.” While "Charlemagne" is a natural extension of his writing style, it’s also his liveliest song to date. “As a drummer,” Miller explains, “I’ve always loved making people dance; and as a listener, I’ve always loved the melodies and harmonies of British pop music. I wanted to bring those things together.”

 

Someone Like You

Josh Sahunta

10/14/22

Drawing upon his influences of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd, Josh's songwriting is packed with deeply rich narratives and cool, contemporary soundscapes. Josh has opened for the likes of Scott Helman and Joey Landreth, and he continues to perform across Canada, the US, and Europe. Josh’s music has gained significant support from editorial playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. He has also had huge success in the  European music scene, as his previous single “Wanting” was played by Pete Tong and MistaJam on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and by Tiesto himself, on his weekly podcast. Josh has recently celebrated the release of his 2nd full-length album Mellowdrama.

 

Another Chance

Justine Giles

10/14/22

Calgary-based singer-songwriter Justine Giles shines with a fresh perspective and a hopeful, open-hearted approach on “Another Chance”. Following the release of her deeply personal single “Save Myself”, Giles turns outward for inspiration, unearthing new emotions while making musical nods to a distinct Alberta landscape. “Another Chance” offers a glimmer of hope, with the possibility of leaving trauma in the rear-view mirror on the road to new horizons. Giles understands this process is not easy as she laments her doubts over a shimmering piano ballad, but a dazzling guitar hook coupled with Giles’ uplifting voice breaks new ground.

 

Futuristic Vintage 3

Infinite P aka I.Peezy

10/14/22

Infinite P is back again with more soul for your headtop. Turn it up and enjoy Infinite P's third installment of Futuristic Vintage. This album is a hip-hop/soul instrumental beat tape.

 

Both Feet In The World, At Least I Can Stand

Laura Hickli

10/7/22

On her latest record, the award-winning baroque/art pop songstress, Laura Hickli, reveals the beginnings of her heart-wrenching story as she runs away from a lifetime of religious servitude towards the wild unknown. Featuring world-class musicians and recorded at various Canadian music studios, Hickli's latest record will take the listener on an unforgettable journey with pristine experimental production whilst nailing sincerity and attitude. Known for her dreamy, tightly-arranged soundscapes, exquisite vocals, evocative lyrics, and emotionally powerful performances, this classically trained pianist and member of several award-winning musical projects has struck a spellbinding balance of spectral intimacy and bombast explosivity in her latest record.

 

Winging It

Colleen Brown

10/7/22

Prairie-raised multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Colleen Brown is on a mission – looking for beauty in the darker corners of human existence. Weaving elements of folk, roots, Americana, and pop into a sublime blend, the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter has just released her new and eighth full-length album, "Winging It." CBC Radio calls her “one of Canada’s premiere songwriters”, and on this consummate, complex “breakup” album, Brown seems almost an heir to the music, vocal style, and confessional approach of both Joni Mitchell and Jane Siberry. Vulnerable and authentic, full of captivating vocals and unpredictable sonic turns, "Winging It" stands as a powerful and compelling post-relationship album.

 

Naturally

36?

10/7/22

Award-winning Calgary, AB art-rock collective 36? pushes their take on cookie-cutter pop production to its limits with their latest 7 track record, “Naturally”. Conceptually playing with the idea of artistic over perfection, 36? delivers emotionally distorted pop bliss cooked in with their signature wall of sound chaos, landing them somewhere in a bubbly psychedelic mix of Animal Collective and Harry Styles.

 

Mannat

Shumaila Hemani

10/7/22

Based on Sufi poetry from South Asia and sound recordings of heavy rainfall, floods, and other environmental sounds recorded in Pakistan, “Mannat" is an immersive experience of deep listening to soundscapes of climate change, and the havoc it is bringing on cultures and tradition, and prayers rooted in Hindustani art music and singing from the Sufi shrines of Pakistan. It features "Perils of Heavy Rainfall" that won the Second Prize in the Listening During COVID contest, curated by the Canadian Association of Sound Ecology (CASE). Recipient of the Cultural Diversity Award, Shumaila Hemani is a participant in the Global Music Match (2022) and Artist-in-Residence at the Trico Changemakers Studio and TD incubator program, Arts Common.

 

Siren Smile

Hhotri

10/3/22

HHotri continues to explore an unconventional style. ‘Siren Smile’ is based around one poetic chorus, with an extended intro and outro. It is a story of finding unexpected love, and ‘opposites attract’.

 

Lost Lonely Souls

Darkroom

9/30/22

Although Darkroom usually writes as a band, "Lost Lonely Soul" was written primarily by guitarist Alan Marks after the loss of his brother. In writing, workshopping, and recording "Lost Lonely Soul", it became very clear that the song resonated with many people. Increasingly, mental health issues, depression and suicide are becoming more and more of a major health crisis. You won't need to go far in your social circle to find someone whose life has been adversely affected by these problems. Getting through life, particularly in the last few years, seems to be becoming increasingly complex and isolating. It's never been more important to be connected and present with those in and around your life. Especially those Lost Lonely Souls we all know.

 

Short Stories From The Cheap Seats

Wilde Oscar

9/29/22

Wilde Oscar chose to name their debut EP, “Short Stories from the Cheap Seats” because stories are at the heart of these melodic and harmony infused songs. The EP opens with the woeful, “In the Matter of Donnie McLean” and then pivots to the simple impelling message of “Dude Let’s Go”. “Into You” has a little fun with unrequited love, while the “Happy Ass Shaking Song” tells us; when things get tough, find the bright side, and find a party!

 

GENRE Z

ZENON

9/25/22

ZENON, an Alt. R&B musician and recipient of 2022 YYCMA Solo Artist of the Year Award, releases their debut album titled "GENRE Z" (pron. Zee), a six song EP that embraces much of what R&B offers. The name of the album is about musical inclusiveness, where you will hear diverse time signatures, captivating lyrics, bold rhythms and the intentional use of space, all distinct to ZENON’s music style.

 

Turpentine

Kaeley Jade

9/23/22

Produced by the multi-JUNO-nominated team at Velveteen Music, emerging Métis indie pop singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade drops her debut LP, Turpentine. Taking inspiration from a roster of artists that includes The Lumineers, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Styles, and The Lone Bellow, Kaeley effortlessly marries several genres to create a lush and vibrant soundscape that invites us to love fiercely, strip away the armor we wear, and to find strength in our vulnerability.

 

Joint & Marrow

Cynthia Hamar

9/23/22

Cynthia Hamar writes haunting, commanding, and introspective folk music. She is an Alberta-born Métis singer-songwriter with four studio albums that prove dedication to her craft. She returns to the spotlight with her third album "Joint & Marrow." Americana and folk at its core, Hamar does not shy away from experimenting with a vast variety of musical influences throughout; from the Tom Waits-esque “Where Your Love Lives”, to a reggae-leaning refrain on “Light a Fire”, to the county-influenced ballad “Great Goodbye”. Joint & Marrow has been at #3 in CKUA's top 30 chart for the past few weeks and has been featured in last week's charts.

 

Big Vacation

Scarlett Butler

9/23/22

Fall in love with this couple-turned-duo who will convince you that anywhere can be an island paradise as long as it’s with the one you love. Not unexpected from two Canadian songwriters who got their start writing for other artists, “Big Vacation” is hooky, sweet and oh-so-singable. This married duo experienced Billboard Canada Top 50 chart success with “Looking For A Lockdown With You”, which the pair co-wrote, and recorded with Aaron Goodvin, Michelle Wright, Duane Steele and CBC Heartland’s Amber Marshall. The song earned a Country Music Alberta award for Songwriters of the Year and raised over $10,000 for the Unison Benevolent Fund, supporting the hard-hit Canadian live music industry.

 

Golden Tapestry

Ten Minute Detour

9/16/22

Golden Tapestry sees Ten Minute Detour shine, exploring their Americana and Folk roots whilst still remaining true to their indie-rock sound. The album is 12 carefully crafted songs, the fruit of a band ripe with diverse musical perspectives, blending genres and energies.

 

Nuela Charles

Nuela Charles

9/16/22

The 10-track album brings Nuela's fiery brand of cinematic soul pop to life. It's produced and mixed by LA-based Matt Parad (Selah Sue, William Joseph Cook), and represents a change for Nuela in terms of both how she views herself and the creative process. “When I approach an album I want it to be a complete body of work,” said Nuela Charles. “Everyone, especially recently, has needed affirmation,” including herself, she adds, a way of reminding herself to “be proud of my accomplishments, instead of letting the inside or outside voices deter me or try to convince me otherwise.”

 

Getaway

Rachel Gleddie and Velveteen Music

9/16/22

This single is a collaborative project between Velveteen Music and Believe Music Canada, featuring artists Rachel Gleddie, Brandon Unis, Bradley J. Simons, MADEINTAIWAN, Randor Lin, and Travis Switzer.

 

Twilight Of The Empire

King of Foxes

9/16/22

Recorded over the course of the pandemic, in a basement with beige shag carpet on the walls and a Wurlitzer in the closet, "Twilight of the Empire" represents a clear evolution in incisive creativity. Olivia Street’s music has been described as being full of “purpose and understanding.” It’s a thread she continues to weave into her latest work.

 

Cannot Be Unheard

Ollee Owens

9/16/22

With a lyrical mastery that speaks on all of life’s moments paired with a dynamic voice that reveals a well-travelled soul and the embers of passion within, Ollee Owens is a musical force of nature. Combining burning intensity with elegant grace and skilled composure wrapped in an electrifying blues rock veneer, the result is an unforgettable, emotionally charged musical experience that moves both body and soul, creating a lasting connection through shared experiences and love of good music. Owen’s new album "Cannot Be Unheard" is an exploration of life birthed from her own relatable experiences, both good and bad.

 

Does Your Mother Know?

Travis Dolter

9/9/22

"I have been a huge ABBA fan since my grandma first showed me the movie 'Mamma Mia.' When I saw a Ukrainian band performing 'Does Your Mother Know' at a Zabava back in 2019, I decided to add this song to my setlist. It quickly became a fan favourite at my shows that everyone loved! I am so excited to be releasing this ABBA cover, with my own twist on it!" - Travis Dolter

 

Nice To Meet You

Beppie

9/9/22

JUNO-nominated and Edmonton-based artist Beppie recently released her 5th full-length children's album! A celebration of life's simplest joys, this album is vibrant, original, and fun from top to bottom.

 

Underdog

Devin Cooper

9/2/22

Southern-Rock influenced country may seem contradictory in the Great White North, but that's where Devin Cooper hangs his wide-brimmed hat. "This one’s for the Underdogs. For those who keep gettin’ back up when they get knocked down, time and time again. Don’t ever stop gettin’ back up." - Devin Cooper

 

Nothing To Hide

Of Candor

8/29/22

Of Candor is an Edmonton based folk/pop artist whose music has earned her an Edmonton Music Awards nomination and most recently, a main stage slot at Kaleido Family Arts Festival. Her music is influenced by the songwriting and sounds of other folk and pop artists Colbie Calliat, Donovan Woods, and Lewis Watson. With captivating melodies and dreamy textures, Of Candor’s music is introspective and catchy. The lyrics of her songs accessibly capture an inner dialogue shaped by themes of discovery, doubt, and growth. It is through these feelings of darkn ess that we can begin to bring in our own light.

 

Light a Fire

Cynthia Hamar

8/26/22

Cynthia Hamar writes haunting, commanding, and introspective folk music. She is an Alberta-born Métis singer-songwriter with four studio albums that prove her dedication to her craft. "This is a tune that has taken my heavy heart and pointed it towards the light." - Cynthia Hamar

 

Hey Disaster

Robin Cisek

8/26/22

Indigenous Super Stars’ Canada 2022, Best Emerging Artist, Robin Cisek is a Metis singer/ songwriter from Edmonton who creates melodic electro-pop with an alternative flair. Cisek’s music is along the lines of BANKS, Ariana Grande and Grace Mitchell. Robin Cisek emerged into her music career after years of struggles with health problems. “My inspiration comes from my experiences and my Indigenous heritage which takes form in my music through concepts, alternative beats and lyrics,” says Cisek.

 

The Best

The Blue Jay Sessions

8/26/22

This year's single is a re-imagined take on Tina Turner's famous hit "The Best". Perhaps best described as "cross genre", the song has elements of country, rock, pop and hip-hop thanks to a stunning rap interluded after the song's bridge by Tea Fannie. This single features 12 vocalists (Chevy Beaulieu, Amy Hef, Tania Joy, Ashley Ghostkeeper, Megan Dawson, Liz Christensen, Alex Hughes, Tyler Lewis, TAYLR, Aaron Pollock, Brettyn Rose, ZENON and Tea Fannie) as well as a recording band comprised of Tara McLeod, Krista Wodelet, Brandi Sidoryk, Amy Hef (acoustic guitar) and ZENON (keys).

 

Tommy George

Moose Carroll

8/26/22

Moose Carroll is an accomplished musician whose career started at the young age of 16. A native of St George’s NFLD & member of QALIPU MI’KMAQ First Nations Band, Moose decided to write an album about First Nations that fought in The American Civil War, WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. After much research, Moose has written a tapestry of historical stories & characters, much forgotten and now resurrected with honour & respect for his First Nations roots.

 

Guess That's Love

Tyson Ray Borsboom

8/23/22

An acoustic performance from Tyson Ray Borsboom representing his third effort since 2018. Returning to his acoustic routes with help from producer Phenix Warren (Calgary, AB). Tyson relays messages of sorrow, love and loss through a soothing orchestral performance on this 4 song EP.

 

Love, Outlive Me

Laura Hickli

8/20/22

Laura Hickli (Mohkínstsis/Calgary) is an internationally touring baroque pop songstress known for her dreamy, tightly-arranged soundscapes, exquisite vocals, evocative lyrics and her emotionally powerful performances. A classically trained pianist and member in several award-winning musical projects including Carla J. Easton and 36?, Hickli’s latest material has struck a spellbinding balance of spectral intimacy and bombast explosivity.

 

New Romantics

Steven Sware

8/19/22

With a talent for songcraft, a versatility as a vocalist and composer and a natural, easy charm as a performer, Edmonton’s Steven Sware is poised to become a recording artist and pop music stylist of note in the very near future. Although only in his early 20s, Sware is a veteran of nearly a decade on the local music scene, beginning at age 15, grinding his way through various bands and solo incarnations, with this crucible setting the foundation for the artist his has now become. Catch the release show on Saturday, August 20th at Polar Park Brewing Co.

 

Slow It Down

The Prairie States

8/19/22

Sometimes we can let the stress and speed of our day to day get in the way of truly enjoying the important things in life. So as summer winds down, make sure you take a big step back, a deep breath in, and give yourself a moment to soak it all in.

 

Waiting To Fall

Mike Plume

8/19/22

"I love this song. I feel like it's a high-water mark for me. In a perfect world, it would complete the trifecta for 'end of summer' songs along with 'Boys of Summer' and 'Night Moves.' I feel like this song would sound great and fit in with any station that plays Jason Isbel and Wilco and other various 'Americana' staples." - Mike Plume

 

River Rain

Kyle McKearney

8/12/22

“I wrote this song with the idea that if anything should ever happen to me, my wife and kids would have these words to listen to and remember how important they are.” - Kyle McKearney

 

Everywhere I Used To Be

Mariel Buckley

8/12/22

"In a genre sometimes marred by its unwillingness to push for change, my intention with making a synth/pop-country record was definitely pointed. I wanted to blur the old and new, to paint with the colours I had blended over years of learning to become a songwriter, and more than that, a music fan." - Mariel Buckley

 

Beneath The Lies

Kaeley Jade

8/12/22

Produced by the JUNO-nominated team at Velveteen Music, Canadian indie pop artist Kaeley Jade’s latest single, “Beneath the Lies,” blends shimmer and grit to explore the ways in which we conceal the truth. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and Taylor Swift, “Beneath the Lies” will leave listeners eager to soak up the last rays of summer sun.

 

No Dance Floor

STVB

8/12/22

STVB delivers a fresh summer shaker entitled 'No Dance Floor'. Written in the midst of the pandemic with nowhere to dance but our homes, the track has a catchy chorus and a huge drop that kicks you to your feet and brings the summer heat.

 

No Coming Back From You

Megan Paige

8/5/22

"No Coming Back From You" is a country love song about finding 'THE ONE.' CMAB nominee Megan Paige is a young, aspiring Country singer/songwriter from Millet, Alberta. Her third single comes on the heels of her first two singles “Best I Never Had” and “Told Me You Loved Me."

 

Tabula Rasa

Sinzere

8/5/22

Sinzere is a Rap/Soul artist from Calgary, Canada. For her, music serves as a vessel she uses to inspire people through her cutting-edge lyrics, and deep cinematic sound. Sinzere is inspired by many different styles of music, everything from Queen Latifah, Notorious BIG and Jay-Z, to James Brown, and rap royalty, Kendrick Lamar. With an immense appreciation and diverse ear for music, Sinzere is intent on building something that is completely her own, yet also pays homage to the golden era of Hip Hop.

 

Top of the World

Nuela Charles

7/22/22

"I wanted to write a song that was celebrating me, and my awesomeness, and I think everyone can relate to that. We are all unique and special and amazing in our own ways – so let’s celebrate that!" - Nuela Charles

 

Collage

Krista Hartman

7/22/22

The unconscious and conscious aspects of an honest songwriting moment are equally honoured in Collage. The songs included are juxtaposed tales. Some songs are hopeful, others are dark. A few songs are sparsely arranged; or live off the floor, while others are fully produced. The songs candidly honour the shadow self and higher self. Yet, they all fit together exploring mysteries that examine the complexities of life.

 

Lovely Lovely Lovely

Carter & the Capitals

7/22/22

Carter & the Capitals are a high energy five-piece funk group from Edmonton, Alberta. Known for their signature, hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, and catchy instrumental riffs, the Capitals fuse the most danceable elements of the pop and funk genres. By bottling up deep grooves from their wide range of influences and combining them with tight, snappy arrangements, the band offers its own unique take on Western Canadian funk.

 

The Awakening

Sinzere

7/22/22

Sinzere is a Rap/Soul artist from Calgary, Canada. For her, music serves as a vessel she uses to inspire people through her cutting-edge lyrics, and deep cinematic sound. With an immense appreciation and diverse ear for music, Sinzere is intent on building something that is completely her own, yet also pays homage to the golden era of Hip Hop.

 

Cantrips

Natural Twenty

7/21/22

"Cantrips" features groovy bass, infectious rhythms, nostalgic melodic and harmonic arrangements, booming horn sections, and sultry, soulful vocals. It is a journey of self-awareness, consequences, and the courage to move on. Natural Twenty is the latest music group of Frederick Fernandez (vocals), Jason Cillo (guitar), and Robin Cillo (drummer), Canadian born Filipinos living in Calgary, Alberta. Combined with Rauth Clement (bass), Dylan Paish (trombone), and Seyoung Le (keys, synth), they have over a decade’s worth of songwriting and performing experience.

 

Is This All There Is

Koreen Perry

7/21/22

This is a song that questions one's own happiness and perception of their life. Koreen Perry has 15 original song releases to date in the country/pop genre, as well as some in jazz and easy listening. Penned by Perry, "Is This All There Is" was produced locally by Jimmy Whiffen.

 

Tee Time

Alex Hughes

7/15/22

This single features infectious guitar hooks and incredible vocals, emphasizing the witty lyrics that tease a partner about spending a little too much time on the golf course and not enough time at home. The new single was produced by CCMA and JUNO Award-nominated production team Justin Kudding and Spencer Cheyne, and written by Alex Hughes alongside Canadian country artists and songwriters Aaron Pollock and Lydia Sutherland.

 

Left

Kyle McKearney

7/15/22

"I wrote 'Left' thinking of a tour I had done that dipped into Texas. San Antonio has this incredible river walk under the city and I remember thinking, 'man, you could just leave your heart right here' Sometimes we head out in the world only to find that we already have the things we’ve been seeking. Left is a song of lost love, life experience and longing." - Kyle McKearney

 

I Can't Wait

Miesha & The Spanks

7/12/22

Known for their bold and explosive sound, ’I Can’t Wait’ sees the pair deliver a fun and raucous slice of garage-rock gold, brimming with vibrant textures. Produced by The Buzzcocks’ Danny Farrant and channelling their diverse array of power-pop and punk influences, this new release sees Miesha & The Spanks in renewed spirits - a taste of what’s to come as they work to complete their upcoming full length album.

 

Unholy Power

Laura Hickli

7/9/22

Laura Hickli embraces her authentic power with her explosive, evocative newest single Unholy Power. The song drops the listener into a lush landscape of layered electric guitars, vintage synths, wind and washing pedal tones as Hickli’s exquisite, melodramatic vocals truthfully pave the way through halting collapses, huge wall-of-sound choruses and intimate confessions. Her unique ancient hymnal and classical roots meet her art-rock/baroque-pop appetite, further elevating her latest sound with pristine experimental production.

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Raging Fire

Ollee Owens

7/8/22

From smoldering intro to blazing end, “Raging Fire” lends an important warning. Reflecting on her Grandma’s influence, Owens states, “She used to say that our tongues have the power to burn folks to the ground…it is so important to watch what we say or we may find ourselves helplessly standing by as the consequences of thoughtless words take full effect.” Out of harsh lessons learned through personal experience, Owens calls listeners to be mindful of what “cannot be unheard”.

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Hey Cowboy

Kim Thompson

7/7/22

Kim Thompson is a fun, energetic, and multitalented artist born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to her activity on the Canadian country music scene, she is also an actress, a horse trainer, and author. Kim’s fun-loving personality is mirrored in her upbeat music, and she has a history of accolades, including an ACMA 2019 Top 10 Female Artist of the Year nomination, and a YCC Song of the Year nomination.

 

Driving Around

Mariel Buckley

7/6/22

"Thankfully, the only mildly pandemic-related song on the album. This one was the result of a new love interest, and because everything was closed, I had to get creative to impress. It reminded me of being a queer kid in high school, having to go on dates just cruising around because we were usually hiding from someone. It was nice to reclaim that feeling of freedom and joy, now in my thirties; and not feeling the need to hide from anyone." - Mariel Buckley

 

Acuérdate

Cristian de Luna

7/1/22

The latin-pop artist, Cristian de la Luna launches his first single off his upcoming album "¿QuéPasará?" This single is a mix of playfulness and nostalgia, calling on the simplicity of our fondest childhood memories all while staying true to the latino groove that gets our hearts beating. This first single announces the arrival of the next album expected to drop in fall. The single is now available for download on all platforms, and launching simultaneously is a lyric video for the same song, available on Youtube.

 

Poltergeist

Kaeley Jade

6/24/22

Produced by the JUNO-nominated team at Velveteen Music, the catchy, upbeat track paints the tale of a deteriorating relationship with a vibrant palette. Inspired by artists like Shakey Graves and The Lumineers, 'Poltergeist' is a sunny and raucous anthem that will keep listeners dancing well into the witching hour.

 

Canadian Party Song

Orchard Sky

6/24/22

This song, which sounds as raucous as the title suggests, will be released through Royalty Records, with the equally exciting tracks “Flashbang” and “Honest” from the band’s forthcoming EP. With it, Orchard Sky is poised to become the next major Country export from western Canada, following the trail blazed by the many artists from that province who have come before them. For Orchard Sky, the sky is the limit.

 

Will You Still Love Me?

Von Bieker

6/24/22

These songs showcase Von Bieker’s broad soundscape – from the “bowtie rock” opener "Run" to the heart-haunting folk conclusion, "Doorstep of Mercy." The lyrics explore ways we run toward and away from lasting love, only to wind up 'on the doorstep of mercy'.

 

Deamons

fONZ.

6/24/22

Happy, also known as 'fONZ.', is an artist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental producer, and author, who enjoys mountaineering in the Treaty 7 Territory of the Rockies. The most recent project from fonzdot in 2022 dropped on March 31st, entitled "Evil by Design". It is a 4-track EP that features self produced, composed, and collaborative music. Happy currently resides near Waskahigan Watchi, just outside of Banff National Park, has a few projects in the works, and is ever grateful for every breath.

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Breadcrumbs

Bazelle

6/10/22

“Breadcrumbs” was created remotely between singer-songwriter BAZELLE (Banff, AB) and producer BertsBeatz (Toronto, ON). The track deals with the infamous, yet toxic, trend of “breadcrumbing” in relationships - where one person gives someone just enough to stay on the hook, but not enough to follow-through.

 

In On The Upswing b/w TV Blue

Skinny Dyck

6/3/22

The Lethbridge, Alberta-based singer/songwriter makes further strides on his latest EP, Palace Waiting (out September 2022), which includes “In On The Upswing” and “TV Blue,” released June 3rd as a 7-inch single through Swedish label Sound Asleep Records. The new material follows up Skinny’s 2020 debut album Get To Know Lonesome, which Exclaim! described as “packed with downtrodden, pedal steel-driven tracks.”

 

Edge of Goodbye

Ollee Owens

5/27/22

With a lyrical mastery that speaks on all of life’s moments paired with a dynamic voice that reveals a well-travelled soul and the embers of passion within, Ollee Owens is a musical force of nature. Combining burning intensity with elegant grace and skilled composure wrapped in an electrifying blues rock veneer, the result is an unforgettable, emotionally charged musical experience that moves both body and soul, creating a lasting connection through shared experiences and love of good music.

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This Could Be Our Year

Jon Martin

5/27/22

"This album is the most collaborative I’ve ever done. I worked with musicians from all over the world, including the UK, US, Canada, and Brazil. I was lucky enough to have my mixing mentor/hero work on a track. I was even luckier to have an amazing partner and son who inspired and supported me through the process. Releasing a body of work into the world is a challenging, vulnerable, and fleeting moment. I greatly appreciate every, share, like, follow, reaction, kind word, text message, and bit of support leading up to the release of this record!" - Jon Martin

 

Worthy

Nuela Charles

5/27/22

Nuela Charles is an alternative/soul singer-songwriter known for her soulful vocals and captivating stage presence, solidifying herself as a Canadian music staple. She released her single, "Worthy" on May 27, 2022.

 

My First Guitar

T. Buckley

5/27/22

Channeling his inner teenager, award winning singer-songwriter T. Buckley remembers "My First Guitar" on this roots-rock Americana hit, which follows his 2021 album 'Frame by Frame'.

 

The Story You Tell Yourself

Ella Hartt

5/20/22

Written and recorded remotely, this song highlights the challenges of social media while delivering an uplifting message reminding others to believe the best about themselves! As she puts it, “You’re one of a kind like no one else. You’re The Story You Tell Yourself!”

 

Grandfather

Kyle McKearney

5/20/22

"The song 'Grandfather' is my fantasy of the conversation I may have had with my grandfather if I had been older when he passed." - Kyle McKearney

 

Mellowdrama

Josh Sahunta

5/19/22

Drawing upon his influences of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd, Josh's songwriting is packed with deeply rich narratives and cool, contemporary soundscapes. Josh has recently celebrated the release of his 2nd full-length album Mellowdrama.

 

Scared to Love

Tyson Ray Borsboom

5/10/22

A new journey of soothing relaxing folk music for Tyson Ray Borsboom, breaking into the coffee shop genre with subtle gentle tones to bring you into whatever peace you're trying to find.

 

A Place to Call Home

Trent Agecoutay

5/1/22

As of February of 2022, Homeward Trust published the By Name List Data, and it showed 3049 people experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. Out of the 3049 people experiencing homelessness, 61% identify as Indigenous. Why is there such a large percentage of Indigenous people experiencing homelessness on their own traditional territory? This album was written to shine a light on the Indigenous homelessness and each song is a different moment in time in someone’s healing journey.

 

Sober

STVB

4/29/22

An inspiring song about fresh new beginnings and a rejuvenated passion for keeping a sober approach to love. With strong vocals and a memorable melody, this genre blending track is gritty yet clean and danceable with an earworm of a hook.

 

Kissed Me Like That

Megan Dawson

4/28/22

Megan Dawson’s newest release, “Kissed Me Like That” brings a high energy sound to the pop-country space. The song was produced by Dan Swinimer and written by Madeline Merlo, Emma-Lee and Lindsay Rimes. Bringing a vibrant sound with lyrics surrounding the excitement for a love unlike anything you have ever experienced before and partnered with Megan’s bright voice, this is the kind of song to roll down the windows to or jam out in your room. "Kissed Me Like That" is now available on digital streaming platforms.

 

Fake Nice

Samantha Savage Smith

4/22/22

"Fake Nice" is a shimmering collection of multi-hued songs brought to life by Smith and co-producer Chris Dadge (Alvvays, Chad Van Gaalen), alongside guests such as Scott Munro (Preoccupations), Ryan Bourne(Ghostkeeper), and Edmonton’s Marlaena Moore. While the album is once again centred around Smith's show-stopping vocals and unique brand of songwriting, "Fake Nice" reveals an even more personalized and uncompromising vision of what a Samantha Savage Smith album can be, which ultimately is a result of her digging further into the production process, getting her hands dirtier than ever before.

 

Navigation

Emblematics

4/22/22

In 2021, Emblematics began work on “Navigation,” a six track EP. Recorded in their home studio, “Navigation” explores different elements of ambient music, shoegaze and synth-pop, all combined to create a distinctive soundscape. Mixed by Calgary producer Lorrie Matheson, the EP was released April 22, 2022.

 

Ego

Kaeley Jade

4/8/22

Produced by the JUNO-nominated team at Velveteen Music, Kaeley's latest single, ‘Ego’, is a compelling examination of the ways in which unhealthy relationships can affect our emotional well-being. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Ego’ is a raw and powerful anthem for those struggling to heal.

 

Fate Will Come

Fate Will Come

4/1/22

This is Fate Will Come's debut self-titled album. Fate Will Come is a hard rock group influenced by Metallica and Zakk Wylde. They have received airplay on Canadian college radio stations with songs "The Cost", "Frayed Ends of Reality", and "The Maiden."

 

3/25/22

Devin Cooper

Featuring down-home banjo and anthemic 1980s drum tones, this debut album blurs the line between country and rock 'n roll and is a taste of what's to come: Cooper does country music his way and doesn't apologize for it.

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Winter

Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep

3/18/22

"Winter", the band’s second full-length release, was written and recorded with Charlie Loudowl (Loudowl Studios, Calgary, AB) throughout 2020/2021. This album represents their most dynamic effort to date, with five songwriters, four part harmonies, and appearances from several guest vocalists and musicians. "Winter" boasts rich sonic experimental sounds that travel between David Lynch-esque trippiness, Black Mountain dirt sludge, to Big Thief’s gut-wrenching emotion. TCOSS continues to refine their sound, proving that making music means creating your own rules.

 

Told Me You Loved Me

Megan Paige

3/11/22

Following her debut single "Best I Never Had" released in 2021, ACMA Award nominee Megan Paige is excited to announce the release of her latest single and first writing project “Told Me You Loved Me” produced by CCMA Hall of Honour inductee Travis Switzer and co-written by award winning artist Kym Simon. A song about heartbreak over love gone wrong.

 

Searching For Love

Coolmowee

3/8/22

"Searching for Love"  is another heartbreak song and is the latest single by Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Coolmowee. An electro synth pop track, part retro, part modern, the song is about a couple that's at the end of their relationship, bargaining final demands, both wanting to work things out, yet also too stubborn to make that happen. An adventurous and emotional musical escapade..... wait until end of the song lyrics to find out if they work it out..... or not....

 

Chain My Heart

HHotri

2/23/22

An evolving percussive intro leads to melodic verses, into a moody outro that mirrors our evolving relationships.

 

Maybe

Rome IX

2/15/22

Following the 2020 release of singles ‘I Can Be’ and‘Feel This’, Calgary artist Rome IX offers up somenew vibes with his upcoming single ‘Maybe’. Singingonce again about love & heartbreak, the self-produced track features instrumentation providedby pianist and collaborator Timothonius Alai. Written by Rome IX (pronounced I-X), the lyrics contemplate the feelings that arise when arelationship ends, and what could happen if we “might just maybe dust it off again”. Romeexpressed that “setting the release date for the day after Valentine's Day, there's somethingpoetic about that parallel to the highs and lows of relationships”.

 

Moving On

Natural Twenty

2/12/22

Natural Twenty is a 6 piece band (mostly of people of color) composed of a vocalist, guitarist, drummer, bassist, keyboardist, and trombonist. They write original, dancy Soul, Funk, R&B, and Jazz music that has a very modern, urban sound. They are releasing their newest single, "Moving On", as part of their 2022 EP release, Cantrips. This first single is coming out February 12, 2022 and is a funky, upbeat, and soulful song which elicits feelings of overcoming trauma, turmoil, and tribulations. It mixes catharsis and a foot-tapping groove in one song.

 

Internal Happiness

Aagtive

2/4/22

Escape into unexplored sonic territory of warm vintage synthesis with this ambient yet experimental adventure. Perfect for listening to while reading a great novel or let the music itself guide your imagination to make its own novel.

 

I'm sorry I faked it

BAZELLE

2/4/22

“The undertone of this EP is to take your power back - however that looks for you, take your power back.” BAZELLE states. Created entirely remotely, I’m sorry I faked it expertly examines the many facets of dating as a young 20 something in this day and age.

 

You Are On Your Way

Coolmowee

2/3/22

You Are On Your Way is a song for our athletes of the world. This song starts and finishes with Sports/Olympic type music for opening and closing the song. Inside is the dance track and inspirational lyrics and a beautiful piano solo.

 

P.A.I.N

fonzdot

1/14/22

"P.A.I.N" is a story of a spiritual journey.

 

Life of a Robot

Coolmowee

1/14/22

"LIFE OF A ROBOT" is primarily about a sudden technological change that causes a social revolution. However, it is also a commentary on how populations are often blind to, or are forced to support the government. Subsequently, they become compliant voting robots that facilitate the political leaders to carry out their agendas for societal change. The opening sound is an ominous reminder of sudden dreadful change coming - and the beat that follows is that of marching robots of course! CHORUS: “Don’t try to run – it’s already begun - Behold the process – of upgraded consciousness!” “LIFE OF A ROBOT” has potential to be a big hit with a catchy dance beat, clever lyrics, thought-provoking chorus and cool use of technology with vocoder, vocaloid, and radio announcer for a modernized retro and vintage song appeal.

 

Dead Lovers

John Hewitt

12/31/21

"'Dead Lovers' is a step back into my roots, the 60's folk revival that broke me into songwriting. I continue producing in this effort, but less late 60's influences and more early 60's influences. It's my musical answer to Jack Kerouac's 'Tristessa.'"

 

Rx

kayPink And The MEDICNE

12/9/21

kayPink And The MEDICINE The music is edgy with creepy tones and themes ranging from making love to taking risks, from growing it up to laying it down. Powerful vocals coupled with an energetic, anthem-rock motif gets heads banging, feet tapping and souls searching.

 

Vibe Raiders’ “A Very Vibin’ Christmas”

Jay Slay

12/3/21

Edmonton-based events company, Vibe Raiders, kicks off their record label launch with "A Very Vibin' Christmas," the first of an annual series of craved Christmas classics refreshed with just the right dose of sought after electro, dance, and EDM flavours!

 

Ascend

McKINDRED

11/12/21

McKINDRED entered the studio with Arjun Roy (Producer, Recordist & Mix Engineer) in order to capture the spirit of their live show for their debut album, “Ascend.” This collection of songs tells the stories of your life, passing through its stages. “Ascend” explores the yearning for meaningful connections and the acceptance found in solitude; reconciling who you thought you might be with knowing who you are. The McKINDRED sound is anchored by the signature harmony singing of singer-songwriters Kelsi McInnes & Brooke Loewen. Rounding out the pop-folk arrangements, the band features the percussion artistry of Dave Oostra, the expert bass playing of Ryan Zahara and the soulful guitar playing of Arjun Roy.

 

Blackout

Sinzere

11/5/21

A call to the Black Diaspora to wake up, Sinzere wastes no bars on this six-track EP, spitting dark and beautiful truths about her people. She tells compelling stories of young Black fathers who fall victim to institutional racism, and the many generations of Black women left on their own to raise young children. Exhausted and demoralized by the cause-and-effects of racism, Sinzere metaphorically Blacks-out. The unconsciousness of oppressors has dimmed the light of Black people for generations. This has caused a global Blackout.

 

Chinook Waltz

Over The Moon

10/29/21

We are just so thrilled that our new album “Chinook Waltz”, is finally complete. We always endeavor to let people know what it’s like to live in our beautiful, yet extremely rugged part of the world, but our words don’t even begin to do it justice. We feel this album gives a glimpse into southern Alberta, it’s history, and a ranching lifestyle that is so quickly disappearing. Again, we produced and recorded the songs at home on the Chinook Ranch, joined by many of our closest friends, adding their incredible talents to help make you feel you are there.

 

VIBES

Sara CS

10/18/21

VIBES is an ode to the psychedelic-infused rock of the '60s.

 

INQUISITIONS

Reid Krauss

10/8/21

‘INQUISITIONS’ is a sentimental splash of tie-dye teen indie blended with experimental electronics and upbeat synth/keyboard progressions. The second EP by Reid Krauss explores the innocence of teen youth along with the crushing sadness and negative experiences associated with it.

 

SEL Fellow

Tawni Bias

10/1/21

SEL Fellow carries an emotional cadence that is both as intentional in its song’s arrangement as it is in it’s desire for healing. It is music made in layers that stick with a consistent energy that builds throughout.

 

Cheyanne Summer

08/09/21

Cheyanne Summer's third single, 'Circles', is set to release August 9th and features a host of talented session musicians - contributing violin motifs, sparkling piano sounds and a slow-rock drum beat; harmonic and perfectly complimenting Cheyanne’s gorgeous vocal melodies.

Victory

Matthew and the Keys

08/06/21

Victory is the debut full length album by Matthew and The Keys and it takes the listener on a journey through life. Written by Matthew Akplu and Lorenzo Covelli and recorded by Brett Reid for Red Bear Records in Edmonton, Alberta. Heartbreak, dealing with self worth, the desire for "more" and overcoming various hurdles in life. Victory is all about the human experience and how connectedness, self love and togetherness can help us all become victorious.

 

Cities on Fire

Tzadeka

8/3/21

Edmonton’s Tzadeka is set to release their 5 th album ‘Cities on Fire’ just in time to light up the summer. Vocalist Maigan van der Giessen and Producer Marek Czuba welcome the murder hornettes to the fold. This mega talented horn section features: Audrey Ochoa on trombone, Allison Ochoa on baritone sax and Kirsten Elliott on Flute- this trio adds sizzle and old school soul to that classic Tzadeka sound. Grab a copy of Cities on Fire and Be prepared to feel your temperature rise

Pause and Pine

Caroline Parke

07/23/21

"Pause and Pine" has won Caroline Parke BRONZE in the category of "International Female - Album of the Year" through the International Singer Songwriter Association.

Love Me

Kate Stevens

07/23/21

Love Me is a late afternoon, a 1968 Lincoln, the freedom of summertime, flirty confidence, a bit of sex appeal and a night that'll last forever. Recorded and produced with Kyle Tenove and Cam Buie at OCL studios with support from The Prophets of Music. This song is an anthem for a care-free summertime love.

Shawnee Kish EP

Shawnee Kish

06/25/21

Shawnee debut 6 track EP is a soul throwback pop vibe with bad girl vibes with songs like Burnin Love ft Jamie Fine and Diagnosed Dissociative.

Ghost Bones

Phyllis Sinclair

06/21/21

Suffused with prismatic cinematism, this nine song album pools a daring look at Indigenous realities ranging from social justice to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, juxtaposed with dancing northern lights, and going-home stars. Its spacious tribal atmospheric-ism subterfuges the hard-hitting depth of its topicality. While stars and northern lights may appear to divert from the album's ethos, on the contrary. These songs point to the power of her culture's spirituality, utilizing mythology, and astronomy to teach and sustain through centuries of deprivations and afflictions.

iSpy feat.Tinywiings

Cheyanne Summer

06/21/21

Smooth and soulful with a relaxed jazz-pop sound, iSpy has a refreshing, timeless quality with a contemporary hip-hop twist. Lyrical themes of humanity’s unauthentic exterior compared with the sadness inside is beautifully reflected in the track’s melancholic tone with gorgeously arranged violin and live instrumentation. Tinywiings’ rhythmic and raspy bars cement iSpy as a track that will be on repeat all summer long.

Siren

Robin Cisek

06/04/21

Siren is a song that assaults the senses with dynamic sounds and powerful lyrics. This ballad was written about the things in our lives that we refuse to give up. No matter if the addictions are good or bad, your Sirens keep calling you back. Robin’s voice is truly at her best in this song. She fully embraces the smoky texture in her voice and creates layers of vocals in the song that are captivating and magical. Siren was written by Robin Cisek & Juno-nominated producers during the pandemic.

Steel & Timber

Steel & Timber

05/28/21

Self-titled third album and first to feature drums. This collection of new songs and reimagined old songs rocks a little harder but stays true to Steel & Timber's folk roots

What It Was

ZENON

05/22/21

WHAT IT WAS is a relevant political piece that keeps us questioning if we evolve as a society. Although our recollection is that times have changed, history shows we have not stopped repeating injustices to humanity.

 

 

Plague Songs

Andrew McArthur

05/20/21

A ever growing collection of reflections on a pandemic

Fringes

Good Information

05/07/21

Fringes is our 7-minute epic. Born at the 2018 Fringe Festival during a a week spent lugging our instruments around to busk on the corners of Old Strathcona. We took every opportunity we had to improvise, noting which melodies arose and settled into our hands and ears. Fringes appeared; immediately, it found a home within our sound.

Everything Has Holes

Jake Ian

03/19/21

There is a certain sense of calm when quietly immersed in the vulnerability of it all...a guitar, a voice and a mouth harp. The songs are concise - not a single unnecessary note to be found. The simplicity makes it all feel that much closer to home - that much more worthwhile.

Opportunity

Laundry Week

03/26/2021

Laundry Week's new stand alone track about the Opportunity mars rover.

Dominique Adams

Dominique Adams

02/16/21

Dominique Adams’ debut release is her self-titled 3-song EP, exploring themes of loss and love, and of time and space all interwoven into a work influenced by the likes of Laura Marling, Lianne la Havas and Joni Mitchell. These songs pay tribute to a year of unknowns and coming out on the other side a little wiser, a little stronger.

Heartbeat of the World

Carolyn Harley

02/15/2021

This is an acoustic folk/roots album featuring the songs and vocals of Carolyn Harley and the beautiful musical arrangements of Aaron Young. The songs were written in the crazy times before the pandemic and in the early months of spring and summer. The theme of the album is HOPE.

First Time Again

Greg Herman

02/8/2021

6 new songs, including a collaboration with bluegrass great Ray Legere, and a bucket list Nashville produced song with Steve Dawson, and his Henhouse Express trio of studio musicians. Also 4 self recorded and engineered tracks done at the ranch north of Medicine Hat

Missin' You

Robin Cisek

02/11/2021

Missin’ You is an emotional and upbeat ballad about that special person you can’t stand being away from. The best moments with this special person are in the car rides home after spending a perfect day together. Whether there is good conversation or comfortable silence, you always enjoy each other’s presence. With “stars in the rear-view” you drive home knowing that soon, you have to say goodbye. The perfect song for jamming out to on a long car ride or when you’re missing that special someone.

Sitting, with Uncomfortable Feelings

Kimberley MacGregor

02/05/2021

Kimberley MacGregor's highly anticipation third full length album is a realization of her artistic vision, with a hand-picked team to really deliver her aesthetic.

Heartache Heartbreak

Kim Thompson

02/05/2021

International artist, Kim Thompson country pop, horse trainer, barrel racing cowgirl. ACMA 10 Female Artist nominee, Freeway Film winner. YCC Song of the Year finalist. Trained by Tamara Beatty from “The Voice”. Touring radio in Canada, USA, China and Australia. Her last single, “Thinkin Bout” playlisted by SiriusXM and CBC.

four forty (440)

Reid Krauss

01/23/2021

The number 440 represents personal freedom. This is a short four track EP that is supposed to send a vague magical message to the listener and it is about how they perceive the music.

Hello

TeaFannie

12/04/20

This is my 2nd album releqsed in the year 2020 but my debut independent album. I recorded and wrote all the songs myself, cover art and any press releases have been done myself. That is why i am so proud of this release.

Heavy Heart

Fate Will Come

11/20/2020

Original 80's inspired Rock/Hard Rock

The Legend of Bent Roads Tavern

Bent Roads Tavern

11/06/2020

"Every university campus worth its salt has long-fabled legends of yore and, for the alum of University of British Columbia that indisputable status goes to Bent Roads Tavern. This year, the storied Canadian collective mined their previously unreleased archives to remaster, reimagine and reissue their previous works. The result is The Legend of Bent Roads Tavern, Volumes 1 - 5." - Cashbox Magazine Canada

QUARTET

BONES FROM UNDERGROUND

10/31/2020

With a smoky bass tone, lush horn texture, explosive drums and exuberant piano style, BONES FROM UNDERGROUND is a jazz quartet that combines a vintage sound with modern material to thrilling effect.

Wavelength

Emblematics

12/27/2020

An indiepop/chamber rock album, a 2020 "shutdown" album recorded at home. Songs layered with synths and harmony.

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What Happened Here?

King Bull

10/30/20

The EP is sonically cohesive throughout, featuring snarling guitars, growling bass, thunderous drums and vocals that sound similar to a jet engine that isn’t working properly. Most of the equipment used during the recording process pre-dates the 1980’s and includes a guitar that's been snapped in half several times and a bass that’s quite literally survived a house fire. A closer inspection of the songs reveal direct lyrics backed with enough wit to remind you that there’s still some room for poetry within rock and roll. Before the label “punk rock” existed, there were a bunch of bands that operated with less precision and carried more angst than typical rock and roll bands; bands like the Ramones, MC5, early AC/DC, the Clash, the Who etc. What Happened Here? is right at home when stacked beside music like that.

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Keep On

Marcus Trummer Band

10/30/20

"Keep On" is the second single off of Marcus Trummer Band's debut EP, "These Roads", which was produced by Steve Dierkens at Studio D in Calgary. The 4-track EP out on Nov. 24th, has taken on a deeper meaning in light of the current situation facing the world and is a relevant offering of positivity for these times.

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Rising Waters

Melody McArthur

10/30/20

Rising Waters is the 3rd studio recorded album by Melody McArthur and is best described as a mixture of Doja Cat meets JoJo and Demi Lovato. McArthur serves up a fresh cut of melodic hip-hop and Miley Cyrus vibes with something for everyone including a ballad, disco jam, and a fun, nostalgia-inspired track from Melody's days as a debut country artist.

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Taking Flight

Rebecca Lappa

10/28/20

Rebecca Lappa's latest EP "Taking Flight" highlights her moody folk roots and mixes them with undertones of desert rock and high energy indie pop. This dynamic combination of folk/pop ethos creates songs that pull out the passionate experiences of what it means to be human with themes of love and escapism. As always stories are at the forefront of this musical experience. The EP was recorded at Rebeltone Ranch Studios with Southern Alberta's Folk Rock poster boy Leeroy Stagger, who took her music in a new direction. The EP ends with a bonus track, cowritten and recorded by Dr. Octavio, which will bring you into the holiday season with cheer. The concept of "Taking Flight" was to soar to new heights with songs that let the listener escape in these trying times.  Listen Now

 

A Story We All Know

Confounded Dials

10/23/20

Confounded Dials debut EP “A story we all know.” blends all of the band members favourite sub-genres of emo and punk into a re-inventive sound of haunting and cheery tunes. Taking lyrical and instrumental inspiration from 2000's emo, folk-punk, and pop-punk, the band implements classic rock guitar riffs into their own unique sound. "A story we all know." showcases the best of the bands talents, giving you their version of emo.

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An African Folklore, Vol. 1

Md Lyonga

09/15/20

This body of work is heavy on story telling from an African context depicting different moments of his personal experiences and observations.

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Girl

Sinzere

07/22/20

Sinzere started first as a singer, then joined a dance crew, went on to become a DJ and rapper, and then melded all those modes into one multi-faceted music identity. There is no single musical box that the Calgary-based artist can be put into. For her, music serves as a vessel to inspire people through her cutting-edge lyrics, and deep cinematic sound

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Dancing with Sue

Wyatt C. Louis

06/25/20

Dancing with Sue is the first piece of Louis' debut record appearing in 2021 - released via Canadian label, Slow Weather.

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Vampire Anthems

Punch Drunk Cabaret

06/03/20

An award-winning, festival favourite combining an inventive mix of rockabilly, steampunk swing and alt-pop/rock into a high energy live show.

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Half A Day Away

Jake Ian

05/28/20

Authentic and honest roots music from the back roads of Alberta.

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Ben Motion 

03/13/20

French rap and afro-vibes

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Will

Tyson Ray Borsboom 

02/22/20

"Canadian singer/songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom creates intricate portraits of love and life in the modern world using little more than his trusted acoustic guitar for accompaniment. His inspired tales of loss and redemption make him a worthy successor to great northern poets like Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, and his charismatic live performances have put him on the brink of national prominence."

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We Could Be

Seth Anderson
2/25/2020

"Seth’s musical intensity crawls up your backbone making the hairs stand on your neck while adding goose bumps on your skin. His evolution began in a small town punk scene where he grew up in Hartland, New Brunswick. It was then followed by years of a blue-collar approach to his career, putting in thousands of miles while taking his music to audiences all over the world. His highly anticipated February, 2020 release, “We Could Be.” (Snappy Little Numbers), is another impressive step forward for Seth in his exploration of songwriting, musical styles and sounds."

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Hollow Heart

MoFaux
1/10/2020

"When you distill the music of Calgary-based MoFaux to its elemental components, you will find the singer, Janine Bracewell and her remarkable songs of loving and longing, of joy and sadness, of beautiful friends."

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It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Chris Gregg

12/21/19

All the songs on the album are from different

passions in life. From riding motorcycles to windsurfing and flying RC gliders to the more serious matters of It Ain’t Over and Early Detection.

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Waterways

Radium Scouts
11/26/2019

"A collection of Short Stories Through Song, Radium Scouts Debut Album features their unique blend of Punk and Folk, Let the Scouts guide you on a musical journey through time Due North."

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Mes Amis

BLVD NOIR
11/8/2019

"A product of psych rock’s jammy spontaneity, the free-wheelin’ arrangements of jazz and electronica’s driven production, BLVD Noir is a unique outfit. The Calgary trio’s sophomore release, Mes Amis, aims to push their sound in a more daring direction, untethering themselves from their nightclub roots and into loftier territories."

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Das Probleme des Bösen

Luna Melancholia
11/8/2019

"Luna Melancholia is a Black Metal or Dark Ambient project featuring Marcel Lecker of "Battlemoose" and Dean Mason of "Bleeding Raven" and Gnostic Gorilla". It is an experiment in dark sonic fantasy with the purpose of inviting the listener to look within and journey into a sort of electro-mysticism."

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Songmaker

Kevin McKenzie
11/2/2019

"From the heart of Alberta, Canada, this artist’s work is inspired by personal life stories that everyone can associate with. From hard-driving rock songs to catchy country beats and heart-felt ballads, this multi-instrumentalist delivers a wide array of music that grabs and holds your interest."

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Little Yes, Little Know

0Stella
11/1/2019

"0Stella's debut EP, Little Yes, Little Know, was released on 1st Nov 2019. It reached #11 on CJSR FM charts in Edmonton, Alberta and #22 on CFBX FM in Kamloops, British Columbia. It was produced and recorded by JUNO-nominated, Brad Simons (Nuela Charles, Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, 2019), at his Edmonton studio, Velveteen Audio. The four-track EP features righteous rock songs amongst shimmering fiddle with lush, brooding laments."

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Dreamstate

Ruben Young
9/27/2019

"Dreamstate is Ruben Young's long-awaited first debut EP release, where he bring his classic soulful raspy tone to hiphop fused and soulful bounce music. With the first single off the EP, Rachel Green, featuring Hodgybeats (Odd Future), the release celebrates the songwriting and soul grabbing sounds from Ruben Young."

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I Feel Like I Just Woke Up

Emmet Michael
9/26/2019

"An ingenious mix of intimate and explosive, tender and wild, this EP will take its listeners on a journey through the all too real feelings of love and loss. Accompanying the poetic lyrics are layered harmonies, striking guitar solos, melancholic strings and more. There's something in this album for everyone."

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Soul Speaker

Soul Speaker
9/11/2019

"Soul Speaker is a high-energy alternative rock band based in Alberta, Canada. Combining their passion for classic rock and contemporary music, Soul Speaker has a unique sound: from high-octane rock & roll and funk, to more sensitive, folky ballads."

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Motivational Rap Musik

Dj Stagez
8/11/2019

"Dj Stagez's passion is to motivate, inspire and empower through music. He combines folk melodies with funky contemporary R&B beats to make a blend of alternative rap music."

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Grimy

Laundry Week
7/25/2019

"Laundry Week blend alternative, post-punk and art rock sounds with unique chord progressions and strong melodic ideas, to create high-power rock songs with energy to spare. Taking influence from bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Strokes and Green Day, Laundry Week uses the writing process to scrub thoughts of loss and loneliness away, and transform those ideas into a spin cycle of danceable rock beats."

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Bloodless Arches

Ways in Waves
6/15/2019

"Bloodless Arches as a whole was conceptualized as an album that takes the listener through the paces of making it through a bad day. The album begins focused on personal experiences, zooms out toward the end of the album. Vacant Drifters is where one falls asleep, and by this point the focus has shifted on the loss of self, the obfuscation of identity, and poses the question: is identity - self - worth holding on to? Wing To Collar is the dream conjured by the experiences throughout the day, which was inspired by a recurring dream."

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WALK

Hungry Hollow
6/15/2019

"With the release of WALK, Hungry Hollow looks to push the boundaries of Alternative Rock and increase their already dedicated following in the Canadian Music Scene."

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Kevin McKenzie

Kevin McKenzie
6/9/2019

"From the heart of Alberta, Canada, this artist’s work is inspired by personal life stories that everyone can associate with. From hard-driving rock songs to catchy country beats and heart-felt ballads, this multi-instrumentalist delivers a wide array of music that grabs and holds your interest. Listen to him now. It’ll be worth it."

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Meant For Me

Kate Stevens
6/7/2019

"Award-winning Calgarian Kate Stevens’ vocal talents are diverse with a mix of emotive folk and soulful pop with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Her vocals combine uniquely with the sound of her chosen instruments, the ukulele, the piano and the guitar. She creates distinctive melodies and meaningful lyrics. Kate is a community builder, collaborator and supporter for youth musicians."

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Roads, Paths and Tales

Chantal Marie and The Road Band

5/28/2019

"Hailing from Montreal, vocalist and acoustic guitarist Chantal Marie was inspired by the great north lands of Canada having been a resident of Yellowknife , NWT for many years. The music is a culmination of styles that include Folk-Rock,Country,Pop-Rock, Classics and “musique francaise”."

 

 


Indiglo

Indigo Rose
5/2/2019

"Indigo Rose is an R&B and soul inspired singer-songwriter and producer, whose style ranges from sweet and soulful to playful and mellow. Her dynamic sonic style paints a dreamy, ethereal getaway for listeners."

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BABYGIRLGALACTIC

Future Womb
4/12/2019

"BABYGIRLGALACTIC is a full-length autobiographical concept album exploring sexual and relationship trauma and recovery. The name aims to capture the frustration, humiliation, and illusion of power in the choice to stay small, while immeasurable potential remains contained beneath the surface."

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Songs & Others Like Them

Blaeser
4/6/2019

"Based in Calgary, Songs & Others Like Them is full of songs influenced by Jon Gomm, The Tragically Hip, Blink-182, Dan Mangan, Pink Floyd and Death Cab For Cutie."

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Modern Wisdom

Electricity For Everybody!
4/5/2019

"Electricity for Everybody! is an Edmonton five-piece that plays guitar-based indie rock with a propulsive beat, keyboard squalls and whispers, and flashes of shimmering dissonance. ."

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Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)

Bob Donaldson
4/5/2019

"Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)" is a song about realization. It is not just about lost love which is found again (which it could be) it is about getting the chance to realize what you have missed the first time."

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Nightmares

Septembryo
3/2/2019

"Nightmares is a concept album “about the dark side of the law of attraction,” adding that the process was one of the “biggest epiphanies” of his life. While the songs featured on Nightmares challenge the purely positive narrative surrounding the law of attraction, Michael 8 emphasizes it’s not all doom and gloom either."

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Rejects

SAWBONES
2/22/2019

"SAWBONES is a countrified, blues rockabilly, dirty roots, tire fire that burns brighter than a thousand Hank Williams hats set ablaze. A mostly original, tasty four-piece with a side of groovy, this dapper act is based out of Camrose, Alberta and is built for the dance floor. "

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Running On The Edge

Tim Isberg
2/22/2019

"Running on the Edge is inspired by adventures both from around the world and around the human heart. The advance single Yesterday is a poignant testament to veterans: their memories, their pain, their joy, and the yearning to return to say goodbye. ."

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Salt & Honey

King Of Foxes
2/8/2019

"King of Foxes’s sound is highly polished, using colourful lyrics and richly textured musical arrangements. Fronted by songwriter Olivia Street, the band’s creativity both honours and reinvigorates the indie-rock genre.”
- The Gateway (Feb. 2019)

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Dark Day // Good Morning

Transit 22
1/18/2019

"A stunning departure from previous efforts, both musically and lyrically. Mature, thoughtful, sonically assured and deftly delivered — it’s a new day for Bennett and he likes what he sees and where he’s at."

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Bellow

Jay Bowcott


1/16/2019

"Bellow is a collection of acoustic recordings. Recorded over a three day period at Jay's home in Dunmore Alberta."

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Under A Dancing Sky

Kate Blechinger
11/29/2018

"Under a Dancing Sky features innovative folk-jazz arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s compositions alongside several of Kate’s original songs which are inspired by the Canadian musical icon’s legacy. This collection of songs is a tribute not only to Joni Mitchell, who turns 75 years old this November, but also to Kate’s experiences growing up on the prairies."

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Fist And Flame

Revolution Engine
11/23/2018

"The band's sophomore release takes its title from a lyric in the first single, "Business Suit Bonfire". Like their first release, this album delivers a high energy set of tracks featuring fat grooves, grinding riffs, and compelling verse"

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A Different Kind Of Train

Craig Moreau
11/10/2018

"His third full length studio album continues along the Americana music path which Craig Moreau has previously embarked upon. Think of George Strait while you are listening. Several of the songs on the album were recorded “live” in studio in Lehtbridge, Alberta. Throughout the ten tracks the arrangements are rather minimal allowing his voice and lyrics to dominate. Though what stands out instrumentally is the guitar and the mournful sound it provides. Lyrically it has that life experience or realistic feel to it. You truly believe the man is singing about things he has lived through."

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Amnesia

Slant Six
11/1/2018

"This Edmonton band, created in late 2015, is influenced by the roots of the blues and the love of rock and roll. The writing of their songs reflects this love for different styles of music old and new which makes the Slant Six style unique and innovative."

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Attention Defeatist

Woony Hax
10/29/2018

"Woony Hax is a Canadian multi instrumentalist and composer of varied electronic/experimental works. Woony has never shied away from the adoption of new technologies to accomplish his creative ends. His work demonstrates a proficiency in sound manipulation matched with a penchant for intricate structure."

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Sabes

Cristian De La Luna


10/26/2018

"Sabes it’s a trip to the south, a dance that pivots on syncopated rhythms and catchy melodies. Exploring themes such as universality, love and hope, De la Luna describes his path as a new wave Canadian. Cristian brings to light the adventurer who carries the cultural richness of his country but has deepened new roots here in Canada. ."

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The Betty Alice Effect

The Betty Alice Effect


10/25/2018

"The Betty Alice Effect is an Edmonton based band doing alternative rock or pop music in the Edmonton area and surroundings. Tayssa Hubert, Alice Hubert, Jesse Strecker and Isaac Carter love what they do and are getting more and more traction in the area and other places.."

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Distant Danger

Nuela Charles


10/19/2018

"With her six-track Distant Danger EP, Edmonton's Nuela Charles is onto something. Nuela blends a mix of pop, soul and rock into something that's entirely its own thing. Whereas 2016 sophomore project The Grand Hustle took things big, Distant Danger offers a more mature and seasoned approach to things."

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Why Not EP

Manon Mano
10/14/2018

"Manon Mano's EP "Why Not", released in October of 2018, expands on her experimentation with a fuller, brighter sound. The early 2019 release of her music video for “Friend Song” has received considerable traction throughout her social media profiles, and is helping propel her onto the independent Canadian music scene. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Manon's performance is always sure to leave the listeners inner child glowing."

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Won't Wait

Jess Knights
10/26/2018

"Recalling the raw timbre of Etta James, her crystal-clear voice radiates vintage soul. On her debut EP, Won’t Wait—due out independently on October 27—Knights flexes a sly, heart-on-her-sleeve sweetness while chronicling tales of corrupting religious boys, a friend’s battle with addiction, and finding the light of humanity from darkness. "


Play To Win

Striker
10/28/2018

"[Tackling] the usual suspects of 80s cheese: being an outsider, heavy metal being awesome, making bad decisions, having a good time in the game of life, etc. The delivery is cheesy, crunchy, and delightful – not unlike a well-made quesadilla. A nice mixture of AnthraxCrazy Lixx, and a bit of Armoured Saint is the palette Striker works with, and little in that regard has changed on Play to Win." -www.angrymetalguy.com

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Softened Head

Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep
10/19/2018

"TCOSS feels like the Second Coming of nineties indie rock. You can imagine these guys spending late nights listening to Surfer Rosa, Slanted and Enchanted, and The Lonesome Crowded West” - IMVERYAPE

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Undertones

Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet
9/28/2018

"The album is a collection of standards that he and his quintet selected in studio, along with two tribute pieces composed by Muirhead. “A Tune For Cal” is a post-bop celebration for his late and eldest brother, a magnificent musician and one of Canada’s finest copyists. “Take It To The Bank Tom” pays homage to his life-long friend and collaborator, Tommy Banks, who passed away weeks before this recording."

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Feel My Guts

Dylan Ella
9/28/2018

"Dylan Ella is a singer-songwriter from Edmonton. The talented 17-year-old "darling of Champ City" is no newcomer to the stage. Dylan's soulful lyrics, mesmerizing vocals and charismatic stage presence have captivated audiences of all ages. Her first full-length album, Feel My Guts perfectly captures her mature songwriting skills, with a variety of folk, punk and old-timey influences that shine through."

 

Lessons From Losers
F&M
9/21/2018

"F&M’s poignant, harrowing song “Lessons From Losers” is a wondrous ode to those who opt for beauty and love, even in the face of loss and darkness." - Atwood Magazine

 

Growth
Jake Robertz
9/21/2018

"Over the last decade, Jake’s sound has evolved as he blended and expanded on the genres that inspire him. His deep understanding of the cultural roots of his musical influences - drum and bass, jungle and footwork - is reflected in the respect he gives to the genre’s past even as he shapes its future sounds. As a producer, Jake’s work incorporates uplifting melodies, dynamic soundscapes and strong, progressive songwriting."

The Good Life
Hometown Stereo
9/15/2018

"Hometown Stereo started playing together in central Alberta in 2017. Singer/songwriter cousins Mike Wiens and David Pedersen, along with childhood friend TJ Mackenzie, decided to have a go at starting a band.


Diary Of A Housewife
Andrea Nixon
9/2/2018

"With her latest album, Andrea Nixon is opening her diary to us in song… a diary full of reflections about love, life, and making all the disparate parts of both balance.  “Diary of a Housewife” is chock full of songs that are firmly grounded in reality, and all the more delightful for it." - www.greatdarkwonder.com


A+B=C
Alberto | Battlemoose
8/28/2018

"A + B = C" - is the first work by the Canadian drone and soundscape artist Battlemoose and the Italian producer and sound designer Alberto. The project is based on the free intersection between two separate compositions, A [by Alberto] and B [by Battlemoose] summed in their resultant C.
This simple equation is the only basic ground rule of their format, driving their research to a virtually infinite number of unpredetermined resultants."


Warn The Dark
Heavydive
8/17/2018

"Shake off the sadness and gloom. Delve below the surface, beyond image and shallow facade, into the warm, wet heart’s blood of the matter. That’s what post-punk trio Heavydive want you to do with their new release, Warn the Dark. Generating an atmosphere of rainy rendezvous and passion-fogged car windows." - Beatroute


Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
The Spanish Flies
8/16/2018

"Originally from Peru, Fel Gamarra moved to Edmonton in 2014 and, upon experiencing the Alberta winter, established his own sunny musical style to brighten up the dark days and frigid nights. The Spanish Flies bring a dash of latin influence and a healthy serving of punk passion to the Edmonton music scene. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait may just be a taste, but it showcases a depth of range and a bright energy."

Philae and Rosetta
Colin Lynch
8/7/2018

"Philae and Rosetta is a gorgeous instrumental album inspired by the European Space Agency’s mission bearing the same name. Musician Colin Lynch watched in awe from 317 million miles away as the impossible became a reality. The event was overshadowed in the media by typically unimportant non-news, which sprung Lynch into action to score a tribute for the landing. "

Where The Wind Blows
Magnet And The Magnettes
8/3/2018

"Magnet and the Magnettes have truly outdone themselves this time. As a songwriter, Evan Van Ramshorst has integrated a chilling low-fi vibe to compliment solid structure and catchy melodic lines. Through captivating lyrical composition, personal connection and delicate layering, “Where the Wind Blows” is sure to delight the
ears of many."

Here And Now
Sandro Dominelli
7/23/2018

"The path of Dominelli’s music has been heavily infused by Latin American and Eastern cultures. A talent for intuitively feeling the rhythmic structure of the music and an interest in creating new intricate and culturally-influenced rhythms sparked a long standing career in music practice and composition."

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Laundry Week
JHNN
7/20/2018

"The Genre embracing Calgarian electronic artist/DJ John “JHNN” Arum is now bringing his message of believing in your music and community into a national state introducing a new live element to his indie/electronic feel. Drawing influence from Afrobeat inspired dance music – uk funky, afro house, – mixed with the dominated indie rock scene in Canada, JHNN sound has often put him in a response that he describes as indietronica.."

It All Stays The Same
Harold Reichstein
7/7/2018

"It All Stays The Same is the second release from Edmonton-based Reichstein, blending his love of country, rock and blues "

Songs From A Jug
Max Uhlich
7/5/2018

"Max Uhlich has been quietly turning heads in the city of Edmonton for a few years and his new album, Songs From A Jug, will go down as one of the best albums produced in his hometown. He plays an ominous brand of folk music highlighted by his impeccable whistling and unsettling, reverbed vocals. Uhlich's voice steals the show as he delivers pure emotion through his odd delivery that sounds like a cross between Neil Young and Colin Huebert (Siskiyou). Lyrically the songs leave themselves open to interpretation, but a disconcerting vibe permeates over every track and hints at themes of depression and inner turmoil. He ties the songs together with imagery of weather, the evening sky, and natural landscapes "

Catch-22
Jenesia
6/22/2018

"Their debut EP consists of six creatively crafted stories set to sultry, slick pop melodies. Each song has a specific story to tell; from the passions of a married couple escaping to the ocean in “Mexico” to themes of addiction in “Catch-22”. “Water to Wine” may be about financial instability but it’s set to such a lively jazz background it’s wistful lyrics don’t seem so hopeless." - www.canadianbeats.ca

Lost In The Right Direction
The Prairie States
6/22/2018

"The band spent 2 years writing and woodshedding with a selection of Edmonton’s finest collaborators such as The Dungarees, The Boom Chucka Boys, and Jay Sparrow. They saw which songs stuck and which needed to hit the bricks. Now armed with a undeniable 8 tracks, The Prairie States quickly got in the studio with producer Jay Sparrow (Scenic Route To Alaska, Owls By Nature) and mixer/engineer Brad Smith (Nuela Charles, iamhill) to lay down their debut record Lost In The Right Direction. "

StageFright

Kay Pink and the Medicine
6/18/2018

"kayPink And The MEDICINE has been rocking Calgary stages with infectious, new sounds and songs since 2016. Haunting multi-part harmonies drive home creepy themes with their high energy and they’re rocking audiences ."

Head // Hands
Sam Lundell
6/15/2018

"The record is a diverse and dynamic look at story telling, both fact and fiction, set before a backdrop of indie rock and electronic sounds. Inspired by such varied artists as Switchfoot, John Mayer , Radiohead, and Maroon 5 (to name a few)."

Tipping Velvet
Sheldon Zandboer
5/25/2018

"The consistent theme in Sheldon’s composing for his debut album, Tipping Velvet, is to reintroduce strong melody into jazz so that the music stays with you well after it’s played. He used his own tastes and sensibilities to create music that is complicated – but doesn’t sound like it. He took inspiration from contemporary jazz greats such as Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, while keeping in mind the melodic strength of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, and Miles Davis. Tipping Velvet is Sheldon’s version of melodic jazz that relies on being musical, with the thoughtfulness of a seasoned composer."

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Driving in the Dark
Mariel Buckley
5/4/2018

"Driving In The Dark’s ten songs—led by the singles “Rose Coloured Frames” and “One Time Asking”—paint poetically plainspoken highs and lows, long nights and hard days, all filtered through Mariel’s wry, no-bullshit perspective, and enhanced by the impressive team she assembled for the recording sessions, led by producer Leeroy Stagger at his Rebeltone Ranch studio in Lethbridge, Alberta."

Firemoon
Upsidedowntown
4/20/2018

"Upsidedowntown is a group of good friends and long time musicians from Edmonton AB who play 100% Canadian Rock. 'We keep doing what we love and loving what we do always striving to reach new levels of creativity and success.'"

Home
Grant Kennedy
4/20/2018

"Having grown up with a healthy dose of The Eagles on the tape deck of his father's Chevy, Kennedy likewise blends strong musicianship with warm melodies and easy-listening vocals. On HOME Kennedy displays his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, trumpet and glockenspiel. Fittingly the album was recorded within Kennedy's family HOME using the sonic advantage provided by the large spaces to capture the warm, natural acoustics of the house."

Live N Light
Rochelle Dal Collo
3/31/2018

"Born and raised in rural Alberta, Canada. The one constant in her life is her piano. Turning to musical expression after years of darkness; creating and finding light, overcoming discrimination and negativity. She shares her expressive music; melodies from experiences. Tuning positivity, moving forward, rising above. Graduating with a honours diploma from secondary school began her love of productions. Combining visual and audio art forms from passion. From performing to producing and everything in between; for the love of creating."

Laws of Motion

Jeff Morris
3/16/2018

"Drawing comparisons to people from Jack Johnson to Dallas Green, Morris blends unique vocals, strong lyrics, catchy melodies, and a rhythmic guitar style to create his own distinctive brand of folk grooves."

Extra Dirty

Dirt Road Angels
3/16/2018

"Their third and latest album "Extra Dirty" features modern country rock songs such as the title track as well as two well-known cover songs "Folsom Prison Blues" and crowd favorite "Seven Bridges Road" along with six of their own originals, which also includes the heart- felt ballad "Little One" (Written by Dahlia Wakefield and Maryanne Schwartz).  Two songs on their second album "Paint The Town Red" were finalists in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards as well as the 2014 Calgary Folk Music Song writing contest."

I Hope You're Happy
Athabasca Barnburner
3/1/2018

"Like a song played on your grandfathers guitar. Crafted in the Rocky Mountain of Alberta. Singing songs of the bible, the bottle and everything in between."

Last Call
Ginelle James
2/23/2018

"Ginelle James, a singer/songwriter from Calgary, AB, has a sound all her own. From the country influences of Reba & Trisha to the soulful sound of Aretha and Adele, James’ music has been described as raw, authentic and full of emotion.James has worked with Bart McKay Studios of Saskatoon and OCL Studios of Calgary to create her debut EP."

We're Here For Each Other
I Am The Mountain
2/16/2018

"The six songs are rooted in an earthy folk rock sound, with some added skronk and groove provided by the modest horns and a rhythm unit that balls its collective fist and punches out and up. Hell, even O’Reilly’s voice runs the gamut of smooth Buble croon to Mark Lanegan growl, meaning that I Am the Mountain have something for everyone, while being something all their own."

Manon Mano
Manon Mano
2/15/2018

"Manon's songs have been described as, "feel-good, easy-listening and nostalgic" and an introduction to Manon's quirky thoughts in life. Combining French and English to her songwriting to add a playful twist to the album. Her stories carry messages of positivity and youthful curiosity, sure to make the inner child laugh and smile."

Spirit
Rebecca Lappa
1/14/2018

Based out of Edmonton, Rebecca and the Revelry have performed over a 100 shows together and have no intention of slowing down.

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VISSIA
11/10/2017

"This album is a collection of songs, each holding a place in my experiential past.  Like any memory, the edges get fuzzy with time and my perspective on situations can change, but I look at each song as a snapshot, a moment in time and each song brings me back to a place."

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Twenty One - Nighters
Skinny Dyck & Friends
11/7/2017

"A discerning purveyor of hot twang and battered heart honky tonk, Skinny Dyck is equal parts revivalist and visionary. An apprentice of the pedal steel guitar and an inventive penman of song, the obvious country music influences don’t serve to demystify his talents."

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Dissonance
Josh Sahunta
10/21/2017

"It has a way of caressing your soul and understanding that at times we feel lost, insecure and filled with anxiety…but there’s always a way back to home. There’s a voice, a whisper, a melody, a certain something magical and unique waiting to pull us back if we want it and truly seek it."

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This Desolate Bliss
Lindsay Walker
10/20/2017

"So much about the world is stormy, and dark, and hard to carry with us, but Lindsey Walker uses art as way to take it on, to hold a sense of strength and power. For that, this desolate bliss. is a necessary and fearless plunge into what can be a beautiful depth."

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Magic EP
Windigo
10/13/2017

"Dreamy melodies and psychedelic summer vibes take you somewhere warm and far away. Windigo is the relentlessly lovable brain-child of Anthony Kameka (guitar & vocals), Del Coburn (bass), Tory Rosso (guitar) and Mitch Cooper (drums). Kameka's mellow yet powerful vocals and Cooper's exquisite rhythms balance expertly with Coburn and Rosso’s infectious artistry."

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When We Were Friends
Hello Moth
10/13/2017

"Songs to evoke space clouds: soft, colourful, explosive A haunting orchestra of one."

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Cheap Gin
Winnie Brave
10/4/2017

"Our music is inspired by the road; by the places that we’ve visited throughout Canada and the United States. The Cheap Gin album has elements of Old Time/Gospel, Funk and Soul and some dusty desert rock songs inspired by the deep southwest. The songs are co-written by Amy and Brad. Usually, Brad puts down a bass groove to set the tone, then we fill it out from there."

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Powerhouse Bloom
Raleigh
9/29/2017

"Unafraid of both straight-up hooks and experimental song structure, RALEIGH is a band carving their own space in new music. Thoughtful refrains are woven by vocals, cello, and guitar, with drums and bass treading the groove together. It is indie rock, damaged by art, delicate and exposed but intimately pointed, connectivity through song."

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HypoCRT 1: .M4A
JHNN
9/29/2017

"JHNN (pronounced J-H-double-N), or John K Arum, is a producer/DJ from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Having been active in production and DJing since 2009 in his bedroom while bringing his DJing skills to clubs three years later, he’s developed a sound that can be described as “mellow dark disco”."

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A Hundred Lives
Lisa Anderson
9/26/2017

"Lisa Anderson's second full-length release reflects the struggles and the joys of embracing all life has to offer – the dark, the blissful, and the grey in between. Lisa's realistic optimism and quirky humour weave through her lyrics to form moments of kinship with her listeners."

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Postcards

Marissa K
9/21/2017

"Marissa K’s debut EP, "Postcards" includes six entirely original songs written by Marissa K. This EP is a culmination of Marissa’s evolution as a songwriter over the last six years of her career, each piece representing a different milestone in Marissa’s musical growth."

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Lost In Your Head
The Royal Foundry
8/15/2017

"First coming onto the Edmonton music scene in 2013 as a newly-married alternative folk duo, Jared Salte and Bethany Schumacher have completely reinvented themselves with a solid and well-defined electro-pop sound. Drawing inspiration from the latest trends as well as movements from ‘90s Brit pop and ‘70s progressive rock, Salte and Schumacher dive deep into the exploration of love and relationship on a 13-track explosion of youthful expression and experimentation."

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The New Haunts
The New Haunts
9/1/2017

"The New Haunts are an unconventional mix of guitar riffs, ambient textures, catchy vocals, and detailed drumming. The music is honest and inventive, and attempts to connect with the listener on a thoughtful and emotional level. "

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Drifting Through the Ordinary
Brett McCrady
7/28/2017

"Brett's EP features the award-winning talents of guitarist Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), keyboardist Mike Little (Serena Ryder, Brett Kissel), bassist Chris Byrne (George Canyon, Jason McCoy), drummer Lyle Molzan (Dean Brody, David Wilcox) and many more"

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Spencer Vaughn Band
Spencer Vaughn Band
7/21/2016

"Sometimes you get into your car and sing as loud as your voice will let you... Other times at the end of a bad day you pour into your car, and you just want to sit in reverence knowing you are in the aura of something great. You let the music play to your soul. It was only natural that this precious space would breathe life into the growing call for this artist to forge ahead and find his sound."

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Junkman's Quire
Junkman's Quire
7/15/2017

"Our new EP is now available! A big thank you to Leeroy Stagger and Ryland Moranz at The Rebeltone Ranch for all your hard work in recording this EP. We’d also like to thank Amy Arsene for the beautiful album artwork and Steven Foord for completing the album layout. It now looks and sounds as good as we hoped. We are so excited to be able to share our music with you."

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Better Than Brand-New
Martin Kerr
6/30/2017

"Martin's much-anticipated new album, full of everything you love about his music. All pre-orders of the album count towards the Billboard charts and help launch Martin into the public eye. Warning: do not listen without tissues."

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The Raven & The Fox
The Raven & The Fox
6/29/2017

"Like their namesakes, The Raven & The Fox offer a sound with a sly, mystical edge—what they’ve described from the beginning as “love-inspired mountain music.” The record is a haunting 10-track collection that displays Chang and Isaac’s irresistible rootsy sensibilities. The duo is poised to make an indelible first impression through the combination of Chang’s rich, dark-hued voice and songs as pure and awe-inspiring as a Rocky Mountain sunrise."

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Island Soul
Caleb Hart
6/23/2017

"With songs ranging from 2007 to now, I have finally released my debut EP album as a solo artist. The 5 songs on #IslandSoul give a glimpse into who I was, am and am becoming as a man and musician. I’m grateful for the opportunity and hope you all enjoy it."

 

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Everything You Own
Steel & Timber
6/17/2017

"Steel & Timber’s sound could be classified as alternative folk and roots. Influenced by groups like the Avett Brothers, the Strumbellas, and Josh Ritter, Steel & Timber has found a sound that is exciting, accessible, and makes people dance!"

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Dream Girl
Dylan Ella
5/23/2017

"At the age of 15, she's is no newcomer to the stage. Whether busking at the farmer's market or performing at local pubs and house concerts, her soulful lyrics have been known to captivate audiences of all ages. Her songwriting is influenced by her unparalleled imagination, the beauty of nature and the world around her."

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Moondancer
Over The Moon
5/15/2017

"'Moondancer' is the debut album from Canadian Roots-Swing duo 'Over The Moon'. Mostly written and recorded in their ranch set square in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, the songs range from 40's western swing, Appalachian, old time country blues and contemporary Americana."

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Hermitess
Hermitess
5/11/2017

"The Hermitess is the solo project of songwriter and harpist Jennifer Crighton, who comes by way of various other musical incarnations, including The Consonant C and Devonian Gardens. Stripping back the performance to a harp and a circle of women's voices, the Hermitess is an inquisitive, contrary, wounded, wise and ever dreaming incantation."

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Everything And Nothing At All
Celeigh Cardinal
5/11/2017

"Celeigh Car­di­nal’s bold­ly ­named new al­bum Ev­ery­thing and Noth­ing at All is just this, a time­less summer jam of straigh­ta­head rockers, blues shuf­fles and a couple heart­break­ers on the edge of coun­try, each of which shows off Car­di­nal’s soar­ing and con­fi­dent vo­cal range, which she de­ploys with­out pre­ten­sion over a bunch of great lyrics."

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Surfodelic
Atomicos
5/5/2017

"The crash of surf and the howl of the wind through the coulees. Sun soaked and reverb drenched, this Lethbridge foursome are the spiritual sons of The Ventures and Ennio Morricone, purveyors of a hybrid style of instro that they call “coulee surf.” So go grab your board; that wheat isn’t going to shred itself."

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Where The Love Comes Easy EP
Von Bieker
4/29/2017

"Wielding light guitars and a heavy stomping foot, Von Bieker ushers listeners into the soul’s best hideouts.Von Bieker's alternative folk reveals influences ranging from Radiohead to Glen Hansard; Bahamas to Hall and Oates; Cockburn to Cohen."

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Cope EP
Cope
4/15/2017

"If you’re a fan of Local H, Shellac, Brand New, Refused, and Death From Above 1979, powerful rock duo Cope will strike the right chord. Consisting of Mickey Hayward on drums and Tyson Wiebe on guitars and vocals, the duo plays loud, thoughtful, noisy, and unpredictable tunes. It’s all about the power of two."

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Cherish
Nature Of
4/3/2017

"In 2010, a collaboration of friends and musicians within the Edmonton skateboard community became Nature Of."

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Dead Men Can't Cat Call
The Shivarettes
3/31/2017

"Feminist Calgary punks the Shiverettes are not exactly ones to mince words. The nine-song LP will feature a balance of politically charged material and more personal tracks following, as the band puts it, "your classic heartaches and breakups."

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Drive
Hungry Hollow
3/17/2017

"Influenced by great artists such as The Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Tragically Hip and Sloan, their live set not only plays off the tones of 90’s inspired rock, but truly adds warmth and belonging to any room. With this release, Hungry Hollow looks to push the boundaries of Alternative Rock."

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From This Side
Johanna Sillanpaa
3/17/2017

"Johanna has been described as "a bluesy Erykah Badu with a marvellous voice that begins in the smoky lows of Norah Jones and effortlessly climbs into the powerful, confident ranges of Lisa Stansfield"."

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Moment In Time
Kyler Schogen
3/15/2017

"Kyler Schogen's guitar-based, feel-good music, consists of catchy, bluesy, melodic rock. Their dynamic live shows are all about flowing grooves and heartfelt deliveries. Starting in 1996 and covering ground from Whitehorse to the Mexican border, they’ve played over 3000 shows "

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Into The Glow
Locomotive Ghost
2/27/2017

"Locomotive Ghost’s fourth full-length album was was recorded with award-winning producers Russell Broom and Spencer Cheyne and was largely supported by a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016. The album is the band members' most collaborative work yet, and it demonstrates the group's commitment to honest and raw expression with a relatable, pop approach."

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SuperCircuitMan and other retro relix
Ross Campbell with The FatBand
2/17/2017

"Ross Campbell with The FatBand is a band with a rather unique approach to their blend of funk, rock and alternative music. Their recent studio effort is a full-length album titled “SuperCircuitMan and other retro relix”. Their music is really hard to predict and categorize within a single music genre."

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Follow My Heart
Harold Reichstein
1/31/2017

"Harold is currently enjoying a renaissance of sorts as the great songs he grew up listening to in small town Alberta seem to be more popular than ever. You can hear those country, rock and blues influences in his original works. His debut CD “Follow My Heart” has flavors from all these influences "

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Passing Through Time
Wilfred N & the Grown Men

1/20/2017

"I was lucky to be a teen during a very musically fertile time – when the Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and tonnes of other greats were creating fresh music for my fresh ears. To this day, I like it when an artist has his own sound but doesn't sound 'all the same'...and this is what I try to do."

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The Trestle
Jake Ian
1/20/2017

"A ragged combo of folk, country and blues that will touch even the toughest of souls."

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The Music Of Eric Clapton
Marc Beaudin
1/6/2017

"An instrumental tribute to the great musical guitarist and musical visionary, Eric Clapton."

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The Flight
Cindy Paul
12/7/2016

"Cindy is deeply connected to her Indigenous roots and it shines through in every breath and beat. She truly believes in educating and healing through art and music and her compositions echo the sentiment to never soften your conviction to make others socially comfortable. With her distinct lyrical metaphors of love bitten with honesty, her passion for sharing her northern stories and her unique neo-folk style sound, Cindy Paul has taken flight into airwaves world wide."

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Miss Scarlett and the Madmen
Danielle French
11/17/2016

"With one foot in the shadow and one foot in the light Danielle exposes the dark corners of the psyche and brings these dark elements into the light. Delicious, darkly romantic Music. Intoxicating... Enchanting... Mesmerizing... Spell-Binding!"

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In a Box
Abruzzi Spur
11/13/2016

"Pulling influences from math rock, electronic music and art rock, we create moody, intricate music exploring themes beyond the usual pop landscape."

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Slave in a Stone
Hello Moth
11/4/2016

"With "Slave in a Stone," Hello Moth expands upon the extremes of his sound. From alt-pop anthems to dark cinematic monoliths, tribal punk techno to dollhouse rap ballads, the album displays an eclectic range of songwriting and production styles. Duality abounds both sonically and textually as organic sounds hold hands with glitchy electronics, and a subtle thematic undercurrent of religion and violence swirls throughout the work."

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Reckless Heart
Rebecca Lappa
11/2/2016

"With a haunting voice and elegant lyrics she delivers a musical renaissance inspired by history, poetry and life events spun with romance, fantasy and intelligent wit. In short, Rebecca is resurrecting the art of the 'Folktale' and making it accessible and hip again!"

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When We Were Friends
Nancy Laberge
10/26/2016

"With its skilful blend of infectious folk-pop and incisive lyrics, Nancy Laberge’s new album When We Were Friends firmly establishes an important new voice in Canadian music. Many Albertans are already familiar with the Calgary-based singer/songwriter through her past efforts, as well as through being a fixture on the provincial scene. But with this second solo outing, Laberge has made a dramatic leap forward both in her own songwriting style and production approach."

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Palimpsest
FOONYAP
10/21/2016

"A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her past and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions."

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Where The Air is Thin EP
Von Bieker
10/15/2016

"Where The Air is Thin", Von Bieker's first EP, is a product of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Repeat visits have infected Von Bieker with a certain kind of magic that surges through this EP and it's forthcoming counterpart, "Where The Love Comes Easy" (Spring 2017)."

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Stranger EP
Miesha & The Spanks
10/4/2016

"“Motorin’” and “Stranger” are the first recordings released in collaboration with Paul Rawson and Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks) in the producers’ chair. Their input and influence shaped the consistent gritty rock sounds of Miesha & The Spanks with nods to 50s girl group romanticism and tonality shifts in the vein of Queens of The Stone Age."

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Montes et Mare
Hewson Grey
9/9/2016

"Hewson Grey's got this super-cool vibe, a complex mesh of indie, alternative, bluesy rock, and ambient psych."

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True Blue
Jesse & The Dandelions
9/8/2016

"True Blue is a thoughtful, evocative album that grows in appreciation on successive spins. In the simplest terms, it’s a dreamy pop record that ventures into the realm of the psychedelic.
Highlighted by compelling, layered instrumentation, coded ethereal lyrics and the occasional jangly guitar—True Blue leaves a lingering effect that is challenging and satisfying. Elegant harmonies drift throughout the record, summoning memories of late Beatles records crossed with early ’90s college-radio lyrics."

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The Last We Heard of Him
Our Good Wolf
9/08/2016

"A good mix between folk and rock is always welcome, but Edmonton’s Our Good Wolf has taken this formula to a new level. The 10 songs on this new album have a rich roots foundation but distinctive and incredibly executed classic and contemporary rock elements."

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Karac Hendriks
Karac Hendriks
8/5/2016

"The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) nominated Karac Hendriks’ self-titled debut album for 2016 Album of the Year. The album was co-produced with Scott Greene (guitarist for the Derina Harvey Band and Van Halst) and recorded at Powersound Studios in Edmonton, Alberta. It features outstanding performances from musicians Travis Switzer (bassist for Dallas Smith, Deric Ruttan), Curtis Ebner (bassist for Dan Davidson, Hey Romeo), Brad Tebble (drummer for Jeff Stuart and the Hearts), Ed Smith (bassist for the Derina Harvey Band), Chris Tabbert (guitarist for the Cadillac Junkies), and Matt Grier (member of Pluck n' Holler)."

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Waves
Good Nature
8/5/2016

"Their music encompasses a wide variety of musical genres- it is the perfect blend of pop, rock and funk. Their songs are full of hooks and grooves that make their music an absolute delight to listen to - a colourful mix of upbeat, incredibly catchy tunes."

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The Journey
Sophie Serafino
8/2/2016

"Worldbeat meets classical violin: violinist Sophie Serafino fuses exotic, melodic and rhythmic sounds. With a performance style that has been described as passionate, fearless and intriguing, violinist Sophie Serafino shares her story through music, inspiring audiences to feel."

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Car...Too
Upsidedowntown
6/30/2016

"Upsidedowntown plays a unique brand of Canadian Rock, having shared band influences such as Sloan, Big Wreck, Big Sugar, Tragically Hip, Neil Young and Nirvana. As musicians, band members cite Jimmy Page, Dean deLeo, Jon Bonham, Dave Grohl, Mike Dirnt and Geezer Butler as defining their individual sound."

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Quietly There
Cheryl Fisher
6/17/2016

"For her sixth CD, Canadian vocalist Cheryl Fisher has recorded an album unique in both its repertoire and her approach. Purposefully chosen to be on the quieter side, Fisher puts a personal stamp on these beautiful, rarely heard songs, applying her musicianship and gift for vocal interpretation in celebration of love, or the mourning of love lost."

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Golden Armour
King of Foxes
1/25/2016

"King of Foxes' Golden Armour shines as brightly as its title suggests. The Edmonton band's debut LP has a tough outer shell that glistens with a delicious combination of slick pop hooks and leader Olivia Street's captivating vocals... If Golden Armour is any indication, the future looks bright for King of Foxes."

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Venture a Guess
Trevor Howlett
12/8/2015

"Trevor Howlett is a singer-songwriter from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. His music is a tapestry of folk, pop, and alternative carefully woven with personal, memorable lyrics."

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New Releases: latest albums from alberta music artists

Are you an Alberta Music member who has recently released a new album? Please fill out this form for inclusion on the list of new releases!

Heartache Heartbreak

Kim Thompson

02/05/2021

International artist, Kim Thompson country pop, horse trainer, barrel racing cowgirl. ACMA 10 Female Artist nominee, Freeway Film winner. YCC Song of the Year finalist. Trained by Tamara Beatty from “The Voice”. Touring radio in Canada, USA, China and Australia. Her last single, “Thinkin Bout” playlisted by SiriusXM and CBC.

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BONES FROM UNDERGROUND

10/31/2020

With a smoky bass tone, lush horn texture, explosive drums and exuberant piano style, BONES FROM UNDERGROUND is a jazz quartet that combines a vintage sound with modern material to thrilling effect.

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Emblematics

12/27/2020

An indiepop/chamber rock album, a 2020 "shutdown" album recorded at home. Songs layered with synths and harmony.

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What Happened Here?

King Bull

10/30/20

The EP is sonically cohesive throughout, featuring snarling guitars, growling bass, thunderous drums and vocals that sound similar to a jet engine that isn’t working properly. Most of the equipment used during the recording process pre-dates the 1980’s and includes a guitar that's been snapped in half several times and a bass that’s quite literally survived a house fire. A closer inspection of the songs reveal direct lyrics backed with enough wit to remind you that there’s still some room for poetry within rock and roll. Before the label “punk rock” existed, there were a bunch of bands that operated with less precision and carried more angst than typical rock and roll bands; bands like the Ramones, MC5, early AC/DC, the Clash, the Who etc. What Happened Here? is right at home when stacked beside music like that.

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Keep On

Marcus Trummer Band

10/30/20

"Keep On" is the second single off of Marcus Trummer Band's debut EP, "These Roads", which was produced by Steve Dierkens at Studio D in Calgary. The 4-track EP out on Nov. 24th, has taken on a deeper meaning in light of the current situation facing the world and is a relevant offering of positivity for these times.

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Rising Waters

Melody McArthur

10/30/20

Rising Waters is the 3rd studio recorded album by Melody McArthur and is best described as a mixture of Doja Cat meets JoJo and Demi Lovato. McArthur serves up a fresh cut of melodic hip-hop and Miley Cyrus vibes with something for everyone including a ballad, disco jam, and a fun, nostalgia-inspired track from Melody's days as a debut country artist.

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Taking Flight

Rebecca Lappa

10/28/20

Rebecca Lappa's latest EP "Taking Flight" highlights her moody folk roots and mixes them with undertones of desert rock and high energy indie pop. This dynamic combination of folk/pop ethos creates songs that pull out the passionate experiences of what it means to be human with themes of love and escapism. As always stories are at the forefront of this musical experience. The EP was recorded at Rebeltone Ranch Studios with Southern Alberta's Folk Rock poster boy Leeroy Stagger, who took her music in a new direction. The EP ends with a bonus track, cowritten and recorded by Dr. Octavio, which will bring you into the holiday season with cheer. The concept of "Taking Flight" was to soar to new heights with songs that let the listener escape in these trying times.  Listen Now

 

A Story We All Know

Confounded Dials

10/23/20

Confounded Dials debut EP “A story we all know.” blends all of the band members favourite sub-genres of emo and punk into a re-inventive sound of haunting and cheery tunes. Taking lyrical and instrumental inspiration from 2000's emo, folk-punk, and pop-punk, the band implements classic rock guitar riffs into their own unique sound. "A story we all know." showcases the best of the bands talents, giving you their version of emo.

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An African Folklore, Vol. 1

Md Lyonga

09/15/20

This body of work is heavy on story telling from an African context depicting different moments of his personal experiences and observations.

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Sinzere

07/22/20

Sinzere started first as a singer, then joined a dance crew, went on to become a DJ and rapper, and then melded all those modes into one multi-faceted music identity. There is no single musical box that the Calgary-based artist can be put into. For her, music serves as a vessel to inspire people through her cutting-edge lyrics, and deep cinematic sound

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Dancing with Sue

Wyatt C. Louis

06/25/20

Dancing with Sue is the first piece of Louis' debut record appearing in 2021 - released via Canadian label, Slow Weather.

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Vampire Anthems

Punch Drunk Cabaret

06/03/20

An award-winning, festival favourite combining an inventive mix of rockabilly, steampunk swing and alt-pop/rock into a high energy live show.

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Half A Day Away

Jake Ian

05/28/20

Authentic and honest roots music from the back roads of Alberta.

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Ben Motion 

03/13/20

French rap and afro-vibes

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Tyson Ray Borsboom 

02/22/20

"Canadian singer/songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom creates intricate portraits of love and life in the modern world using little more than his trusted acoustic guitar for accompaniment. His inspired tales of loss and redemption make him a worthy successor to great northern poets like Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, and his charismatic live performances have put him on the brink of national prominence."

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We Could Be

Seth Anderson
2/25/2020

"Seth’s musical intensity crawls up your backbone making the hairs stand on your neck while adding goose bumps on your skin. His evolution began in a small town punk scene where he grew up in Hartland, New Brunswick. It was then followed by years of a blue-collar approach to his career, putting in thousands of miles while taking his music to audiences all over the world. His highly anticipated February, 2020 release, “We Could Be.” (Snappy Little Numbers), is another impressive step forward for Seth in his exploration of songwriting, musical styles and sounds."

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Hollow Heart

MoFaux
1/10/2020

"When you distill the music of Calgary-based MoFaux to its elemental components, you will find the singer, Janine Bracewell and her remarkable songs of loving and longing, of joy and sadness, of beautiful friends."

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It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Chris Gregg

12/21/19

All the songs on the album are from different

passions in life. From riding motorcycles to windsurfing and flying RC gliders to the more serious matters of It Ain’t Over and Early Detection.

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Waterways

Radium Scouts
11/26/2019

"A collection of Short Stories Through Song, Radium Scouts Debut Album features their unique blend of Punk and Folk, Let the Scouts guide you on a musical journey through time Due North."

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Mes Amis

BLVD NOIR
11/8/2019

"A product of psych rock’s jammy spontaneity, the free-wheelin’ arrangements of jazz and electronica’s driven production, BLVD Noir is a unique outfit. The Calgary trio’s sophomore release, Mes Amis, aims to push their sound in a more daring direction, untethering themselves from their nightclub roots and into loftier territories."

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Das Probleme des Bösen

Luna Melancholia
11/8/2019

"Luna Melancholia is a Black Metal or Dark Ambient project featuring Marcel Lecker of "Battlemoose" and Dean Mason of "Bleeding Raven" and Gnostic Gorilla". It is an experiment in dark sonic fantasy with the purpose of inviting the listener to look within and journey into a sort of electro-mysticism."

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Songmaker

Kevin McKenzie
11/2/2019

"From the heart of Alberta, Canada, this artist’s work is inspired by personal life stories that everyone can associate with. From hard-driving rock songs to catchy country beats and heart-felt ballads, this multi-instrumentalist delivers a wide array of music that grabs and holds your interest."

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Little Yes, Little Know

0Stella
11/1/2019

"0Stella's debut EP, Little Yes, Little Know, was released on 1st Nov 2019. It reached #11 on CJSR FM charts in Edmonton, Alberta and #22 on CFBX FM in Kamloops, British Columbia. It was produced and recorded by JUNO-nominated, Brad Simons (Nuela Charles, Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, 2019), at his Edmonton studio, Velveteen Audio. The four-track EP features righteous rock songs amongst shimmering fiddle with lush, brooding laments."

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Dreamstate

Ruben Young
9/27/2019

"Dreamstate is Ruben Young's long-awaited first debut EP release, where he bring his classic soulful raspy tone to hiphop fused and soulful bounce music. With the first single off the EP, Rachel Green, featuring Hodgybeats (Odd Future), the release celebrates the songwriting and soul grabbing sounds from Ruben Young."

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I Feel Like I Just Woke Up

Emmet Michael
9/26/2019

"An ingenious mix of intimate and explosive, tender and wild, this EP will take its listeners on a journey through the all too real feelings of love and loss. Accompanying the poetic lyrics are layered harmonies, striking guitar solos, melancholic strings and more. There's something in this album for everyone."

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Soul Speaker

Soul Speaker
9/11/2019

"Soul Speaker is a high-energy alternative rock band based in Alberta, Canada. Combining their passion for classic rock and contemporary music, Soul Speaker has a unique sound: from high-octane rock & roll and funk, to more sensitive, folky ballads."

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Motivational Rap Musik

Dj Stagez
8/11/2019

"Dj Stagez's passion is to motivate, inspire and empower through music. He combines folk melodies with funky contemporary R&B beats to make a blend of alternative rap music."

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Laundry Week
7/25/2019

"Laundry Week blend alternative, post-punk and art rock sounds with unique chord progressions and strong melodic ideas, to create high-power rock songs with energy to spare. Taking influence from bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Strokes and Green Day, Laundry Week uses the writing process to scrub thoughts of loss and loneliness away, and transform those ideas into a spin cycle of danceable rock beats."

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Bloodless Arches

Ways in Waves
6/15/2019

"Bloodless Arches as a whole was conceptualized as an album that takes the listener through the paces of making it through a bad day. The album begins focused on personal experiences, zooms out toward the end of the album. Vacant Drifters is where one falls asleep, and by this point the focus has shifted on the loss of self, the obfuscation of identity, and poses the question: is identity - self - worth holding on to? Wing To Collar is the dream conjured by the experiences throughout the day, which was inspired by a recurring dream."

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WALK

Hungry Hollow
6/15/2019

"With the release of WALK, Hungry Hollow looks to push the boundaries of Alternative Rock and increase their already dedicated following in the Canadian Music Scene."

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Kevin McKenzie

Kevin McKenzie
6/9/2019

"From the heart of Alberta, Canada, this artist’s work is inspired by personal life stories that everyone can associate with. From hard-driving rock songs to catchy country beats and heart-felt ballads, this multi-instrumentalist delivers a wide array of music that grabs and holds your interest. Listen to him now. It’ll be worth it."

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Meant For Me

Kate Stevens
6/7/2019

"Award-winning Calgarian Kate Stevens’ vocal talents are diverse with a mix of emotive folk and soulful pop with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Her vocals combine uniquely with the sound of her chosen instruments, the ukulele, the piano and the guitar. She creates distinctive melodies and meaningful lyrics. Kate is a community builder, collaborator and supporter for youth musicians."

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Roads, Paths and Tales

Chantal Marie and The Road Band

5/28/2019

"Hailing from Montreal, vocalist and acoustic guitarist Chantal Marie was inspired by the great north lands of Canada having been a resident of Yellowknife , NWT for many years. The music is a culmination of styles that include Folk-Rock,Country,Pop-Rock, Classics and “musique francaise”."

 

 


Indiglo

Indigo Rose
5/2/2019

"Indigo Rose is an R&B and soul inspired singer-songwriter and producer, whose style ranges from sweet and soulful to playful and mellow. Her dynamic sonic style paints a dreamy, ethereal getaway for listeners."

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BABYGIRLGALACTIC

Future Womb
4/12/2019

"BABYGIRLGALACTIC is a full-length autobiographical concept album exploring sexual and relationship trauma and recovery. The name aims to capture the frustration, humiliation, and illusion of power in the choice to stay small, while immeasurable potential remains contained beneath the surface."

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Songs & Others Like Them

Blaeser
4/6/2019

"Based in Calgary, Songs & Others Like Them is full of songs influenced by Jon Gomm, The Tragically Hip, Blink-182, Dan Mangan, Pink Floyd and Death Cab For Cutie."

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Modern Wisdom

Electricity For Everybody!
4/5/2019

"Electricity for Everybody! is an Edmonton five-piece that plays guitar-based indie rock with a propulsive beat, keyboard squalls and whispers, and flashes of shimmering dissonance. ."

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Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)

Bob Donaldson
4/5/2019

"Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)" is a song about realization. It is not just about lost love which is found again (which it could be) it is about getting the chance to realize what you have missed the first time."

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Nightmares

Septembryo
3/2/2019

"Nightmares is a concept album “about the dark side of the law of attraction,” adding that the process was one of the “biggest epiphanies” of his life. While the songs featured on Nightmares challenge the purely positive narrative surrounding the law of attraction, Michael 8 emphasizes it’s not all doom and gloom either."

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Rejects

SAWBONES
2/22/2019

"SAWBONES is a countrified, blues rockabilly, dirty roots, tire fire that burns brighter than a thousand Hank Williams hats set ablaze. A mostly original, tasty four-piece with a side of groovy, this dapper act is based out of Camrose, Alberta and is built for the dance floor. "

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Running On The Edge

Tim Isberg
2/22/2019

"Running on the Edge is inspired by adventures both from around the world and around the human heart. The advance single Yesterday is a poignant testament to veterans: their memories, their pain, their joy, and the yearning to return to say goodbye. ."

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Salt & Honey

King Of Foxes
2/8/2019

"King of Foxes’s sound is highly polished, using colourful lyrics and richly textured musical arrangements. Fronted by songwriter Olivia Street, the band’s creativity both honours and reinvigorates the indie-rock genre.”
- The Gateway (Feb. 2019)

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Dark Day // Good Morning

Transit 22
1/18/2019

"A stunning departure from previous efforts, both musically and lyrically. Mature, thoughtful, sonically assured and deftly delivered — it’s a new day for Bennett and he likes what he sees and where he’s at."

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Bellow

Jay Bowcott


1/16/2019

"Bellow is a collection of acoustic recordings. Recorded over a three day period at Jay's home in Dunmore Alberta."

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Under A Dancing Sky

Kate Blechinger
11/29/2018

"Under a Dancing Sky features innovative folk-jazz arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s compositions alongside several of Kate’s original songs which are inspired by the Canadian musical icon’s legacy. This collection of songs is a tribute not only to Joni Mitchell, who turns 75 years old this November, but also to Kate’s experiences growing up on the prairies."

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Fist And Flame

Revolution Engine
11/23/2018

"The band's sophomore release takes its title from a lyric in the first single, "Business Suit Bonfire". Like their first release, this album delivers a high energy set of tracks featuring fat grooves, grinding riffs, and compelling verse"

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A Different Kind Of Train

Craig Moreau
11/10/2018

"His third full length studio album continues along the Americana music path which Craig Moreau has previously embarked upon. Think of George Strait while you are listening. Several of the songs on the album were recorded “live” in studio in Lehtbridge, Alberta. Throughout the ten tracks the arrangements are rather minimal allowing his voice and lyrics to dominate. Though what stands out instrumentally is the guitar and the mournful sound it provides. Lyrically it has that life experience or realistic feel to it. You truly believe the man is singing about things he has lived through."

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Amnesia

Slant Six
11/1/2018

"This Edmonton band, created in late 2015, is influenced by the roots of the blues and the love of rock and roll. The writing of their songs reflects this love for different styles of music old and new which makes the Slant Six style unique and innovative."

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Attention Defeatist

Woony Hax
10/29/2018

"Woony Hax is a Canadian multi instrumentalist and composer of varied electronic/experimental works. Woony has never shied away from the adoption of new technologies to accomplish his creative ends. His work demonstrates a proficiency in sound manipulation matched with a penchant for intricate structure."

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Sabes

Cristian De La Luna


10/26/2018

"Sabes it’s a trip to the south, a dance that pivots on syncopated rhythms and catchy melodies. Exploring themes such as universality, love and hope, De la Luna describes his path as a new wave Canadian. Cristian brings to light the adventurer who carries the cultural richness of his country but has deepened new roots here in Canada. ."

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The Betty Alice Effect

The Betty Alice Effect


10/25/2018

"The Betty Alice Effect is an Edmonton based band doing alternative rock or pop music in the Edmonton area and surroundings. Tayssa Hubert, Alice Hubert, Jesse Strecker and Isaac Carter love what they do and are getting more and more traction in the area and other places.."

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Distant Danger

Nuela Charles


10/19/2018

"With her six-track Distant Danger EP, Edmonton's Nuela Charles is onto something. Nuela blends a mix of pop, soul and rock into something that's entirely its own thing. Whereas 2016 sophomore project The Grand Hustle took things big, Distant Danger offers a more mature and seasoned approach to things."

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Why Not EP

Manon Mano
10/14/2018

"Manon Mano's EP "Why Not", released in October of 2018, expands on her experimentation with a fuller, brighter sound. The early 2019 release of her music video for “Friend Song” has received considerable traction throughout her social media profiles, and is helping propel her onto the independent Canadian music scene. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Manon's performance is always sure to leave the listeners inner child glowing."

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Won't Wait

Jess Knights
10/26/2018

"Recalling the raw timbre of Etta James, her crystal-clear voice radiates vintage soul. On her debut EP, Won’t Wait—due out independently on October 27—Knights flexes a sly, heart-on-her-sleeve sweetness while chronicling tales of corrupting religious boys, a friend’s battle with addiction, and finding the light of humanity from darkness. "


Play To Win

Striker
10/28/2018

"[Tackling] the usual suspects of 80s cheese: being an outsider, heavy metal being awesome, making bad decisions, having a good time in the game of life, etc. The delivery is cheesy, crunchy, and delightful – not unlike a well-made quesadilla. A nice mixture of AnthraxCrazy Lixx, and a bit of Armoured Saint is the palette Striker works with, and little in that regard has changed on Play to Win." -www.angrymetalguy.com

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Softened Head

Twenty Centuries Of Stony Sleep
10/19/2018

"TCOSS feels like the Second Coming of nineties indie rock. You can imagine these guys spending late nights listening to Surfer Rosa, Slanted and Enchanted, and The Lonesome Crowded West” - IMVERYAPE

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Undertones

Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet
9/28/2018

"The album is a collection of standards that he and his quintet selected in studio, along with two tribute pieces composed by Muirhead. “A Tune For Cal” is a post-bop celebration for his late and eldest brother, a magnificent musician and one of Canada’s finest copyists. “Take It To The Bank Tom” pays homage to his life-long friend and collaborator, Tommy Banks, who passed away weeks before this recording."

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Feel My Guts

Dylan Ella
9/28/2018

"Dylan Ella is a singer-songwriter from Edmonton. The talented 17-year-old "darling of Champ City" is no newcomer to the stage. Dylan's soulful lyrics, mesmerizing vocals and charismatic stage presence have captivated audiences of all ages. Her first full-length album, Feel My Guts perfectly captures her mature songwriting skills, with a variety of folk, punk and old-timey influences that shine through."

 

Lessons From Losers
F&M
9/21/2018

"F&M’s poignant, harrowing song “Lessons From Losers” is a wondrous ode to those who opt for beauty and love, even in the face of loss and darkness." - Atwood Magazine

 

Growth
Jake Robertz
9/21/2018

"Over the last decade, Jake’s sound has evolved as he blended and expanded on the genres that inspire him. His deep understanding of the cultural roots of his musical influences - drum and bass, jungle and footwork - is reflected in the respect he gives to the genre’s past even as he shapes its future sounds. As a producer, Jake’s work incorporates uplifting melodies, dynamic soundscapes and strong, progressive songwriting."

The Good Life
Hometown Stereo
9/15/2018

"Hometown Stereo started playing together in central Alberta in 2017. Singer/songwriter cousins Mike Wiens and David Pedersen, along with childhood friend TJ Mackenzie, decided to have a go at starting a band.


Diary Of A Housewife
Andrea Nixon
9/2/2018

"With her latest album, Andrea Nixon is opening her diary to us in song… a diary full of reflections about love, life, and making all the disparate parts of both balance.  “Diary of a Housewife” is chock full of songs that are firmly grounded in reality, and all the more delightful for it." - www.greatdarkwonder.com


A+B=C
Alberto | Battlemoose
8/28/2018

"A + B = C" - is the first work by the Canadian drone and soundscape artist Battlemoose and the Italian producer and sound designer Alberto. The project is based on the free intersection between two separate compositions, A [by Alberto] and B [by Battlemoose] summed in their resultant C.
This simple equation is the only basic ground rule of their format, driving their research to a virtually infinite number of unpredetermined resultants."


Warn The Dark
Heavydive
8/17/2018

"Shake off the sadness and gloom. Delve below the surface, beyond image and shallow facade, into the warm, wet heart’s blood of the matter. That’s what post-punk trio Heavydive want you to do with their new release, Warn the Dark. Generating an atmosphere of rainy rendezvous and passion-fogged car windows." - Beatroute


Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
The Spanish Flies
8/16/2018

"Originally from Peru, Fel Gamarra moved to Edmonton in 2014 and, upon experiencing the Alberta winter, established his own sunny musical style to brighten up the dark days and frigid nights. The Spanish Flies bring a dash of latin influence and a healthy serving of punk passion to the Edmonton music scene. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait may just be a taste, but it showcases a depth of range and a bright energy."

Philae and Rosetta
Colin Lynch
8/7/2018

"Philae and Rosetta is a gorgeous instrumental album inspired by the European Space Agency’s mission bearing the same name. Musician Colin Lynch watched in awe from 317 million miles away as the impossible became a reality. The event was overshadowed in the media by typically unimportant non-news, which sprung Lynch into action to score a tribute for the landing. "

Where The Wind Blows
Magnet And The Magnettes
8/3/2018

"Magnet and the Magnettes have truly outdone themselves this time. As a songwriter, Evan Van Ramshorst has integrated a chilling low-fi vibe to compliment solid structure and catchy melodic lines. Through captivating lyrical composition, personal connection and delicate layering, “Where the Wind Blows” is sure to delight the
ears of many."

Here And Now
Sandro Dominelli
7/23/2018

"The path of Dominelli’s music has been heavily infused by Latin American and Eastern cultures. A talent for intuitively feeling the rhythmic structure of the music and an interest in creating new intricate and culturally-influenced rhythms sparked a long standing career in music practice and composition."

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Laundry Week
JHNN
7/20/2018

"The Genre embracing Calgarian electronic artist/DJ John “JHNN” Arum is now bringing his message of believing in your music and community into a national state introducing a new live element to his indie/electronic feel. Drawing influence from Afrobeat inspired dance music – uk funky, afro house, – mixed with the dominated indie rock scene in Canada, JHNN sound has often put him in a response that he describes as indietronica.."

It All Stays The Same
Harold Reichstein
7/7/2018

"It All Stays The Same is the second release from Edmonton-based Reichstein, blending his love of country, rock and blues "

Songs From A Jug
Max Uhlich
7/5/2018

"Max Uhlich has been quietly turning heads in the city of Edmonton for a few years and his new album, Songs From A Jug, will go down as one of the best albums produced in his hometown. He plays an ominous brand of folk music highlighted by his impeccable whistling and unsettling, reverbed vocals. Uhlich's voice steals the show as he delivers pure emotion through his odd delivery that sounds like a cross between Neil Young and Colin Huebert (Siskiyou). Lyrically the songs leave themselves open to interpretation, but a disconcerting vibe permeates over every track and hints at themes of depression and inner turmoil. He ties the songs together with imagery of weather, the evening sky, and natural landscapes "

Catch-22
Jenesia
6/22/2018

"Their debut EP consists of six creatively crafted stories set to sultry, slick pop melodies. Each song has a specific story to tell; from the passions of a married couple escaping to the ocean in “Mexico” to themes of addiction in “Catch-22”. “Water to Wine” may be about financial instability but it’s set to such a lively jazz background it’s wistful lyrics don’t seem so hopeless." - www.canadianbeats.ca

Lost In The Right Direction
The Prairie States
6/22/2018

"The band spent 2 years writing and woodshedding with a selection of Edmonton’s finest collaborators such as The Dungarees, The Boom Chucka Boys, and Jay Sparrow. They saw which songs stuck and which needed to hit the bricks. Now armed with a undeniable 8 tracks, The Prairie States quickly got in the studio with producer Jay Sparrow (Scenic Route To Alaska, Owls By Nature) and mixer/engineer Brad Smith (Nuela Charles, iamhill) to lay down their debut record Lost In The Right Direction. "

StageFright

Kay Pink and the Medicine
6/18/2018

"kayPink And The MEDICINE has been rocking Calgary stages with infectious, new sounds and songs since 2016. Haunting multi-part harmonies drive home creepy themes with their high energy and they’re rocking audiences ."

Head // Hands
Sam Lundell
6/15/2018

"The record is a diverse and dynamic look at story telling, both fact and fiction, set before a backdrop of indie rock and electronic sounds. Inspired by such varied artists as Switchfoot, John Mayer , Radiohead, and Maroon 5 (to name a few)."

Tipping Velvet
Sheldon Zandboer
5/25/2018

"The consistent theme in Sheldon’s composing for his debut album, Tipping Velvet, is to reintroduce strong melody into jazz so that the music stays with you well after it’s played. He used his own tastes and sensibilities to create music that is complicated – but doesn’t sound like it. He took inspiration from contemporary jazz greats such as Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, while keeping in mind the melodic strength of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, and Miles Davis. Tipping Velvet is Sheldon’s version of melodic jazz that relies on being musical, with the thoughtfulness of a seasoned composer."

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Driving in the Dark
Mariel Buckley
5/4/2018

"Driving In The Dark’s ten songs—led by the singles “Rose Coloured Frames” and “One Time Asking”—paint poetically plainspoken highs and lows, long nights and hard days, all filtered through Mariel’s wry, no-bullshit perspective, and enhanced by the impressive team she assembled for the recording sessions, led by producer Leeroy Stagger at his Rebeltone Ranch studio in Lethbridge, Alberta."

Firemoon
Upsidedowntown
4/20/2018

"Upsidedowntown is a group of good friends and long time musicians from Edmonton AB who play 100% Canadian Rock. 'We keep doing what we love and loving what we do always striving to reach new levels of creativity and success.'"

Home
Grant Kennedy
4/20/2018

"Having grown up with a healthy dose of The Eagles on the tape deck of his father's Chevy, Kennedy likewise blends strong musicianship with warm melodies and easy-listening vocals. On HOME Kennedy displays his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, trumpet and glockenspiel. Fittingly the album was recorded within Kennedy's family HOME using the sonic advantage provided by the large spaces to capture the warm, natural acoustics of the house."

Live N Light
Rochelle Dal Collo
3/31/2018

"Born and raised in rural Alberta, Canada. The one constant in her life is her piano. Turning to musical expression after years of darkness; creating and finding light, overcoming discrimination and negativity. She shares her expressive music; melodies from experiences. Tuning positivity, moving forward, rising above. Graduating with a honours diploma from secondary school began her love of productions. Combining visual and audio art forms from passion. From performing to producing and everything in between; for the love of creating."

Laws of Motion

Jeff Morris
3/16/2018

"Drawing comparisons to people from Jack Johnson to Dallas Green, Morris blends unique vocals, strong lyrics, catchy melodies, and a rhythmic guitar style to create his own distinctive brand of folk grooves."

Extra Dirty

Dirt Road Angels
3/16/2018

"Their third and latest album "Extra Dirty" features modern country rock songs such as the title track as well as two well-known cover songs "Folsom Prison Blues" and crowd favorite "Seven Bridges Road" along with six of their own originals, which also includes the heart- felt ballad "Little One" (Written by Dahlia Wakefield and Maryanne Schwartz).  Two songs on their second album "Paint The Town Red" were finalists in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards as well as the 2014 Calgary Folk Music Song writing contest."

I Hope You're Happy
Athabasca Barnburner
3/1/2018

"Like a song played on your grandfathers guitar. Crafted in the Rocky Mountain of Alberta. Singing songs of the bible, the bottle and everything in between."

Last Call
Ginelle James
2/23/2018

"Ginelle James, a singer/songwriter from Calgary, AB, has a sound all her own. From the country influences of Reba & Trisha to the soulful sound of Aretha and Adele, James’ music has been described as raw, authentic and full of emotion.James has worked with Bart McKay Studios of Saskatoon and OCL Studios of Calgary to create her debut EP."

We're Here For Each Other
I Am The Mountain
2/16/2018

"The six songs are rooted in an earthy folk rock sound, with some added skronk and groove provided by the modest horns and a rhythm unit that balls its collective fist and punches out and up. Hell, even O’Reilly’s voice runs the gamut of smooth Buble croon to Mark Lanegan growl, meaning that I Am the Mountain have something for everyone, while being something all their own."

Manon Mano
Manon Mano
2/15/2018

"Manon's songs have been described as, "feel-good, easy-listening and nostalgic" and an introduction to Manon's quirky thoughts in life. Combining French and English to her songwriting to add a playful twist to the album. Her stories carry messages of positivity and youthful curiosity, sure to make the inner child laugh and smile."

Spirit
Rebecca Lappa
1/14/2018

Based out of Edmonton, Rebecca and the Revelry have performed over a 100 shows together and have no intention of slowing down.

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VISSIA
11/10/2017

"This album is a collection of songs, each holding a place in my experiential past.  Like any memory, the edges get fuzzy with time and my perspective on situations can change, but I look at each song as a snapshot, a moment in time and each song brings me back to a place."

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Twenty One - Nighters
Skinny Dyck & Friends
11/7/2017

"A discerning purveyor of hot twang and battered heart honky tonk, Skinny Dyck is equal parts revivalist and visionary. An apprentice of the pedal steel guitar and an inventive penman of song, the obvious country music influences don’t serve to demystify his talents."

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Dissonance
Josh Sahunta
10/21/2017

"It has a way of caressing your soul and understanding that at times we feel lost, insecure and filled with anxiety…but there’s always a way back to home. There’s a voice, a whisper, a melody, a certain something magical and unique waiting to pull us back if we want it and truly seek it."

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This Desolate Bliss
Lindsay Walker
10/20/2017

"So much about the world is stormy, and dark, and hard to carry with us, but Lindsey Walker uses art as way to take it on, to hold a sense of strength and power. For that, this desolate bliss. is a necessary and fearless plunge into what can be a beautiful depth."

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Magic EP
Windigo
10/13/2017

"Dreamy melodies and psychedelic summer vibes take you somewhere warm and far away. Windigo is the relentlessly lovable brain-child of Anthony Kameka (guitar & vocals), Del Coburn (bass), Tory Rosso (guitar) and Mitch Cooper (drums). Kameka's mellow yet powerful vocals and Cooper's exquisite rhythms balance expertly with Coburn and Rosso’s infectious artistry."

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When We Were Friends
Hello Moth
10/13/2017

"Songs to evoke space clouds: soft, colourful, explosive A haunting orchestra of one."

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Cheap Gin
Winnie Brave
10/4/2017

"Our music is inspired by the road; by the places that we’ve visited throughout Canada and the United States. The Cheap Gin album has elements of Old Time/Gospel, Funk and Soul and some dusty desert rock songs inspired by the deep southwest. The songs are co-written by Amy and Brad. Usually, Brad puts down a bass groove to set the tone, then we fill it out from there."

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Powerhouse Bloom
Raleigh
9/29/2017

"Unafraid of both straight-up hooks and experimental song structure, RALEIGH is a band carving their own space in new music. Thoughtful refrains are woven by vocals, cello, and guitar, with drums and bass treading the groove together. It is indie rock, damaged by art, delicate and exposed but intimately pointed, connectivity through song."

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HypoCRT 1: .M4A
JHNN
9/29/2017

"JHNN (pronounced J-H-double-N), or John K Arum, is a producer/DJ from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Having been active in production and DJing since 2009 in his bedroom while bringing his DJing skills to clubs three years later, he’s developed a sound that can be described as “mellow dark disco”."

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A Hundred Lives
Lisa Anderson
9/26/2017

"Lisa Anderson's second full-length release reflects the struggles and the joys of embracing all life has to offer – the dark, the blissful, and the grey in between. Lisa's realistic optimism and quirky humour weave through her lyrics to form moments of kinship with her listeners."

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Postcards

Marissa K
9/21/2017

"Marissa K’s debut EP, "Postcards" includes six entirely original songs written by Marissa K. This EP is a culmination of Marissa’s evolution as a songwriter over the last six years of her career, each piece representing a different milestone in Marissa’s musical growth."

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Lost In Your Head
The Royal Foundry
8/15/2017

"First coming onto the Edmonton music scene in 2013 as a newly-married alternative folk duo, Jared Salte and Bethany Schumacher have completely reinvented themselves with a solid and well-defined electro-pop sound. Drawing inspiration from the latest trends as well as movements from ‘90s Brit pop and ‘70s progressive rock, Salte and Schumacher dive deep into the exploration of love and relationship on a 13-track explosion of youthful expression and experimentation."

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The New Haunts
The New Haunts
9/1/2017

"The New Haunts are an unconventional mix of guitar riffs, ambient textures, catchy vocals, and detailed drumming. The music is honest and inventive, and attempts to connect with the listener on a thoughtful and emotional level. "

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Drifting Through the Ordinary
Brett McCrady
7/28/2017

"Brett's EP features the award-winning talents of guitarist Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), keyboardist Mike Little (Serena Ryder, Brett Kissel), bassist Chris Byrne (George Canyon, Jason McCoy), drummer Lyle Molzan (Dean Brody, David Wilcox) and many more"

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Spencer Vaughn Band
Spencer Vaughn Band
7/21/2016

"Sometimes you get into your car and sing as loud as your voice will let you... Other times at the end of a bad day you pour into your car, and you just want to sit in reverence knowing you are in the aura of something great. You let the music play to your soul. It was only natural that this precious space would breathe life into the growing call for this artist to forge ahead and find his sound."

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Junkman's Quire
Junkman's Quire
7/15/2017

"Our new EP is now available! A big thank you to Leeroy Stagger and Ryland Moranz at The Rebeltone Ranch for all your hard work in recording this EP. We’d also like to thank Amy Arsene for the beautiful album artwork and Steven Foord for completing the album layout. It now looks and sounds as good as we hoped. We are so excited to be able to share our music with you."

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Better Than Brand-New
Martin Kerr
6/30/2017

"Martin's much-anticipated new album, full of everything you love about his music. All pre-orders of the album count towards the Billboard charts and help launch Martin into the public eye. Warning: do not listen without tissues."

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The Raven & The Fox
The Raven & The Fox
6/29/2017

"Like their namesakes, The Raven & The Fox offer a sound with a sly, mystical edge—what they’ve described from the beginning as “love-inspired mountain music.” The record is a haunting 10-track collection that displays Chang and Isaac’s irresistible rootsy sensibilities. The duo is poised to make an indelible first impression through the combination of Chang’s rich, dark-hued voice and songs as pure and awe-inspiring as a Rocky Mountain sunrise."

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Island Soul
Caleb Hart
6/23/2017

"With songs ranging from 2007 to now, I have finally released my debut EP album as a solo artist. The 5 songs on #IslandSoul give a glimpse into who I was, am and am becoming as a man and musician. I’m grateful for the opportunity and hope you all enjoy it."

 

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Everything You Own
Steel & Timber
6/17/2017

"Steel & Timber’s sound could be classified as alternative folk and roots. Influenced by groups like the Avett Brothers, the Strumbellas, and Josh Ritter, Steel & Timber has found a sound that is exciting, accessible, and makes people dance!"

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Dream Girl
Dylan Ella
5/23/2017

"At the age of 15, she's is no newcomer to the stage. Whether busking at the farmer's market or performing at local pubs and house concerts, her soulful lyrics have been known to captivate audiences of all ages. Her songwriting is influenced by her unparalleled imagination, the beauty of nature and the world around her."

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Moondancer
Over The Moon
5/15/2017

"'Moondancer' is the debut album from Canadian Roots-Swing duo 'Over The Moon'. Mostly written and recorded in their ranch set square in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, the songs range from 40's western swing, Appalachian, old time country blues and contemporary Americana."

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Hermitess
Hermitess
5/11/2017

"The Hermitess is the solo project of songwriter and harpist Jennifer Crighton, who comes by way of various other musical incarnations, including The Consonant C and Devonian Gardens. Stripping back the performance to a harp and a circle of women's voices, the Hermitess is an inquisitive, contrary, wounded, wise and ever dreaming incantation."

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Everything And Nothing At All
Celeigh Cardinal
5/11/2017

"Celeigh Car­di­nal’s bold­ly ­named new al­bum Ev­ery­thing and Noth­ing at All is just this, a time­less summer jam of straigh­ta­head rockers, blues shuf­fles and a couple heart­break­ers on the edge of coun­try, each of which shows off Car­di­nal’s soar­ing and con­fi­dent vo­cal range, which she de­ploys with­out pre­ten­sion over a bunch of great lyrics."

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Surfodelic
Atomicos
5/5/2017

"The crash of surf and the howl of the wind through the coulees. Sun soaked and reverb drenched, this Lethbridge foursome are the spiritual sons of The Ventures and Ennio Morricone, purveyors of a hybrid style of instro that they call “coulee surf.” So go grab your board; that wheat isn’t going to shred itself."

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Where The Love Comes Easy EP
Von Bieker
4/29/2017

"Wielding light guitars and a heavy stomping foot, Von Bieker ushers listeners into the soul’s best hideouts.Von Bieker's alternative folk reveals influences ranging from Radiohead to Glen Hansard; Bahamas to Hall and Oates; Cockburn to Cohen."

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Cope EP
Cope
4/15/2017

"If you’re a fan of Local H, Shellac, Brand New, Refused, and Death From Above 1979, powerful rock duo Cope will strike the right chord. Consisting of Mickey Hayward on drums and Tyson Wiebe on guitars and vocals, the duo plays loud, thoughtful, noisy, and unpredictable tunes. It’s all about the power of two."

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Cherish
Nature Of
4/3/2017

"In 2010, a collaboration of friends and musicians within the Edmonton skateboard community became Nature Of."

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Dead Men Can't Cat Call
The Shivarettes
3/31/2017

"Feminist Calgary punks the Shiverettes are not exactly ones to mince words. The nine-song LP will feature a balance of politically charged material and more personal tracks following, as the band puts it, "your classic heartaches and breakups."

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Drive
Hungry Hollow
3/17/2017

"Influenced by great artists such as The Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Tragically Hip and Sloan, their live set not only plays off the tones of 90’s inspired rock, but truly adds warmth and belonging to any room. With this release, Hungry Hollow looks to push the boundaries of Alternative Rock."

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From This Side
Johanna Sillanpaa
3/17/2017

"Johanna has been described as "a bluesy Erykah Badu with a marvellous voice that begins in the smoky lows of Norah Jones and effortlessly climbs into the powerful, confident ranges of Lisa Stansfield"."

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Moment In Time
Kyler Schogen
3/15/2017

"Kyler Schogen's guitar-based, feel-good music, consists of catchy, bluesy, melodic rock. Their dynamic live shows are all about flowing grooves and heartfelt deliveries. Starting in 1996 and covering ground from Whitehorse to the Mexican border, they’ve played over 3000 shows "

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Into The Glow
Locomotive Ghost
2/27/2017

"Locomotive Ghost’s fourth full-length album was was recorded with award-winning producers Russell Broom and Spencer Cheyne and was largely supported by a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016. The album is the band members' most collaborative work yet, and it demonstrates the group's commitment to honest and raw expression with a relatable, pop approach."

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SuperCircuitMan and other retro relix
Ross Campbell with The FatBand
2/17/2017

"Ross Campbell with The FatBand is a band with a rather unique approach to their blend of funk, rock and alternative music. Their recent studio effort is a full-length album titled “SuperCircuitMan and other retro relix”. Their music is really hard to predict and categorize within a single music genre."

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Follow My Heart
Harold Reichstein
1/31/2017

"Harold is currently enjoying a renaissance of sorts as the great songs he grew up listening to in small town Alberta seem to be more popular than ever. You can hear those country, rock and blues influences in his original works. His debut CD “Follow My Heart” has flavors from all these influences "

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Passing Through Time
Wilfred N & the Grown Men

1/20/2017

"I was lucky to be a teen during a very musically fertile time – when the Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and tonnes of other greats were creating fresh music for my fresh ears. To this day, I like it when an artist has his own sound but doesn't sound 'all the same'...and this is what I try to do."

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The Trestle
Jake Ian
1/20/2017

"A ragged combo of folk, country and blues that will touch even the toughest of souls."

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The Music Of Eric Clapton
Marc Beaudin
1/6/2017

"An instrumental tribute to the great musical guitarist and musical visionary, Eric Clapton."

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The Flight
Cindy Paul
12/7/2016

"Cindy is deeply connected to her Indigenous roots and it shines through in every breath and beat. She truly believes in educating and healing through art and music and her compositions echo the sentiment to never soften your conviction to make others socially comfortable. With her distinct lyrical metaphors of love bitten with honesty, her passion for sharing her northern stories and her unique neo-folk style sound, Cindy Paul has taken flight into airwaves world wide."

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Miss Scarlett and the Madmen
Danielle French
11/17/2016

"With one foot in the shadow and one foot in the light Danielle exposes the dark corners of the psyche and brings these dark elements into the light. Delicious, darkly romantic Music. Intoxicating... Enchanting... Mesmerizing... Spell-Binding!"

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In a Box
Abruzzi Spur
11/13/2016

"Pulling influences from math rock, electronic music and art rock, we create moody, intricate music exploring themes beyond the usual pop landscape."

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Slave in a Stone
Hello Moth
11/4/2016

"With "Slave in a Stone," Hello Moth expands upon the extremes of his sound. From alt-pop anthems to dark cinematic monoliths, tribal punk techno to dollhouse rap ballads, the album displays an eclectic range of songwriting and production styles. Duality abounds both sonically and textually as organic sounds hold hands with glitchy electronics, and a subtle thematic undercurrent of religion and violence swirls throughout the work."

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Reckless Heart
Rebecca Lappa
11/2/2016

"With a haunting voice and elegant lyrics she delivers a musical renaissance inspired by history, poetry and life events spun with romance, fantasy and intelligent wit. In short, Rebecca is resurrecting the art of the 'Folktale' and making it accessible and hip again!"

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When We Were Friends
Nancy Laberge
10/26/2016

"With its skilful blend of infectious folk-pop and incisive lyrics, Nancy Laberge’s new album When We Were Friends firmly establishes an important new voice in Canadian music. Many Albertans are already familiar with the Calgary-based singer/songwriter through her past efforts, as well as through being a fixture on the provincial scene. But with this second solo outing, Laberge has made a dramatic leap forward both in her own songwriting style and production approach."

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Palimpsest
FOONYAP
10/21/2016

"A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her past and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions."

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Where The Air is Thin EP
Von Bieker
10/15/2016

"Where The Air is Thin", Von Bieker's first EP, is a product of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Repeat visits have infected Von Bieker with a certain kind of magic that surges through this EP and it's forthcoming counterpart, "Where The Love Comes Easy" (Spring 2017)."

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Stranger EP
Miesha & The Spanks
10/4/2016

"“Motorin’” and “Stranger” are the first recordings released in collaboration with Paul Rawson and Danny Farrant (The Buzzcocks) in the producers’ chair. Their input and influence shaped the consistent gritty rock sounds of Miesha & The Spanks with nods to 50s girl group romanticism and tonality shifts in the vein of Queens of The Stone Age."

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