Song: “Young Desire”
Album: The Wilder Beyond
From Halifax, this indie five-piece has quickly made a name for themselves and recently released their sophomore album. I love their big, anthemic sound in this song.
Song: “Moon Unit”
Written on the Isle of Wight after a seventh month tour, this song is a nod to Frank Zappa’s daughter and an ode to cassettes their parents listened to on long drives. I enjoy the song’s energetic feel.
Artist: The Ballroom Thieves
Song: “Do Something”
From their upcoming EP, Boston trio The Ballroom Thieves offer a traditional murder ballad with this song. I like the jazzy, soulful sound.
Artist: Lauren Ruth Ward
Song: “Blue Collar Sex Kitten”
About to begin a US tour, Lauren Ruth Ward recently released a highly-anticipated psych-blues debut. I enjoy the rock swagger of this song.
Song: “Face Meets Glass”
Vancouver post-punk band Actors have just set out on a tour across Canada, the US, and Europe. I love the early-80s, synth-soaked sound.
Artist: To The Trees
Song: “Run From Fire”
This Kitchener four-piece plans to release their self-titled debut EP early next month. I like their unique synth rock sound.