With so many tunes coming out all the time, how do you know which ones to listen to? Welcome to the very first episode of The Drop! An hour of new music every Sunday at 8pm.
This week’s show goes from electronic to punk, Toronto to Sweden, and everything in between. Rdio playlist is at the bottom!
1. CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Go ft. Q-Tip
Haven’t heard from these guys in a few years. The new album, Born In The Echoes, drops in stores July 17th.
2. MODEST MOUSE – The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
If you love Lampshades On Fire, there’s nothing to not like about the next single off their long awaited record, Strangers To Ourselves.
3. THE ZOLAS – Molotov Girls
Remember that cool tune, Invisible? Vancouver natives are back at it with a riff that could be defined by one word: summer. Catch them at Edgefest 1, July 23rd!
4. PURITY RING – Begin Again
Possibly Canada’s coolest export right now, if you haven’t heard of this electronic duo from Edmonton, be sure to check out their entire album if you like this tune. If you’re a fan of CHVRCHES, dig in, pal.
5. MADISEN WARD & THE MAMA BEAR – Silent Movies
Is it just us or is starting a band with your mom the sweetest thing ever? How fitting that it’s Mother’s Day today. **Dear mom, I would totally start a band and tour with you.
6. MS MR – Painted
Some of the nicest kids in the biz are back with a daunting track that kinda makes your heart race.
7. X AMBASSADORS – Renegades
There are so many gems from this 2015 Edgefest artist from New York, this is a good start!
8. ALESSIA CARA – Here
9. BRONCHO – Class Historian
You will be hearing this a lot…very soon! We couldn’t get enough of these guys at CMW this past week. Buzzin’ hook!
10. REFUSED – Elektra
One of the most influential punk bands of all time made us wait SEVENTEEN years for some new music. Still solid. If you ever get a chance to catch these Swedes play live, it will be one of the best shows you’ve ever seen in your life.
11. TERRA LIGHTFOOT – Never Will
Doesn’t she have a great first name? Obvi. This soulful Stoney Creek native is not related to Gordon so don’t ask.
12. VANESSA CARLTON – Young Heart
You might remember this cute little piano goddess from her pop hit “A Thousand Miles” but bear with me a sec – she’s grown up and found that her sound lives in a far more alternative place than her past work.