Sundara Karma, “Loveblood”
Recommended If You Like: Your songs stadium-sized.
This four-piece UK band takes their name from the Sanskrit world that means “noble” or “beautiful” But before you think they might be the next Kula Shaker, forget it. Their sound has more in common with Bruce Springsteen and other acts who work create stadium-sized songs.
Aaron Fontwell, “Crystal Coated”
An upcoming EP (Astrawerks)
RIYL: Daydreaming on an overcast December afternoon.
Apparently, Aaron spent a year taking Polaroid pictures and sticking them on his wall in hopes of inspiring himself to write something new and different. This is one of the songs to come out of this experiment. Turns out he lives not so far from me in Clarkson in western part of Mississauga.
Barns Courtney, “Glitter and Gold”
RIYL: The idea of an angry Ed Sheeran.
Stompy new single from the English singer-songwriter who would make a good touring companion for groups like the Strumbellas, the Lumineers and Kaleo. This track is actually more than a year old but will be included on his debut album when it appears next year.
PUP, “Sleep in the Heat”
The Dream is Over (Side One Dummy)
RIYL: Songs about lizards
You were probably hoping for a new song inspired by a chameleon—as in a colour-changing lizard. This track is dedicated to Norman, singer Stefan Babcock’s chameleon friend who died during the making of this album. Oh, and the video stars Finn Wolfhand from the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.
Age of Electric, “Keys”
We Are Busy Bodies EP (We Are Busy Bodies)
RIYL: 90s CanRock
Yes, them. AoE is back (actually, the reunion has been on for more than a year now; time to update that Wikipedia page and to remove the Latin placeholder script from your website, guys). The EP is due February 17.