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New & Upcoming Canadian Albums: Begonia, Orville Peck and Boy Golden Have Anticipated Releases On The Way

New albums out this week include The Once, John Gogo, Truck Violence and Olivia Penalva, while some hotly-tipped contenders await in the wings.

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There are some new Canadian albums coming your way post-Canada Day weekend. Folk favourite Romi Mayes delivers a new album, Blue Rodeo keyboardist Mike Boguski takes the spotlight with another solo effort, seasoned rock 'n rollers Mr! Mouray return and there is new work from Toronto Latin singer-songwriter Amanda Martinez.

In the next six weeks, meanwhile, some of Canada's brightest new talents from across the country are putting out keenly-awaited releases. Winnipeg R&B/pop singer-songwriter Begonia has a powerful voice, and people are now taking notice. Her next album, Open Swim, arrives on July 17, little more than a year after her acclaimed and Juno-nominated second album, Powder Blue. Begonia won a Juno with her earlier group, Chic Gamine, and this could bring similar honours.


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Her fellow Manitoban, Boy Golden (aka Liam Duncan) delivers his new album, For Eden, on July 19, and he has also been making waves with his vibrant indie folk sound. We're informed that "the album’s origins — analog and off-the-grid — speak to the more personal, self-reflective mood of the collection." A breakout performance at the AmericanaFest conference last fall led to a signing with talent giant WME. Boy Golden will be promoting the album via an extensive cross-country tour later this year.

After earning attention in the duo Milk & Bone, Montreal singer-songwriter-film composer KROY (Camille Poliquin) has gone solo, and her new album, Militia, is released on Aug. 16. Expect dark pop melodies on this one. More info here.

Country music maverick Orville Peck returns with his new album, Stampede, arriving on Aug. 2. It will be backed by the muscle of Warner Records, the major label he jumped to from Sub Pop. The record will include Peck's much-talked about duet with Willie Nelson on "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other," a track featured in our Fresh Sounds series recently.

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See the full calendar of new and upcoming Canadian releases here.

June

27: Alexisonfire, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

28: Mattmac, All Eyes On Us (Mattmac Music Group/N’we Jinan Records)

28: Homeshake, Horsie (Dine Alone Records)

28: Shawn Hook, Beauty in Surrender (Infinity & Records/UMG)

28: Karan Aujla, Four Me (Apple Music Edition)

28: Mike Boguski, Here's To Tomorrow / Goodbye To Yesterday

28: Brasstactics, Tribute to the Groove

28: Tommy Crane, Dance Music for All Occasions (Elastic Recordings)

28: Harry Lee Follon , Uncle's Lament (Bandcamp)

28: The Once, Out Here

28: Romi Mayes, Small Victories

28: Rose Morrison, The River She Knows

28: WAASH, WAASH (Light Organ Records)

July

1: Mr! Mouray, Lady Rock And Roll

2: LVEAM, Bagatelles

3: John Gogo, Western Balladeer

5: Future Star, It’s About Time! (Mint Records)

5: Truck Violence, Violence (Mothland)

5: Olivia Penalva, Spiderwebs (Deluxe)

5: Amanda Martinez, Recuerdo

12: Donovan Woods, Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now (End Times Music)

12: Colin Fisher, Suns Of The Heart (We Are Busy Bodies)

17: Begonia, Open Swim (Birthday Cake Records)

19: Oleyada, Late Night Jam

19: Boy Golden, For Eden (Six Shooter)

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26: Electric Religious , The Taste (Red Music Rising)

26:Doug Wilde, The Sixth Dimension.

26: Wild Rivers, Never Better (Nettwerk Music Group)

August

2: Orville Peck, Stampede

9: Fucked Up, Another Day

16: KROY, Militia

16: Dee Holt, loving in the dark

23: The Secret Beach, We were Born Here, What's Your Excuse? (Victory Pool)

23 Colin James, Chasing The Sun (Stony Plain)

23: Michael Cloud Duguay, Succeeder (Watch That Ends The Night

28: Ghostkeeper, Cîpayak

30: The Sound of Eddy, Ladders (Ensoul Records)

September

6 : Hansom Ēli, Sip

6: Cuff The Duke, Breaking Dawn (Cardinal Records)

6: Thélonius García, Marche Nocturne (night walk)

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6: SUUNS, The Breaks (Secret City)

6: Mo Kenney, From Nowhere

13: Colin Stetson, The love it took to leave you (Envision Records)

13: Joel Plaskett, One Real Reveal

20: Golden Feather, Release

27:Leif Vollebekk, Revelation (Secret City Records)

27: Julian Taylor Pathways (Howling Turtle, Inc.)

October

4: Mia Kelly, To Be Clear

4: Devarrow, Heart Shaped Rock (Paper Bag Records)

11: Klô Pelgag, Abracadabra (Secret City Records)

11: Jadea Kelly, Weather Girl

18: Twin Flames, Hugging the Cactus

November

8: The Tragically Hip, Up To Here (box set)

December

5: Carmen Braden, A Hard Light

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Legendary Jamaican Artist Buju Banton Coming To Toronto On North American Arena Tour

The show will come as part of the reggae artist's first U.S. tour in 13 years. Don Toliver and Snotty Nose Rez Kids have also revealed upcoming Canadian dates.

A legendary Jamaican artist is making a major return to Canada.

Grammy-winning reggae and dancehall musician Buju Banton will perform at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on October 13, for his first Canadian show in over fifteen years.

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