New Canadian Albums Coming Out in 2024: A New Release Calendar

New releases from Sum 41, Mother Mother, The Strumbellas and more highlight the first Canadian album release look-ahead of 2024.

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley

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Now that 2023 has come to a close and the year-end charts have been digested, it's time to look ahead. 2024 is already looking to be a big year.

Upcoming Canadian album releases include a double album from long-running pop-punk band Sum 41, a new album from long-running rock band Mother Mother that follows the huge TikTok resurgence of their older song "Hayloft," plus new ones from well-established bands like The Strumbellas, Chromeo and more. There are also plenty of albums from up-and-coming artists to keep an eye on.

This list sticks to albums with established release dates, but there are also more to look forward to in 2024. Promising B.C. rapper Boslen's Conversations Over Dinner project is tentatively scheduled for March. Mustafa announced his debut album is coming this year. Montreal rapper Lou Phelps announced his forthcoming album Chélbé, executive-produced by Kaytranada. Speaking of that Montreal producer, he closed out 2023 with a pair of new songs. Could that signal something new on the horizon?


Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids could have a big breakout year coming. They signed to Sony Music Canada last year and announced their major label debut will come out this summer. And after appearing on Billboard Canada's Punjabi Wave cover, Jonita Gandhi has her first EP on 91 North Records set to release in February.


1: Summer Snow, Past All The Routine Signs

1: ZYLA, Boy Across The Street (Bandcamp)

5: Andrew Hyatt, L Is For (604 Records)

5: Anthony Gomes, Peace, Love & Loud Guitars - anniversary reissue

12: The Prairie States, Trouble Is (Willing Records / Universal Music)

19: Hot Garbage, Precious Dream (Mothland)

19: PACKS, Melt The Honey

26: Felix Tellier Pouliot, Hometown Zero

26: Spencer Burton, North Wind (Dine Alone)

26: Andrew Morrison, Euphemisms (Aakuluk Records)


1: NYSSA, Shake Me Where I’m Foolish (Six Shooter)


2: High Valley, Small Town Somethin’

2: Talia Schlanger, Grace For The Going (Latent Recordings)

2: Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Tidal Currents: East Meets West(Chronograph Records)

2: C. Diab, Imerro

2: Vera Sola, Peacemaker (City Slang)

7: Benjamin Russell, Pleasure Center (TCBE Records)

9: Andrea Superstein, Oh Mother

9: Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Songs of Freedom

9: The Strumbellas, Part Time Believer

9: Eve Parker Finley, In The End

9: The Dead South, Chains & Stakes (Six Shooter)

9: Nick Schofield, Ambient Ensemble (Backward Music

9: Oh Caroline, Monochrome LP (Friends of Friends)

9: Allen Dobb, Alone Together

9: Ducks Ltd., Harm's Way

16: Chromeo, Adult Contemporary

16: Steve Maddock, Jack Of All Trades

16: The Once, Out Here

16: Mother Mother, Grief Chapter

23: Stan Rogers, Stan Rogers - Songs of a Lifetime vinyl box set (Borealis Records)

23: Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life (15th Anniversary Edition Clear Orange 2LP) (Matador)

23: Corb Lund, El Viejo (New West)

23: Shaina Hayes, Kindergarten Heart (Bonsound)

23: Allie X, Girl With No Face

23: Elephant Stone, Back Into The Dream

23: Royal Tusk,Altruistic (MNRK Music Group)


1: The Look Out Service, The Gambit


1: Rik Emmett, Diamonds – The Best of the Hard Rock Years 1990 – 1995 (Music In Motion Ent)

15: Comeback Kid, Trouble (New Damage Records)

22: Alexandra Lost, Smoke

29: Sum 41, Heaven :x: Hell (Rise Records)


5: Dana Gavanski, Late Slap (Full Time Hobby)

12: Classified, Luke's View (HalfLife Records & Big Story Entertainment)


24: David Myles, Devil Talking (Little Tiny Records / turtlemusik)

24: Wyatt C. Louis - Chandler (Royal Mountain Records)

Mélanie Renaud
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Mélanie Renaud


Obituaries: Quebec Singer Mélanie Renaud, Saxophone Legend David Sanborn

This week we also acknowledge the passing of English keyboardist John Hawken and soul/ska singer Jimmy James of The Vagabonds.

Mélanie Renaud, a Quebec singer, died on May 14, at age 42, from ovarian cancer.

The Haiti-born artist, who was adopted by Quebecois parents when she was eight months old, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer more than seven years ago.

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