Montreal's Geoffroy Delivers a Bright New Sound on 'Good Boy': New & Upcoming Canadian Album Releases

Also out this week is new work from Jim Cuddy, Tevet Sela, Kym Gouchie and Ellen Doty.



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Canadian albums are in the spotlight this week, as the Polaris Music Prize announced its 40-album long list for best of the year. Longtime post-hardcore favourites Alexisonfire, meanwhile, announced a new live album.

This week also brings a number of new releases, including ever-evolving Montreal artist Geoffroy. He joins Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, who has a new solo release, as well as Christin Hyshka, The Hi Tops,Maggie Andrew, Kym Gouchy, Wild Remedy and more. Others announcing new album release dates are Mo Kenney, Mia Kelly and KROY.

See the full calendar after our Album of the Week feature.


Album of the Week: Geoffroy, Good Boy

Eloquent Montreal singer-songwriter Geoffroy releases his fourth studio album, Good Boy, today (June 14). It's a bright new sound, with a diversified set of influences he only hinted at in the past. He calls this “a feel-good album that shed the weight of the other ones" and says he "was eager to step away from the nostalgia and melancholy I had visited and analyzed plenty in the past.” This positive vibe is boosted by musical textures that reflect his interest in cumbia and other Latin and African rhythmic styles.

That is showcased on the new single and video, "Early Morning Sun," one that brings the Latin-accented work of Danny Michel to mind. Another advance track, "C.A.Y.A (Come as You Are)," has a similarly warm feel, with Geoffroy's clean and intimate vocals to the fore, while "Hotel Bed" employs a Burundi drum crew to fine effect. Good Boy was recorded with longtime production partners Clément Leduc and Gabriel Gagnon, and it fuses organic and electronic instruments seamlessly.

On July 1, Geoffroy plays M Telus in Montreal, followed by August Quebec dates and five Western shows in September and more dates in Quebec, NYC and Toronto. Itinerary and tickets here.


7: Rick White and The Sadies, S/T (Blue Fog)


7: Super Duty Tough Work, Paradigm Shift Extended (Next Door Records)

7: Lori Cullen, The Thunder And The Bay

7: Bobby Bazini, Stone of June (Spectra Musique)

7: Blue Hawaii, Diamond Shovel

7: Kaytranada, Timeless

13: Christin Hyshka, Rescue

13: Kym Gouchie,Shun beh nats’ujeh

14: The Hi Tops,Lips, Hips, and Counterfeits

14: Maggie Andrew, Day Job (turtlemusik)

14: Wild Remedy, Songs From Home

14: Jim Cuddy, All The World Fades Away

14: Tevet Sela, Sweet Tears.

14:Ellen Doty, Every Little Scene

14: Geoffroy, Good Boy

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

21: Celeigh Cardinal, Boundless Possibilities

21: Islands, What Occurs

21: Celine Dion, I AM: CELINE DION (OST) (Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Legacy Recordings )

21: Tyler Ellis, Greater Than

21: SUBB and Mudie, Cat Songs EP

21: Lori-Ann Speed, Somewhere in Time

28: Homeshake, Horsie (Dine Alone Records)

21: Karma Glider, Ocean Honey Violence

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

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

28: Brasstactics, Tribute to the Groove

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

28: Rose Morrison, The River She Knows


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


5: Truck Violence, Violence (Mothland)

5: Olivia Penalva,Spiderwebs (Deluxe)

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)

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

26: Romi Mayes, Small Victories


16: KROY, Militia

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

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


6: Hansom Ēli, Sip

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


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

27: Leif Vollebekk, Revelation (Secret City Records)

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


4: Mia Kelly, To Be Clear

11: Klô Pelgag, Abracadabra (Secret City Records)

18: Twin Flames, Hugging the Cactus

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