New & Upcoming  Canadian Album Releases: Islands, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and More

Find a full list of new and just-announced albums, including Belfountain, The Tragically Hip, Orville Peck and more.



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Celine Dion is reentering the public sphere with her new Prime Video documentary I Am: Celine Dion, and with it comes a full soundtrack of her greatest hits and original score tracks from the movie. She's part of a rush of new Canadian album announcements, also including a new instalment of Orville Peck's duets project, an archival Tragically Hip release and more.

Also this week, there's a new greatest hits collection from Avril Lavigne, a new album from Indigenous soul/blues singer Celeigh Cardinal, a new one from Grammy-nominated reggae singer Jah'Mila and much more.

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


Album of the Week: Islands, What Occurs

Since releasing a well-received debut in 2006, indie rockers Islands have certainly been prolific. What Occurs is the band's 10th album, following last year's And That's Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, and the group remains led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Nick Thorburn, the sole original member (brothers Evan and Geordie Gordon have been in the lineup since 2009) and a former member of Montreal cult favourite The Unicorns. The new album was recorded in a spontaneous fashion in a Vancouver Island studio, and it captures their quirky charm, incorporating jaunty piano and guitars, witty lyrics and, on "Boll Weevil," retro keyboards sound that sound both cheesy and charming. Other song titles include "Arachnophobia" and "David Geffen's Jackson Pollock" so you can expect more offbeat humour. As well as digitally, the record is available in a limited edition (1,000 copies) of 12" Gold-coloured vinyl via Bandcamp.


14: Maggie Andrew, Day Job (turtlemusik)

14: Jim Cuddy, All The World Fades Away

14: Geoffroy, Good Boy

18: Heaven For Real, Hell’s Logo’s Pink (Mint)

20: Etienne Siew, Chasing Dreams

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: Jah'Mila, Woman Of the Sun

21: Avril Lavigne, Avril Lavigne - Greatest Hits (Legacy/SME)

21: Kelly Jamieson, Too Close To The Sun

21: The Town Heroes, Singin'

21: Neon Dreams, The Good, The True, and The Beautiful

21: Tyler Ellis, Greater Than

21: SUBB and Mudie, Cat Songs EP

21: Lori-Ann Speed, Somewhere in Time

21: Lori Cullen, The Thunder and The Bay

21: Karma Glider, Ocean Honey Violence

21: Brayden Bell,Box Office Bomb

28: Homeshake, Horsie (Dine Alone Records)

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: Wild Rivers, Never Better (Nettwerk Music Group)

26: Romi Mayes, Small Victories


2: Orville Peck, Stampede

9: Fucked Up, Another Day

16: KROY, Militia

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

23 Colin James, Chasing The Sun (Stony Plain)

28: Ghostkeeper, Cîpayak

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


6: Hansom Ēli, Sip

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

6: Thélonius García, Marche Nocturne (night walk)

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.)


4: Mia Kelly, To Be Clear

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

11: Klô Pelgag, Abracadabra (Secret City Records)

18: Twin Flames, Hugging the Cactus

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.)


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

Buju Banton

Buju Banton


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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