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New and Upcoming Canadian Album Releases: Charlotte Day Wilson, Deep Dark Woods & More

This week also features new releases from Colour Film, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Deep Dark Woods and Kyp Harness.

Charlotte Day Wilson

Charlotte Day Wilson

Emily Lipson

This week's Canadian album releases include a long-awaited album from Charlotte Day Wilson. She joins a release week that also includes Ken Tizzard & Music For Goats, Laraw, Jon Gordon, Clever Hopes, Wake Island and CHXMERAS.

Some Canadiand favourites have also announced new albums this week, including Homeshake, Begonia and Luka Kuplowsky.


See the full calendar of new and upcoming releases below.

Album of the Week: Charlotte Day Wilson, Cyan Blue

Given the impact this Toronto singer-songwriter-producer has had since emerging on the scene with her 2016 EP, CDW, it’s hard to believe that Cyan Blue, out on May 3, is just her second full-length album. In the interim, she has been sampled by Drake, James Blake and others, while Patti Smith covered Wilson’s breakout single “Work.” Look for the acclaim to continue with Cyan Blue, an adventurous work showcasing her multiple skills. Having A-list producers like Leon Thomas (SZA, Ariana Grande), and Jack Rochon (H.E.R, Daniel Caesar) doesn’t hurt either. Wilson has a cool and restrained take on contemporary R&B (no vocal pyrotechnics here), and her pure voice is often treated and twisted with interesting production choices. There are tinges of gospel, soul, hip-hop and electronic music, while the strength of Wilson’s writing keeps things coherent. Highlights include the short and sweet single “Canopy,” the title track and “New Day.” A stunning work. Wilson starts a North American tour on May 15. Dates here.

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April

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

26: Northern Ranger, Taken By Violet

26: Trashed Ambulance, Trashed At The Vat

26: Ellis, No Place That Feels Like

26: Corridor, Mimi (Bonsound)

26: MacKenzie Porter, Nobody's Born With A Broken Heart (Big Loud)

26: Anthony D’Alessandro, Searchin’

26: ambroise: la première caresse goûte toujours la neige

26: Joshua Hyslop, Evergold

26: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, FU###IN' UP

26: Colour Film, Half An Hour

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26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust

26: PartyNextDoor, PartyNextDoor4 (OVO Sound)

26: Sierra Pilot, KARMA

26: Boogát, Del Horizonte

26: Alex Henry Foster, Kimiyo

26: Lee Aaron, Tattoo Me

26: Parkdale Rebels, Spellbound

29: Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Cuckoo

May

1: Deep Dark Woods, Broadside Ballads Vol. III. (Victory Pool)

1: Christina Kennedy -Echoes of Us

2: Chinese Medicine, Die Aspora (Twin Fang Records)

3: Clever Hopes, New Kind of Familiar

3: Charlotte Day Wilson, Cyan Blue

3: Dun-Dun Band, Pita Parka Pt. 1 — Xam Egdub (Ansible Editions)

3: Ken Tizzard & Music For Goats, The Dagg Sessions

3: Jon Gordon, 7th Ave South

3: Laraw, Quarter Life Crisis (Bravo Musique)

3: Dan Loomis, Revolutions (Adhyâropa Records)

3: Rachel Davis & Darren McMullen, Home

3: Ryan Oliver Quartet, Live In Vancouver

3: Kari van der Kloot, Window (TPR Records)

3: Wake Island, Born to Leave - revisited

3: CHXMERAS, Terminal City (Virtua94 Records)

6: Stephen Hamm, Songs of the Future

7: Grievous Angels, Last Call For Cinderella

7: The Scenics, New Part In Town

9: Roddy Ellias, Moon Over Lake

10: Xana, The Sex Was Good Until It Wasn’t

10: Atelier Speech, Speech Vol.4

10: Abigail Lapell, Anniversary (Outside Music)

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10: Christina Petrowska Quilico, Games Of The Night Wind (Navona Records)

10: Brenda Earle Stokes, Motherhood

10: Sebastian Bach, Child Within The Man

10: Olivia Penalva, Spiderwebs

10: Potatohead People, Eat Your Heart Out (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

10: Bibi Club, Feu de garde (Secret City Records)

10: Handheld, Live at 25

13: Dump Babes, Known Liar

17: Alana Yorke, Destroyer (Paper Bag Records)

17: Major Love, Live, Laugh, Major Love (Slow Weather)

17: Maple Mountain Sunburst, Ecstatic

17: Telehorn, The Gravity Of See You Later (Touch in Motion)

17: Kaïa Kater, Strange Medicine(Acronym)

17: Ruth Moody, Wanderer (Blue Muse Records/True North Records)

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17: The Luvmenauts, Ephemera (Do Right Music)

17: Ruth Saphir, Accolades of Time (Orchard of Pomegranates)

17: The Anti-Queens, Disenchanted ( Stomp Records)

17: Coleman Hell - Joyride (604 Records)

17: John Kameel Farah & Nick Fraser, Farahser (Elastic Recording)

17: Ghostly Kisses, Darkroom

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

24: Priori, This But More (NAFF)

24: Kiesza, Dancing and Crying: Vol. 1

24: Old Man Luedecke, She Told Me Where to Go

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

24: Alanna Sterling, Everything’s gonna be just fine ( Indica Records)

24: Kenton Loewen, Petrol Matches Boom (Drip Audio)

24: Deanna Knight, Every Little Spark

24: VISHTÈN CONNEXIONS, Expansion

24: Lynne Hanson, Just A Poet

31: Unessential Oils, S/T (Secret City Records)

24: Joe Rocca, Hybride( Bonsound.)

31: Mary-frances Leahy First Light

31: Ruby Waters, What’s The Point

31: Sam Jr. , Inner Shadow (Arts & Crafts)

31: Luka Kuplowsky & The Ryokan Band - How Can I Possibly Sleep When There Is Music (Next Door Records)

June

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:Ellen Doty, Every Little Scene

14: Geoffroy, Good Boy

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

21: Celeigh Cardinal, Boundless Possibilities

21: Islands, What Occurs

21: SUBB and Mudie, Cat Songs EP

28: Homeshake, Horsie (Dine Alone Records)

July

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

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

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)

August

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

September

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

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