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New And Upcoming Canadian Albums: Corb Lund, Daniel Romano's Outfit, Neil Young

Artists with new releases out this week also include Allie X, Royal Tusk, a Stan Rogers box set and more.

Corb Lund

Corb Lund

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It is another active week for new albums by Canadian artists. Former Triumph member Rik Emmett digs into his archives, jazz and blues notables Mike Downes and Michael Kaeshammer deliver new material, and the prolific Daniel Romano's Outfit delivers another one.

Those announcing upcoming album release dates include Toronto punk heroes METZ, pop hitmaker Kiesza, folk star Kaïa Kater and soul singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson.


Find the full release calendar after the album of the week below.

Album of the Week: Corb Lund, El Viejo

Albertan honky tonk troubadour Corb Lund returns to the spotlight with this album, one he produced and recorded in his Lethbridge living room with his band The Hurtin’ Albertans. It is dedicated to his late friend, legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, something of a mentor, and the video for the title track (named for Tyson's nickname) features old clips of the pair. In that distinctive rugged yet clear voice, Lund tells his comrade, "They're outta vodka, no more wine, I think you left us just in time." He does Tyson proud with this album, with the acoustic settings neatly framing his narratives of outlaws, gamblers and drifters. Lund begins Canadian tour dates on March 5. Itinerary here.

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February

23: Philip Sayce, The Wolves are Coming (Atomic Gemini / Forty Below Records)

23: Neil Young, Dume (Warner)

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: Moonshine, Noir Fever Presente: Moonshine & LA Federation Internationale du Bruit

23: Excuse Me, The Light

23: Shaina Hayes, Kindergarten Heart (Bonsound)

23: Last Ark Out, Lift

23: Allie X, Girl With No Face

23: Elephant Stone, Back Into The Dream

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23: Royal Tusk, Altruistic (MNRK Music Group)

23: Church of Trees, Transience

27: David Vertesi, Fictionalized (Tiny Kingdom)

28: Gulfer, Third Wind

29: Harold and Ruth, A Song For Ira (Busy Buddies)

March

1: The Look Out Service, The Gambit

1: Dead Root Revival, The Controller's Exam

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

1: Flore Laurentienne, 8 tableaux (Secret City Records)

1: Michael Kaeshammer, Turn It Up (Seven.One Starwatch/Sony Music Germany)

1: Musebots & Arne Eigenfeldt, A Walk To Meyton (Redshift Records)

1: Mike Downes, The Way In

1: Daniel Romano's Outfit - Too Hot To Sleep

1: Paul Black, Beautiful Sin

8: Turboprop, A Canadian Songbook (TPR Records)

8: Loreena McKennitt,The Road Back Home (Quinlan Road)

8: Irene Torres, S/T ((Vesuvius Music)

8: Erika Angell - The Obsession With Her Voice

8: Homeshake, CD Wallet (Dine Alone)

8: Virginia to Vegas, The Greatest Hits

8: Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train, Red, Hot and Blue

15: Clay and Friends , STUNT

15: Daniel Boeckner, Boeckner! (Sub Pop)

15: Sarah Good & The Bads, The Drifting

15: Disaster Pony, S/T (Lovetown Records)

15: Comeback Kid, Trouble (New Damage Records)

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15: JJ Shiplett, A Way Through Time (courtesy of Red Buffalo Records)

22: Scott Marshall, The Solitude Suite

22: Alexandra Lost, Smoke

22: Parlour Panther, Bloom (Coax Records)

22: Sue Decker, Keeping Time

22: Close Talker, The Sprawl

22: Loony, Loony

27: Hua Li 化力, ripe fruit falls but not in your mouth (Next Door Records)

27: Good Kid, Good Kid 4

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

29: Sykamore, Through the Static ( CMDSHFT)

29: Sue Foley, One Guitar Woman ( Stony Plain Records)

April

1: George Crotty, Inner Nature

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

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5: Wine Lips, Super Mega Ultra ( Stomp Records)

5: Julie Aubé, Boiling Over

5: poolblood, theres_plenty_of_music_to_go_around.zip (Next Door Records)

10: Mawzy, Long View

11: Scenic Route to Alaska, , Lasts Forever

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

12: Temporal Waves, S/T (People Places Records / Linear Fade Records)

12: Gillian Hay, Magnolia Baby

12: METZ, Up On Gravity Hill

19: Michael Feuerstack, Eternity Mongers ( Forward Music)

19: Cadence Weapon, ROLLERCOASTER (MNRK Music)

19: Leaf Rapids, Velvet Paintings

19: Kellie Loder, Transitions

19: Ndidi O, Simple Songs for Complicated Times

24: Thunder Queens, Strike One (Victory Pool Records)

26: Ellis, No Place That Feels Like

26: Corridor, Mimi (Bonsound)

26: Hovvdy, S/T (Arts & Crafts)

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

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

26: Matthew de Zoete, Half An Hour

26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust

May

3: Clever Hopes, New Kind of Familiar

3: Charlotte Day Wilson, Cyan Blue

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

10: Abigail Lapell, Anniversary (Outside Music)

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

17: Alana Yorke, Destroyer (Paper Bag Records)

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

17: Kaïa Kater, Strange Magic (Acronym)

17: Ghostly Kisses, Darkroom

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

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)

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

July

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

19: Oleyada, Late Night Jam

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