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New and Upcoming Canadian Albums: Dan Boeckner, Deep Dark Woods & More

Dan Boeckner's explosive and eclectic solo debut, 'Boeckner!' is our album of the week, followed by a full calendar of upcoming Canadian releases.

Dan Boeckner

Dan Boeckner

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Canadian artists delivering new releases this week include Indigenous singer/songwriter Adrian Sutherland, rootsy Hamilton combo Sarah Good and The Bads, soulful Montreal quintet Clay and Friends and Celtic roots band Maggie's Wake. Dan Boeckner, formerly of Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade, has also delivered his first solo album, which is our album of the week below.

There were also a number of Canadian artist who've recently announced upcoming album release dates, including country duo Nice Horse, acclaimed folk-rockers Deep Dark Woods and rockers Thunder Queens.


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

Album of the Week: Dan Boeckner, Boeckner!

Boeckner! may be the debut solo album for Dan Boeckner, but he has been a towering figure on the indie rock scene for 20 years now. His long CV includes stints in Wolf Parade, Operators, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits, but his passion for making music remains intact. "Starting back when I was a teenager, my life in music has been trying to develop my own musical language, and this record is the beginning of presenting that,” he says of he album. The first single, “Lose,” reaffirms his ability to use synths in a rock setting in exciting fashion, while other cuts draw upon pseudo-metal, krautrock and heavy psych influences. Collaborating on the album are producer/mixer Randall Dunn, ace drummer Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, David Bowie) and Brad Laner (Medicine).

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March

8: Turboprop, A Canadian Songbook (TPR Records)

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

8: Dennis Ellsworth, Modern Hope (Tonic Records)

8: Jay Sparrow, Hard Eight

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: Fredz - Demain il fera beau

8: Gregory Charles, Piano Renaissance - Appassionato

8: July Talk - Remember Never Before (Deluxe edition)

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8: Mathieu Gaudet, Schubert: Melodist

8: Valaire , Sofa So Good EP

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)

15: Adrian Sutherland, Precious Diamonds

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

17: Maggie's Wake, S/T

22: Trinisha Browne, Rhythm & Love (Frostbyte Media/SRG-ILS Group)

22: Pukka Orchestra, S/T

27: Good Kid, Good Kid 4

27: Touching, I Can Be Two People At Once

28: Emily Triggs, The Great Escape

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

29: Sykamore, Through the Static ( CMDSHFT)

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

29: Aimee-Jo Benoit, Horns of Hope (Chronograph Records)

29: Shawn Kellerman, Kell’s Kitchen

April

1: George Crotty, Inner Nature

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

5: Sam Wilson, Wintertides

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

5: Julie Aubé, Boiling Over

5: Annie-Claude Deschênes, LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE (Bonsound)

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

10: Mawzy, Long View

11: Scenic Route to Alaska, Lasts Forever

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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: Nice Horse, S/T (Sakamoto Music/Warner Music Canada)

19: Leaf Rapids, Velvet Paintings

19: Kellie Loder, Transitions

19: Ndidi O, Simple Songs for Complicated Times

19: Daniel Janke, Available Light ( Chronograph Records)

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

26: Ellis, No Place That Feels Like

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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: Colour Film, Half An Hour

26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust

May

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

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: Laraw, Quarter Life Crisis (Bravo Musique)

9: Roddy Ellias, Moon Over Lake

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

10: Abigail Lapell, Anniversary (Outside Music)

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

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

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)

June

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

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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