New and Upcoming Canadian Albums: HOMESHAKE, Virginia To Vegas, Loreena McKennitt & More

HOMESHAKE's subtly sweet slacker indie-rock album 'CD Wallet' is our album of the week, followed by a full calendar of upcoming Canadian releases.

New and Upcoming Canadian Albums: HOMESHAKE, Virginia To Vegas, Loreena McKennitt & More
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There are some big albums to look forward to. Canadian artists delivering new releases include international world music star Loreena McKennitt, Toronto vocalist Irene Torres, potent jazz combo Turboprop, adventurous Swedish-Canadian artist Erika Angell, and Ontario blues-rockers Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train, while dance-pop hitmaker Virginia to Vegas puts out a Best Of collection.

Those announcing upcoming album release dates this week include East Coast jazz guitarist Sam Wilson, folk/roots singer-songwriter Donovan Woods and Hamilton indie act Colour Film.

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

Album Of The Week: HOMESHAKE, CD Wallet

HOMESHAKE is the decade-long solo project of prolific Toronto-based musician/songwriter Peter Sagar. His sixth full-length album, CD Wallet, comes out March 8 on Dine Alone, and “Basement” is the new advance single. A press release notes that the song “is an homage to the idea of the home basement, both as a place to hang out along with being the starting point for every band Peter has played in since he was a teenager.” The track is a brief and subtly sweet slab of lo-fi indie rock, featuring gently strummed guitar, sparse piano notes and Sagar’s slacker vocals. Sagar once played in Mac DeMarco’s band, and fans of that artist should check HOMESHAKE out. The band has extensive North American touring set for the fall, including shows in Montreal and Toronto. Itinerary here.



1: Paul Black, Beautiful Sin

1: Phyllis Sinclair, Kiyam

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

2: Amanda Keeles, Can't Stop Me Now

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)

17: Maggie's Wake, S/T

27: Good Kid, Good Kid 4

27: Touching, I Can Be Two People At Once

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)


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: poolblood, (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: Colour Film, Half An Hour

26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust


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)

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)


21: Belfountain, Some Hearts


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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