New & Upcoming Canadian Album Releases: Cadence Weapon, Baby Rose & BADBADNOTGOOD and More

The sixth full-length from Polaris Prize winner Cadence Weapon is our album of the week, while Michael Feuerstack, Population 11 and Kellie Loder also have upcoming new releases.

Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

Jodi Heartz

It's another busy week for releases from Canadian artists. Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon leads with our album of the week, while this week also sees new releases from country act Nice Horse, veteran singer/songwriter Michael Feuerstack, soulful singer Ndidi O and Quebecois rock band Population 11.Some notable artists announcing upcoming release dates include Boy Golden, Grievous Angels, Luka Kuplowsky and Julian Taylor.

Check out the full schedule after our album of the week.

Album of the Week: Cadence Weapon, ROLLERCOASTER

Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) is a true multi-hyphenate, having earned kudos as a rapper, producer, author and a former poet laureate. He returned to the studio recently to create his sixth album, ROLLERCOASTER, out on April 19. The 2021 Polaris Prize-winner didn’t toil alone there. He assembled a stellar cast of collaborators, including Jacques Greene, Grandtheft, Harrison, myst Milano, Bartees Strange, Machinedrum, Austra, Casey MQ and Cecile Believe.


With their help, the always adventurous Pemberton uses exciting electronic beats to frame his always fluent rhymes and insights, and the glitchy rhythms complement the album’s self-described theme of “the dizzying contradictions of modern culture and technology.”

Cadence Weapon launches the album in his Hamilton hometown at Bridgeworks on April 19, followed by shows in Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver and five U/S. cities, then an Aug. 4 slot at Osheaga in Montreal. Itinerary here.


10: Mawzy, Long View

11: Scenic Route to Alaska, Lasts Forever

12: iskwē, nīna

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

12: Elliott BROOD - Country (Six Shooter)

12: Sarah Jerrom, Magpie (TPR Records)

12: Emi Jeen - Razzle

12: Grand Public, Sensations Diversions

12: Nicolette & The Nobodies - The Long Way

12: PETER PETER, Éther

12: Gene Champagne, Let's Jet

12: Basement Revolver, Embody - Deluxe Version

12: Rum Ragged, Gone Jiggin’

12: Gillian Hay, Magnolia Baby

12: Baby O, Visions I See Clearly


12: Baby Rose & BADBADNOTGOOD, Slow Burn EP

12: Corneille, L'Écho des perles

12:Da Crook, Who Decides War

12: Danko Jones ,Electric Sounds (Deluxe Edition)

12: METZ, Up On Gravity Hill

17: OVK3 - Meeting Point (Modica Music)

19: Michael Feuerstack, Eternity Mongers ( Forward Music)

19: Cadence Weapon, ROLLERCOASTER (MNRK Music)

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

19: Population II - Serpent Échelle (Bonsound)

19: Hollow Twin - Dancing With Matches

19: Local Natives,But I’ll Wait For You

19: The Brenan Brothers, Valley of Silence

19: Leaf Rapids, Velvet Paintings

19: Kellie Loder, Transitions

19: Ndidi O, Simple Songs for Complicated Times

19: Daniel Janke's Winter Trio, Available Light ( Chronograph Records)

20: Coney Hatch, Postcard from Germany (vinyl)

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

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

26: Parkdale Rebels, Spellbound

26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust

26: PartyNextDoor, PartyNextDoor4 (OVO Sound)

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

26: Boogát, Del Horizonte

26: Alex Henry Foster, Kimiyo

26: Lee Aaron, Tattoo Me

29: Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Cuckoo


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: Jon Gordon, 7th Ave South

3: Laraw, Quarter Life Crisis (Bravo Musique)

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

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)

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)

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 Magic (Acronym)

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

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: Kenton Loewen, Petrol Matches Boom (Drip Audio)


24: Lynne Hanson, Just A Poet

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

31: Mary-frances Leahy First Light

31: Ruby Waters, What’s The Point

31: Kym Gouchie, Shun beh nats’ujeh

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

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


7: Maggie Andrew, Day Job

13: Christin Hyshka Rescue

13: Kym Gouchie,Shun beh nats’ujehhursday,


14: The Hi Tops,Lips, Hips, and Counterfeits

14:Ellen Doty, Every Little Scene

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

21 - Celeigh Cardinal, Boundless Possibilities


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

19: Oleyada, Late Night Jam

19: Boy Golden, For Eden (Six Shooter)

26: Electric Religious, The Taste (Red Music Rising)


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

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