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New & Upcoming Canadian Albums: Wine Lips, poolblood, Dana Gavanski & More

The fourth full-length from Toronto garage punks Wine Lips is our album of the week, while fellow rockers The Dirty Nil and Honeymoon Suite also have new releases. It's a new month, and we have a full calendar of new and upcoming releases.

Wine Lips

Wine Lips

Alex Carre

It's a very busy week for new releases from Canadian artists. Hamilton rockers The Dirty Nil have a deluxe edition of their album featuring a new "Total Eclipse of the Heart" cover, while Crash Kelly, Kiran Ahluwalia, Carson Janik, Sam Wilson, Tara Kannangara, and Hugh Christopher Brown are all releasing new albums.

Those announcing upcoming album release dates include The Anti-Queens, Northern Ranger and Electric Religious.


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

Album of The Week: Wine Lips, Super Mega Ultra

Since forming in 2015 with core members guitarist/songwriter Cam Hilborn and drummer Aurora Evans, this Toronto-based band has won fans internationally with a fiery sound they call “garage punk psych rock.” New album Super Mega Ultra is released on April 5, and advance cuts “Stimulation” and “Derailer” have already grabbed attention. Recorded by Simon Larochette at Ontario studio The Sugar Shack in Ontario, SMU features the band somewhat stretching out musically, as on the angular post-punk of "Serotonin," but never at the expense of its signature high-energy and hookability. Wine Lips’ third full-length, 2021’s Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party, really broke the band, generating almost 20 million Spotify spins and scoring major film and TV placements. Iggy Pop is a fan, which is just about all you need to know.

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The band plays Montreal on April 23 and Toronto's Massey Hall on April 25, followed by a North American tour closing out in Detroit on June 1. A Vancouver date is on May 17. Itinerary here.

March

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: Family Man, ICONOCLAST (Indica Records)

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

29: Shawn Kellerman, Kell’s Kitchen

29: 027, You're Not Supposed to Know (Bandcamp)

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29: Matthew Chaffey, Hotel Texas (Gypsy Soul Records)

April

1: George Crotty, Inner Nature

1: Hugh Christopher Brown, Pacem 2 - Music from the original motion picture soundtrack 1968.

4: The Dirty Nil,Free Rein to Passions deluxe edition(Dine Alone Records)

4: Crash Kelly, Mïxx Täpe

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

5: Kiran Ahluwalia, Comfort Food

5: Carson Janik,Neon to Lean On

5: Sam Wilson, Wintertides

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

5: Tara Kannangara, Extraordinary People

5 :Ballsy, Bisou

5: Julie Aubé, Boiling Over

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

5: Honeymoon Suite, Alive (BCMG)

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

5: Chief State, The Acoustic EP (Mutant League Records)

5: The Way Back Whens, Live at the Yardbird Suite (Chronograph Records)

10: Mawzy, Long View

11: Scenic Route to Alaska, Lasts Forever

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

12: iskwē, nīna

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

12: Sarah Jerrom, Magpie (TPR 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)

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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: 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

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26: Joshua Hyslop, Evergold

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

26: Colour Film, Half An Hour

26: Kyp Harness, Kick The Dust

26: PartyNextDoor, PartyNextDoor4 (OVO Sound)

26: Alex Henry Foster, Kimiyo

26: Lee Aaron, Tattoo Me

29: Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Cuckoo

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)

6: Stephen Hamm, Songs of the Future

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: 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: 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: Lynne Hanson, Just A Poet

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

31: Kym Gouchie, Shun beh nats’ujeh

June

7: Maggie Andrew, Day Job

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

21: Belfountain, Some Hearts

21 - Celeigh Cardinal, Boundless Possibilities

July

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

19: Oleyada, Late Night Jam

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

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AP Dhillon smashing his guitar at Coachella

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AP Dhillon Drops Off Coachella's Second Weekend

The Punjabi-Canadian star has faced backlash in Indian media and on social media for his guitar smash on weekend one, but the festival says he's cancelling due to scheduling conflicts.

AP Dhillon is leaving the California desert behind. Coachella announced that the Punjabi-Canadian star will not appear at the festival's second weekend as planned, citing scheduling conflicts. The festival announced it in a follow up tweet to one announcing that rapper Kid Cudi has been added.

While Dhillon's first-weekend performance was well-received by the Coachella crowd and many of his supporters, he's also had some backlash due to how he closed his set, which has been widely covered by media in India.

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