Toronto duo The Cassidys have released “Cannonball,” the second single from their intoxicating debut album Tula, with the video premiering at Canadian Beats. The song exemplifies the pair’s songwriting prowess, which combines stripped down traditional folk elements with ’90s Brit-pop grandiosity.
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Toronto folk-pop duo The Cassidys — singer/guitarist Mark Cassidy and multi-instrumentalist Lara Goulding — have released their endlessly charming debut album Tula. Get it from their Bandcamp page, and check out the video for the title track. Live dates to come!
With under a month to go until the release of his new album Cope on April 18, Toronto singer/songwriter Darcy Windover has released a new video for the single “Lonesome Feather.” It can viewed now exclusively at Great Dark Wonder.
The majestic Americana sound of “Lonesome Feather” is indicative of Cope as a whole, Windover’s most accomplished collection of material so far in his young career. Recorded with producer John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, NQ Arbuckle) and his trusted band, including co-writer and duet partner Stacey Dowswell, the album sparkles with sonic and emotional depth recalling classic Tom Petty and Blue Rodeo records, but with an immediacy that places Windover squarely in the conversation about the best up-and-coming Canadian roots rock artists.
“Lonesome Feather” follows on the heels of the first single from Cope, “How To Be Lonely,” proceeds from which Windover donated to Cam’s Kids, a non-profit charity offering support to youth struggling with anxiety. Windover had previously entered “How To Be Lonely,” in the 2017 CBC Searchlight competition where it was named a regional finalist.
With other songs on the album dealing with issues surrounding mental illness, Windover has made one of the most inspiring and uplifting albums of the year. Its title, Cope, pretty much says it all.
Cope Album Launch: Thurs. April 18 @ Dakota Tavern, Toronto (7pm-9pm) TICKETS
Congratulations to Toronto alt-pop singer/songwriter Jon Stancer, whose new single “Now That Summer Is Gone” has topped New Music Weekly‘s Indie chart, and also cracked the Top 10 on its Hot 100, alongside Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande! Give it a listen and decide for yourself if it isn’t the song of the season:
With its modern day Beatle-esque approach and soaring chorus, “Now That Summer Is Gone” perfectly shows off Stancer’s immense melodic gifts, honed over years as a vocalist and guitarist within Toronto’s alternative music scene. With For The Birds, Stancer set out to make a layered pop album, and achieved that goal in collaboration with producer Jono Grant, creating a collection of lush and lavish hook-laden rock ‘n’ pop songs connected by lyrical themes that touch on reclusiveness and resurgence, regret, revision and rejuvenation. Songs feature a multitude of instruments, sounds and opulent arrangements worthy of L.A.’s legendary 1960s studio collective, The Wrecking Crew.
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Happy release day to Toronto singer/songwriter Jon Stancer whose debut solo album, For The Birds, is now officially available through iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp. Produced by Jono Grant (John Southworth), the album is a collection of lush hook-laden pop-rock, connected by lyrical themes that touch on reclusiveness and resurgence, regret, revision and rejuvenation.
The results on For The Birds contain all the basic ingredients for great rock and roll: energetic drums, buoyant bass lines, bright acoustic and shiny electric guitars, piano and organ, with horns, strings and a range of percussion adding sonic nuances.