Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables with new albums include Thomas Rhett, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Conkarah, Penny Rimbaud & Kate Shortt, Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers, North Mississippi Allstars, and Paula Boggs Band. 

A very strong week for Canadian artists sees new albums from Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales, No Frills, Lights, HOROJO Trio, P’tit Belliveau, Jeremie Albino, Cassidy Mann, Pup, Common Deer, Kellarissa, Sara-Danielle, Pengz and 6ixbuzz, and The ACT Americana Trio.

March

28: The ACT Americana Trio  – True North

29: Clea Anais – Circle Zero

30: Picot – Les ales del cavall

31: The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Rise (Saddle Creek)

April

1:  No Frills –  Downward Dog

1: Thomas Rhett – Where We Started (Valory)

1: Conkarah – Destination Unknown (BMG)

1: Pilla B Interstellar

1: Eleon – Hidden In Time 

1: Sara-Danielle – Another Self

1:  Field Works –   Station (Temporary Residence)

1: Nakaya –  Fire Becomes Me ( Better Company Records)

1: Pengz and 6ixbuzzCan’t Make This Shit Up (Warner Music Canada)

1: Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales Consumed in Key (Secret City Records)

1: Elliah Heifetz – First Generation American

1: Pengz –  Can’t Make This Shit Up EP  (6ixbuzz)

1: Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers – Spencer Gets It Lit! (In The Red)

1: Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci –Murmurations (Cibachrome Editions)

1:  False Memories  – Live Until The Twilight (Frontiers Srl)

1: HOROJO Trio Set The Record (Stony Plain Records)

1: Lords of the Trident –The Offering

1: Common Deer  – MAXIMALIST

1: LightsPEP (Warner Music Canada)

1: Evil Invaders -Shattering Reflection (Napalm Records)

1: Miley Cyrus –  ATTENTION: MILEY LIVE (Sony)

1:  Eve’s Twin Lover Stop Sending People To Kill Me 

1: Damian Lazarus – (Music Inspired by The Film) Beijing Spring

1: Penny Rimbaud & Kate Shortt – Kernschmelze III – Concerto For Improvised Cello (Caliban Records)

1: Eric Roberson – Lessons (B.L.U.E. ERRO SOUL Entertainment/UnitedMasters)

1: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love [Warner Records]

1: Gerald Clayton –  Bells On Sand (Blue Note Records)

1: Kellarissa – Voice Leading (Mint Records)

1: Selbor – S/T

1: P’tit Belliveau -Un homme et son piano (Bonsound)

1:Jeremie Albino  Past Dawn  (Good People Record Co.)

1: Cassidy Mann  – If It’s Not Forever (End Times Music)

1: The Golden Glows – Moonlight and Rain

1: Pup- The Unravelling of PupTheBand (Little Dipper/UMC)

1: Misfire – Sympathy For The Ignorant, (MNRK Heavy)

1: The Eargoggle – Eargoggle Regales, The Eargoggle Revels

1:  Casually Here –Possible Worlds

1: Paula Boggs Band – Janus

1: Sam Kogon – S/T

1: Nakaya – Fire Becomes Me EP   (Better Company Records)

1: Reminders – Best of Beach Punk (Wiretap Records)

1:Jan Järvlepp – Three Stories By Hans Christian Andersen  (Navona Records)

1: North Mississippi Allstars – Set Sail (New West)

1: Mama Gun – Cure The Jones (Candelion)

1: Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci- Murmurations (Cibachrome Editions)

3: Kuolemanlaakso – Kuusumu

6: Melted Wings – Cheer for the Deer

7: The Henrys – Shrug (Bandcamp)

8: B. Knox – Far From Folk  

8: Wet Leg – S/T (Domino)

8: Cole Swindell – Stereotype (Warner)

8: Emét – Carlin’s Farm

8: Homeschool – Book II EP 

8: Banks – Serpentina (AWAL)

8: Dallas Ugly – Watch Me 

8: Amy Speace – Tucson ( Proper Records/Windbone Records)

8: Horace Andy – Midnight Rocker (Redeye)

8: Steve Boudreau – Cherished Possessions

8: Jordan Klassen Glossolalia

8: Pendant – Harp

8: Papercuts – Past Life Regression (Slumberland)

8: Hallas – Isle Of Wisdom (Napalm)

8: Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son –We Go On (Telegraph Hill Records)

8: Van Chamberlain – In the Sun (Very Jazzed)

8: Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself  (Three Lobed Recordings)

8: Yves Léveillé –  L’échelle du temps ( Effendi Records)

8: Vince Staples – Ramona Park Broke My Heart (UMC)

8: Joep Beving – Hermetism (UMC)

8: Jack White- Fear Of The Dawn (Third Man Records)

8: Martha Wainwright–  Love Will be Reborn (digital deluxe edition)

8: Whatever The Weather – S/T

8:  Camila Cabello

8: Roxi Copland – I Come From Crazy

8: Seth Swirsky –  Songs From The Green Couch (Lolipop Records)

8: Andy Frasco & The U.N. – Wash, Rinse, Repeat

8: Warden and Co. – Somewhere

8: Tanika CharlesPapillon de Nuit: The Night Butterfly (Unique Applause) 

8: Josh Ramsay The Josh Ramsay Show (604 Records)

8: Dear RougeSpirit (Pheromone Recordings)

8: Papa Roach – Ego Trip  (New Noize Records/ADA Worldwide)

8: Orville Peck – Bronco

8: Kyla Charter – Edible Flowers

8: Riot Antigone – S/T

8: Dillon Vanders – Wildfires

8: Envy Of NoneS/T ( Kscope)

8: Destruction – Diabolical (Napalm Records)

8: Oceanator – Nothing’s Ever Fine (Big Scary Monsters / Polyvinyl)

8: Inglorious – MMXXI Live At The Phoenix (Frontiers Srl)

8: Bonnie Pointer –Like a Picasso, (Omnivore)

8: Michelle WillisJust One Voice  (GroundUP Music)

8: Joe Satriani The Elephants of Mars  (earMUSIC)

8: Laya – Um, Hello (Warner)

8: Jesse Mac CormackSolo (Secret City Records)

8: Lucius – Second Nature (Dine Alone)

8: Dahlia Sleeps – Overflow 

8: RIP Pop Mutant – Fluxus Pop 

8: Pavement –Terror Twilight : Farewell Horizontal – 4LP/2CD Deluxe reissue  (Matador)

8: Health  – Disco4- Part 11 (Loma Vista Recordings)

8: Deanna Petcoff To Hell With You, I Love You  (Royal Mountain Records)

10: Alyona Minulina – Spring

12: Ariane Moffatt –  1969 

13: Monako –  In Shapes I-III 

14: All Things Blue – Nothing Special

15: Fozzy – Boombox

15:  Urferd – Resan  (Black Lodge Records)

15: Sophia Bel –Anxious Avoidant (Bonsound)

15: Altameda  – Born Losers (Pheromone/Missing Piece)

15: Bobby Cole – A Point Of View (Omnivore)

15: The Nighthawks –Established 1972  (VizzTone)

15: Dave Brubeck Trio – Live From Vienna 1967 – vinyl April 23 (MVD)

15: AVIV Drowning In The Culture  (Photo Finish Records)

15: Eric Paslay –  Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night

15: Piers – Ire  (INSRT)

15: Various Artists – Brother Johnny: A Tribute To Johnny Winter 

15: Axel Rudi Pell – LOST XXIII (Steamhammer)

15: Chris Mondak – Glass Spheres (Summit Records)

15: Manegarm – Ynglingaättens Öde  (Napalm Records)

15: Stone Broken – Revelation (Spinefarm)

15: Grae – Whiplash 

15: Semblant – Vermilion Eclipse (Frontiers Music Srl )

15: Joel Ross – The Parable of the Poet (UMC)

15: Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Mercy Me (Stony Plain Records)

15: Imminent Sonic Destruction – The Sun Will Always Set

15: David Owen Oh Suzana Blues

15: Nazareth – Surviving The Law (Frontiers Music Srl)

15: Cancer Bats Psychic Jailbreak ( Bat Skull Records/New Damage Records)

15: Beth Ann McDowell – The Sim Is Real

16: LIA & Thomas White –  Stardust EP

20: Carrtoons – Homegrown (Wichita Recordings/Redeye)

21: Richard Shelton – An Englishman in Love in LA

22: Ian Lake What It Is

22: Samantha Savage Smith –  Fake Nice 

22: Abigail Lapell Stolen Time (Outside Music)

22: Old Crow Medicine Show – Paint This Town (ATO Records)

22: Fontaines D.C. –  Skinty Fia (Partisan Records)

22: Audrey Horne- Devil’s Bell (Napalm Records)

22: Railroad Earth All For The Song 

22: Bonnie Raitt –Just Like That (BMG)

22:  Dallas Wayne  – Coldwater, Tennessee

22: Ebunctions –This Just In Out 

22: Kate Clover – Bleed Your Heart Out  (SVR)

22: Bodysnatcher –Bleed-Abide (MNRK Heavy)

22: Evan Barber – Until The Thunder

22: Ben Marc – Glass Effect (Innovative Leisure)

22: Deanne Matley The Alberta Lounge (Barbette Records)

22: Barton Stanley David – Crest (Kenshire Records)

22: Patrick Watson Better in the Shade (Secret City Records)

22: Léonie GrayWho?( Spectra Musique)

22: Josh Hedley – Neon Blue (New West)

22: Way North –  New Dreams, Old Stories (Roots2Boot Recordings)

22: Tenille Townes –   EP, Masquerades (Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville)

22: Barney Bentall –  Cosmic Dreamer (True North Records)

22: Simon & The Astronauts ft Rachel Haden – S/T  ( Ring Records)

22: LeVelle – My Journey Continues (SRG-ILS Group)

22: Georgia HarmerStay In Touch

22: Stew Cutler – The Blues From Another Angle

22: Travellin’ Blue Kings –Bending The Rules

22: James Heather – Invisible Forces (Ahead of Our Time)

22: Lynne Hanson Ice Cream In November

22: Niall Mutter -Pass Me By (Lighter Than Air / Nice Guys)

22: Mike Murray – Horizon

22: Mear –  Soft Chains

22: Jane Inc. – Faster Than I Can Take (Telephone Explosion Records)

22: Audrey Horne –   Devil’s Bell (Napalm Records)

22: Bodysnatcher –Bleed-Abide (MNRK Heavy)

22: Li’l Andy – The Complete Recordings Of Hezekiah Procter (1925-1930)  (Back On Wax)

22: Jeanines –  Don’t Wait For A Sign (Slumberland)

23: Nico + The Faction  –  Camera Obscura (Blue vinyl)  (Beggars Banquet)

23: Dalis Car  – The Waking Hour  (Purple vinyl)  (Beggars Banquet)

23: Erika de Casier –  The Sensational Remixes (Clear vinyl)  (4AD)

23: Camera Obscura    Making Money (4AD B-Sides and Rarities (Mint Green vinyl)  (4AD)

27: The Mellons – – Introducing… The Mellons!  (Earth Libraries)

27: Atmosphere –Lucy Ford – vinyl edition (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

27: Personal Trainer – Reflex 

28: Dot Allison – Entangled Remix EP  (SA Recordings)

28: TWÏNS – The Human Jazz  (Earth Libraries)

29: Gus Englehorn Dungeon Master  (Secret City Records)

29:  Julie Doiron and Dany Placard –Julie & Dany  (Simone Records)

29: Bloc Party – Alpha Games  ( Infectious / BMG)

29: Willie Stratton Drugstore Dreamin’

29: Tegan Johnston –  Sentimental Ballad

29: Steven LambkeVolcano Volcano (You’ve Changed)

29: Central Heat Exchange – DELUXE (Birthday Cake)

29: Pershagen – Hilma

29: St. Arnaud – Love and the Front Lawn. (Fierce Panda)

29: Lydia Persaud MOODY31 ( Next Door Records)

29: Allegories -Endless (Hidden Pony Records)

29: Mall Girl  – Superstar  (Jansen Records)

29: Poets of the Fall  – Ghostlight

29: Yannick Rieu –  Qui Qu’en Grogne (Yari Productions)

29: Dana GavanskiWhen It Comes 

29: Melody’s Echo Chamber – Emotional Eternal (Domino)

29: The Blue And Gold – S/T 

29: Shaina Hayes –  to coax a waltz 

29: Tomberlin – i don’t know who needs to hear this… (Saddle Creek)

29: Deaf Lingo –Lingonberry

29: Corb LundSongs My Friends Wrote (Warner)

29: Paddy and the Rats- From Wasteland To Wonderland, (Napalm Records)

29: Izaak Opatz  Extra Medium (Mama Bird Recording Co)

29: Pierre KwendersJosé Louis and the Paradox of Love (Arts & Crafts)

29: Velcrocranes – What If I Die (InsideOutMusic)

29: Kehlani blue water road(Warner)

29: Frog EyesThe Bees

29: Blossoms –  Ribbon Around The Bomb

29: Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time 

May

5: Fist – Alive

6: Three Days Grace Explosions (RCA Records)

6: The Builders and The Butchers – Hell & High Water (Badman Recording Co.)

6: Zakoor – Life Cycle

6: !!!  –Let It Be Blue ( Warp Records)

 6: Valorie Miller – Only The Killer Would Know  (Blackbird Record Label)

6: Marc Jordan and Amy Sky – He Sang She Sang  ( Linus Entertainment)

6: Kisskadee – Black Hole Era (Anxiety Blanket Records)

6: Cody Frost – Teeth

6: Bad Planning – Et Fortes (Jump Start Records)

6: The Actual Goners – Lost Highway

6: Ibeyi  –Spell 31  (XL Recordings)

6: Wilma Vritra – Grotto (Bad Taste)

6: Kelly Hoppenjens- Can’t Get The Dark Out

6: Kaleidobolt –  This One Simple Trick

6: Emeli Sandé  – Let’s Say For Instance (Chrysalis Records)

6: Jani Liimatainen –  My Father’s Son (Frontiers Music Srl )

6: Arcade Fire – WE (Columbia)

6: Gooseberry –  EP Broken Dance

6: Kisskadee –  Black Hole Era (Anxiety Blanket Records)

6: Soft Cell – Happiness Not Included

6: The Rumjacks & Flatfoot 56 – The Split EP

6: Sheryl Crow – Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary ( UMe/Big Machine Records)

6: Belle & Sebastian – A Bit of Previous    (Matador)

6: Maryze8 (Hot Tramp Records)

6: Tennessee Stiffs – Dearly Departed  

6: Pink MountaintopsPeacock Pools ( ATO Records)

6: Yawners – Duplo (Big Scary Monsters)

6: The Waterboys – All Souls Hill’ (Cooking Vinyl)

6: Lord Of The Lost – The Heartbeat Of The Devil

6: Fozzy –  Boombox

6: Gnarfunkel –Gnarnia

10: Dream Syndicate – Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions

11: Keegan Powell – Previous Pain

13: Craig David – 22

13: Famyne – The Ground Below (Svart Records)

13: Busty and the BassKarneval (A&C)

13: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates ( Napalm Records) 

13: Khamsin – What’s Left Of Life

13: Cage Fight – S/T ( Candlelight)

13: The Graham Bonnet Band – Day Out In Nowhere(Frontiers Sri)

13: The Bros. Landreth Come Morning (Birthday Cake)

13: Moonraker – The Forest (Tiny Dragon Music)

13: The Big Deal – First Bite (Frontiers Sri)

13:  Sister Ray – Communion

13: Ye Vagabonds  – Nine Waves ( River Lea Recordings / Rough Trade)

13: Steve Forbert – Moving Through America  (Blue Rose)

13: Cam Maclean- Secret Verses

13: Rolling Stones –Live At The El Mocambo (UMC)

13: Yves Jarvis The Zug  ( ANTI- / Flemish Eye)

13: Delbert McClinton – Outdated Emotion (Hot Shot Records)

12:  Amyl & the Sniffers – Comfort To Me (Expanded Edition) vinyl  (ATO Records/Rough Trade)

13: Pkew Pkew Pkew – Open Bar (Dine Alone)

13: Victor Mucho – Moonlight in Visby

20: Zinny Zan – Lullabies for the Masses (Wild Kingdom)

20: John Rocca  – One Upon a Time in N.Y.C. (Beggars Archive)

20: Craig Finn – A Legacy of Rentals  (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers)

20: XPropaganda – The Heart Is Strange

20: Soak  – If I Never Know You Like This Again (Rough Trade)

20: Bennett Matteo Band –Shake the Roots (Gulf Coast Records)

20: Harry Styles – Harry’s House

20: Wolftooth –  Wolftooth and Valhalla – Vinyl reissues (Napalm Records)

20: Claudia Bouvette – The Paradise Club (Bonsound)

20: Cola Deep In View (Next Door Records)

20: Shawn Williams –Wallowin’ in the Night 

20: Avi Kaplan – Floating On A Dream (Fantasy Records)

20: J. Brown – Chapter & Verse (Sono)

20: Lucy Liyou  – Welfare / Practice  (American Dreams Records)

20: High Valley – Way Back

20: Various Artists Coverama (Popguru Sound & Vision/ The Confidence Emperors)

20: Alex Izenberg –  I’m Not Here (Weird World.)

20: Mike StevensBreathe In The World, Breathe Out Music (Stony Plain Records)

20: The Unlikely Candidates  – Panther Island 

26: Mon Doux Saigneur – Fleur de l’Âge (Bonsound)

27: Rip Room – Alight and Resound (Spartan Records)

27: Lou Pomanti –  Lou Pomanti & Friends (Vesuvius)

27: Trollfest – Flamingo Overlord (Napalm Records)

27: Adam Brian Paul  – For the Good

27: Amanda Rheaume –  The Spaces In Between (Ishkōdé Records)

27: Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos (UMC)

 27: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita – Echo (bendigedig)

27: Taking Back Sunday  Tell All Your Friends deluxe reissue (Craft Recordings)

27: Steven R. Smith -Spring

27: Onna Lou – Diamante

27: Crematory –  Inglorious Darkness (Napalm Records)

27: Jahmal PadmoreEsparonto ( Telephone Explosion Records )

 27: Sheenah KoFuture Is Now

June

3: Guy Blue – Arms Wide

3: GWAR –The New Dark Ages – CD and Digital (Sept. 16 on Vinyl and Cassette) ( Pit Records)

3:  Matt York – Gently Used

3: Jasmyn –  In The Wild (Royal Mountain Records and ANTI-)

3: hill of iamhill Sellout (Text Me Records)

3: Tuff Bear –Tuff Bear’s Picnic  ( Acrophase Records )

3: Kamikaze NurseStimuloso (Mint Records)

3: Flaccid Mojo – S/T ( Castle Face Records)

3: Nicki Bluhm – Avondale Drive  (Compass Records)

3: Adrian Quesada – Boleros Psicodélicos,’ A Love Letter to Latin American Balada Music ( ATO Records)

3: Ken YatesCerulean

3: The Bombadils Dear Friend

6: Ianai- Sunir (Svart)

10: George Ezra – Gold Rush Kid (Columbia Records)

10: slenderbodies – simple shapes

10: Wind Rose – Warfront (Napalm Records)

10: Jonathan Kawchuk Everywhen, (Paper Bag Records)

10: Michael Monroe  (Silver Lining Music)

10: Inanimate Existence –  The Masquerade (The Artisan Era)

10: Bloody Heels – Rotten Romance (Frontiers Srl)

10: Venus 5 – S/T

10: Michaela Anne – Oh To Be That Free  (Yep Roc Records)

10: Rufus Wainwright Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios (BMG)

14: Handheld –A Canadian Tragedy (Thousand Islands Records)

17: Me Rex – Plesiosaur (Big Scary Monsters)

17: Yaya Bey – Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)

17: Alice Merton  –S.I.D.E.S. (Mom + Pop Music and Paper Plane Records Int.), 

17: Digging Roots – Zhawenim (Ishkōdé Records)

17: Flasher – Love Is Yours (Domino)

17:  Pat Matshikiza – Sikiza Matshikiza (We Are Busy Bodies)

17: RX Y – Blood Moon

24: Alexisonfire Otherness (Dine Alone Records)

24: MotherhoodWinded  (Forward Music Group)

24: Soccer Mommy –  Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)

24: Hollie Cook  – Happy Hour (Merge Records)

24: Katrina Ford – S/T  (Violin Films)

24: Andrew Weiss and Friends – Sunglass & Ash

July

6: Ghost Woman – S/T  (Victory Pool)

8: Blind Channel Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous (Century Media Records)

8: Bad Breeding – Human Capital’ (One Little Independent Records)

15: Superorganism –  World Wide Pop 

22: Jack White – Entering Heaven Alive (Third Man)

22: ODESZA – The Last Goodbye (Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune)

August

5: Colyn Cameron Freehand

26: Muse –Will Of The People (Warner Records)

26: The Hirsch Effekt – Solitaer  (Long Branch)

26: Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon – Step By Step (Smugglers Way/Domino)

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