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3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out brand new songs from The Holiday Crowd, Ronley Teper and the Lipliners and Austra

Adam Carter - CBC News

December 10, 2016

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Check out brand new songs from The Holiday Crowd, Ronley Teper and the Lipliners and Austra.  7:32

Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario. On CBC Radio One's In the Key of C, we try to highlight some of our favourites each week.

You can hear the show live every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One in Ontario. In the Key of C can be heard across the province, except for in the GTA. Hamilton listeners can hear the segment in the player above.

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The Holiday Crowd: Anything Anything 

Are you into The Cure or The Smiths?

Good, then you'll like this tune from The Holiday Crowd.

I can't remember the last time I heard a band so effortlessly nail that jangly 80s sound.

Ronley Teper and the Lipliners: Lucky and Finnegan 

Calling this Ronley Teper tune eclectic would be a bit of an understatement — it's kind of like I'm hearing a female Tom Waits.

The vocals and the backing tracks creep along in an almost nefarious-sounding way. It's a lot to unpack at once, but that just encourages more than one listen.

And the music video is one of the trippiest things I've ever seen.

Austra: Future Politics

The video for this Austra track has a vaguely dystopian feel, which I'm a big fan of.

The backing synth on this thing just pulses. And that juxtaposition works so well with the almost operatic vocals.

Want your new track to be featured on In the Key of C? Email adam.carter@cbc.ca with a link for consideration.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Carter
Reporter, CBC Hamilton

Adam Carter is a Newfoundlander who now calls Hamilton, Ont. home. He enjoys a good story and playing loud music in dank bars. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamCarterCBC or drop him an email at adam.carter@cbc.ca.

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