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.
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.
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.
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.
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