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.
Emilio Bonito: Tiffany Falls
Emilio Bonito is Hamilton's answer to Don Ross or Andy Mckee, and this track is one of his best.
Bonito's playing is firmly entrenched in that "new acoustic," fingerstyle mold — full of jazzy chords, fleet-fingered transitions, and somehow still percussive at the same time.
Bonito says the song is about "finding solitude and peace," inspired by the titular Hamilton waterfall.
The Northern Dancers: City Far From Home
City Far from Home is a new track from The Northern Dancers, which just came out at the end of September.
I get a real Death Cab for Cutie vibe from this thing.
From the vocals to the guitars, this sounds like something Ben Gibbard would have done.
Talk Show Host: Lost and Found
This track is from Talk Show Host's new album Perfectly Competent — which doesn't sound like setting the bar too high.
The tune, however, manages to push past the middle ground that title suggests.
It has shades of older pop punk like Blink 182, though without the super-crisp pop sheen of Mark Hoppus and co.
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