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.
Pet Sun: Free Season
Pet Sun nails that 90s grunge feel, right down to the requisite ballad you need on your record.
This track is from the band's self titled 2016 album.
Between the vocal delivery and the video style, this thing would fit right in on one of the early Big Shiny Tunes compilations.
Emay: Bakkah: The History of Humankind
"The point I'm getting at is powerful, don't switch the slides. We fail to stab into the planet so we dig the skies."
The lyrical flow on this track is phenomenal. I feel like Emay is telling me a story, which is honestly the highest praise I can place on most music.
The track itself almost feels like it's disintegrating, like a turntable losing power — but it works.
King Cuddy: Old Mexico
Something about this new King Cuddy track just screams Tom Petty to me.
The vocal delivery isn't especially Petty-ish, so maybe it's the layers upon layers of guitar and banjo in the back.
Regardless, anything that stirs up those memories is good in my books.
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