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.
Hotkid: Need a Friend
Need a Friend is from Hotkid's brand new record called Late Night Mornings.
These guys mash up fuzzy surf rock guitar tones with more ambient sounds.
That bass line really reminds me of Death Cab for Cutie at times.
Midday Swim: Hold On Tight
Midday Swim says they were trying to "capture the spirit of childhood" on this track, and it definitely has that kind of carefree feel about it.
The video has a Wes Anderon sort of charm, and it's all the better for it.
You can check out Hold On Tight on the band's new EP, which drops later this year.
James Wyatt Crosby: Candyfloss
It's fitting that James' last name is Crosby — because man, does this ever remind me of Crosby Stills and Nash. The vocal harmonies here are top notch.
The strings, slide and autoharp really give this track a pristine sound. Crosby says it's "almost purposefully schmaltzy."
"We were trying to capture a kind of playful 'lovey-dovey' feeling by experimenting with different sorts of instrumentation and I think we made something really pretty."
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