3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out some brand new music from Moscow Apartment, Max the Lesser and Freedom Baby

Posted: August 19, 2017

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Check out brand new tracks from Moscow Apartment, Max the Lesser and Freedom Baby.  7:50

Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario — so each week, we're bringing you some of our favourites.

Music columnist Adam Carter is on CBC Radio One's In the Key of C and Big City Small World on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.


Here are this week's picks:

Moscow Apartment: Annie

Watch this video. Now, let it sink in for a moment that Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla are just 14 and 15-years-old.

This track is remarkably well realized and produced for performers of that age, and their voices blend together seamlessly.

The song is about twisted body image issues, and sung with a real sincerity — this is a problem that many young people know all too well.

The duo's first EP drops on Sept. 29. 

Freedom Baby: Video Daydream

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Video Daydream is a great little pop tune.

The way the string section plays off the electronic elements really reminds me of Stars (In Our Bedroom After the War/Set Yourself on Fire-era Stars, anyway).

I think there might be a theremin warbling in the background somewhere here too, which I always like.

Max the Lesser: Me in Honey

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This cover of R.E.M's Me In Honey is from a tribute album to Out Of Time that's coming out on Maisonneuve Music.

This track stays true to the original, but expands its boundaries too.

It adds a much more prominent bass line, and extended instrumentation.

GTHA listeners can catch Adam on Big City Small World on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET, on 99.1 FM. Listeners across the rest of the province can hear him on In the Key of C at 5 p.m.

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


Adam Carter
Reporter, CBC Hamilton

Adam Carter is a Newfoundlander who now calls Hamilton 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.