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Errol's Pick

Afie Jurvanen is a Toronto singer and guitarist who goes by the name Bahamas. He released a new album earlier this week and our music columnist Errol Nazareth says it's a record that slowly grows on you and hooks you deeper with every listen. It's contemplative, laid back without being boring, full of gorgeous instrumentation, different flavours and of course the breezy voice of Bahamas. This is definitely what we call a headphone album - put it on late at night, slip on your headphones, cut the lights and just indulge in the sonic treats. The Afie in the album title is Bahamas' first name. And how did he come up with that stage name? In an interview he said that Bahamas seemed to conjure up some nice imagery for people, even before hearing the music. "Now", he says, "it's become my career and livelihood".

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