3 new Ontario music releases you need to hear this week

It’s that time of the week again – CBC Hamilton reporter Adam Carter is back with his three picks for new Ontario music that you need to listen to this week. Up this week: Andrew Boudreau, Treasa Levasseur and Jubilee Riots.

This week: Andrew Boudreau, Treasa Levasseur and Jubilee Riots

CBC Hamilton reporter Adam Carter is back with his picks for new music coming out of Ontario. Up this week: Andrew Boudreau, Teressa Levasseur and Jubilee Riots.

It’s that time of the week again – CBC Hamilton reporter Adam Carter is back with his three picks for new Ontario music that you need to listen to this week.

Adam is on the air each week on CBC Radio for In the Key of C, hosted by Craig Norris. He’ll choose three Ontario bands or artists that are releasing new music for your listening pleasure. Here are this week’s picks:

Andrew Boudreau: Home to the Fireflies

Post-rock fans, rejoice — you have some new CanCon to spin this week from Fort Erie's Andrew Boudreau. This tune is called Home to the Fireflies, and it's from his newest release The Mourning Of...

If you're into bands like Sigur Rós or Explosions in the Sky, you'll find a lot to like here. The songs on this record are floaty and ethereal, and Boudreau does a really serviceable homage to Jónsi Birgisson — except this time, the dulcet falsetto is in English. Definitely worth a listen.

Treasa Levasseur: Gee Whiz It’s Christmas

Seeing as we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas, here’s a new holiday song from Hamilton’s Treasa Levasseur called “Gee Whiz It’s Christmas.”

Levasseur is a Juno-nominated blues, roots and soul artist, and her new record All Kinds of Christmas is full of yuletide cheer.

This is a jazzy-sounding take on a Christmas tune, giving you another option outside Bing Crosby during the holidays this year. You can hear the song as part of our radio broadcast in the CBC player at the top of this story.

Jubilee Riots: Two Bare Hands

We're leaving you this week with a new track from Jubilee Riots, a band that has members from Guelph, Sudbury, Toronto and Bowmanville. They actually used to be called “Enter the Haggis,” and had several releases under that name.

This song is called Two Bare Hands, and it’s from their new record Penny Black. There’s a cool story behind this record — the band launched a crowdfunding campaign to make the album, and invited fans to send in stories about their personal lives.

Then they wrote songs about those stories. It’s a really cool experiment, and it paid off on this song, which is catchy as all hell.

Thanks for listening this week. You can hear Adam during In the Key of C every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. on CBC Radio. In the Key of C can be heard across the province, except for the GTA. Hamilton listeners can hear this segment in the audio player above.

Are you in an Ontario band and would like to be featured on this program? Send your stuff to adam.carter@cbc.ca for consideration — and like In the Key of C on Facebook.


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