3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week, Sept. 26 edition

Check out great new tracks from The Dirty Nil, Daniel Fortin and Born Ruffians.

Check out great new tracks from The Dirty Nil, Daniel Fortin and Born Ruffians

Check out great new tunes from The Dirty Nil, Born Ruffians and Daniel Fortin.

This week we're all about punk rock, manic jazz and well crafted pop rock — it's a good time for Ontario music, people.

Check out these new tracks from The Dirty Nil, Daniel Fortin and Born Ruffians as part of reporter Adam Carter's weekly spot from In the Key of C on CBC Radio 1.

You can listen to Adam and host Craig Norris talk these picks in the player above, and listen to the tracks right here.

The Dirty Nil: No Weaknesses

The Dirty Nil are one of the best punk rock bands in the country right now, and if you haven't been listening to them, you should be.

No Weaknesses is a track off the band's upcoming 7 inch, and it is pure energy and noise in that grand MC5 tradition.

The Dundas three-piece always manages to bridge the gap between pop melodies and punk rock.

This song is dirty as all hell, but it's also an ear worm that won't go away.

Born Ruffians: Don't Live Up

Don't Live Up is a great new song from Midland's Born Ruffians from the band's upcoming album, Ruff.

The guitar line on this track really carries the tune, especially when coupled with solid vocals and catchy staccato horns.

Add in a brilliantly done, one-shot music video, and this is a real winner.

Daniel Fortin: Smithereen

Smithereen from Peterborough's Daniel Fortin highlights the brilliance and frailty of jazz — this tune always sounds like it's just on the verge of falling apart, but never does.

This is from his latest album, called Brinks, and it's well worth a listen for anyone who likes spend some time searching for a song's time signature.

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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