3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out new music from The Handsome Devils, Sunsetter and Myles Castello.

Check out new music from The Handsome Devils, Sunsetter and Myles Castello

The Handsome Devils' 'Race to the Bottom' is one of three new Ontario songs you should listen to this week. (The Handsome Devils/Facebook)

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 on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.

Here are this week's picks:

The Handsome Devils: Race to the Bottom

Race to the Bottom is from The Handsome Devils' latest album, Nose to the Rhinestone.

The band describes itself as "old timey all the timey," which is about as apt a description as I can muster.

I'll never profess to be a massive country fan, but this is the kind of authentic, west coast-sounding country tune I can get behind.

Myles Castello: Way Off

Myles Castello is back with a new, smoldering track called Way Off.

Like a lot of the best R&B, Castello's voice stands at the centre of this tune, slinking effortlessly through the vocal line.

Sunsetter: I Will Understand

Sunsetter's I Will Understand is part lo-fi pop track, part post rock, and exceptionally morose.

"The song itself is a meditation on understanding why we return to the same old thought patterns and behaviours that we've spent so much time trying to distance ourselves from," says songwriter Andrew McLeod. "It's about losing yourself to it time and time again but then reminding yourself to come back after feeling like you've lost the battle with your own brain, persistent in its approach to making you feel worthless at every step."

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


Adam Carter


Adam Carter is a Newfoundlander who now calls Toronto home. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamCarterCBC or drop him an email at adam.carter@cbc.ca.