3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out new music from New Love, Max the Lesser and Odd Years.

Check out new music from New Love, Max the Lesser and Odd Years

Check out some new music from New Love, Max the Lesser and Odd Years. 8:02

Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario. On CBC Radio One's In the Key of C, we try to highlight some of our favourites each week.

You can hear the show live every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One in Ontario. In the Key of C can be heard across the province, except for in the GTA. Hamilton listeners can hear the segment in the player above.

New Love: Every Lie 

This tune from New Love is from the band's new EP, Close.

The drive and the backbeat on this track make it immediately stand out. It has a similar feel to Japandroids, though with a fuller sound (what with a full band as opposed to a duo).

The vocals here are top notch, too.

Odd Years: Troubadour

This new track from Odd Years has a real classic sort of sound — it reminds me of Badfinger, for some reason.

This group features members from Cuff The Duke, Minotaurs and Lowlands, so it's not surprising that they're surging right out of the gate with the polish that you can hear here.

Max the Lesser: Luau

Max the Lesser's Luau doesn't sound like any sort of Hawaiian party that I've ever been to.

It's definitely one of the more sombre tracks to feature a ukulele. It's definitely eclectic, but also sticks with you long after listening to it.

Anyone who enjoys The Postal Service will find something to like here.

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

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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.