3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out new tunes from Future Peers, The Bandicoots and Bass Lions
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.
Future Peers: Time We Went Away
Future Peers are truly slaves to the groove on this one — and they've mastered the ability to make electronic music seem organic.
That's no small feat when synths dominate your sound, and your vocals are warbling through a vocoder.
The band counts acts like Bowie, The Cure, Talking Heads and Nine Inch Nails among its influences.
Those artists all thrive in electronic settings, so the band clearly comes by its sound honestly.
The Bandicoots: Rocky Horror
1) I hope this band is somehow named after Playstation's Crash Bandicoot.
2) If this video was actually done in one shot as it appears, that is insanely impressive.
Bass Lions: Dynamite Quartz
This Bass Lions track is actually a reimagining of an older tune. It's from a new EP of theirs that drops on April 21.
Most of the record is modern adaptations of classical music, in collaboration with the KW Symphony Orchestra.
This track, though, sees the orchestra stepping onto one of their tunes. The result has a lot more depth, and a lot more harpsichord.
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