3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out new tracks from West Nile, Murder Murder and Life in Vacuum.

Check out new tracks from West Nile, Murder Murder and Life in Vacuum

Check out great new music from West Nile, Murder Murder, and Life in Vacuum. 8:48

Cling to those last few precious long weekends, everyone — we're heading into the dog days of summer.

If you're on the way to a cottage this weekend (or wherever you might be), check out these new tracks from West Nile, Murder Murder and Life in Vacuum 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.

West Nile: Lotta People

The members of London's West Nile have outdone themselves with this cool chillwave jam.

This tune that extols the virtues of...er, "free love" is the best thing the outfit has ever released.

Lotta People is perfectly nuanced, well-crafted synth pop.

Murder Murder: Sweet Revenge

Sudbury's Murder Murder exclusively plays what the band calls "murder ballads." Which is awesome.

And if sweet bluegrass odes to revenge aren't enough to pique your interest, check out the dirty halftime groove in this tune.

Flipping a genre on its head has never been more subversive, or fun.

Life in Vacuum: Black Snow

Waterloo's Life in Vacuum have really mastered that frenetic post punk sound.

It really reminds us of bands like At the Drive In and Refused. That's high praise, but it's warranted.

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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