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3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week, Oct. 9 edition

Check out great new tracks from James Hoffman, Jennifer Budd and Poor Young Things.

Check out great new tracks from James Hoffman, Jennifer Budd and Poor Young Things

Check out great new tracks from James Hoffman, Jennifer Budd and Poor Young Things. 7:26

This week we're all about pop rock, manic jazz and lilting folk.

Check out great new tracks from James Hoffman, Jennifer Budd and Poor Young Things 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.

James Hoffman: To Hear You Again

To Hear You Again is both a textbook example of what pop folk should be and a ringing endorsement for banjo playing outside of bluegrass.

This track would fit in seamlessly on the Garden State soundtrack, so throw it on and get melancholy about Natalie Portman. Or Zach Braff. Whichever.

Jennifer Budd: The Colonel

Great songs take you somewhere, while the best songs make you feel something – and this track from Hamilton's Jennifer Budd does both.

Between Budd's vocal gymnastics and a rolling bass line, there's lots to like here. Whoever arranged that dirty string section definitely took some cues from Cursive's The Ugly Organ, too.

Poor Young Things: Like An Animal

Attention to detail lifts this Poor Young Things tune from something good to something great.

It is so rhythmically locked in, and the interplay between the bass and kick drum with the backing guitars is outstanding. 

 

This song is from the Thunder Bay band's record Force of Nature, which dropped on Oct. 9.

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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