3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week, Sept. 12 edition
Check out great new tracks from Pony Girl, Quinn Read-Baxter and Abna Bon
Don't worry that summer is in the rearview mirror — we've got some phenomenal new music from all over the province to help ease the pain.
Check out these new tracks from Pony Girl, Quinn Read-Baxter and Abna Bon 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.
Pony Girl: Candy
We're just fine with any music video that exalts pizza as the glorious, cheesy food of the gods that it is — and the fact that it's coupled with such a strong tune is just the icing on top (we're also really down with icing).
Candy (the food references are just everywhere on this one) from Ottawa's Pony Girl blends a sparse acoustic guitar line with a simple backbeat and some lilting synths, and that lets the vocals shine through just as they should. The band makes this mastery of textures sound effortless.
Abna Bon: Spark
Post rock fans will feel right at home with Waterloo's Abna Bon. The band isn't breaking insane new ground with Spark, but this tune has all the trappings of the well-crafted, reverb drenched textures you've come to know from bands like Explosions in the Sky.
This track does buck genre trends in one distinct way though: it clocks in at just under three and a half minutes long. With most post rock bands writing much lengthier songs, that kind of brevity could help Abna Bon appeal to a wider audience.
Quinn Read-Baxter: Without You
Quinn Read-Baxter is continuing a trend of strong electronic artists coming out of London. This track is undeniably strong synth pop bolstered by slick, seamless production.
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.