5 new Halifax records you require to hear, now | Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia

It’s time to spring clear your playlist: to decide up some fresh new, new audio to go with the (as-of-nonetheless alleged) arrival of warmer, brighter days. As generally, Halifax’s songs scene has your again, at any time at the all set to aid you explore your upcoming favorite album or artist. Here, we’re rounding up some modern album releases that Crew Coastline simply cannot get enough of, from the technicolor trad rock of Villages to the indie pop of Hillbsurn to Ally Fiola’s experimental-yet-obtainable jazz. Get your airpods in:

Laura Rae’s Chansons pour ma grand-mère

The rising singer-songwriter’s 7-monitor album feels like a lost EP from Feist’s early days—if the “Mushaboom” singer went en français for a minute. But don’t fret if your have bilingualism is not up to snuff: Rae’s gentle-as-cotton tracks are a spring-weight coat for whoever hears them.

Hillsburn’s Stories

Halifax indie-pop luminary Hillsburn has been a fervent supporter fave considering the fact that the band’s arrival in 2014. Now, the four-piece is back with a 6-track EP that incorporates the latest strike “Room Across the Hall”, a keep track of that calls Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” to thoughts as guide singer Rosanna Burrill’s powerful voice pushes into the pop diva territory it always threatened to take a look at. This vibe is explored and subverted across Tales, so in limited: Dust off your dancing shoes.

Villages’ Darkish Island

Whilst the identify may evoke a greyscale, Dim Island—the next album from Cape Breton/Halifax band Villages—is truly a technicolor palette. Just after acquiring made a title for by itself for a brand of highland-steeped traditional roots rock which is sped up and sway-deserving, Villages’ latest presenting helps make fantastic on the Celtic roots the band at first prevented, but ultimately succumbed to. For the sake of these 11 tracks, thank goodness they did.

Ally Fiola & The Upcoming Quest feat. Jeff Coffin’s Interblaze

Halifax saxophonist Ally Fiola’s next LP feels like the most addictive assumed experiment: What if famous jazz avant-garde artist Sun Ra didn’t go to room (he typically claimed to be from an additional world), but in its place expended the 1970s palling close to with some of the era’s prime guitar noodlers? The consequence would most possible be Interblaze, an outer-room-nevertheless-grounded, lyric-less speculate that never ever goes in the course you expect–but holds a significant feeling of melody together the way. Billed as “an exploration of one’s interior fire”, Fiola brought in Grammy nominated saxophonist Jeff Coffin for backup on the album, alongside with Bonnie Raitt’s have keyboardist, Glenn Patscha. As for those ‘70s-emotion guitar licks? They come courtesy of Shvan Kaban. Operate, do not wander, to examine this just one out:

Kilmore’s From The Inside

When Halifax band Kilmore’s most current album is not technically out until finally March’s close, we could not snooze on getting it in this list: A observe-up to the band’s ECMA Loud Recording of the Yr-winning album Contact The Void, the upcoming From The Inside is stoner groove songs with a major hit of metal combined in. The direct solitary “Firestone” is all the evidence you need to have that this one’s gonna slap: