Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys has teamed up with American rock band Cage the Elephant to produce their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. The band’s musical style has varied greatly since their first album in 2008, and the latest addition to their discography is no exception. Tell Me I’m Pretty is a departure from the aggressively energetic beats, bold bass lines, and heavy percussion that has characterized their sound in the past, without losing the energy that makes them unique. This isn’t the first time Cage the…

Camille Trust – Wake Your Body Up

With her debut single, NYC-based/Florida-native Camille Trust promises to “Wake Your Body Up” with her single. and its dance-friendly beat. Soulful vocals and elements of R&B round out the funky pop tune with some substance, while the energetic beat will get you moving. Camille Trzcinski started going by her stage name Camille Trust in 2014 but this song sounds like it could have come out in 1984. The influence of Stevie Wonder and Janis Joplin, who she lists as inspirations, can be heard in the rhythm and beat of “Wake Your…

Jake Bosci – Heartbreak

Australian singer-songwriter Jake Bosci sets the stage for his upcoming Wild Love EP with the release of “Heartbreak”,an upbeat tune about love’s bitter end. Acoustic guitar and a steady drum rhythm complement lyrics about one of life’s (and pop music’s) most relatable themes: the aftermath of a breakup with someone who could have been “the one”. With a melody in the same vein as those from artists like the Lumineers and Ed Sheeran, and a universally applicable topic of lost love, this song is bound to please a crowd. But “Heartbreak”…

Young Galaxy – Falsework

3/5 Dreamy electronic pop beats serve as a colourful backdrop for Catherine McCandless’ confident vocal delivery on Young Galaxy‘s fifth studio album, Falsework. Over the past few years, the Montreal-based indie synth-pop band has changed directions from their “shoegaze” indie rock beginnings as they were opening for acts like Arcade Fire and Death Cab For Cutie. Now they’re settling into their own unique sound that demonstrates their musical strengths, but they haven’t quite narrowed it down yet. Layers of synth, bass, strong lead vocals with breathy backup vocals, and a tempo…

Mother Leads – When Time Will Slow Down

Toronto-based hard rock group Mother Leads have shared the first of a series of three singles to be released over the next several months. Premiering the collection is “When Time Will Slow Down”, a bold modern rock tune meant to be played loud enough to pose a threat to your speakers. The heavy bass and strong vocals are what gives this track it’s full-bodied sound. These elements in combination with energetic percussion will have you tapping your feet to this contemporary take on classic rock. Throw in a catchy chorus with lyrics…

Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On

3.5/5 More than three years after their first album, Canadian folk-rock band Half Moon Run have finally released their second studio album, titled Sun Leads Me On. Popularity and anticipation has been building steadily since their debut as they played numerous tour stops, such as Ottawa Bluesfest in 2013 and Osheaga in 2014. This album was − for the most part − worth the long wait. It has the same heavy percussion and wide selection of instruments as Dark Eyes, but with more of a folk influence. The Montreal-based band…