Published Jan 23, 2012Following another week of new-music gathering, we have John K. Samson delivering his debut solo effort, David Letterman gushing over Kathleen Edwards and Die Antwoord returning with "I Fink U Freeky." Check out the following highlights, plus many more, in our Click Hear section.
First up, treat your ears to the full album stream of John K. Samson's debut solo LP, Provincial. The long-awaited full-length features the kind of relatable, image-rich storying we've come to expect from the Weakerthans frontman, including tales of college life, videogames and failed romance.
South African rap ravers Die Antwoord resurfaced last week with a new Yolandi-driven number called "I Fink U Freeky." The track is the first cut from the trio's upcoming album TEN$ION, out February 7 via Zef Records.
In other new music, Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan delivers his latest EP More Beautiful Than Silence on January 31. Until then, fans of 2009's Troubadour can check out new song "Nothing to Lose" featuring Nas.
As for videos, Kathleen Edwards marked the release of her latest LP Voyageur last week with a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Canadian songstress was deemed "wonderful" and "tremendous" by the talk show host (three times), before launching into an upbeat rendition of lead single "Change the Sheets."
Staying with American late shows, watch the much-hyped Lana Del Ray deliver two tracks from her upcoming debut, Born to Die, on last weekend's Saturday Night Live, to, well, mixed results.
Finally, Barbados-born folk singer Jenny Mayhem pays tribute to her adopted home of Toronto in "Wide Open." Set largely in iconic discount store Honest Ed's, the video is a playful look at Mayhem's imagined journey from retail worker to indie darling to tortured loft-promoting sell-out.
Be sure to check out these, as well as many more, streams, downloads and videos, at the Click Hear section of Exclaim.ca.