For those lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on how you look at it) to be living in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan, today (February 17) is Family Day. But for those of you sad individuals who can't take solace from the Canadian winter with a sweet, sweet statutory holiday, Exclaim! isn't leaving you empty-handed. Once again, we've compiled a list of a few of our favourite songs, album streams and music videos from the past week for another edition of our Music/Video roundup. Peruse our selection down below, but don't forget to visit our Music/Video section every week for even more new tunes.
First up is Days of the Fallen Sun, the new EP — and musical prequel to 2009 full-length The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist — from high-minded Massachusetts metalheads Junius. The micro-effort won't be out until tomorrow (February 18), but you can stream the eight-track recording in its entirety right now on Exclaim.ca.
Next, impressively bearded Illinois songwriter William Fitzsimmons plays king of the folk-pop jungle on the Chris Walla-produced Lions, while slowcore-dabbling singer-songwriter Barzin teases his five-years-in-the-making new LP, To Live Alone in That Long Summer, with a metaphor-heavy video for album standout "All the While."
Canadian singer-songwriter Devin Cuddy (son of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy) shows us a bit of his musical upbringing by taking us on a tour of Toronto venue/residence/label Cameron House in the documentary short "This Is Paradise with Devin Cuddy."
Finally, Moncton, NB rock troupe the Motorleague have been tearing up North American interstates ever since the release of their sophomore LP, Acknowledge, Acknowledge, last summer. Now, the band is taking a moment to reflect on how far they've come, and all the friends they've encountered along the way, with a music video documenting last fall's 88-date road trip set to album closer "Burned in Effigy." Watch the video now on Exclaim.ca.
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