Published Aug 19, 2013The beginning of the school year is only a few weeks away. But before you head back to class and start hitting the books, why not brush up on this week's best new music by checking out our weekly Music/Video Roundup? We've dissected all the recent album streams, music videos and songs on the Internet to help you in your musical education, but don't forget to study up on our Music/Video section every week for even more great tunes.
Calgary-born singer-songwriter Rae Spoon recently wowed the Exclaim! crowd with the artist's newest LP, My Prairie Home, and now the critically acclaimed musician has shared a trailer for their upcoming National Film Board documentary of the same name. Check out the teaser and stay tuned for the screening dates of the Exclaim! co-presented feature here.
Rap phenom Big Sean's new LP, Hall of Fame, doesn't hit shelves until August 27, but he released non-album cut "Control" last week, and set the internet aflame with Kendrick Lamar's verse. Stream the song now, then do the same with Guelph duo Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless's new electro pop number "Make It Do," taken from their four-song EP to be released later this fall.
PEI pop outfit Paper Lions know a thing or two about making friends, which is why they're streaming their new LP, My Friends, in its entirety ahead of tomorrow's (August 20) release, while Sam Roberts Band guitarist Dave Nugent (a.k.a. Last Sun) follows up his recently released self-titled EP with a minimalist video for groove-rocking standout "Such a Fan."
Finally, Montreal-based pop rockers Human Human turned heads back in May with their '80s-influenced self-titled EP, but if that wasn't enough, now you can watch the reverb-swathed rockers conjure up some atmospheric riffs in a live video for opening EP cut "Forest."
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