Published Sep 26, 2011This week at Exclaim.ca, there's an abundance of album streams from great Canadian bands to get you started on your fall playlist, plus a couple of new songs -- including a six-hour-long one. Check out the following highlights below and get even more over at our Click Hear section.
First off, Vancouver singer-songwriter Dan Mangan returns with his much-anticipated new album Oh Fortune tomorrow (September 27). Boasting a noisier sound and more contribution from his bandmates, you can hear for yourself how his sound has changed by streaming the full album now at Exclaim.ca.
Elliott Brood are also back with a new album for you to stream. Day Into Years was inspired by the band's experiences while touring Europe a couple years back, though there's still an undeniable tinge of Canadiana to the record. Similarly, Toronto indie pop act Ohbijou's new album Metal Meets blends inspiration from Canada and abroad. The album drops September 27 on Last Gang Records, but you can stream it in Click Hear now.
Waterloo trio Kidstreet's debut album Fuh yeah also comes out on September 27 (via Nettwerk) and is available to hear now on Exclaim.ca. The record is packed with fun, retro-sounding danceable tracks that you don't want to miss out on hearing. Yet another album stream up for grabs this week comes from Adam & the Amethysts with their sophomore LP Flickering Flashlight.
Switching gears a little bit, we've also featured the latest track from Donald Glover's rap project Childish Gambino. "Bonfire" is the first cut to leak from Gambino's highly anticipated first release on Glassnote, Camp, rumoured to be released November 15.
And finally, the Flaming Lips have released what is one of their most ambitious projects to date: a six-hour long song entitled "I Found This Star on the Ground." If you've got the patience or the time, you can hear the entire thing, divided into three parts, now at Exclaim.ca. There's also a couple of other new songs -- don't worry they're shorter -- up for grabs, called "Butterfly, How Long Does It Take to Die" and "Evil Minds."
For these highlights and more, head over to our Click Hear section at Exclaim.ca.