Gord Downie & the Sadies, Sonic Avenues and Arkells Lead Our Music/Video Roundup
Published Apr 14, 2014Record Store Day is drawing near, and vinyl collectors all over are gearing up to get their hands on some exclusive releases. Luckily, RSD isn't the only time to welcome new music into your life. New music and videos come out every day, and once again, we've rounded up the best of the last week from our Music/Video section. Take a look below to see what's fresh.
First off, dream team Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun shared their long-awaited self-titled record. The Tragically Hip frontman's collaboration with Sadies showcases a variety of sounds, at one moment taking on a folksy tone and the next featuring some punk rock aggression, topped with a healthy dose of Downie's distinct howls.
Next, Montreal's Sonic Avenues have shared their upcoming second record, Mistakes. Considerably more varied than their 2012 album Television, the record jumps between high-energy garage rock tracks like "Teenage Brain" and songs like "Better Days to Come," which feature power-pop flair.
Hamilton, ON's Arkells have given fans a taste of their upcoming third record with a new lyric video for single "Never Thought That This Would Happen." The song was reportedly inspired by Hillside Music Festival and seeing fans sing and dance by bonfires, a vibe that the new song emulates as singer Max Kerman's blue-eyed soul vocals and a mid-tempo groove launch into a dramatic crescendo.
Teenage rapper and all-around provocateur Chief Keef continued his unwavering stream of releases with the video for his new single, "Close That Door." The video depicts Keef and his crew smoking, tossing stacks of bills and waving some sizable firearms at the camera as Keef beckons you to not leave any doors open.
Finally, London, ON partiers Wasted Potential have shared their beer-soaked self-titled EP. The six songs were, according to the band, written "drunk in a basement," and features poppy melodies with walls of distortion and fast beats, with vocals ranging from smooth to screamed.
Looking for more? Keep checking out our Music/Video section for the fresh goods every day.