Hear the Week's Best New Canadian Music: Breeze, Bestfriend, Men I Trust

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Aug 27, 2021

With August nearly in the rearview, it's time to start thinking about the new season ahead and where it could take us — figuratively, of course. Let some new CanCon be your vehicle; the gas is free.

In a nutshell: Breeze sets "Our Scene," your new Bestfriend Hannah's in the city and your neighbours Men I Trust are ready to lend you some "Sugar."

We've got a big surprise single from the optimist Caribou and a sombre number from Exclaim! New Faves alum EKKSTACY. Gord Downie's Coke Machine Glow reissue has given us a new outtake of "Contact" (god, remember contact?) — speaking of, Winnipeg's Michael Falk has a new song from his Touching project called "Tony Called the Muscle."

Collaboration-wise, Belly and the Weeknd team up once again (and throw Nas into the mix) with "Die for It" and Snotty Nose Rez Kids usher in their new Life After era with Polo Brian on "Wild Boy." David Strickland also recruits a whole crew for "Messenger," and Niagara region rockers Revive the Rose partner with Amy Gabba on the DIY-spirited ska-punk "Live My Best Life."

Release week highlights include selections from Breeze's Only Up, Jason Sharp's The Turning Centre of a Still World, Men I Trust's Untourable AlbumOcie Elliott's A Place, Toronto's Asheley Turner, BC's Sadie Campbell and Danko JonesPower Trio. Likewise, anticipation continues to build for the new albums from Casper Skulls, a l l i e, SATE and more.

Start gearing up to bid summer adieu — and have a sun-soaked final hurrah — with The Eh! List below, presented by Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters — all Canadian and proud of it!

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