Hear the Week's Best New Canadian Music: Mustafa, Ducks Ltd., Rêve, Allison Russell

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Oct 20, 2023

It's getting down to the wire to pay a visit to Spirit Halloween in time for the big day — is anyone else still undecided and stressed? Thankfully, there's little more spookily inspiring than the quality of the new music Canadian artists are releasing on any given Friday, and today is no exception. 

Mustafa makes his long-awaited return with "Name of God," Ducks Ltd. are back and somehow janglier than ever on "The Main Thing," and Allison Russell takes us to church with a Hozier cover.

This week in album releases, we've got the blockbuster debut from Montreal-born party-starter Rêve (Saturn Return), as well as new records from Night Lunch (Fire in the Rose Garden), Radar Peak, Sam Roberts Band, the Fugitives, Joseph Shabason, Jordan Klassen and Shred Kelly. Aysanabee and Tim Baker also released new EPs.

Elsewhere, Bibi Club did in fact start the fire, BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson join forces on "Sleeper," and Fucked Up make a meal of One Day leftovers with the lead single for Show Friends.

There's a monster match for every vibe with The Eh! List below, presented by Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters — all Canadian and proud of it!


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