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This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:
Birds of Bellwoods – Easy
Birds of Bellwoods is heading out on the Rock the Rink tour with Olympic darlings Scott & Tessa Virtue, they will perform live while they skate. ‘Easy’ is a diary of how far we’ve come and a recognition of how far there is left to go: a point of reflection on a never-ending journey,” the band explains in a statement. “It’s bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything we’ve released so far, and we can’t wait to share it with our flock.”
Neon Bloom – Lighten Up
This Toronto-based garage-rock-synth quartet shot the video for ‘Lighten Up’ on tour in Taiwan.Frontwoman Jen Simpson says the track is about unwanted advances, as inspired by the women in her life.
Dead Soft – I Believe You
Vancouver alt-rock/pop-punk trio Dead Soft have their new album Big Blue arriving October 18th. ‘I Believe You’ is about being authentic to others and yourself. Like the chorus says, “when it’s real you can feel it / when you’re pretending it shows.” This one is for those who love hooky melodies and rippin’ guitars.
Reuben And the Dark – Faultline
Fresh off some music syncing with The Handmaid’s Tale, Reuben and the Dark are previewing the new album un | love due out this fall.
The Man Who – Natural Villain
This Toronto-based three-piece developed their sound in a basement studio, pushing the boundaries of rock and pop. The Man Who will be on tour with Banners & Ellevator this fall with a new EP called Bet On You.