This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:
Mac DeMarco – All Of Our Yesterdays
West coast Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mac DeMarco is gearing up to release his 4th album Here Comes The Cowboy May 10th. ‘All Of Our Yesterdays’ focuses on the passing of time and Mac says it was one of earlier songs written for this album. He was inspired by a documentary on the band Oasis and wanted to write a larger than life rock song, but says he didn’t quite get there. Mac was just at the Coachella Music & Arts festival and will be heading to Bonnaroo in June and Osheaga in August
Close Talker – Half Past NIne
Saskatoon trio Close Talker return with new music two years after the release of their album, Lens. With their new single, the band has their sights set on making music that won’t force you to feel a certain way. The goal for the songs they create from this point on is to have them stand up to this ambitious standard – will this song still resonate 10 years from now? Take a listen to ‘Half Past Nine’ and find out why it has been described as a moody, impeccable gem.
Rosemary Fairweather – Once In A While
Toronto based dream Alt/Pop artist Rosemary Fairweather has been generating a ton of buzz with her music since the release of her 2016 album, Heavenly. Since then she has been sharing songs, building a dedicated fan base while crafting her soundscapes and aesthetic. In preparing to release her next album Heavenly – A Second Collection Of Songs, Rosemary suffered a concussion and was diagnosed with Post Concussive Syndrome. We wish her all the best on her recovery- despite her hardships over the past months, Rosemary will be releasing a new song the last Friday of each month for the next six months.
The Fame – Cherry Lipstick
Toronto based rock quartet The Fame have a debut EP coming your way soon and have been teasing songs from the upcoming release. ‘Cherry Lipstick’ showcases the bands 90’s & 2000’s alternative rock sounds, drawing on influences from Everclear, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Oasis, with a little Smashing Pumpkins thrown in there as well. Let us know if The Fame’s new single suits you.
JON BRYANT – YA YA YA YA
Vancouver based singer/ songwriter Jon Bryant enters his second week on the watch list. Jon wrote this song as a reminder to those in relationships to do their best to constantly talk through things when faced with communication break downs. Jon asks two simple questions in the song – Is everything alright? Everything fine? How many times have we given the auto- response Ya Ya Ya Ya to those questions before?
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