This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:
N0V3L – To Whom It May Concern
Vancouver based DIY art & musical collective N0V3L released their debut EP earlier this year and quickly found themselves on a number of music charts across the globe. The band tries to keep a low profile, opting to have their 70’s new wave, post-punk sounds conduct the conversation. Their sound reminds me of Talking Heads meets Bloc Party meets Joy Division. The first song on the EP is a letter addressed to you; “To Whom It May Concern” aims to wake you up, get you moving and like the band sings in the song, remind you that … “Time is a resource to use and to treasure”
Close Talker – Half Past NIne
This Saskatoon trio are back for a second week on the watch list. The band kick off a tour next month and have a very special show planned for the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. They are planning to premiere a new, first of its kind immersive concert experience – and of course that show is now sold out. For details on more places to check out Close Talker, visit the band’s website.
Rosemary Fairweather – Once In A While
Toronto’s Rosemary Fairweather is keeping us busy – her plan of releasing new music the last Friday of each month for the next sixmonths is happening. She just released a new track last week and we can’t wait to see what she has in store next month. Follow @dew_of_the_sea_ and don’t forget to let us know what you think of “Once In A While”
The Fame – Cherry Lipstick
You’ll have two chances to check out Toronto’s The Fame during Canadian Music Week next month. The music conference and festival takes over the city, showcasing a ton of bands at amazing venues. The Fame take the stage at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern May 8th and 9th – see you there. Be sure to bring along some cherry lipstick.
Mac DeMarco – All Of Our Yesterdays
Mac Demarco is gearing up to release his new album Here Comes The Cowboy on May 10th, but before that he’ll take the stage on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Mac puts on a great performance; sometimes he’s been known to take his shirt off and dance in front of projections of retro 8-bit Nintendo games. Exhibit A is the below video of his recent performance of “All Of Our Yesterdays” at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival. So clear your schedules and set your DVRs; this one’s going to be fun.
Catch one of our Ones To Watch weekdays at 5 and 10 ET and the full list Saturday at Noon ET on The Verge – SiriusXM 173.