This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:
Jon Bryant – Ya Ya Ya Ya
Vancouver based singer/ songwriter Jon Bryant releases his 4th album Cult Classic May 17th. A record that was inspired by his time in an actual cult. “In the early days of writing the music for this album, I saw myself (and the world around me) through the lens of a cult. It was only until I was involved with one, did I actually realize that they’re interwoven through so much of culture. To be in a cult is to be human.”
Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams
Toronto’s very own Fucked Up enter their second week on the watch list. The album Dose Your Dreams continues the band’s thread of concept albums. This one follows the protagonist David, who is fed up with his 9-to-5 job and along the way encounters a mystic and sets off on a complicated personal odyssey.
Ivory Hours – Boys Club
Ivory Hours are gearing up for their hometown show in London, ON in June. Head over to our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/theverge to see some behind the scenes footage of the making of “Boys Club”
Operators – Faithless
The song showcases some great lyrics “… Because it’s no kind of living when you’re scraping for survival. And your heart it knows the way but your mind is Dead on arrival” Let us know your favourite lyrics from the song.
Operators second album Radiant Dawn will be out next month.
Jenn Grant – Raven
Jenn enters her second week on the watch list as well. For her new album Love, Inevitable Jenn teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine who has worked with Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket and more. This was the first time after 4 consecutive albums that Jenn didn’t have her husband produce her album. He did end up directing the music video for Raven though.
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