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This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:
THE DARCYS – BETTER DAYS
Toronto dynamic duo Jason Couse and Wes Marskell deliver a summer jam that is the anthem for our lives. ‘Better Days’ is an inspiring song that highlights redemption and past failures. The band wants you to experience ‘Better Days’ with them by keeping your head up, staying optimistic and by taking care of yourself and those around you.
TAYLOR KNOX – LIVE IT UP
From his second album Here Tonight, Toronto artist Taylor Knox wants you to ‘Live It Up.’ An energetic gritty song that has some notes of the 2000s rock stylings of Sloan and Treble Charger. Add this one to your summer playlist for guaranteed fun and excitement.
THE SUNSET KIDS – OCEAN CLEAR
The Sunset Kids are an Vancouver-based electro-pop collaboration between Canadian singer-guitarist Josh Palmer and Russian-born songwriter, Ellaya Zampieri. ‘Ocean Clear’ is from their debut album Volcano, set to be released later this summer. The powerful driving beat crashes over the lyrics to combine and deliver waves of emotion and celebration.
THE FRANKLIN ELECTRIC – MADE IT UP IN YOUR HEAD
Montreal band picked up a JUNO Award nomination last year for Breakthrough Group Of The Year and are showing no signs of slowing down. Their New EP In Your Head will be out later this summer and explores vulnerability and resiliency, as well as the universal truths that we all go through. Lead singer Jon Matte says that ‘Made It Up In Your Head’ is about breaking away from those feelings in your head that you have mostly made up.
W3APONS – OFF THE TOP OF MY HEART
The independent Saskatoon rock and roll trio enter their second week on the watch list. Jordan Welbourne, from the band said in a recent interview, “It’s been really cool with how fresh and new this project is, that we’ve been able to have the success we’ve had in such a short time, It’s hard to process, almost, but not in a bad way.”