Drew Khan here from The Verge with your weekly emerging music fix with news on Valley, The Beaches, Hollerado + more
NEW MUSIC OUT THIS WEEK
Toronto band Valley just wrapped up a sold out North American tour with Lennon Stella and have just released the second part of their multi-part album, Maybe Side B. Side A was released late last year and is connected to Side B via a hidden track and the two EP’s make up a complete album with overlapping themes and musical concepts. The band says that Side B further explores a darker approach to concepts such as hedonism, equality and the grey areas that make us human. Don’t miss Valley in July at Festival D’été de Quebec 2019 and this fall on another North American tour with The Band CAMINO.
HOLLERADO’S RETALIATION VACATION TRACK BY TRACK
After 12 years, relentless touring, starting and growing a record label and now 4 albums Hollerado say farewell. Lead singer Menno Versteeg says that the band just knew that heading into the making of Retaliation Vacation it seemed like the right time to retire. Check out their exclusive live recording of “Time On Earth”
Tune in today (June 7th) at Noon & 6 PM ET to hear Hollerado’s final album Track By Track. Album and tour dates here.
THE DARCYS SEE BETTER DAYS AHEAD
Dynamic duo The Darcys kick off your weekend with a summer jam. The song addresses redemption while embracing past failures with a positive outlook. They hope the song encourages people to keep their heads up, to stay optimistic and to take care of themselves.
SKYE WALLACE NEW ALBUM
Skye says the decision to have the album be self-titled speaks to the excitement and sense of achievement each song captures. Tune in this week to hear her LiVE@TheVerge session on The Verge
“The stories that inspired the album were given life; their presence behind each song breathed heart and soul and fire into the album as a whole. I’m thrilled to let this little baby out into the world.”
THE BEACHES ROCK
The Beaches who are part of SiriusXM’s Kick-Off Party June 29th with The Glorious Sons, Sloan + more will not only help to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend but will open for The Rolling Stones.Hear parts of our interview with the JUNO Award winning band this weekend on The Verge’s Top 10 countdown, The Grocery List and on #OnesToWatch Saturday at Noon ET.