Check out some of our on-air and music teams’ favorite releases of this season!
From Veronica Bisesti, host of Subculture
“Pistol” – Limited Series – FX & Hulu
“Harry’s House reinforces Styles’ signature sensitivity in an authentic way and shows he’s more than earned his place as one of music’s most innovative artists. More importantly, he reminds us that he’s a pop star playing by his own rules—and he’s here for the long haul.” – Spin
“As the record swiftly spins through these production and melodic hooks, it gives the impression of a jukebox filled with a bunch of excavated gems, and that’s not a bad comfort zone for the Black Keys at all.” -AllMusic
Isabeau Waia’u Walker – Body
This is the first solo project from Isabeau, a prolific musician and a vital member of the local group Y La Bamba. The record offers 12 beautiful songs exploring themes of love, identity, growth and transformation.
fanclubwallet – You Have Got to Be Kidding Me
Fanclubwallet is a project from Hannah Judge, Ottawa-based signer songwriter. “You Have Got to Be Kidding Me” is what we all have been saying for the past two year, isn’t it? The 12-track record is a collection of indie-alt/pop-rock songs exploring themes of personal trials as a young adult, softened by the clever wit.
The Hugs – True to your Own Spirit
“The Hugs are back with their 7th full-length studio album. 3 years in the making of recording and writing: “True To Your Own Spirit” w/ 13 new songs ranging in styles, genres and new sonic territory and soundscapes from The Hugs. An album w/ a clever nod to the British 90’s culture of bubblegum pop guitars and crafty yet witty lyrics. . .”TRUE TO YOUR OWN SPIRIT” is as diverse, unique and catchy as guitar pop gets these days” – The Hugs
Sunflower Bean – Headful of Sugar
“The New York trio’s third album ‘Headful Of Sugar’ might have come to life during the uncertainty of the pandemic, but it’s far from a record full of trepidation. Instead, it embraces cheap thrills and fast pleasures, offering a liberating escape from the inhibition of ordinary times.” – the forty-five
Slang – Cockroach in a Ghost Town
“Slang’s debut album is a force of nature that came, seemingly, out of nowhere. Lyricist/singer/guitarist Drew Grow and drummer/singer Janet Weiss started the band over a decade ago in Portland, OR—both having spent more than half their lives dedicated to making and performing music. Through the years, Weiss has played with everyone from her bands Quasi, Wild Flag, and Sleater-Kinney, to collaborators like Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, and others. Grow has fronted his own groups Modern Kin and the Pastors’ Wives, producing other
bands along the way. Starting as a moonlighting collaboration, the meeting of this particular group was kismet if not totally cosmic.” – Kill Rock Stars
From Patrick Meigs, host of The Mixtape