Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario. On CBC Radio One's In the Key of C, we try to highlight some of our favourites each week.
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Century Palm: King of John St.
Follow me back to the golden days of new wave.
Century Palm just released its debut LP "Meet You" — and it's like a time warp to the early 80s.
Chief songwriter Andrew Payne says the record is about "getting to know another layer of yourself."
"There's almost this pressure as you get older that making art is somehow childish," he said.
"This band and this record was the byproduct of me realizing in my own life that that is not the case."
Del Bel: Crookcrank
Crookcrank is like a soundtrack for creeping down a back alley when it feels like someone might be watching you.
It's from a brand new record called III that Del Bel is dropping next month.
The band calls its sound "pop noir," and that's fitting.
There's an underlying kind of seediness that runs through all their stuff.
Calcedon's Sparrow is incredibly tuneful, happy electro-pop.
Much like the titular bird, it works perfectly to send us into spring.
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