Some of the most unique and talented new music is coming out of this province.
Since we have such a vibrant and diverse music scene, I decided to highlight six releases from local bands I’m most excited about! I think you should be excited too.
Then, we can be excited together!
5. The Thrashers – “Robot Invaders from the Death Galaxy”
The Thrashers are one of Winnipeg’s most fun bands. I was amazed at how many people were dancing and singing along at their album release party earlier this year. The Thrashers dive head first into Death Galaxy while still keeping their surf and punk influences up front. This album makes me dance like nothing else has this year.
4. Human Music – “Sup”
Human Music’s new album is my summer jam. The music sounds timeless and warm. The vibes coming from this thing are nothing but positive.
3. Les Jupes – “Some Kind Of Family”
Les Jupes’s album “Some Kind Of Family” was released alongside the news that the band had broken up. If you’ve never heard of Les Jupes, give “Some Kind Of Family” a listen and you’ll be just as heartbroken as me. Although I’m sad that the band is no more, “Some Kind Of Family” still gives me shivers every time I listen.
2. Yes We Mystic – “Vestige”
Yes We Mystic’s two song EP blew my socks off. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see this group perform live, you’ll know the emotional intensity they bring to the stage. Their energy is perfectly encapsulated in this record. Plus, they just finished recording a new album so be on the lookout!
1. Basic Nature – “Circles and Lines”
Basic Nature is my favorite band. I’ve seen them five times live and have listened to this record countless times. I never get tired of listening to them because every single second of their music is brilliant and engaging. This duo is breaking new ground and you don’t want to miss out on the lush and beautiful music they create.
What other local bands should we be excited about?