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“Inheritance, Pt. 1 (Premonition)” by Musk Ox // A softly played but hard hitting piece of chamber folk, Inheritance is the latest album by Musk Ox. It’s their third big release since 2014’s Woodfall put this act on the map. The instrumental Ottawa band of Nathanael Larochette, Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Evan Runge combine classical guitar, cello and violin for a progressive yet natural sound. It’s a beautiful and calming record to start this week’s playlist. [Bandcamp]
“Die A Little” by Jessica Pearson & the East Wind // By our count, Jessica Pearson & the East Wind has released seven new singles after March 2020. Accompanied by Maddy O’Regan on the fiddle, songwriter Jessica Pearson has been working towards a debut full-length album after signing to Willow Sound Records. They were touring internationally before the pandemic and approaching the 500-show milestone—making JPEW perhaps Ottawa’s tightest act yet to release a full-length record. [Soundcloud]
“Helpless” by Cody Coyote // “This is for the children who never made it home,” says Ottawa-based Ojibwe/Irish rapper Cody Coyote in an Instagram post about Helpless, his new track released on the eve of July 1st. “This is for the survivors of Canadian Residential Schools and their families.” [codycoyotemusic.com]