Every week, CKUA’s hosts submit their songs for our weekly House Blend playlist: an exciting new release, a beloved classic or just an old personal favourite. We mix it all together to create a sonic concoction that’ll help kick off your week. Check out what’s on this week’s playlist.
Tom Coxworth: Dala, “Lennon and McCartney”
At the root of many songs is the artistry of The Beatles. Dala celebrate the main writers in this song. Soooo much to hear from both catalogues. Dala will also be performing in Alberta
Orest Soltykevych: Maurizio Pollini, “Piano Sonata #3 in b Op 58” by Frederic Chopin
Chopin wrote the last of his three piano sonatas in 1845. By then, the sonata form had lost its popularity. The form had a bit of a resurrection after Chopin wrote his third sonata. By that time, Chopin was in poor health, so he wasn’t able to premiere his piece. Today, it’s a standard in the piano repertoire.
Lionel Rault: Matt Andersen, “What Would Your Mamma Say”
New music from Matt Andersen’s latest LP, Halfway Home By Morning, recorded live-off-the-floor in Nashville, Tennessee!
Baba: Mac DeMarco, “Nobody”
Brilliant single from ‘once lived among us’ onwards and upwards….Mac D!
Lark Clark: La Yegros, “Linda La Cumbia”
Alternativa Latina La Yegros is an Argentinian singer-songwriter combining rock, trad, electronica and singable lyrics, even if you don’t habla español.
Amy van Keeken: Crumb, “Part III”
The first new music from NYC band Crumb since their 2017 EP, Locket, is a single called “Part III”. Beautiful and swaying, lush, jazzy with kaleidoscopic synth it is held together by Lila Ramani’s laid back vocals.
Grant Stovel: Ben Sures, “Dancer (live)”
On Ben Sures’ brand-new album, Live at the Yardbird, he’s joined by some truly stellar folk musicians, including members of heavyweight acts like The Bombadils and Jayme Stone’s Folklife. The stark, simple, oh-so-joyful acoustic setting really brings out the beauty in this little gem of a story song.