Soundcheck: New tunes from Lowell, PS I Love You, New Swears, In-Flight Safety and more

Lowell announces details about debut album

Electro-pop artist Lowell is an emerging force in the Canadian music scene as she tackles women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and other heavy topics while laying down beats that demand dancing. Her debut album We Loved Her Dearly comes out September 16 via Arts & Crafts. The album name makes sense, going hand in hand with her debut EP I Killed Sarah V. First single “I Love You Money” is available as a free download.

New single and remix EP from PS I Love You

Kingston duo PS I Love You are gearing up for the July 22 release of For Those Who Stay. They’ve created the ultimate music nerd scavenger hunt, hiding copies of the new album on cassette around the country. For those who didn’t find a copy, there are lots of other goodies to tide you over. First off there’s the new single “Friends Forever”.  Also, their friends Young Galaxy, Teen Daze and Prince Century have created remixes of the title track from the new album. The Remix EP can be downloaded for free via Noisetrade.

New album coming for In-Flight Safety

Halifax band indie rock band In-Flight Safety have teased fans with a new album since the teaser single “Destroy” was released in March of 2013. Conversationalist comes out September 9 in Canada via Night Danger. The second single “Blue Flares” continues to show the new direction John Mullane (vocals/guitars) and Glen Nicholson (drums) are steering the band.

New Swears release another fun party video

Ottawa’s New Swears know how to have a good time as evidenced by their ridiculous music videos. The video for “Candy Land” from their new album Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever out in August via Bachelor Records. The video features just the right amount of fire, fake blood and fun.

Epic new video from Monomyth

Seth Smith of Dog Day directed the video for “Patsy”, a new song from Monomyth’s album Saturnalia Regalia! out July 22 via Mint Records. The video features a pretty hilarious wedding dance scene with disco balls, sunglasses and cats. Now all I want to see is Monomyth play their album release show on July 25 at Oasis in Halifax dressed in suits with a giant disco ball.

The Dirty Nil share new single

Dundas rock band The Dirty Nil have a new 7-inch single out August 19 via Fat Wreck Chords. The track “Cinnamon” is available to stream now.  The band are getting ready to tour the U.S. this summer with more tour dates on the way.

More sitar from Elephant Stone

If you need a little more sitar in your life, check out the track “Knock You From Yr Mountain” by Montreal’s Elephant Stone. Their album The Three Poisons comes out August 26 via Hidden Pony Records.

Photo of PS I Love You: Supplied/Vanessa Heins