Local music released this summer that you may have missed


By ssstevieb, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Ottawa in the fall. By ssstevieb, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

As autumn rolls in, OttawaStart.com is taking a look at some of the new music released over summer in Ottawa/by local music groups (In no particular order):


“Drought” by How Far To Mexico was released in early June.

Here is the first track (and our favourite), “Fools”:

How Far to Mexico describes their music as “psychidyllic escapist jingle jangle indie-pop,” probably the most unique form out there.

Check out their Bandcamp.

“Lux EP” was released September 4 (still technically summer) by genre-fluid Devecseri.

We liked the second track, FM, which begins with what sounds like a scan of the Ottawa FM radio band:


“Josephine Leone EP” released by the eponymous band Josephine Leone August 15.

“Graceland” by Steve Adamyk Band was released through Portland Ore. based label Dirtnap Records on July 29.

It’s a 13-track pop-punk album which, fittingly, is also available on clear vinyl LPs.

We liked the second track, “Carry On”:

The album can be ordered on Dirtnap Record’s bandcamp.

“Split w Kings Quest” by Heavy Bedroom hit the internet on June 22. It’s also available on cassette, if you feel like having it eaten up.

“Spring EP” was, despite its name, released on June 27 by the Nepean-based alternative indie group PRAYER WHEELS.

“God’s Teeth” is a rock-grunge album by Maritime Bleach, released July 4.

“Missioner EP” by the eponymous Missioner came out July 29, with perhaps the most bizarre artwork we’ve ever seen. Ah well, such is art.



“Stadium Pow Wow” was released in early June by Ottawa-based electronic indigenous group A Tribe Called Red.
The group records for the Radicalized Records, Pirates Blend and Tribal Spirits Music labels. They are quite well-known, with over 100,000 likes on Facebook.

“Anymore” is Grace Lachance’s first single through a record label. The Stittsville singer released it in late August through Universal Music Canada.

It’s been a little over a year since Lachance won Bluesfest’s She’s The One contest, which afforded her the opportunity to release this single.

Her radio debut was on JUMP 106.9 in Ottawa, which set off a province-wide radio tour in cities such as Kitchener, Toronto and Kingston.

“Beautiful” by Safekeeping, released August 5.


 “Misgiving” by Ryan Fitz, who is also a promoter for other local bands. Fitz tipped us off to a few pieces in this list.

 Know any other stuff we should include? Tweet us @OttawaStart

OttawaStart Staff



1 Response

  1. Valerie says:

    Hey check out the band JOSEPHINE LEONE – they just released an EP!

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