100 Essential New Brunswick Releases (2016)

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Grid City Magazine takes you on an audio tour through the past 12 months of New Brunswick music.

Matt Carter

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What a year! There has been so much amazing music coming out of this province over the past year that we decided it would not be right to just list off a Top 10 or a Top 20 or even a Top 50 for that matter. Combing back through the year that was, we took a look at everything from metal to folk, and ambient to hip hop and compiled a list of 100 releases we feel best sum up a most impressive year for NB music.

We have taken a few liberties and included a couple of New Brunswick artists now making music elsewhere and one or two New Brunswick artists who made music elsewhere before returning home, but for the most part these tracks are homegrown. Many of these recordings are available with pay-what-you-wish pricing and those that are not can be purchased for a modest sum. We encourage you to add some of these albums to your collection and share this list with your friends.

Here they are in no particular order.  Enjoy!

1. Jessica Rhaye – Song In Me

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2. Richie Young – Attack of the Blues

3. Saint-Jack – Birmingham

4. Tactus – Bending Light

5. Usse – Cancelled Crop

6. ZAUM – Eidolon

7. The Galpines – Truck

8. Owen Wilson – Paris

9. Fuzz Ficton – Fuzz Fiction

10. City Natives – Nomadic

11. Senior Citizen – The Hawk

12. David in the Dark – Fire

13. Hard Charger – Bad Omens

14. LAPS – eyelet/islet

15. Nerve Button – Same

16. The Trick – The Avalanche EP

17. Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?

18. Elephant Skeletons – The Traveler Part 1

19. Beard Springsteen – Some Kind of Lobster

20. Kam Speech – The REmixtape

21. Pierre Guitard – La tige et la racine

22. Plastic War – Plastic War

23. Rocket Culture – Rocket Culture

24. Heat and Lights – Something Good

25. Les Hay Babies – La 4ième dimension

26. Deep Fryer – Deep Fryer

27. Balaclava – Tour Demo EP

28. Cedric Noel – A Few Pieces of Repetition

29. The Disasterbaters – Searchin’

30. Weird Lines – Weird Lines

31. Adam Washburn & The Elements – Lift Me Up

32. Rosewood Groove – Serendipity

33. Motherhood – Baby Teeth

34. Old Self – The Old Self LP

35. Catriona Sturton & Motherhood – Greville Tapes Music Club Volume 1

36. Julie Doiron & Nancy Pants – Greville Tapes Music Club Volume 2

37. Little You, Little Me & Eamon McGrath – Greville Tapes Music Club Volume 3

38. Jon McKiel & Whoop-Szo – Greville Tapes Music Club Volume 4

39. Bustin’ – Crystal Clouds EP

40. Fear Agent – Fear Agent EP

41. Tomato/Tomato – I Go Where You Go

42. Panda Bee Catastrophe – Workaday Jane

43. Dave Puhacz – Dans l’prélart

44. Polaroid – Aura

45. Hachey – This Is It EP

46. Cellarghost – In The Whiteout

47. Apryll Aileen – Savannah Soul

48. Killdevils – Demos

49. Joey Haley – Frozen Zero

50. FireRescue – Live @ The Capital

51. Honey Gut – Project 45 Volume 1

52. Jane Blanchard – Narcissus

53. Hayden Wiebe – Demos EP

54. Abysseral Throne – Storming the Black Gate

55. Rectum of Pain – Dickered, Dinked and Derelict

56. Right Shitty – Bachelor of Arts

57. Keegan Dobblesteyn – Me and All My Friends

58. Jay Forbes – Only Time Will Tell

59. Property// – Melt2.3

60. Cy – Deuxième nation

61. CHIPS – Dingers

62. Dischord – Epitaph

63. Ophelya – Ophelya

64. PAPA YA – Acadian Reggae Music

65. Ross Neilsen – Elemental

66. Samantha Robichaud – Simplicity

67. Thee Requiems – Death Perception

68. Some Dads – Come Hither

69. Les Jeunes d’Asteure – paradis, possiblement

70. Nuages – Lullabyes

71. les Païens – Carte noire

72. Paranerd – Whit ep

73. Anthesis – Split 7″ with GREBER

74. Burning Coast – Fragile EP

75. Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew – RnR

76. Sheik – Go Away From Yourself

77. Tooth and the Fang – Void, Moving Without Having Moved

78. The Waking Night – Bad Anatomy

79. Våras – Våras EP

80. Lionsault – In The Wild

81. Kevin McIntyre – L’Axe du viseur

82. Brookside Mall – Young Champion

83. Matt Comeau – Healing Process

84. Emilio Bonnell – Moving Pictures

85. David R. Elliott – A Million Statues

86. Counter Clockwork – Counter Clockwork

87. Redcastle – Self Worth

88. Shushed – Ginger Lightning

89. Tortue – Summer in Algiers

90. Wangled Teb – Wel come to moo nsi ns dem oons ide

91. Yorks – 1

92. Ryan Langille – Heart and Soul

93. Pyle – Burn/Fade

94. Alexandre Dionne – Anarchiste de Salon

95. Young Satan In Love – Escape to Earth (The bad news bible)

96. Tristin Horncastle – Turnin’ Up A Sundown

97. The Not So Dandy Lions – Rough Translation

98. Tasty Wangs – Go Goth

99. Mayors – Offers

100. Bad People – You’re This Close

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