New Music Friday – Rocktober Edition

Ugh. Terrible edition name, Mr. Music Editor. You call yourself a creative?

I’m still catching up on sleep. I couldn’t string a proper, clever theme together this week. Leave me alone.


Well, the fall has arrived, the weather has serious issues to figure out, but it’s a sunny day here in Toronto. Here are some sunny tunes for your weekend.


I thought after that first lame attempt you’d just play it straight.

Trying is better than not trying, Mr. Voice-In-My-Head.


First up is Jordan Rakei,  a London-based, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter. He released Origin earlier this year. He cites Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan as influences and they are plain to hear. Below is a live studio session of my favourite jam for the day, Mind’s Eye. Jordan Rakei is on tour in Europe right now, but he is coming across the Atlantic to play shows here. You’ll find me at the Opera House in Toronto on Nov. 6.

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JayWood is the dream pop/psych pop project of Jeremy Haywood-Smith. The Winnipeg, Manitoba singer and guitarist is reminiscent of Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala. Lush and dreamy, Moon Cats, has been on repeat here in the ADDICTED Music Dept.

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Angel Olsen is a favourite of ours. Check yourself if she’s not one of yours, fool. If her 2016 song, Shut Up Kiss Me didn’t hook you, you have no soul. Angel has released latest album, All Mirrors today. She brought a string section onto Jimmy Fallon’s show last night to play the title track. Enjoy!

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BELLFLOWER is a Montreal-based ambient orchestral indie-pop group. Led by singer/songwriter Em Pompa, the octet just released a new album entitled Upside Down. Have a listen to the title track. If you’re in Sherbrooke, QC, you can see them tomorrow at La Petite Boîte Noire. More info in the links below.

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JayWood photo by Carly Boomer-Gilley
BELLFLOWER photo by unknown
Jordan Rakai Photo by Dan Medhurst
Angel Olsen photo by Cameron McCool

Aron Harris

Aron Harris

Music Editor at Addicted
Aron Harris is Addicted's music editor as well as a designer/photographer/writer. Aron can be found on Instagram at for photography. As well, @dadrockdad for his dad blog.