Peter Elkas – Repeat Offender (New Scotland Records)

Listeners brilliant enough to check out the newest record from Montreal native Peter Elkas should be nothing short of thrilled with what emanates from their speakers. Elkas is Springsteen-like cool but in a very understated kind of way. There are no hints of bravado to be heard, only some of the most soulful songs you could treat your ears to hearing. Highlights worth checking out include Tiny Valentine, Cruel Thing To Do and Anticipation.