First Transmission: Georgia Harmer, Austin.

Were Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams reimagined by Autolux, it probably wouldn’t sound too dissimilar to Toronto, Ontarian Georgia Harmer’s Austin. Which is much higher praise than I could ever pay the Texan capital itself, I must confess. But to cast aside needless digressions, this is direct, tremendous songwriting that’s all yearning guitar (played, incidentally, by her dad Gord Tough) and perfectly landed backing vocals, as Harmer soothes: “Late at night, there is a fire on/ All my life around it, singing songs.” I’m not one for campfire acoustic takes either, but I’d take a rendition or two of this truly arresting introduction in a heartbeat.

Georgia Harmer’s SoundCloud.