💿 PREMIERE: Kitjohari – “Tango Mango”

Back in mid-February, we told you about the Jairzinho Scores single from Toronto sample-based producer Kitjohari. At the time, we were anxiously awaiting his new EP, Tango Mango. Today, the wait is finally over, and we couldn’t be more excited to be premiering it at The iM.

Self-proclaimed “Beatlab Technician” Chris Harry produced the record between 2019 and late 2020. The result is a collection of infectious beats & samples that will take you on a musical journey you won’t forget. From the opening track, ’76 Carlsbad Sunset, to the closer Arrepender de Conformar, the EP drags you in and doesn’t let go. We’ve had this thing on heavy rotation, and now it’s your chance to take a listen.

Check out the record in the embed below, and keep an eye on his socials. Something tells us it’s not the last time we’ll hear music of this calibre from the young producer … and that would definitely be a good thing.

In other news: we’re holding a giveaway to win a cassette prize pack that includes a copy of the new record courtesy of The iM and the good folks at Glue Gun Records. All you have to do is hit up this post for more info. And, don’t forget, all revenue from EP sales will be donated to the Six Nations Community Food Bank.

If you dig this, check out “The Record Labels – Glue Gun Records”

📹 The Wasted Chances – “Dead Animals”

Last week we told you about the new single Dead Animals from Toronto noise-makers Faiyaz and The Wasted Chances. Today, the band is back with a video for said song, and we couldn’t wait to share this sucker with you.

The video features lead singer Faiyaz Shah being kidnapped and thrown into a waiting van. Masked men take him to an undisclosed location where he partakes in some beer-guzzling and other fun stuff. The result is … one big party.

Check out the clip in the embed below, and stay tuned to their socials. Rumour has it more music is on the way, and we can’t wait.

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💿 Yo Kinky – “Self-Titled”

Recently, we came across the debut EP from NYC “post-pop” outfit Yo Kinky. The duo, composed of Laura Wight and Tom Unish, self-produced the 5-song effort, and it really struck a chord with us. Now we want to share it with you.

Check out the self-titled effort in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more. And, while you’re at it, watch the video for Resistance here.

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📹 Kandle – “Honey Trap”

Vancouver singer-songwriter Kandle Osborne is very busy these days. Last year she released a new record, in January a collaborative EP with Kendel Karson, and now she’s back with a new single this week.

“My vision of having strong female harmonies at the forefront of the track mirrors how I tackle tough issues – with my entourage of powerful women! When I’m singing about (or dealing with) a heavy subject sometimes it feels almost impossible to summon the strength needed to get through it with a lone voice. Having that female support makes me feel stronger and more powerful!”

If you haven’t already checked out the video for Honey Drip, now’s your chance in the embed below. Keep it locked to her socials going forward; another record is coming in the spring. Does this woman ever sleep?

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📹 Islands – “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Montreal indie-rock outfit Islands, but the wait is over. Nick Thorburn and company are back with an infectious new single, and we want you to know about it. If this song is any indication, we’re in for something special on the new album.

Watch the video for (We Like To) Do It With The Lights On and be sure to hit up their socials. The new record, Islomania, is set to drop on June 11th via Royal Mountain Records.

If you dig this, you might like “TUNS – We Stand United”

🎧 POSTDATA – “Inside Out”

Back in early January Halifax singer-songwriter, POSTDATA released the second single Nobody Knows off his upcoming long-player. Now, he’s back with a new song, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. It might just be our favourite yet.

Listen to Inside Out in the embed and stay tuned for the new album. Twin Flames drops this Friday, March 5th, via Paper Bag Records

If you dig this, you might like “The Wind Whistles – Sail Away”

📹 Tristen – “Complex”

Nashville singer-songwriter Tristen‘s latest song recently showed up on our radar, and we’re glad it did. The track is the first single from her forthcoming album. We couldn’t wait to share it (and the video) with you.

“‘Complex’ casts an eye on someone trapped in a cycle of self-sabotage,” says Tristen. “It’s about someone who actually feels comfortable repeating the same patterns and making the same mistakes because — even though they’re painful, even though they’re clearly unhealthy — they are, more importantly, familiar. The song asks: how many of us blackout, stumbling forth, blindly operated by the unconscious, the complexes that keep us attracted to our own familiar downfall?”

Watch the self-produced video for Complex in the embed below, and hit up her socials for more. The new album AQUATIC FLOWERS is out on June 4th via Mama Bird Recordings.

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📹 Hollow Graves – “Marriott”

We last told you about Toronto indie-rock outfit Hollow Graves when we came across their stellar track, Far Out Summer, in November. Well, the band is back with their first new music this year, and we want you to know about it.

Watch the video for Marriott in the embed below, and stay tuned to their socials for more. Hopefully, this isn’t the last time we hear from this bunch in 2021.

If you dig this, you might like “HighSchool – De Facto”

📹 Mean Streaks – “I Always Knew”

Mean Streaks is the moniker of Toronto singer-songwriter and musician Omar Saab. We recently came across his latest single, and after just one listen, we’re hooked. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out I Always Knew in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his other tracks, Trouble Town and Bad Behaviour. You’ll be glad you did.

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