🎧 Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘You & Me’

We first told you about Quarter-Life Crisis (aka Ryan Hemsworth) back in early October when we came across the exceptional single for Postcard from Spain. Well, Ryan is back with another single from the upcoming record, You & Me featuring Claud. The new EP also features contributions from Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, Charlie Martin of Hovvdy and Yohuna.

Claud had this to say about the track: “Ryan sent me a bunch of really pretty guitar tracks around the time I had just moved to New York… it was a new city, I was alone, and I was definitely deep in my feels. The song sorta turned into a yearning winter love song. When I sent it back to him after I wrote it I asked him not to laugh at me for the corny-ness of the lyrics… sometimes lyrics just need to say it like it is.

Check out the song in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below for more going forward. The self-titled effort drops December 4th via Saddle Creek.

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🎧 Lee Paradise – ‘Hollow Face’

It’s no secret we’re fans of Toronto “cyborg-funk” producer Lee Paradise. We first told you about his new album in mid-September when he dropped the debut single, Message To The Past. Well, he’s got a new song out today, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Check out Hollow Face in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials for more. The Fink is set for release on December 4th via Telephone Explosion Records.

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💿 Ghost Woman – ‘Anne, If’

If you haven’t been introduced to California indie-rock outfit Ghost Woman, you’re definitely missing out. We recently came across their sophomore effort, Anne, If, and it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t share it with you. It’s an incredible musical journey from front to back, and now it’s time for you to take a listen.

Check it out in the embed, and make sure you hit up our favourite album tracks, The End Of A Gun and Down Again. And, while you’re at it, hit up their socials below for more going forward.

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📹 POSTDATA – ‘Twin Flames’

POSTDATA is the solo moniker of Montreal singer-songwriter Paul Murphy. He also happens to be the frontman of Canadian indie-rock outfit Wintersleep. Just today, Paul dropped a brand new single on the masses and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. The song will be included on his upcoming album of the same name, Twin Flames.

“Lyrically it’s about weathering storms. It’s a love song but also felt really poignant personally during full pandemic lockdown this idea of weathering storms. Enduring them. Inhabiting them. Becoming them.”

Check out the video in the embed below and follow his socials for more leading up to the release. The new long-player drops March 5th via Paper Bag Records.

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📹 Wild Pink – ‘You Can Have It Back’

If you’re not familiar with NYC’s Wild Pink, you really should be. Recently, John Ross and company signed to Royal Mountain Records and are set to drop their new album early next year. Last month, they unleashed an incredible song on the masses, The Shining But Tropical, and now we have a new single for your listening pleasure, You Can Have It Back, featuring Julia Steiner of Ratboys.

“This was the last song I wrote for the album, and it’s also one of the most fun to play live. Wild Pink songs typically don’t follow conventional song structures but with this one I did. Julia’s vocals totally make this song what it is, and I love Dan’s harmonies in the choruses – I wrote it with the intention of having someone else sing it, but ended up just singing it myself.”

Check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. The new record, A Billion Little Lights, drops February 19th.

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📹 Marlon Chaplin – ‘Weights + Feathers’

We last told you about Toronto singer/songwriter Marlon Chaplin when we came across his stellar video for Empty Shells back in late July. Just recently, he dropped another video on the masses, and we can’t get enough here at The iM. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen.

Check out Weights + Feathers in the embed below and hit up his socials for more going forward. The new album, Synestalgia, is on the horizon, so stay tuned.

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📹 Dad Sports – ‘GF Haircut’

We last told you about Ottawa indie-pop outfit dad sports in mid-August when they dropped the infectious video for name & place. Well, the band is back with a brand new song and video and we want to share it with you.

“Alex and I were hanging in our basement while rocking haircuts that our exes gave us when we came up with the idea for the song,” says dad sports’ Miguel Plante. “It’s about how those haircuts outlasted the relationships.”

Check out gf haircut in the embed below, and be sure to follow the guys over on their socials. Rumour has it, more music is on the way, so stay tuned.

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📹 Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs – ‘Back With The Gang’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto power-pop outfit Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs. Back in 2017, they released an exceptional self-titled album on the masses, and now they’re back with a new single and video. It’s a real upbeat, guitar-driven number we can’t seem to get enough of.

“‘Back With The Gang’ is our way of saying ‘WE’RE BACK! AND WE’VE STILL GOT GUITARS.'” Coffey explains. “We got really into junkshop glam while recording this, particularly bands like Laurice, The Equals, Slade, and Sweet. Before taking this to the studio, we tested out at shows at about half speed. We loved the song but the slow pace and high register was burning us and the people at the show out. Enter our great producer Kevin Ratterman to fix the problem! He told us to turn up the BPM and detuned the song to make it feel heavier.” 

Check out the video for Back With The Gang in the embed below, and hit up their socials for more going forward. Their new album, Real One, is out February 19th on Dine Alone Records.

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📹 Tripper And The Wild Things – ‘Juno’

Indie-rock outfit Tripper And The Wild Things hail from Hamilton, Ontario. Just today, we came across their new single, and this thing has been on heavy rotation ever since. It’s a beautifully written number that hits in all the right places.

Now that we have your attention, check out the video for Juno in the embed and stay tuned for more music going forward. Their new EP, Boomerang Kids, is due for release before the end of the year.

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