🎧 TBT: Small Black – “Despicable Dogs”

We’d be willing to bet that Despicable Dogs by Small Black may be the most played song in the history of The iM. The track was even included on one of our very first mix CDs way back in the late 2000s. It never grows old in our eyes and will forever be associated with the beginnings of chillwave.

If you’ve never heard it, today is your lucky day. If you have, bask in the glory that is Despicable Dogs below; you won’t de disappointed. Luckily for us, Small Black are still making music. Their first album in over five years, Cheap Dreams is out April 9th via 100% Electronica … listen to the first single here.

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📹 Wy – “Come Here”

Wy is the moniker of Malmö-based indie-pop duo Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren. We recently came across their latest single, Come Here, and we can’t take this thing off repeat. The song will be included on their upcoming third studio album, Marriage. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen,

Check out the video in the embed below and stay tuned to their socials for more going forward. The new record drops May 7th via Sweden’s Rama Lama Records.

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📹 Beams – “Born To Win”

We were pleasantly surprised today when we came across a new track from Toronto indie-folk outfit Beams. The rather infectious Born To Win will be included on their upcoming album, Ego Death. If the song is any indication, we’re in for something pretty special.

Check out the video in the embed below, and stay tuned to their socials for more going forward. The new record is out March 26th … you can grab a pre-order here. And, while you’re at it, don’t forget to listen to the first single, Sweet Tea. You’ll be glad you did.

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📹 Mirabelle – “Phénomène”

We’re not going to lie … we’re pretty smitten with Montreal pop-songstress Mirabelle. Back in May of last year, the singer-songwriter and musician dropped a stellar record in the form of Late Bloomer. Today, she’s back with a new video for album track Phénomène, and we can’t get enough of this thing here at The iM. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the clip in the embed below, and be sure to hit up her socials. And, while we’ve got your attention, head over to Simone Records to grab a copy of the album. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait to hear more new music.

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📹 Bernice – “It’s Me, Robin”

This past Monday, we launched a brand new column; The Record Labels. We chose Toronto’s Telephone Explosion as our very first label for a reason; these guys know their music. Need proof? Enter Toronto experimental-pop outfit, Bernice.

The band dropped a zany new video yesterday, and we can’t get enough of It’s Me, Robin here at The iM. Check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more. The new record, Eau De Bonjourno, drops March 5th.

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📹 Paul Jacobs – “Half Rich Loner”

If one thing is certain, Montreal has no shortage of talent when it comes to musicians. Case in point: Paul Jacobs. The drummer for indie-rockers Pottery and Sounds From Mothland designer is set to drop a new album, and we can’t get enough of the first single, Half Rich Loner.

Check out the animated video in the embed, and stay tuned to his socials for more going forward. Pink Dogs On The Green Grass drops April 30th on Blow The Fuse Records.

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📹 The Besnard Lakes – “Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again”

Back in mid-December, Montreal art-rockers The Besnard Lakes dropped a beautiful single on the masses with Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again. Today, the band is back with a mesmerizing video to go along with it. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the animated clip in the embed and hit up their socials for more leading up to the new record. The Bernard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings drops January 29th via Flemish Eye Records and Fat Cat in the UK.

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📹 Venus Furs – “New Inspiration”

Photo By Sean Mundy

We first told you about Montreal psych-rocker Paul Kasner (aka Venus Furs) back in April of last year. Since then, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has released his stellar self-titled album on the masses; he even landed a spot on our top records of 2020. Recently, Paul dropped a trippy new video for the album track New Inspiration, and we want you to know about it.

Watch the clip in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials for more. One thing is for certain … we can’t get enough of this very talented musician.

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📹 Nicole Marxen – “Tether”

Nicole Marxen recently came up on our radar here at The iM, and we’re glad she did. The Dallas-based singer-songwriter, musician and visual artist is releasing her solo debut on February 26th. We’ve had the title-track Tether on heavy rotation over the last few days. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the video in the embed below, and be sure to hit up her socials for more going forward. Not sure about you, but we’re stoked for this one.

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