💿 Julianna Riolino – “J.R.”

The new(ish) EP from singer-songwriter and musician Julianna Riolino came up on our radar today, and we’re certainly glad it did. The 6-song effort was recorded a few years back, but only a few tracks were released … until now. If you’re looking for a collection of beautifully crafted pop-songs, look no further.

Listen to J.R. in the embed, and be sure to hit up her links below to show some support. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait for more.

📀 Best Of 2020 – EPs

Wherever you are, we hope you’re having an amazing holiday season. We also have some exciting news to share today; we’re starting the week off with our favourite EPs of 2020.

In case you missed it, several talented artists released a ton of incredible music in the last twelve months, and sometimes, the albums get all the credit. We wanted to make sure to recognize all of these amazing artists and their EP contributions this year.

That being said, check out our Top 15 EPs of 2020 and stay tuned for the Top Albums of the year starting tomorrow. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait to share more.

15. Twin Peaks – Side A

14. Jordana – Something To Say

13. Blue Hawaii – Under 1 House

12. Anzola – Caracas

11. Couch Prints – Tell U

10. Skullcrusher – Self-Titled

9. Bullion – We Had A Good Time

8. Tomberlin – Projections

7. Laurence-Anne – Accident

6. PHÈDRE – Eterna

5. B-17 – Back In The Barn

4. BLANKS – Beyond These Walls

3. The Ophelias – For Luck

2. Scratch – Something To Do

1. MOTHER TONGUES – Everything You Wanted

If you dig this, be sure to check out our Best Of 2020 – CoversBest Of 2020 – Songs … the Best Of 2020 – Albums (Part 1) is coming tomorrow, so stay tuned!

💿 Owen Davies – ‘Slushy Farms’

It’s been a minute since we’ve written about Montreal-based singer-songwriter Owen Davies. Recently, he released a brand new EP on the masses, and we want you to know about it. The record (for the most part) was recorded in a farmhouse in Seaview, PEI, earlier this year. It’s a melodic, laid-back affair that we can’t get seem to get enough of. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Slushy Farms in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below for more going forward. This is an artist you don’t want to sleep on.

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💿 Leisure – ‘Side A’

Indie-pop outfit Leisure hail from Auckland, New Zealand. We’ve been following the 5-piece for some time now, and their music always seems to catch our attention. Case in point; the new EP, Side A. It’s a real groovy, laid-back affair, and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed below and be sure to follow these guys over on their socials. You’ll be glad you did.

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💿 Couch Prints – ‘Tell U’

If you’re not familiar with synth-pop outfit Couch Prints, you really should be. The NYC-based trio recently dropped a brand new EP, and we can’t get enough of this thing. It’s been on heavy rotation over the weekend, and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the EP in the embed below, and be sure to follow their socials for more going forward. This is a band you don’t want to sleep on.

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💿 Funeral Lakes – ‘Golden Season’

Funeral Lakes is the work of Toronto musicians Sam Mishos and Chris Hemer. Back in early September, they released a 3-song EP, and just today, we were lucky enough to come across it … proving it’s never too late to get into something good. Now, it’s time for you to hear what we’re talking about.

Check out Golden Season in the embed below, and follow the duo over on their socials for more going forward. And, while you’re at it, check out some of their other work here. You won’t be disappointed.

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💿 Bike Club – ‘Find Romance’

Bike Club is the moniker of Toronto songwriter and musician Eric Warner. Just yesterday, we came across his stellar new effort, Find Romance. If you’re into the sounds of early Tokyo Police Club and 90s-era Sloan, today is your lucky day. And, as a bonus, members of The Elwins are involved in the project … icing on the cake.

Check out the EP in the embed, and be sure to listen to our favourite track, Where Do We Go On?. And, while you’re at it, hit up the socials below for more going forward.

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💿 Dead Soft – ‘Baby Blue’

Indie-rock trio Dead Soft hail from Vancouver, British Columbia. Back in October of last year, they released their stellar album Big Blue on the masses. Well, exactly one year to the date, the band is back with a new EP, Baby Blue … a collection of reworkings from Big Blue. The record is a more stripped-down affair but still stays true to their 90’s alt-rock sound … something we can’t get enough of here at The iM.

Check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. And, if you haven’t heard Big Blue yet, listen to the album here … you’ll be glad you did.

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💿 Division Street – ‘Waves’

Toronto electronic-synth-wave outfit Division Street recently came up on our radar, and we’re certainly glad they did. We’ve had the new record Waves on some serious rotation here at The iM, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Now that we have your attention, check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up our favourite album tracks Waves and Sandy. Trust us when we say, you’ll be glad you did.

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