🎧 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.

If you dig this, you might like “Division Street – Waves”

📹 TBT: Arcade Fire – ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’

It’s been over 10 years since Arcade Fire released their groundbreaking third album The Suburbs, and as far as we’re concerned, the record is still as relevant as ever. Just recently, frontman Win Butler announced that a ton of new material was recorded over quarantine, so that’s something to look forward to.

Until then, take a trip down memory lane with us and check out our favourite album track Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) in the video below. You’ll be glad you did.

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🎧 TBT: Suuns – ‘2020’ (2013)

Way back in 2013, Montreal indie-electronic outfit SUUNS dropped their phenomenal sophomore effort Images Du Futur on the masses. We couldn’t get enough of the album back then and nothing has changed 7 years down the road. One song in particular really stuck with us, 2020.

Take a trip down memory lane and check it out in the embed below. And, while you’re at it, the band recently dropped the 2020 Remixes featuring Greg Saunier from Deerhoof, Julianna Barwick, Jerusalem My Heart and more … we highly recommend you take a listen if you know what’s good for you.

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🎧 TBT: Wolf Parade – ‘Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts’ (2005)

Montreal indie-rock veterans Wolf Parade are a huge part of the Canadian musical landscape. Over the years they’ve released some exceptional records and one in particular really sticks out for us, Apologies To The Queen Mary. Having turned fifteen recently, it only seems fitting that we grace you with our favourite album track, Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts.

Take a trip down memory lane in the embed below and be sure to hit up the band over on their socials for more. Earlier this year, the boys dropped a stellar new long-player, Thin Mind. You really ought to give it a listen.

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📹 TBT: Holy Fuck – ‘Lovely Allen’ (2007)

Way back in 2007 Toronto’s Holy Fuck released their debut long-player on the masses and one song, in particular, struck a chord with us, Lovely Allen. In fact, it struck a chord with a lot of people. The song still gets regular play here at The iM and now it’s time to (re)introduce it to you.

Check out the trippy video for Lovely Allen in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more below. Thankfully for us, the band is still making music, including a stellar new album released this past January.

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🎧 TBT: Glass Candy – ‘Warm In The Winter’ (2011)

Indie-electronic outfit Glass Candy hail from Portland, Oregon. They’ve been on our radar for some time now, and one song in particular still gets regular play here at The iM, Warm In The Winter.

Take a trip down memory lane us in the embed below and be sure to follow the band over on their socials for more going forward.

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🎧 TBT: Louise Burns – ‘Drop Names Not Bombs’ (2011)

Way back in 2011 Vancouver indie-pop songstress Louise Burns dropped her incredible debut album on the masses. One song in particular really struck a chord with us, Drop Names Not Bombs. It’s a beautifully written pop song that still gets regular play here at The iM.

Check it out in the embed, and be sure to hit up her socials for more going forward. Thankfully for us, Louise is still making music, and apparently new(ish) music is coming soon.

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📀 The iM: Volume 10 (2011)

It’s been a minute since we dropped a mixtape from The iM vault, but the wait is over on this Monday afternoon. This particular playlist was curated sometime in 2011 and represents an eclectic mix of bands and sounds.

You can expect to hear music from Canadian indie-rockers Elephant Stone, Small Sins and Les Jupes. You’ll also recognize some well-known international acts like Washed Out, Craft Spells and Wild Nothing.