With a new Cloud Nothings record right around the corner, it only seems fitting we take a trip down memory lane with our favourite number to date, Stay Useless. The song was included on the band’s third album, Attack On Memory, and it remains as relevant as ever. If you’re not familiar with the track, you’re in for a musical treat, friends.
In our humble opinion, Vancouver’s Dan Bejar is a musical genius. The singer-songwriter and musician, otherwise known as Destroyer, has been a playlist regular here at The iM over the years. His seminal album Kaputt recently turned 10 and to this day remains one of our favourites. We dig the whole damn record, but one song in particular always stuck with us: Savage Night At The Opera.
Check it out in the embed and hit up his socials for more going forward. And, if you haven’t listened to his latest effort, Have We Met, now’s your chance. You can thank us later.
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.
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.
It’s been a minute since we’ve posted one of our throwback mixtapes, but today is as good a day as any, seeing as it’s a Thursday! This one goes way back to 2011 when the indie-dance scene was at an all-time high. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
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.
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.
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.