Way back when we first started making mixtapes for The iM, you would often find something from Bavarian indie-electronic pioneers The Notwist. Luckily for us, the band continues to make music but today we take a trip down memory lane with one of our favourite album cuts from their exceptional 2002 long-player, Neon Golden.
Check out Consequence in the embed and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. The good news is, the band is set to release new music for the first time in six years; you can listen to the lead single from the Ship EP here.
Right around the time we curated this mixtape, we had just started our weekly radio show on the University of Toronto’s Fusion Radio. These songs define an incredible time for indie music and for The iM.
Way back in 2009 we were introduced to the sounds of Toronto noise-maker Josh McIntyre (aka Little Girls). In fact, his album Concepts still gets a regular spin here at The iM. Since then he’s moved on to form another musical project with singer Talvi Faustmann called Prince Innocence and also has his own project under the Prince Josh moniker.
This year we’ve heard a new Prince Innocencesong and a new Prince Joshalbum but before you check those out, let’s take a trip down memory lane with our favourite album cut from Concepts, Youth Tunes. Like a fine wine, this song is aging very well.
It’s that time of the week where we pull a song from the archives and hopefully (re)introduce you to something special. This week we’ve got Most People on the menu and their song Telephone. Definitely one of our favourites here at The iM.
Check it out in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more. Who knows, maybe some new music is on the way this year?
If there’s a band that we’ll forever associate with the early days of The iM, it’s Montreal’s Young Galaxy. Their album Shapeshifting was on constant rotation and one song in particular made it on to our weekly radio show on a regular basis, We Have Everything.
Take a trip down memory lane with us and check out the song in the embed below. Almost ten years later, this one stands the test of time.
Toronto shoegaze outfit Tearjerker are and always will be a favourite here at The iM. Their song So Dead was part of an incredible album they released in 2011 called Rare. If you’ve never heard it before, now is as good a time as any.
Check out the video for So Dead in the embed and make sure you hit up the ‘stream’ link below to listen to their latest track, Inside.
Philadelphia by way of Brooklyn experimental electronic producer hectic zeniths first came to our attention way back in 2012. His song, i might drown was on constant repeat here at The iM.
Today we take a trip down memory lane and (re)introduce you to a song that was part of a defining era in indie-electronic music. Check it out in the embed below and don’t forget to hit up hectic zeniths over on Bandcamp… thankfully, he is still making music.
The year is 2010 and the indie music scene is hitting its stride here in Toronto. Enter John O’Regan and his D’Urbervilles (pre-Matters) side-project Diamond Rings… everything points to a bright future for indie-show-goers in the T-Dot. That said, we’re not sure there’s a song that reminds us more of that time period like All Yr Songs; a track we will never tire of.
Check it out in the embed and hit up John’s most recent project JG Ballad at the ‘listen’ link below. There’s some killer covers on there only he could create… and we mean that in the best way possible.
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since this song came out. Pen To The Paper remains in rotation here at The iM and as far as we’re concerned, this song is a major part of a defining era in Canadian indie music.
Unfortunately, Parlovr haven’t made any new music in recent years but we’ll always have this beauty to look back upon. Check it out below.
Daniel Benjamin might be one of the hardest working artists in all of music; it appears as though he is always cooking something up. His electronic-dance-pop project Moon King has been around since the early days of The iM and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Below you’ll find our favourite Moon King cut, Only Child, courtesy of our weekly TBT. And, while you’re at it, Daniel has an infectious new song out, Seconds From You with Detroit’s Vespre. Hit up the ‘watch’ link below for more.