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.
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.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane today with Canadian indie-electronic legends, Junior Boys. Their track, In The Morning, was such a big deal for us back in the mid-2000s, it was included on one of our very first mixtapes. These mixtapes shaped the sound of The iM over the years and so did the duo from Hamilton.
Take a look at the video for the song in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials to show your support. Who knows, maybe one day, we’ll see another Junior Boys album. One can hope, anyway.
Here’s a really nice surprise for your Thursday morning; a new extended-play from Montreal indie-rockers Think About Life that was recorded in 2007 and never released. Taking that into account, we consider this a throwback … the best kind of throwback that is.
Check out the Black Champagne EP in the embed below and be sure to follow the guys over on their socials for more going forward. Not sure about you but this just made our day.
Dan Bejar, the man behind the Destroyer moniker, really outdid himself on his 2011 album, Kaputt. The record still gets regular play here at The iM, so we decided to throw up favourite, Chinatown, for our Thursday throwback.
Check it out in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more. Thankfully for us, Dan is still making music.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 years since Montreal’s TOPS released their stellar debut album, Tender Opposites. Time really does fly. All these years later we still have this record on regular rotation and one song, in particular, has always stuck with us.
Take a trip down memory lane with Diamond Look in the embed below and be sure to follow TOPS over on their socials. So happy these guys are still doing their thing.
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.