🎧 Cheval – “Makes Me Wanna Die”

Artwork by Jud Haynes

After 18 years, Aaron Wallace (of Sleepless Nights fame) has revived the Cheval moniker and is back with a shiny new single. The song has been on heavy rotation over the last few days here at The iM … now it’s time for you to take a listen.

Check out Makes Me Wanna Die and b-side Cool When Yer Old in the embed below. The latter is a cover originally recorded by Moncton singer-songwriter P’tit Belliveau. Visit the awesome folks at Acadian Embassy for more on the release.

If you dig this, you might like “Izaak Opatz – Hot & Heavy-Handed”

📹 Paul Leary – “Born Stupid”

If you’re not familiar with the name Paul Leary, he happens to be the lead singer and guitarist for legendary psych-rock noise-makers the Butthole Surfers. Paul released his first solo album in 1991, and 30 years later, he’s releasing his second. You know the part in between.

“I wasn’t planning on making another album, but over the years songs kept popping into my head. So I figured I might as well record them.”

Check out the alt-country flavoured title-track Born Stupid in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials for more leading up to the release. The record drops February 12th via the legendary (and recently revived) Shimmy-Disc and Joyful Noise.

📹 PREMIERE: The Waverlys – ‘Save Me’

The Waverlys are an alternative-folk duo based out of Guelph, Ontario, comprised of cellist Charlotte Moore and singer-songwriter Kevin Myles Wilson. Back in 2018, they dropped an exceptional EP on the masses, and many people took notice.

Inspired by the Good Girl recording sessions, the duo went back into the studio, hungry for more. Unfortunately, the pandemic showed up on the scene, halting any sort of creative output. So, we’re going to have to wait for more music. Until then, we’re excited to be premiering a new lyric video for the sombre yet incredibly powerful, Save Me.

“The song portrays the ups and downs of living with mental health issues and depression and attempts to capture the relationship between the person and the darkness that lives within their head. The disheartening truth that one is often their own worst enemy; the one that they need saving from, comprises the chorus: “Save me from myself. ‘Cause I ain’t running from nobody else. And I’m screaming for your help. Won’t you save me from myself.”

Check out the video in the embed below, and make sure you hit up their socials to show your support. Trust us when we say … you’ll be glad you did.

💿 Izaak Opatz – ‘Hot & Heavy-Handed’

A collection of nine covers and two originals make up the latest effort from Montana-based alt-country rocker Izaak Opatz. We just came across the record this weekend and it’s been on heavy rotation ever since. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials to show your support. The album is out now on Mama Bird Recordings.