📹 SUNLUST – “Action Figure”

In late October, we came across Toronto grunge-rock outfit SUNLUST, and we’re certainly glad we did. Since then, we’ve been patiently awaiting their debut album. The good news for us, and you … it’s finally here.

Watch the colourful video for the Action Figure single in the embed and hit up their socials to show some love. And, while you’re at it, check out the new record Greek Confessions … you’ll be glad you did.

If you dig this, you might like “The Effens – Things You Can’t Take Back”

💿 PONY – “TV Baby”

Over the last half-year, Toronto grunge-pop outfit PONY has released a series of infectious and unforgettable singles. Today, they’re finally releasing their debut album, and we couldn’t be more excited about it at The iM. Now, it’s time to share this beauty with you.

Listen to TV Baby in the embed, and be sure to check out our new faves Sometime Later and Swore. One thing is for sure … you can never have enough PONY in your life.

If you dig this, you might like “Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs – What This City Needs”

🎧 Eamon McGrath – “April”

We last told you about Toronto by way of Edmonton singer-songwriter Eamon McGrath back in early February when he released his stellar song America with Ryder Havdale. Well, he’s back with another track this month. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen.

April,” is about the melancholic transformation of winter to spring. It is a time of great longing, of great relief, and of great optimism – yet there’s always a paradoxical tendency to look back on what is usually a difficult time and wish that you could’ve made more of it.”

Check it out in the embed below and hit up his socials for more going forward. It’s likely this is not the last time we’ll hear from him in 2021.

If you dig this, you might like “Dany Laj & The Looks – Don’t Keep Me Guessin’”

💿 The Record Labels: Mint

Welcome back to The Record Labels, where every month, we tell you a little about an independent label we dig when it comes to new music. Last week you heard about Toronto’s You’ve Changed Records. Today, we’re back with Vancouver’s Mint Records.

The label was started in 1991 by Randy Iwata and Bill Bakerwho worked at CITR-FM at the University of British Columbia. Celebrating their 30th birthday this year, the label has over 200 releases in the books. There is no doubt … they’re an integral part of the Candian music scene.

Over the years, they’ve dropped music from Canadian heavyweights cubThe Pack A.D., Neko CaseThe New PornographersPlutoThe Organ, and others. In recent years, we’ve seen excellent albums from WaresWoolworm, Lié and Tough Age. We’re super stoked for their next release from Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz; jooj two.

Below, you’ll find a hand-picked playlist of some of our favourite songs from the label for your listening pleasure. And, while you’re at it, be sure to hit up their socials to keep up-to-date on all things Mint. This bunch is here to stay.

If you dig this, check out “The Record Labels – You’ve Changed”

🎧 Teenanger – “Blinds Drawn”

Last year, Toronto indie-rock outfit Teenanger dropped an incredible album on the masses called Good Time. We’ve had that bad boy on regular rotation since then, and now the band is back with a new single. We want you to know about it.

Listen to Blinds Drawn in the embed and be sure to show some love over on their socials. The reality is … you can’t go wrong with this bunch.

If you dig this, you might like “Cheval – Makes Me Wanna Die”

🎧 Delta Days – “R.N.R.”

Today, Hamilton indie-rockers Delta Days dropped a stellar new song on the masses. It’s a real infectious nimber that hits in all the right places. We couldn’t wait to tell you about it here at The iM … now’s your chance to check it out.

“The song is a tongue-and-cheek number that plays on the idea that Rock n’ Roll is dead.  The chorus exemplifies this sentiment by declaring “I hate Rock n’ Roll” — a conversation the band overheard too many times while standing at the bar waiting to play their set.”

Listen to R.N.R. in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more. Hopefully, for us, more music is on the way.

If you dig this, you might like “The Effens – “Things You Can’t Take Back”

📹 Dany Laj & The Looks – “Don’t Keep Me Guessin'”

Singer-songwriter and musician Dany Laj is no stranger to the Toronto music scene, having been around since the early days of The iM. So, we were super stoked to find out he has a new single, video and upcoming album. Now, it’s time to share the song with you.

Watch Don’t Keep Me Guessin’ in the embed and be sure to hit up his socials. The new record Ten Easy Pieces is out June 11th on We Are Busy Bodies.

If you dig this, you might like “Mean Streaks – I Always Knew”

📀 Plays Of The Month: March

It’s that time again where we share all of our favourite songs with you from the past month. So many incredible acts included on this one!

So far, 2021 is shaping up to be another great year for music. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy our Plays Of The Month for March.

If you dig this, check out “Plays Of The Month – February”

📹 The Effens – “Things You Can’t Take Back”

Last month, we told you about the latest single, Things You Can’t Take Back, from Toronto glam-rockers The Effens. Well, the 4-piece is back with a new video for said song, and we can’t get enough here at The iM.

Watch in the embed below and be sure to show some love over on their socials. Let’s hope more music is on the way.

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