🎧 Strawman & The Jackdaws – “Field Of Wonders”

Strawman & The Jackdaws hail from Dublin, Ireland. The indie-folk-pop outfit just dropped their new extended-play FOX on the masses, and we can’t get enough of Field Of Wonders. It’s a highly infectious number that will leave looking for more. Now, it’s time for you to check it out.

Listen in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials to show some love. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait to hear more from this bunch.

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📹 PONY – “Couch”

It’s no secret around these parts that we’re big fans of Toronto power-pop outfit PONY. After last year’s stellar WebMD single, the band is back with another song and video to go along with it; they’ve even got a new album on the way.

Watch the video for Couch in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. The new record, TV Baby, is out April 9th via Take This To Heart Records. We can’t wait.

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🎧 Seas – “In The End”

Back in July of 2012, we had the pleasure of hosting a Seas double EP release-party at the infamous Rancho Relaxo in downtown Toronto. The band, consisting of members from emo-noise-makers Moneen, really blew us away that night.

Since then, they’ve released two stellar albums on the masses, and now we have their first new music in over two years via Dine Alone Records. Check out In The End below and hit up their socials to find out more about the new 7-inch. Not sure about you, but we can never get enough of Seas.

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📹 Speed Stick – “Plants”

Speed Stick is an indie-rock “supergroup” that hails from Carrboro, North Carolina. The band consists of Ash Bowie from Polvo, Charles Chace of The Paul Swest, Laura King from Bat Fangs, and Thomas Simpson of The Love Language. Today, we came across their latest single, Plants, and after just one listen, we’re hooked. The track will be included on their upcoming record, Volume One, via Don Giovanni Records.

Check out the video in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more. And, while you’re at it, listen to Protect Your Magic and Knots over on their Bandcamp page. Trust us when we say you’ll be glad you did.

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🎧 TBT: Small Black – “Despicable Dogs”

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.

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📹 Wy – “Come Here”

Wy is the moniker of Malmö-based indie-pop duo Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren. We recently came across their latest single, Come Here, and we can’t take this thing off repeat. The song will be included on their upcoming third studio album, Marriage. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen,

Check out the video in the embed below and stay tuned to their socials for more going forward. The new record drops May 7th via Sweden’s Rama Lama Records.

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📹 Nicole Marxen – “Tether”

Nicole Marxen recently came up on our radar here at The iM, and we’re glad she did. The Dallas-based singer-songwriter, musician and visual artist is releasing her solo debut on February 26th. We’ve had the title-track Tether on heavy rotation over the last few days. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the video in the embed below, and be sure to hit up her socials for more going forward. Not sure about you, but we’re stoked for this one.

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🎧 The Effens – “Pavement Age”

It’s no secret we’ve been long-time fans of Toronto post-grunge-rockers The Effens. The band released the stellar Unsafe EP in 2019, and now they’re back with a new single to start the year. Pavement Age is a raucous rock & roll number that will leave you wanting more.

Check out the song in the embed, and hit up their socials to show some love. Presumably, more music is on the way, and we can’t wait.

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📹 La Femme – “Foutre le Bordel”

If you’re not familiar with Parisian psych-pop outfit La Femme, you should be. After releasing three stellar songs in 2020, the band is back with a new single. Foutre le Bordel is a real upbeat number that hits in all the right places.

“‘Foutre le Bordel’ is the first fully animated video we’ve created,” says La Femme of the new single. “We have always been attracted by graphic arts. Originally we wanted to join art schools but none of them accepted us! Over the years, we have drawn lots of our visuals: artworks, t shirts, clothes, fonts, … The Paradigmes font of our next album is one of our drawings too, by the way. Last spring, during the first general lockdown, we thought it would be the best moment to start this animated drawings project, as we had so much free time in front of us. We think it reflects well the image of La Femme and we are happy we finally managed to do it with this particular fast and nervous track, which is made to revitalize a party at any moment! The kind of song that we look forward to playing on stage…! “

Check out the video in the embed, and hit up their socials for more going forward. The new album Paradigmes drops April 2nd via the band’s very own record label, Disque Pointu.

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