To say that we were big fans on Regina indie-pop outfit Library Voices back in the day, would be a serious understatement. We haven’t heard much from the band in recent years but what we do have is a new record coming out from one of the members, Michael Scott Dawson. This is a completely different direction musically and we like what we hear. Now, it’s time to share it with you.
“In late 2017 Dawson suffered an unexpected bout of vertigo. For the better part of 18 months the thought of working on music felt impossible. Some days just the thought of listening to music felt impossible. As the symptoms started to recede, he rediscovered a love for close listening. Before long he had set up a makeshift studio at home and started work on what would become Nowhere, Middle of. Reflecting on the project, Dawson states “I knew I wanted to rely as much on scotch tape as a computer.”
Check out the first single All The Things This Isn’t in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more leading up to the release. The new album, Nowhere, Middle Of drops October 16th via We Are Busy Bodies.
New York electronic music producer Choongum has been on our radar for some time now. We’ve followed his progress over the years and with time, his productions seem to get better and better. Case in point… the new single he released today. It’s a groovy, laid back number that hits in all the right places.
Check out Don’t You Want To Become A Cult Leader? in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. Who knows… maybe there’s a new album on the way?
anthéne is the alias of electronic music producer Brad Deschamps who also happens to be one half of Toronto duo North Atlantic Drift. Recently he released a collection of mesmerizing ambient songs via Distant Bloom Records and we thought you should know about it.
Check out Protection in the embed below and be sure to hit up his Bandcamp page to show your support.
Five minutes and fifty-two seconds of pure magic… that’s the best way we can describe the latest single from Vancouver electronic-pop producer Teen Daze. The new song will be included on his latest EP, due for release on June 26th.
Check out Reality Refresh in the embed and prepare yourself for a musical journey you won’t soon forget. And, while you’re at it, be sure to show your support at the social links below.
Toronto ambient-electronic artist otonoto has been on our radar for some time now. He’s dropped a series of singles over the last couple of months and we’re stoked about the latest release, Summer Indoors featuring Britta B.
Check it out in the embed below and be sure to hit up the socials for more. And, while you’re at it, take a listen to Forget, another one of our favourites.
We were first introduced to Sun Glitters way back in 2011. A lot has changed in the world since then but fortunately for us, Victor Ferreira is still creating music. Just recently he released SSoofftt TToouucchh on the masses; a selection of beautifully crafted songs, perfect for a warm and sunny spring afternoon.
Check out the album (and video) in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more. Thankfully, there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to Sun Glitters.
From Green Go to Paradise Animals and newly discovered Favours, Toronto musician Mark Andrade has always been connected to The Indie Machine in one way or another. So, it only seems fitting that we get to introduce you to his latest project with his wife Marney Isaac, New River Beach.
In the spirit of Caribou’s ‘Can’t Do Without You’, The Right Place is a song that evokes much emotion; rolling synths and hazy vocals creating a sonic landscape you won’t soon forget. With its pure simplicity, from beginning to end, The Right Place leaves us yearning for more.
Isaac plays almost all of the instruments on their debut track. After laying down all the parts to the song, Andrade used his production skills and sampling techniques to help shape the pieces into a cohesive whole.
“We recorded “The Right Place” in our home studio in the evenings after our kids went to sleep. New River Beach is a place near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada – Marney’s home town. We’ve been reflecting on the concept of well-being and its connection to place. From playing a warm Juno, to a washed-out trumpet and bass guitar, the act of playing together, especially during these isolated and uncertain times, became a place of its own.”
Rumour has it the duo are hard at work on their follow-up single, so stay tuned for more on their socials. Until then, bask in the glory that is The Right Place… headphones are highly recommended.
I vaguely remember coming across Seven Saturdays back in the early days of The Indie Machine. His production was part of a special time in music where bedroom-producers were creating some of the most incredible sounds around. His work is reminiscent of artists like Foxes In Fiction and Teen Daze who we absolutely adore here at The iM.
Fast forward to 2020 and Jonathan is, thankfully, still creating sounds. His latest single Solar Dens is a soothing, ambient journey into the unknown, filled with all the right ingredients. Check it out in the embed below and be sure to head over to his socials to show your support.
Melbourne electronic-pop outfit Cut Copy have a new song out after what seems like a very long absence. It’s a real moody, atmospheric number, that will leave you wanting more.
“Love is All We Share” is a song we made using only a handful of sounds, hoping to create an intimate and unworldly atmosphere. It was written a year ago about the anxieties of imagined future times, as technology becomes more all-consuming. But in light of recent events, the song took on an eerie significance. Now, with our immediate future uncertain and people the world over self-isolating, “love” more than ever, feels like one of the best things we can share.”
Check out Love Is All We Share in embed below. Presumably, this means more music is on the way, so stay tuned.