We last told you about Edmonton multi-instrumentalist and producer Michael Werbicki (aka Motorbike James) in mid-February. Since then, he’s dropped another single Common Sensei on the masses. Now he’s back with his new record, and we can’t get enough.
Listen to VIISIONS in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials to show some love. This is one artist who deserves your attention.
AGATH CHRIST is a singer-songwriter and musician who hails from Montreal. We recently came across the producer’s latest song, featuring SUUNS Liam O’Neill on drums, and we can’t stop hitting the repeat button. Now it’s time for you to hear it for yourself.
Watch the video for Beg in the embed below. And, be sure to check out the last single, Ok (All That We Can), while you’re at it. This is an artist you don’t want to sleep on.
If you’re not familiar with ambient post-rock outfit MIMICO, you really should be. The band, who borrow their name from a Toronto suburb, are set to drop a new EP next month. Recently, they released the first single, and we can’t get enough of this thing.
Check out Heavy Earth in the embed below and keep it locked to their socials leading up to the release. The new record of the same name drops May 7th. We can’t wait.
The label was started in 2009 by Daniel Romano and Ian Kehoe of Attack In Black and Steve Lambke of Constantines. Their first official release was Still Jimmie by Brandon’s Shotgun Jimmie. Since its inception, the label has close to 50 releases.
Over the years, they’ve dropped music from The Luyas, Marine Dreams, Baby Eagle, The Weather Station, Jon Mckiel, Nap Eyes, and others. In recent years, we’ve seen stellar albums from WHOOP-Szo, Daniel Romano’s Outfit,and Partner.
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 YCR. You can’t go wrong with this bunch.
The label was started back in 2006 by Justin West to release Patrick Watson’s album, Close to Paradise. Over the last 15 years, they’ve shared music from the likes of Miracle Fortress, Basia Bulat, Diamond Rings, The Barr Brothers, Suuns, and many others.
More recently, they’ve dropped stellar albums from Leif Vollebekk, Antoine Corriveau and Braids. We also saw a new record from Owen Pallett called Island; if you haven’t checked it out, we suggest you do.
Listen to our playlist in the embed below, and get familiar with the Secret City Records sound. Trust us when we say: you’ll be glad you did.
Torquil Campbell is no stranger to the Canadian music scene; you’re probably familiar with Montreal dream-pop outfit Stars. Recently, he got together with John Lawless (aka swim good now), and we’re super stoked about the result. Laid-back electronic vibes, coupled with Campbell’s soothing vocals, make for a track you won’t soon forget.
Listen to Eulogy For Mary in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. Whenever these two get together, we want everyone to know about it.
If you’re not familiar with Montreal electronic music producer Matty, he was the keyboardist for BadBadNotGood. He has since embarked on a solo project … truth be told, we have absolutely no objection here at The iM. His latest single has been on heavy rotation over the last couple of days, and now it’s time to share it with you.
Check out Mickeymouse in the embed and hit up his socials to show your support. And, if you haven’t heard Videogames yet, we suggest you take a listen. This guy is the real deal.