📀 Plays Of The Month: October

It’s Friday, and we’ve got a great way to start your weekend … our Plays Of The Month for October are now up! This mix features Canadian indie-heavyweights Helena Deland, The Elwins, Eamon McGrath, Jeen, The Besnard Lakes, new music from Scottish indie-rock veterans Arab Strap and an intense cover from Melbourne’s Tiny Little Houses.

Check it out in the embed below and be sure to have a great weekend!

📹 Affect Display – ‘Until The Light Hits The Door’

Affect Display is the moniker of Toronto electronic music producer Damien Smith. Just today, we came across his new video for Until The Light Hits The Door and let’s just say this thing has been on repeat ever since. It’s a real atmospheric number that will take you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget. The track is included on his debut album Animal Drift Animal.

Smith describes the song: “Like a phoenix rising from the ashes life is born into the world. Light hits one of the infinite doors from which before had come darkness and life emerges. It’s all at once uncomfortable, painful, wondrous, new and beautiful.

Check out the video in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials to show your support. And, while you’re at it, take a listen to the new record here. You won’t be disappointed.

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📹 SUUNS – ‘Fiction’

Montreal indie-electronic outfit SUUNS are back with another single from their forthcoming EP today and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s a rather infectious number that conjures up memories of their sophomore effort, Images du Futur.

Check out the video for the title-track Fiction in the embed below, and stay tuned to their socials for more. The new EP drops October 30th on Joyful Noise Records.

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🎧 Middle Part – ‘Heartbeat’

Middle Part is the moniker of Brooklyn-based synth-pop artist Andrew Selkōw. We recently came across his new single, and this thing has been on some serious repeat ever since. It’s a real hypnotic number that hits in all the right places. Now, it’s time for you to hear what we’re talking about.

“It’s supposed to paint a picture of me watching myself fall apart. The song is centered around that chaotic feeling somebody in their 20’s can feel when they’re learning to navigate life or what  “the point of it all ” is. “Heartbeat” is a collage of separate experiences of isolation and an internal dialogue stretching from Nashville, Alaska, and New York.”

Check out Heartbeat in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below for more going forward. And, while we’ve got your attention, listen to his last single here … trust us when we say, you won’t be disappointed.

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🎧 Lee Paradise – ‘Maintaining Platitudes’

We first told you about Toronto producer Lee Paradise back in mid-September when he dropped his first single, Message To The Past. Just recently, he dropped the second single, Maintaining Platitudes, off his upcoming record. We’ve had this thing on repeat all afternoon, and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed, and be sure to head over to his socials below for more leading up to the release. The Fink drops December 4th on Telephone Explosion.

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🎧 Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘Postcard From Spain’

Way back in 2011, we were completely obsessed with the A Way EP from Ryan Hemsworth, and in particular, the song Castle In England. Fast forward almost 10 years, and the Halifax native has accomplished a lot, including a string of well-received EP’s and albums. He even won a Juno award in 2014. Just today, Saddle Creek announced his latest project, Quarter-Life Crisis. In true Hemsworth style, there are a number of collaborators involved on this one, including Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, Charlie Martin of Hovvdy, Claud, and Yohuna.

Check out the first single from the record, Postcard From Spain (featuring Frances Quinlan) in the embed and be sure to hit up the socials below for more leading up to the release. The self-titled effort drops December 4th.

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💿 Illitry – ‘Dalinean Horses’

Back in early August, we told you about the rather infectious single, Hedge My Bets from Hamilton electronic-music-producer Illitry. Well, he’s finally dropped his new album, and we couldn’t be more excited about it here at The iM.

Check out Dalinean Horses in the embed below, and be sure to listen to our favourite album cuts, Aphrodite and Like Everyone Else. And, while we’ve got your attention, follow the social links below to show your support.

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🎧 Scratch – ‘Cold Day’

We first told you about Toronto electronic-music-producer Denholm Whale (aka Scratch) when we came across his exceptional EP, Something To Do, in mid-June. Well, he’s back with a brand new song to celebrate the very first issue of ULTRA Mag and in true Scratch style, this song just pulls you in and doesn’t let go.

Check out Cold Day in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. Trust us when we say, you’ll be glad you did.

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