💿 Motorbike James – “VIISIONS”

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.

If you dig this, you might like “Coy Haste – Desert Flower”

📹 AGATH CHRIST – “Beg”

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 dig this, you might like “Matty – Mickeymouse”

🎧 MIMICO – “Heavy Earth”

Illustration by Denis Dugas

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.

If you dig this, you might like “Yoo Doo Right – Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose”

📀 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 RECORD LABELS: You’ve Changed

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

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.

If you dig this, check out “THE RECORD LABELS: Secret City”

💿 THE RECORD LABELS: Secret City

Welcome back to The Record Labels, where every week, we tell you a little about an independent label we dig when it comes to new music. Last week you heard about Toronto’s Royal Mountain Records. Today, we’re back with Montreal’s Secret City Records.

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.

If you dig this, check out “The Record Labels – Royal Mountain”

📹 Youngest Child – “Kinda Guy”

Photo By Dylan Taylor

Youngest Child is the moniker of Toronto singer-songwriter and musician Lewis Caunter. Recently, we stumbled upon his latest video, and we’re glad we did. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Watch Kinda Guy in the embed below, and be sure to follow his socials going forward. Hopefully, more music is on the way in 2021.

If you dig this, you might like “Shallows – Prom Kiss”

🎧 Torquil Campbell & swim good now – “Eulogy For Mary”

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 dig this, you might like “Purity Ring – sinew”

🎧 Matty – “Mickeymouse”

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.

If you dig this, you might like “Kitjohari – Jairzinho Scores”