If you’re not familiar with the indie label, you definitely should be; the Calgary-based company has been around since 2003. Over the years, they’ve released over 40 albums, and it all started with Infiniheart by Chad VanGaalen way back in 2004.
Since then, they’ve gone on to release records by Ghostkeeper, Women, Braids, Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) and many more. More recently, they’ve dropped some incredible new music from up-and-comers, Yves Jarvis and Blessed. If that’s not enough, we’re rather excited about the new Besnard Lakes album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings.
Check out the playlist below and get familiar with some of our favourite label songs over the years. One can never have too much Flemish Eye in their ife.
If you’re not familiar with Brad Weber, he’s the producer behind Toronto-based electronic outfit Coy Haste. He also happens to be the brains behind one of our favourites; Pick A Piper.
Recently, he dropped West Plains on the masses, and we can’t get enough of this thing here at The iM. It’s been on heavy rotation over the last few days and shows no signs of slowing down. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen.
Check out the track in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials leading up to the new record; Apicultura drops February 5th via Stereo Ferment.
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.
River Tiber is the moniker of Toronto singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Paxton-Beesley. It’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything new from the Drake-approved producer, but the wait is over with a mesmerizing new extended play. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen.
Check out Rainbow Road and Hypnotized in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below to show some support. Let’s hope more music is on the way.
Well, here we are. The Top 20 albums of the year, according to The iM. It’s been so much fun compiling this list, and we’re stoked to be sharing it with you today. If you missed Part 1 yesterday, you can check it out before you go any further.
That being said, here are the records that defined our year below. So much talent on these recordings; artists who inspired us in what was otherwise a pretty dismal 2020. Isn’t that what music is all about? We think so.
So many talented artists out there and so many incredible albums released this year. Much like the Songs Of 2020, it was tough to pick all of our favourites in just one list.
Believe it or not, more records could’ve been added. Originally, we were going to include only 20, but there were so many great albums dropped in the last twelve months, we had to up the ante.
Below, you’ll find the first half of our “Best Of 2020” albums list for your listening pleasure. Tomorrow, we’ll be releasing the second half. We can’t wait to share it with you, but until then, sink your teeth into all this amazing music.
Wherever you are, we hope you’re having an amazing holiday season. We also have some exciting news to share today; we’re starting the week off with our favourite EPs of 2020.
In case you missed it, several talented artists released a ton of incredible music in the last twelve months, and sometimes, the albums get all the credit. We wanted to make sure to recognize all of these amazing artists and their EP contributions this year.
That being said, check out our Top 15 EPs of 2020 and stay tuned for the Top Albums of the year starting tomorrow. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait to share more.
It’s been some time since we’ve heard anything new from Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington, the masterminds behind New York-based electronic outfit DARKSIDE. The wait is over though, with a brand new single, Liberty Bell. Now, it’s time to share it with you.
Check it out in the embed, and stay tuned to the socials below for more going forward. Their first new album in 7 years, Sprial, drops this coming spring. Not sure about you, but we can’t wait.