💿 anthéne – ‘Protection’

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.

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💿 PHÈDRE – ‘Eterna’

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Toronto psych-pop outfit Phèdre here at The iM. So, we were pleasantly surprised when the duo dropped some new music on the masses recently in the form of a seven song EP. Most of the material was recorded back in 2013 when they released their debut effort, GOLDEN AGE.

“ETERNA is inspired by the processes of fracturing continuums and collectively transcending. We hope you enjoy it, and that it may provide some imagination and primal escape in these uncertain times. Thank you for listening to our artistic expressions.”

Now it’s time for you to check out ETERNA in the embed below… we’re all over the title-track, ECLIPSED and a rather hazy cover of Iggy Pop‘s The Passenger. The band is giving the EP out as a free download but are asking people to donate to Black Legal Action Centre; a worthy cause to say the least.

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💿 ∆ N Z O L ∆ – ‘Caracas’

In case you didn’t know, Caracas is the capital of Venezuela; it also happens to be the name of the new EP from Toronto electronic music producer Anzola. Just recently he dropped the extended player on the world and to say that we’re enjoying this thing, would be the understatement of the year. Standout tracks include Say That Again and What I Tell Ya.

Now that we have your attention, check out Caracas in the embed below and be sure to hit up Anzola over on his socials. This talented artist does a lot for the local music scene and deserves to be recognized.

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💿 Beak> – ‘Wulfstan EP’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Geoff Barrow’s Portishead side-project Beak> but the band is back with a mesmerizing new single and EP featuring a bunch of live cuts. We can’t seem to get enough of the title track, Wulfstan, and we thought you should know about it.

“In an age where clergy in general and Bishops in particular could enjoy the good life, Wulfstan was something of a social campaigner. It’s said he once invited a host of civic dignitaries to a banquet and then turned up with hundreds of poor people, and insisted that the nobles serve them. He also had a daily ritual of washing the feet of poor people. He also campaigned vigorously against the slave trade based in the city of Bristol. At the time people who could not pay their debts were being sold into slavery in Ireland. Wulfstan spent time in Bristol, preached sermons attacking slavery and eventually slaves held captive in Bristol were released. At the time slavery wasn’t considered immoral, so his stand was a brave one.”

Check out the title-track in the embed below and be sure to head over to their Bandcamp page where you can grab a copy of the EP under the pay-what-you-can option.

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🎧 TBT: Hectic Zeniths – ‘I Might Drown’ (2012)

Philadelphia by way of Brooklyn experimental electronic producer hectic zeniths first came to our attention way back in 2012. His song, i might drown was on constant repeat here at The iM.

Today we take a trip down memory lane and (re)introduce you to a song that was part of a defining era in indie-electronic music. Check it out in the embed below and don’t forget to hit up hectic zeniths over on Bandcamp… thankfully, he is still making music.

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🎥 TBT: Diamond Rings – ‘All Yr Songs’ (2010)

The year is 2010 and the indie music scene is hitting its stride here in Toronto. Enter John O’Regan and his D’Urbervilles (pre-Matters) side-project Diamond Rings… everything points to a bright future for indie-show-goers in the T-Dot. That said, we’re not sure there’s a song that reminds us more of that time period like All Yr Songs; a track we will never tire of.

Check it out in the embed and hit up John’s most recent project JG Ballad at the ‘listen’ link below. There’s some killer covers on there only he could create… and we mean that in the best way possible.

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🎧 Southern Shores – ‘Estrisa’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto electronic-pop duo Southern Shores. Just recently we came across their new single, Estrisa and we can’t take this thing off repeat here at The iM. The song conjures up memories of late 00’s era Delorean and Air France; wispy and carefree, sun soaked vibes that leave us longing for a day at the beach.

Check out the track in the embed below and be sure to visit their socials for more. The new EP, Siena (Part I) is due for release via Cascine on June 12th.

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🎧 Teen Daze – ‘Reality Refresh’

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.

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🎧 Rich Aucoin – ‘Reset’

Halifax indie-electronic-pop-rocker Rich Aucoin might very well be one of the most underrated musicians in all of Canada. As long as this man is making music, we are willing to listen. Recently he released a brand new single from his forthcoming long-player, United States. The track and album are an ode to his recent trek across America in support of mental health… a very worthy cause to say the least.

Check out Reset in the embed and be sure to hit up his socials for more. And, if you haven’t heard it yet, take a listen to How It Breaks over on Bandcamp.

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🎥 Jadu Heart – ‘Walk The Line’

Bristol-based dream-pop duo Jadu Heart are set to release their sophomore album, Hyper Romance on September 25th. We recently came across the new song and video for Walk The Line and we can’t get enough here at The iM. It’s a carefree, melodic number that hits just in time for summer.

Have a watch in the embed and be sure to check out some other album cuts at the ‘stream’ link below. Looking forward to hearing more from these two going forward.

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