๐Ÿ“น New Fries – ‘Lily’

We first told you about New Fries upcoming album back in late April. Well, the band is back with yet another song (and video) from the record and we couldn’t wait to tell you about it. In true New Fries style, it’s a hypnotic, driving number that leaves the listener wanting more.

Lilydale, New York is a caged community inhabited almost exclusively by mediums–those who communicate with the spirit world. It is a community of liars and people with special spiritual gifts. People across North America travel here to connect with the deceased. Anni spent many summers in Lilydale as a kid–her grandfather was a medium.

Check out Lily in the embed below and make sure you hit up their socials for more info leading up to the release. Is The Idea Of Us drops August 7th via Telephone Explosion.

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๐ŸŽง Speaker Face – ‘Phosphorescence’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto by way of Vancouver indie-electronic outfit Speaker Face. Good news for us… the wait is over. The 3-piece is back with a groovy new track and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Phosphorescence is a thank you letter to those who were here long before us, specifically the Coast Salish, and the early 1900s Japanese settlers, who were interned during WWII.”

Check out the song in the embed and be sure to hit up their socials to show your support. Let’s hope more music is on the way.

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๐Ÿ’ฟ Animal Collective – ‘Bridge To Quiet’

We’ve always been big fans of Animal Collective here at The iM and we’re stoked to tell you the band is back with a brand new EP. The 4-song effort is a collection of material recorded over the last year; all of them clocking in at 7 minutes or more.

Check out Bridge To Quiet in the embed below and go show your support over on their Bandcamp page; all proceeds go directly to the artists today.

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๐Ÿ’ฟ Bath Salts – ‘Bog Brunch’

เธฟโ‚ณโ‚ฎโฑง โ‚ดโ‚ณโฑ โ‚ฎโ‚ด โ‚ตร˜โ‚ฅโ‚ฑล‚โฑ โ‚ณโ‚ฎล‚ร˜โ‚ฆ, ๐•“๐• ๐•˜ ๐•“๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•™ features a collective of artists (including Toronto favourites Bile Sister, Phรจdre and Doomsquad) who have come together to raise awareness for LGBTQ+ and medically vulnerable individuals at Rikers and ICE detention.

“Proceeds go directly towards paying bail to get trans people out of prison. This is especially important right now with the influx of arrests at BLM protests and COVID hitting prisons really hard.”

The compilation is an incredibly eclectic mix of songs that we can’t seem to get enough of; in fact, it’s been on repeat all morning here at The iM. Hit up the link below to grab the album and help donate to a very worthy cause or head over to the Emergency Release Fund for more info.

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๐ŸŽฅ Romshii – ‘Level Up’

Toronto experimental-electronic producer Romshii (pronounced Rom She) recently teamed up with Fishauf Films to create an incredible visual and auditory experience you won’t soon forget. We just came across the video and can’t wait to share it with you.

Check out Level Up featuring Felecia Kearse in the embed below and head over to Glue Gun Records to grab a copy of the latest effort, Headroom Window. And, while we have your attention, make sure you hit up his socials for more music going forward.

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๐Ÿ’ฟ 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 theirย 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 wasnโ€™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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๐ŸŽง TBT: Moon King – ‘Only Child’ (2012)

Daniel Benjamin might be one of the hardest working artists in all of music; it appears as though he is always cooking something up. His electronic-dance-pop project Moon King has been around since the early days of The iM and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Below you’ll find our favourite Moon King cut, Only Child, courtesy of our weekly TBT. And, while you’re at it, Daniel has an infectious new song out, Seconds From You with Detroit’s Vespre. Hit up the ‘watch’ link below for more.

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๐ŸŽง Girls Rituals – ‘Melty Future’

Toronto’s Devi McCallion (aka Girls Rituals) has a collection of songs out that were recently unleashed on the masses. She also happens to be one half on Toronto duo Black Dresses who released a stellar effort back in early April. We’re digging what we hear, so now it’s time to share with you.

Check out our favourite album cut, Melty Future in the embed below and hit up her socials for more.

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๐ŸŽฅ New Animal – ‘Bloody Murder’

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Atlanta-based experimental psych-rockers New Animal but we’re certainly glad they’re back. Just today, they released a new video for your viewing pleasure.

Check out Bloody Murder in the embed below and be sure to listen to their new album over on Bandcamp; standout tracks include Good Friend and Up!.

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๐ŸŽง TBT: Mimico – ‘Man From Japan’ (2013)

Another post from The iM vault. This time we (re)introduce you to Toronto post-rock outfit Mimico. Their song Man From Japan was a personal favourite of ours back in the day and it never seems to get old.

Have a listen in the embed below if you know what’s good. Fortunately, unlike a lot of our throwbacks, Mimico is still alive and well. Go check them out at the links below and show your support.

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