🎧 Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘You & Me’

We first told you about Quarter-Life Crisis (aka Ryan Hemsworth) back in early October when we came across the exceptional single for Postcard from Spain. Well, Ryan is back with another single from the upcoming record, You & Me featuring Claud. The new EP also features contributions from Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, Charlie Martin of Hovvdy and Yohuna.

Claud had this to say about the track: “Ryan sent me a bunch of really pretty guitar tracks around the time I had just moved to New York… it was a new city, I was alone, and I was definitely deep in my feels. The song sorta turned into a yearning winter love song. When I sent it back to him after I wrote it I asked him not to laugh at me for the corny-ness of the lyrics… sometimes lyrics just need to say it like it is.

Check out the song in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below for more going forward. The self-titled effort drops December 4th via Saddle Creek.

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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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💿 Rich Aucoin – ‘United States’

We first told you about Rich Aucoin‘s album United States back in late May when we came across his rather infectious single, Reset. Well, the record finally dropped today, and after just one listen, we’re hooked. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. If there’s anyone whose work deserves attention, it’s Rich Aucoin.

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📹 Nap Eyes – ‘Snake Oil / ‘Child’s Romance’

Back in late March, Halifax indie-rockers Nap Eyes dropped their stellar album Snapshot Of A Beginner. Just recently, the band released two b-sides off the record and we want you to know about it.

Check out Snake Oil and Child’s Romance below and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. You can also grab your own copy over at Royal Mountain or Jagjaguwar.

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📹 Devarrow – ‘Change’

Devarrow is the work of Halifax-based singer/songwriter and musician Graham Ereaux. Just recently the indie-folkster released a new music video for his song Change and we want you to know about it.

“‘Change feels a bit like an illusive house cat – it’s lived so close to me for years but I rarely see it. I wrote this song back at the same time when I wrote ‘Little Road’, and a lot of the other songs on my first proper album, The Great Escape, but for one reason or another it didn’t get recorded. I then finally recorded it to put it on my self-titled record which I just released, but it felt a bit too poppy to fit with the rest of the tracks, so again, it didn’t make it on to that record. This song has been with me since the beginning it seems, so it’s nice for it to finally emerge from under the bed and let me show it to you all.”

Check out the song in the embed below and be sure to head over to his socials for more going forward. Who knows, maybe more music is on the way?

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🎥 Kestrels – ‘Vanishing Point’

Recently we told you about the upcoming album from Halifax noise-makers Kestrels. Well, the band is back with another new song and video and this time, instead of dogs, it stars a bunch kitties. How can you go wrong really?

Check out Vanishing Point in the embed below and stay tuned for the new album Dream Or Don’t Dream dropping this Friday via Darla Records.

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🎧 Dog Day – ‘Hell On Earth’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Halifax indie-pop-rockers Dog Day but the wait is over with a new single and a new record Present, due for release on August 14th via Fundog. The rather infectious Hell On Earth picks up right where the band left off with Fade Out… a huge record for us here at The iM.

Check it out in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. We can’t wait for this one to drop.

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🎥 Kestrels – ‘Grey And Blue’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Halifax indie-rockers Kestrels. Their album A Ghost History was a big favourite here at The iM, so we were stoked to hear the band is dropping a collection of new songs, Dream Or Don’t Dream, on July 10th via Darla Records.

The video for the first single Grey And Blue is a raucous guitar driven number featuring the one and only J. Mascis on lead guitar and a bunch of very adorable canines. Check it out in the embed below and head over to their socials to show the trio some love.

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🎧 Sleepless Nights – ‘If You Let It’

Toronto by way of Halifax pop-rock outfit Sleepless Nights never disappoint with their music and this is as clear as ever on their latest effort, Every Word Is A Trap. The AA Wallace fronted band recently dropped the new record and it features appearances and production from a whole slew of Canadian music heavy hitters including Joel Plaskett, Ian Blurton and Thom D’Arcy.

Check out our favourite album cut, If You Let It in the embed below and head over to their socials to show some support in a time when musicians could really use it.

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