🎧 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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📹 POSTDATA – ‘Twin Flames’

POSTDATA is the solo moniker of Montreal singer-songwriter Paul Murphy. He also happens to be the frontman of Canadian indie-rock outfit Wintersleep. Just today, Paul dropped a brand new single on the masses and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. The song will be included on his upcoming album of the same name, Twin Flames.

“Lyrically it’s about weathering storms. It’s a love song but also felt really poignant personally during full pandemic lockdown this idea of weathering storms. Enduring them. Inhabiting them. Becoming them.”

Check out the video in the embed below and follow his socials for more leading up to the release. The new long-player drops March 5th via Paper Bag Records.

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🎧 Fellow Hollow – ‘Counting Deer’

We first told you about Columbus indie-folk duo Fellow Hollow back in late October when they released the Dog Fence Weeds single. Well, the boys are back with another track today, and we can’t seem to get enough. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Counting Deer in the embed below, and hit up their socials for more going forward. Everything we’ve heard from this duo has been great so far … the new album Violet Paper Wings is out December 4th on Diversion Records.

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📹 Tele Novella – ‘Words That Stay’

If you’re not familiar with Lockhart, Texas indie-psych-pop outfit Tele Novella, you really should be. It’s been a few years since the band released their debut album, but the wait is over with Merlynn Belle, a new record set for release on February 5th via Kill Rock Stars. We’ve already heard the first single, Technicolor Town, and now it’s time to share their latest song.

Check out the video for Words That Stay in the embed, and be sure to follow their socials for more leading up to the release. Don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for this one.

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🎧 Leif Vollebekk – ‘Long Blue Light’

Montreal’s Leif Vollebekk is no stranger to the Canadian music scene. The singer/songwriter has released four albums over the last 10 years, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize in 2017 and the 2018 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Just today, he dropped a brand new single in the form of Long Blue Light along with a cover of Bon Iver‘s 29 #Strafford APTS via the fine folks at Secret City Records. This thing has been on some heavy repeat action here at The iM, and now we want to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. Who knows, maybe a follow-up to 2019’s New Ways is in the works.

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💿 Owen Davies – ‘Slushy Farms’

It’s been a minute since we’ve written about Montreal-based singer-songwriter Owen Davies. Recently, he released a brand new EP on the masses, and we want you to know about it. The record (for the most part) was recorded in a farmhouse in Seaview, PEI, earlier this year. It’s a melodic, laid-back affair that we can’t get seem to get enough of. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Slushy Farms in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials below for more going forward. This is an artist you don’t want to sleep on.

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