Just recently we came across the new single by London post-punk trio Pozi and it’s been on repeat ever since. Imagine CSS and Los Campesinos! had a lovechild… The Nightmare would be the result. The track will be included on their upcoming 5-song effort, 176, due for release on July 3rd via Prah Recordings.
“Taking its title from the eponymous London bus route that runs from Penge to Tottenham Court Road, 176 contains themes of paranoia, social anxiety, jealousy and the accompanying nightmares these can create. All five songs have quite grim, dark subject matter. Once we’d started exploring that paranoid, angsty kind of path, the floodgates seemed to open and we ran with it”
Take a listen in the embed below and be sure to hit up their Bandcamp page to check out their other single Whitewashing.
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.
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.
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since this song came out. Pen To The Paper remains in rotation here at The iM and as far as we’re concerned, this song is a major part of a defining era in Canadian indie music.
Unfortunately, Parlovr haven’t made any new music in recent years but we’ll always have this beauty to look back upon. Check it out below.
Oklahoma City indie-pop duo Husbands recently released a collection of b-sides and demos from their latest album, After The Gold Rush Party. One song in particular caught our attention here at The iM and now it’s time to share it with you.
Take a listen to Try No To Worry in the embed below and make sure you hit up their socials for more going forward.
Winnipeg indie-rock outfit Touching are back with another video in their Isolation Blues series today. The song will be included on the new album which is due for release on June 26th via Head In The Sand Records.
“All My Worries is a song about the winds of change and what they require. They ask for honesty of intention from us. They ask us to leave situations that aren’t good for us, to follow love to places that bring out the best in us. They ask us to reflect on our lives and our decisions and our future. But also to understand that actions have consequences and for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Plan/don’t plan accordingly.”
Check out All My Worries in the embed below and make sure you hit up their socials for more going forward. The band is donating 50% of album proceeds to the Unison Benevolent Fund to assist their efforts to support musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Toronto record collective Rare Drugs recently released a brand new compilation album and we can’t seem to get enough of this catchy number by indie-pop-rock outfit Beds. Now it’s time to share it with you.
Take a listen to Tricking You in the embed and be sure to hit up the ‘stream’ link below to check out the rest of Interiors. Rumour has it, new Beds music is on the way, so stay tuned to their socials for more.
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.