🎧 TBT: The Notwist – ‘Consequence’ (2002)

Way back when we first started making mixtapes for The iM, you would often find something from Bavarian indie-electronic pioneers The Notwist. Luckily for us, the band continues to make music but today we take a trip down memory lane with one of our favourite album cuts from their exceptional 2002 long-player, Neon Golden.

Check out Consequence in the embed and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. The good news is, the band is set to release new music for the first time in six years; you can listen to the lead single from the Ship EP here.

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🎧 Low Float – ‘Here Before’

Low Float is the moniker of Kitchener singer/songwriter and musician, Gabriel O’Brien-Szczesniak. Just yesterday he dropped a brand new song on the masses and we want you to know all about it. The opening bass-line sets the tone for this groovy number that’s been on repeat all afternoon here at The iM. Now, it’s time for you to take a listen.

When I finished recording “Here Before,” it didn’t sound super complete, so I had JEEN sing backups on it. The lyric, we were here before, was her idea, and I’m pretty sure that in the grand scheme of things, she’s right.

Check out Here Before featuring Jeen O’Brien in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. The new album, For Your Dreams, drops September 18th.

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📹 Luka Kuplowsky – ‘Positive Push’

We recently came across the new song (and video) from Toronto singer/songwriter Luka Kuplowsky and we can’t seem to get enough of it here at The iM. The track will be included on his upcoming long-player, due for release on September 2nd via Mama Bird. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Positive Push in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more leading up to the release. And, while you’re at it, take a listen to the first single off the album, here.

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📹 Jenny O. – ‘Old Habits’

Singer/songwriter Jenny O. hails from Long Island, New York but now calls Los Angeles home. We just came across her new video for Old Habits and can’t seem to take this thing off repeat here at The iM. The song will be included on New Truth, a follow-up to her spectacular 2017 effort, Peace and Information.

Check out the clip in the embed below and be sure to hit up her socials for more leading up to the release this coming Friday, August 7th, on Mama Bird.

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🎧 PUP – ‘A.M. 180’

If you’re not familiar with Toronto pop-punk outfit PUP, you must have been living under a rock the last couple of years. Good news: the band is back with a brand new cover of the classic Grandaddy song, A.M. 180. We can’t get enough here at The iM and now it’s time to share it with you.

Take a listen in the embed below and be sure to follow the guys over on their socials for more going forward. And, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out their latest video for Anaphylaxis here.

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🎧 Kandle – ‘Spell’

Back in early May, we told you about two new singles from Montreal songstress Kandle Osborne. Well, the singer/songwriter has since released her new record, Stick Around And Find Out and we couldn’t wait to tell you about it here at The iM.

“While her new Stick Around and Find Out EP, may have been recorded under extraordinary circumstances (homeless and waiting out her legal troubles), Kandle streamlined her focus and vision. She steps into her self worth with the confidence of a true veteran who is capable of taking any situation and finding an opportunity for a deeper emotional connection. If her past has provided catharsis, her future is all about empowerment.”

Check out our favourite album cut, Spell in the embed below and be sure to follow her at the social links below. As far as we’re concerned, one can never have enough Kandle in their life.

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📹 John’s Cottage – ‘Deathbed’

We recently came across the new video from Toronto indie-rockers John’s Cottage and we’re certainly glad we did. The song is a follow-up to their Turquoise single released in May. We’ve had this thing on repeat over the last few days and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the clip for Deathbed in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. Glad to have these guys on our radar.

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🎧 Michael Scott Dawson – ‘All The Things This Isn’t’

To say that we were big fans on Regina indie-pop outfit Library Voices back in the day, would be a serious understatement. We haven’t heard much from the band in recent years but what we do have is a new record coming out from one of the members, Michael Scott Dawson. This is a completely different direction musically and we like what we hear. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

“In late 2017 Dawson suffered an unexpected bout of vertigo. For the better part of 18 months the thought of working on music felt impossible. Some days just the thought of listening to music felt impossible. As the symptoms started to recede, he rediscovered a love for close listening. Before long he had set up a makeshift studio at home and started work on what would become Nowhere, Middle of. Reflecting on the project, Dawson states “I knew I wanted to rely as much on scotch tape as a computer.”

Check out the first single All The Things This Isn’t in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more leading up to the release. The new album, Nowhere, Middle Of drops October 16th via We Are Busy Bodies.

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📹 Mother Tongues – ‘Eternity’

We first told you about Toronto psych-rockers Mother Tongues new album, Everything You Wanted back in late June. Well, the band has since dropped the record and just recently, a mesmerizing animated video for the opening track, Eternity. Now it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the clip in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. Can’t wait to see what else these guys have up their sleeves.

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📹 Mav Karlo – ‘Elevator’

Menno Versteeg is no stranger to the Canadian music scene. He’s the co-founder of Royal Mountain Records, member of supergroup Anyway Gang, he fronted Ottawa indie-rockers Hollerado and also has a solo project under the Mav Karlo moniker. Just recently he released a new single (and video) and we want you to know about it.

Whether it’s a hypomanic episode or a depression, the feeling at the time is so all encompassing and real that it seems like that is the only reality that I have ever known. I relish the times in between, the periods of stillness when I’m able to be fully present in the moment and able to interact with my environment and the people in my life with the confidence that comes with being in equilibrium.

Check out Elevator featuring Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more. And, while we have your attention, check out another single, a cover of Weaves song Walkaway, here.

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