🎥 TBT: Diamond Rings – ‘All Yr Songs’ (2010)

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.

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🎧 Champion Ski – ‘Norway’

We recently came across Toronto indie-pop outfit Champion Ski here at The iM and we’re glad we did. The band has a new single out and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Norway in the embed below. The song is included on their new split with Toronto folk-rockers B-Squad… all proceeds will be donated to the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre.

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🎧 Southern Shores – ‘Estrisa’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto electronic-pop duo Southern Shores. Just recently we came across their new single, Estrisa and we can’t take this thing off repeat here at The iM. The song conjures up memories of late 00’s era Delorean and Air France; wispy and carefree, sun soaked vibes that leave us longing for a day at the beach.

Check out the track in the embed below and be sure to visit their socials for more. The new EP, Siena (Part I) is due for release via Cascine on June 12th.

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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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🎧 Teen Daze – ‘Reality Refresh’

Five minutes and fifty-two seconds of pure magic… that’s the best way we can describe the latest single from Vancouver electronic-pop producer Teen Daze. The new song will be included on his latest EP, due for release on June 26th.

Check out Reality Refresh in the embed and prepare yourself for a musical journey you won’t soon forget. And, while you’re at it, be sure to show your support at the social links below.

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🎥 TBT: Parlovr – ‘Pen To The Paper’ (2008)

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.

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🎧 Husbands – ‘Try Not To Worry’

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.

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🎧 Beds – ‘Tricking You’

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.

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🎧 Rich Aucoin – ‘Reset’

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.

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🎥 Jadu Heart – ‘Walk The Line’

Bristol-based dream-pop duo Jadu Heart are set to release their sophomore album, Hyper Romance on September 25th. We recently came across the new song and video for Walk The Line and we can’t get enough here at The iM. It’s a carefree, melodic number that hits just in time for summer.

Have a watch in the embed and be sure to check out some other album cuts at the ‘stream’ link below. Looking forward to hearing more from these two going forward.

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