💿 THE RECORD LABELS: Flemish Eye

Welcome to our latest column: The Record Labels, where every Monday, we tell you about a label we know and trust when it comes to new music. Last week we introduced you to Toronto’s Telephone Explosion Records, and now we’re back with another one of our faves, Flemish Eye Records.

If you’re not familiar with the indie label, you definitely should be; the Calgary-based company has been around since 2003. Over the years, they’ve released over 40 albums, and it all started with Infiniheart by Chad VanGaalen way back in 2004.

Since then, they’ve gone on to release records by Ghostkeeper, Women, Braids, Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) and many more. More recently, they’ve dropped some incredible new music from up-and-comers, Yves Jarvis and Blessed. If that’s not enough, we’re rather excited about the new Besnard Lakes album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings.

Check out the playlist below and get familiar with some of our favourite label songs over the years. One can never have too much Flemish Eye in their ife.

If you dig this, be sure to check out our Best Of 2020 – Songs

🎧 Mush – “Seven Trumpets”

If you like quirky lyrics and catchy songs, look no further than Leeds-based post-punkers Mush. Fresh off an album in 2020, the band is back with another record this year, and their latest single is a thing of beauty. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

“Seven Trumpets” started as a climate change jaunt, but with the plethora of Armageddon scenarios currently on display, it became more about sleepwalking into disaster in a generalised sense. It has a Beefhearty breakdown in the middle.”

Check out Seven Trumpets in the embed and hit up their social links for more. The new album Lines Redacted is out February 12th via Memphis Industries.

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🎧 Blessed – “Structure”

Vancouver art-rockers Blessed recently came up on our radar, and we’re certainly glad they did. Their latest single Structure has been on heavy rotation over the last few days, but more importantly, you need to know about their EP, iii.

Each track on the upcoming 4-song effort was mixed by a different producer, including Corin Roddick from Purity Ring, John McEntire of Tortoise, Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck and the band’s very own Drew Riekman. A stellar lineup, to say the least.

“Structure’ deals with complacency and failing to explore the depths of your actions compared to the words you espouse and values you proclaim to have. If you can’t acknowledge your imperfection and flaws, you don’t leave room to listen and grow. If you’re always trying to teach, you can’t be taught.”

Check out the video for Structure in the imbed below, and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. The new EP drops on February 19th; you can pre-order now via Flemish Eye Records.

🎧 Viagra Boys – ‘In Spite Of Ourselves’ (Cover)

If you’re not familiar with Viagra Boys, you really should be. The Stockholm-based post-punkers recently dropped an incredible cover of John Prine’s In Spite Of Ourselves featuring Amy Taylor of Amyl and the Sniffers. We’ve had this thing on some heavy repeat action today, and now it’s time for you to take a listen.

Check it out in the embed and while you’re at it, be sure to listen to their other recent singles here. The new album Welfare Jazz is out on January 8th via YEAR0001.

🎧 Lee Paradise – ‘Hollow Face’

It’s no secret we’re fans of Toronto “cyborg-funk” producer Lee Paradise. We first told you about his new album in mid-September when he dropped the debut single, Message To The Past. Well, he’s got a new song out today, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Check out Hollow Face in the embed, and be sure to hit up his socials for more. The Fink is set for release on December 4th via Telephone Explosion Records.

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📹 Freak Heat Waves -‘I’m Zapped’

Freak Heat Waves are a Victoria-based indie-electronic duo who dropped an incredible album on the masses back in early September via Telephone Explosion Records. We’ve had these guys on our radar for some time now, and if you haven’t heard Zap The Planet yet, now is as good a time as any to take a listen.

Just today, the guys released a tripped-out video for I’m Zapped. Check it out in the embed below, and hit up their socials for more going forward. You can thank us later.

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🎧 Lee Paradise – ‘Boogie’

We last told you about Toronto producer Lee Paradise back in early October when he released his Maintaining Platitudes single. Well, he’s back with another track from his upcoming long-player, and just like its predecessor, we can’t get enough here at The iM.

Check out Boogie, featuring Hooded Fang’s Jonathan Pappo and producer Chaix, in the embed below, and stay tuned to his socials leading up to the record release. The Fink drops December 4th via Telephone Explosion Records.

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🎧 Lee Paradise – ‘Maintaining Platitudes’

We first told you about Toronto producer Lee Paradise back in mid-September when he dropped his first single, Message To The Past. Just recently, he dropped the second single, Maintaining Platitudes, off his upcoming record. We’ve had this thing on repeat all afternoon, and now it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed, and be sure to head over to his socials below for more leading up to the release. The Fink drops December 4th on Telephone Explosion.

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🎧 Scratch – ‘Cold Day’

We first told you about Toronto electronic-music-producer Denholm Whale (aka Scratch) when we came across his exceptional EP, Something To Do, in mid-June. Well, he’s back with a brand new song to celebrate the very first issue of ULTRA Mag and in true Scratch style, this song just pulls you in and doesn’t let go.

Check out Cold Day in the embed below and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. Trust us when we say, you’ll be glad you did.

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