📀 Plays Of The Month: February

It’s that time of the month where we share some of our favourite finds with you. It’s been an exceptional start to 2021 … let’s hope it keeps up!

Below, you’ll find music from Toronto indie-rockers Tearjerker, Beams and PONY. And, no list would be complete without some Montreal music; we’ve got new stuff from Paul Jacobs and Fleece.

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy.

If you dig this, check out “Plays Of The Month – January”

🎧 Chad VanGaalen – “Nightwaves”

A couple of weeks ago, Calgary singer-songwriter and visual artist Chad VanGaalen released the first single, Samurai Sword, off his upcoming album. Now he’s back with a second track, and we can’t get enough of this thing here at The iM.

Check out Nightwaves in the embed below and stay tuned to his socials. The new record, World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, drops March 19th via Flemish Eye. Are you as excited as we are?

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📹 boy wonder – “White Shoe Dance”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto indie-rocker boy wonder. Back in 2019, the singer-songwriter dropped an incredible EP on the masses, Smile Momma. Good news: he’s back with a brand new track and upcoming album.

On the new song: “First single from 10 song video album, each with a person I’ve met in the city. This is Abbey. He’s a jazz bass player who was inspired by Mr. Natural on this summer morning. Look out for those slick shoes dance moves folks.

Listen to the first single White Shoe Dance in the embed below. The new record, Kinda Blue Too, will drop sometime in the coming months. Stay tuned.

If you dig this, you might like “Paul Jacobs – Underneath The Roses”

📹 summersets – “afterthought”

Back in August of 2020, Canadian indie-folk outfit summersets dropped a stellar EP on the masses. They called it small town saturday. Now, the duo consisting of Kalle Mattson and Andrew Sowka are back with a new song this month, and we couldn’t wait to tell you about it.

Watch the video for afterthought in the embed, and keep it locked to their socials going forward. Hopefully, more music is on the way.

If you dig this, you might like “The Waverlys – Save Me”

📹 POSTDATA – “Nobody Knows”

We last told you about Halifax-based musician and Wintersleep frontman Paul Murphy aka POSTDATA, when he released his stellar song Nobody Knows on the masses. Well, the singer-songwriter is back with a video to go along with the said song, and we want you to know about it.

Watch the clip in the embed below and stay tuned to his socials for more. The new record Twin Flames drops March 5th via Paper Bag Records. Maybe we’ll hear another single?

If you dig this, you might like “Radiant Heart – All The World 4 Him”

📹 Yves Jarvis – “Projection”

Montreal singer/songwriter and musician Yves Jarvis (aka Jean-Sebastian Audet) is back with a brand new track this week: a follow up to his incredible 2020 album, Sundry Rock Song Stock. The song is called Projection, and we want you to know about it.

Watch the self-made video in the embed below, and stay tuned to his socials for more. Something tells us … it’s not the last time we’ll hear from the singer-songwriter this year.

If you dig this, you might like “Granny Smith – Ode 2 A King”

💿 KASHKA – “Soft”

We first told you about Toronto indie-pop artist KASHKA when she released the Soft single back in early December. Well, the singer-songwriter just dropped a new EP of the same name to go along with it. We’ve had this thing on heavy rotation all weekend long, and now, It’s time to share it with you.

Listen to the record in the embed below, and be sure to hit up her socials for more music going forward. Not sure about you, but we can’t get enough.

If you dig this, you might like “Luna Li – Jams”

📹 Dean Marino – “Ghost Motel / Bedside Manner”

Dean Marino is a singer-songwriter and musician who hails from Toronto. He’s no stranger to the music scene, having played in bands like EX/PO and Papermaps. Back in mid-November, he dropped his debut solo album on the masses, and we took notice. Now, he’s back with a video for album cut Ghost Motel/Bedside Manner.

Check out the clip in the embed below, and hit up his socials to show your support. Love:Thirteen is out now on Flowerpot Records.

If you dig this, you might like “Granny Smith – Ode 2 A King”

🎧 Owen Davies – “Tall Chairs”

We first told you about Montreal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Owen Davies back in early November when we came across his stellar EP, Slushy Farms. Well, he’s back with a brand new song called Tall Chairs. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed below and hit up his socials to show some love. Hopefully, more music is on the way in 2021.

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