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.
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.
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.
Dream-pop outfit Saucer Eyes hail from the fine city of Toronto. Recently, the band uploaded their debut effort into cyberspace and we’re certainly glad they did. Fuzzy guitars over male and female vocals create an atmosphere reminiscent of early Slowdive with some Doppelgänger-era Curve thrown in the mix.
Take a listen to 2020 in the embed below and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for all things Saucer Eyes. As soon as we know more, you’ll be the first to know.
On June 26th, Hand Drawn Dracula will release the debut full-length album, Pure Glass, from Toronto shoegaze outfit Sahara. The band recently unleashed the lead single and an accompanying video on the masses.
Take a listen to Chimes in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. Something tells us, this is gonna be one hell of a record.
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.
Toronto ambient-electronic artist otonoto has been on our radar for some time now. He’s dropped a series of singles over the last couple of months and we’re stoked about the latest release, Summer Indoors featuring Britta B.
Check it out in the embed below and be sure to hit up the socials for more. And, while you’re at it, take a listen to Forget, another one of our favourites.
Daniel Benjamin might be one of the hardest working artists in all of music; it appears as though he is always cooking something up. His electronic-dance-pop project Moon King has been around since the early days of The iM and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Below you’ll find our favourite Moon King cut, Only Child, courtesy of our weekly TBT. And, while you’re at it, Daniel has an infectious new song out, Seconds From You with Detroit’s Vespre. Hit up the ‘watch’ link below for more.