Affect Display is the moniker of Toronto electronic music producer Damien Smith. Just today, we came across his new video for Until The Light Hits The Door and let’s just say this thing has been on repeat ever since. It’s a real atmospheric number that will take you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget. The track is included on his debut album Animal Drift Animal.
Smith describes the song: “Like a phoenix rising from the ashes life is born into the world. Light hits one of the infinite doors from which before had come darkness and life emerges. It’s all at once uncomfortable, painful, wondrous, new and beautiful.“
Check out the video in the embed below, and be sure to hit up his socials to show your support. And, while you’re at it, take a listen to the new record here. You won’t be disappointed.
Bike Club is the moniker of Toronto songwriter and musician Eric Warner. Just yesterday, we came across his stellar new effort, Find Romance. If you’re into the sounds of early Tokyo Police Club and 90s-era Sloan, today is your lucky day. And, as a bonus, members of The Elwins are involved in the project … icing on the cake.
Check out the EP in the embed, and be sure to listen to our favourite track, Where Do We Go On?. And, while you’re at it, hit up the socials below for more going forward.
Yawn is the moniker of Vancouver dream-pop artist Julia McDougall. Last year, the singer/songwriter released her incredible 4-song effort, You & I, and now we have an infectious new single to go along with it.
Check out Wasting Time in the embed, and be sure to show your support over on her socials below. Hopefully, for us, more music is on the way.
We first told you about Toronto alt-rockers The Nursery back in mid-August when they released their infectious single, Radium Girls. Well, the band is back with another track from their forthcoming record, and we can’t get enough here at The iM. Now, it’s time to share it with you.
Check out Demons in the embed below, and be sure to follow the boys over on their socials for more leading up to the new release, Candy + Gloom.
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.
We first told you about Toronto singer-songwriter Luka Kuplowsky back in early August when he released the video for Positive Push. Well, he’s back with another video and an album to accompany it. Now, it’s time to share it with you.
Check out Stardust in the embed and be sure to watch the video for Stardust (Reprise)here. And, while you’re at it, show some love over on his socials below.
Back in mid-August, we told you about the infectious new single Trillium Song from Toronto indie-rockers TEENANGER. Well, the band has finally released their new long-player on the masses, and we want you to know about it here at The iM.
Check out Good Time in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. You can grab the new record via Telephone Explosion Records.
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.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto indie-rockers Cursed Arrows but the wait is over with a brand new single, Rebuild As One. We’ve had this thing on heavy rotation this afternoon and it shows no signs of letting up. It’s a real infectious number that hits in all the right places.
“Ryan and I recorded this in our living room this summer. He played guitar, I played drums. We both played bass! Mixed + mastered by us. It’s an anthemic call to arms: destroy that which oppresses us and ruins our humanity. Burn it down. Then build a partnership society, together. None are free until all are equal.“
Now, it’s time for you to hear what we’re talking about. Check it out in the embed below and be sure to follow the band over on their socials for more going forward.