Imaginary Cities’ US debut, Temporary Resident, received a lot of praise from the Canadian press including a nomination for the 2011 Polaris Prize, which led to an opportunity to open for The Pixies in late 2011. The group crafts indie-pop songs which range from the driving and soaring to gloomy and introspective; all similar to that of their musical peers (MetricStars) but with the smoky haze of a Nina Simone song. Filter Magazine premiered a special acoustic performance of opening track “Say You” which you can watch here.

RIYL: Metric, Stars, Band of Horses, Temper Trap

Recommended Tracks: 2, 4, 8, 1, 13, 11


Label: Votiv

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