Monday, June 6, 2011

Artist: Imaginary Cities, Album: Temporary Resident, Song: Ride This Out

Imaginary Cities is a duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They are Rusty Matyas and Marti Sarbit.  Rusty is no stranger to the Canadian music scene.  He had earlier success in a rock band called The Waking Eyes and more recently, has played with The Weakerthans.  He was doing sound at a local bar the night Marti and her Motown cover band were playing.  From there, the two musicians began collaborating and by the fall of 2010, they released their debut EP on Hidden Pony Records.  In February of this year, they dropped their first full length, entitled, Temporary Resident.  Without a doubt, one of the finest albums released this year thus far.  Ride This Out, is one of many strong songs on this album.  They recently had a video completed for the song by label mate, Jeremy Fisher (see blog 8/14/10).  Jeremy has made a name for himself with his own You Tube videos and music.  You can check it out on You Tube (  The band is playing some shows in New York before the NXNE festival in Toronto.  Following that, they will play shows across Canada this summer and then off to Germany in the Fall.  You can follow them at  Temporary Resident is available for download on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!