Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities was born in a Winnipeg club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting, is fast becoming one of the world's brightest new bands.
Their debut album, Temporary Resident, is being released across the globe on various labels (Hidden Pony, Grand Hotel Van Cleef, and Shock) this year.
Imaginary Cities is the musical duo Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas. Marti had moved to Winnipeg from Brandon, Manitoba and was playing in a Motown cover band called The Solutions, for which Rusty did some mixing. Rusty is no stranger to the Canadian music scene either. His former band The Waking Eyes was signed to Warner Records, and toured as the multi-instrumentalist in The Weakerthans.
Rusty decided to write a song for Marti to sing, and in one all-night writing session came up with a triumphant and soulful beginning--the track "Say You." It was a turning point. Marti's stunning and original voice broke open a wealth of creativity between them and they began recording together.

Title Album Genre Tools
Marry The Sea (Acoustic Version) Temporary Resident
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident
Release Year:
Track ID:
41982
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Cherry Blossom Tree (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41997
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Don't Cry Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident, #4
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41267
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Manitoba Bossanova Temporary Resident (Instrumental) Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Sunshine Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #15
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41994
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
That Is Where It's At, Sam (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41995
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Calm Before The Storm Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, Hand Clapping, Percussion, Piano, and Tambourine
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Morning After, Rainy Day, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident, #3
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41266
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Temporary Resident (Piano Version) (Instrumental) Temporary Resident
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
41985
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Calm Before The Storm (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental) Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, Hand Clapping, Percussion, Piano, and Tambourine
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Morning After, Rainy Day, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #9
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41988
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Ride This Out (Hellfire Machina Dub Remix) Electronic
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Electronic
Keywords:
Dark, Dramatic, Funky/Groove, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Night Club and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Downtempo and Dubstep
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
43779
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Ride This Out (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #12
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41991
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Purple Heart Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, and Piano
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Morning After, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Sunny Day, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident, #5
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41268
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Ride This Out (Hellfire Machina Remix - Instrumental) Electronic
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Electronic, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Dubstep
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2012
Track ID:
46946
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Say You Imaginary Cities EP Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, and Piano
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Game Day, Goodbye, In Love, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Imaginary Cities EP, #1
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41251
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Say You (Instrumental) Imaginary Cities EP (Instrumentals) Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
CD/Track #:
Imaginary Cities EP (Instrumentals), #1
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41605
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Hummingbird (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental) Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Sunshine Pop
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #8
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41987
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Hummingbird Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Piano, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and Sunshine Pop
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41265
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Ride This Out Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Organ, and Piano
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident, #6
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41269
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Don't Cry (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental) Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #10
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41989
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Where'd All The Living Go Temporary Resident Alternative, Pop
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electronic, Hand Clapping, and Percussion
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident, #7
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41270
main mix 1:00 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Temporary Resident (Piano Version) Temporary Resident
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
Track ID:
41986
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Purple Heart (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #11
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41990
instrumental 1:00 160k MP3
Where'd All The Living Go (Instrumental) Temporary Resident (Instrumental)
Artist:
Imaginary Cities
CD/Track #:
Temporary Resident (Instrumental), #13
Composers:
Marti Ruth Sarbit (SOCAN) - 50%
Dana Michelle Matyas (SOCAN) - 50%
Publishers:
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) - 100%
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
41992
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back