Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities are a vintage motown influenced pop-rock band from Winnipeg, Canada. Formed in late 2009 by Rusty Matyas and Marti Sarbit after meeting by chance. They are renowned for their captivating melodic songs and Marti’s extraordinary voice.

Though critics often emphasis the soul-music aspect of the duo, Imaginary Cities utilizes a mixture of musical flavors for a more expansive, often stirring, pop-rock palate, as in the albums’ title track “Temporary Resident”, or others such as “Don’t Cry,” or “Hummingbird”. They also take an amusing left turn with “Manitoba Bossa Nova,” which sounds just like the title suggests.

In a little over a year, Rusty and Marti have evolved from strangers, to a pair of musical allies tinkering in the studio to part of a permanent five-piece band preparing for the U.S release of Temporary Resident and subsequent tour dates. Imaginary Cities is proof that sometimes the best creative partnerships are simply destined to be.

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