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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.


Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.


Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.


Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

Editor Picks:

7 Day Mixtape Vol. 2 – HOUSES

January 31, 2011

Thats right folks, we’re back with our second installment of the 7 Day Mixtape. This weeks mix is by Dexter Tortoriello, one half of Chicago based duo, Houses. I’ve listened to this one a few times over and let me tell you, you’re in for a treat. Perfect music to listen to while staying inside during these cold winter days. Visit Houses at the any of the websites below. They deserve your attention.

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1. The Music Tapes – Kolyada 2
This is just a really beautiful song – an orchestra of musical saws playing in harmony. The album it comes off (For Clouds and Tornados) is one of my favorite records and has a few of these arrangements scattered throughout it. The album is still one of a kind so many years later.

2. William Basinski – DLP 1.1 (Excerpt)
There aren’t a whole lot of words for this song, and the 2 minutes of it I included here don’t really do it any justice. The original track is over an hour long and follows the playing of a 20 year old tape loop from it’s start until it’s completely eaten by the tape heads. It’s truly one of the most incredible things I’ve ever heard.

3. Careful – Turns Out
Careful’s album Oh, Light was in my top 5 of 2010 and probably gets more play than any other album right now for me. “Turns Out” really wrecks me. There’s so much captured in the song. When listened to as a part of the album it offers a lot of closure. I recommend just buying the album yourself.

4. Edward Hamel – I Was There (Excerpt)
This is the tail end of a 26 minute composition sent to me by Edward – A Chicago based modern composer known for his static ridden sound installations and immense productions. It offers a great sense of relief to me – reminds me of old Eno.

5. The Lord Dog Bird – The Shedding Path
This song is so simple, using one electric guitar and a loop pedal, but it’s effect is really massive for me. His voice croons and rises above the striking guitar notes in the best way.

6. Micah P. Hinson – The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea
This song is important – plain and simple. It’s incredibly honest and just about as heartbreaking as a song can be. I have a real soft spot for songs that start out with one person and a guitar and end with a 20 person choir, drums, organs, and strings. This is one of those things you sit and listen to alone.

7. Unknown – Sleep My Darlin
I don’t know who performs this song, but it came on the vinyl soundtrack for Harmony Korine’s ‘Trash Humpers’. It’s a rather peaceful song unless you’ve seen the movie, in which case it’s sort of horrifying. I happen to adore it.

About The Author
David Marskell is the co-host/producer and founding father of The Indie Machine. When he is not working at The iM, he books bands at "Baltic Avenue" in downtown Toronto. He has strong feelings for mixtapes and enjoys laying down a good DJ set now and again. One day he hopes to make a living from the music industry... he also hopes to meet Tom Selleck.
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