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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. 17 – TEEN DAZE

May 16, 2011

We recently asked Vancouver’s Teen Daze to curate one of our 7 Day Mixtape’s and much to our delight, he agreed to do one. To say that we are excited to have him involved in the project, would be a real understatement.

His plans for the near future: playing some festivals in Canada, as well as doing a lot of shows around Vancouver. Also, he plans on releasing a new EP, but an official announcement for that will be coming later. He also mentioned that he plans on swimming a lot this summer – he does live beside the ocean after all.

Check out his incredible mix at the bottom of the page and be sure to visit Teen Daze at the websites listed below.

Tumblr / Facebook / Bandcamp / Twitter

1. Com TruiseBeta Eyes
Com Truise has always astounded me with the sounds he can come up with. Every track is filled with such rich, true-to-form vibes; this music really sounds like it comes from the 80s. And not in the kind of way that would make you roll your eyes. This music has those vibes, but isn’t tied down to them. It’s taking a familiar form, and creating something new and unique through it.

2. Clams CasinoFakest Year Ever
I guess Clams Casino is known to a lot of people as the one behind a lot of great beats for Lil B. I haven’t listened to any Lil B, so I can’t speak to it, but I do know how great this track is. His latest EP is full of great tracks, but this B-side that popped up on the Forkcast a few weeks ago has found a large amount of plays for me lately.

3. White MountainsSpectra
This track, which I discovered through XLR8R, is the only one I’ve heard from White Mountains, who have got an EP coming out soon through my friends at Waaga Records. Needless to say, I’m beyond excited to hear the rest of this record.

4. The Very Best x Kate BushRunning Up That Hill
I’ve loved Esau Mwamwaya ever since I first heard his additional vocals on his ‘Heart It Races’ remix, and it’s been amazing to see The Very Best get the exposure they deserve. This track is from a Mother’s Day Mixtape they dropped this last Sunday. Anything Kate Bush is going to be right up my alley, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

5. Washed OutEyes Be Closed
Ernest has been a constant influence and inspiration over the past year, and his LP is definitely my most anticipated for this year.

6. Blithe FieldCrushing
My first exposure to Blithe Field was through an “Online Show”, where five artists performed over webcam to me and about 80 other people. Blithe Field opened, which resulted in an instant Bandcamp search. A month or so later, and I see this track popping up all over the place. This kid’s got a Waaga release coming up as well, and if this track is any indication, it’s going to be a banger.

7. Youth LagoonJuly
Lance Smith, aka Pandit, posted this song on his Facebook the other day. Lance’s upstart label, Juno Beach Records, will be putting out Youth Lagoon‘s first physical release. I’m all about finding new music, but I love when I’m surprised by a song, and this was the most pleasant surprise. I think Youth Lagoon, and Juno Beach for that matter, are going to be names that we hear a lot about in the months to come.

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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