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iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!

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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.

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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.

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Skyline: 02 – FACTS

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

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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

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

Editor Picks:

Band Watch: LITTLE CITY

July 6, 2011
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Deceivingly large in sound and band member roster, Toronto folk-rock collective Little City seem to evoke a strange cinematic feel to their music. Though their debut EP The Going And The Gone dropped back in fall 2010, we only recently discovered them and their song Bright Glow was a quick iM favourite.

It’s a track that leads the ear and mind on a journey, travelling a strange rolling landscape montage begining with a subtle harmonica, continually building with additional instruments – pianos, guitars, drums, pedal steels, glockenspiels – speeding forward until the song comes to it’s single note fading conclusion.

Are you excited yet? Because this is coming from someone who doesn’t typically listen to folk music (Ryan), and it’s been on loop for about the past hour or so… so it should have anyone reading this pretty excited by now.

Little City hit hometown Toronto as part of their cross-Ontario (and parts of Quebec) summer tour on July 22nd when they take the stage at The El Mocambo with Seas, The Maladies Of Adam Stokes, and Little Tybee – considering we’re already fans of everyone else on the bill, this is sure to be one hell of a show!

For more info on Little City, and to find out when they’re swinging through your town (should your town not be Toronto), check them out over on Facebook, or hit up their Bandcamp page for a download.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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