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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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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

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The Weekend Sequence: Vol. 31 – THE DIRTY NIL

November 4, 2011

We’re huge fans of Dundas, ON garage rock trio The Dirty Nil here at The iM – so much so that we play them quite frequently on the show, and we’ve booked them on two separate occasions… and we’re pretty sure we’ll book them again at some point in the future.

Fittingly enough, the guys have a huge show coming up at Hamilton’s infamous venue The Casbah supporting Zeus and The Skeletones Four on November 23rd; if we happen to be in the Hammer on that particular Wednesday, we know where we’ll end up by the time the night rolls around.

This week the guys took some time to sit down and hammer (pardon the pun) out a gnarly, loud, and rambunctious mixtape of hard hitting tunes for your weekend rock-out session. Check out what they have to say about each of the tracks and stream their mix in the player below; be sure to hit up this three-piece of heavy rock at your favourite web locales before you start rocking out TOO much.

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1. DEATH – Keep On Knocking
Luke: A righteous proto-Bad Brains jam with some killer guitar work.

2. P.S. I LOVE YOU – Starfield
Kyle: It’s about hating your job and wanting to fuck on the back of a space lion, what else do you need to know?

3. ARCHERS OF LOAF – Audiowhore
Dave: It’s a toss-up between this and like 20 other songs for my favourite Archers song. Never before has a “minute-and-a-half-of-noise” intro seemed more justified than when this song kicks in.

4. THE MISUNDERSTOOD – Children Of The Sun
Luke: Sonic Youth meets The Beach Boys. Thank you nuggets.

Kyle: BJM have a collection that you have to dig through to find the gems, but this one is a new find going from relaxed rock to bombastic noise in seconds and it grabs your attention immediately.

6. DRIVE LIKE JEHU – Atom Jack
Dave: When I sing in my head, it’s always with Rick Froberg’s voice. This is one of their shorter more instantly-vicious cuts, but really, with only two albums there’s not a single Jehu song that I wouldn’t kill to have written.

7. DANIEL ROMANO – Hard On You
Luke: Haunting tumbleweed ballad punctuated by some beautiful telecaster twang.

8. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shave My Pussy
Kyle: My favourite Chad VanGaalen tracks have always been the most stripped down and this closer on his new album Diaper Island does it for me. Just a pissed off frustrated dude with a guitar/ukelele/banjo.

9. SLINT – Carol
Dave: Gang Of Four-style groove, shattering glass sound effects, abrasive guitar work, and a bone-chilling vocal delivery. It’s on their first, more under-rated album, but it’s still my favourite of their songs.

10. T. REX – Lean Woman Blues
Luke: Sleazy glam rock gem that sums it up perfectly: “You’re the love of my life, then gorge me with a knife”

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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