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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.

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Band Watch: ELEKTROTANK

January 4, 2012
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He may not have a single show to his name under the ELEKTROTANK moniker, but Toronto ambient electronic man Eytan Tobin is someone you’re going to be hearing about very soon.

… besides in this post…

As a drummer, bassist, keyboardist, and former member of folk-rock quartet Formalists, Tobin’s stuff is layered and fairly percussion-heavy, so the trip-hop, dubstep, and occasional industrial influence isn’t surprising – what IS surprising though is how subdued that hint of dubstep conveys itself in his music, especially since the genre is typically criticized for being so overtly in-your-face.

Tobin has been putting out his dark-sounded ambient concoctions for about a year, though his last few single-song releases were what first caught our ear here at The iM – check out the latest two: Annex, and She Evaporated, Turned 1/2 Her Size in the embeds below.

If we’ve piqued your interest, come and check out ELEKTROTANK live as he opens up the night for The iM’s first all-electronic rock showcase at The Silver Dollar this Friday with ECHO ECHO, OLD ENGLISH, and MOST PEOPLE – it’s gonna be ridiculously awesome.

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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