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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.

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Video: THE LUYAS – Moodslayer

January 27, 2012

Montreal rock quartet The Luyas have been a busy bunch – after their numerous festival appearance throughout 2011, alongside the release of their second full-length Too Beautiful to Work, the band just dropped a new video for their latest single Moodslayer – a song allegedly written about the causes of a close friend’s anxieties and admirations as they dealt with their first schizophrenic hallucinations.

Directed by Derrick Belcham, the video is made up of hand-made paper animation machines and crystals that alternate with a variety of light sources and an assortment of glass geometry to play with light and shadow.

Most of the objects were attached to a spinning record player and shot with a modified digital camcorder that contrasts the psychologically “real” and “unreal” apparitions witnessed by the song’s protagonist… trippy – check it out in the embed below.

In other news, with the recent amicable departure of six-year group veteran drummer Stefan Schneider, and his replacement with newcomer Bucky Wheaton earlier this week, THE LUYAS are set to hit the studio to record their next album in February. To keep tabs on the band, hit them up over on their website, or give them some love on Facebook.

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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