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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

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Editor Picks:

Upcoming Release: BEND SINISTER – On My Mind EP

February 8, 2012

Vancouver-based prog-tinged pop-rock quartet BEND SINISTER may count such diverse artists as Hall & Oates and Iron Maiden among their influences, but that hasn’t stopped them thus far from pouring that melange into a pan and cooking a deliciously awesome cake out of it.

Frontman Dan Moxon is known for his catchy keys-riffs, swirling vocals, and ridiculous live antics throughout the Canadian indie scene, and thankfully drum master Jason Dana and guitar-man Joseph Blood have more than enough chops to match.

There have been quite a few lineup changes in the group over the past few years, but with new bassist Matt Rhode now joining the roster BEND SINISTER have announced the release of their upcoming EP On My Mind on March 6th before making a quick jump out to Eastern Canada for a few shows in Ontario and Quebec and making the trek home on a Western Canada tour (see dates below).

Produced by long-time collaborator Shawn Cole (You Say Party!; Yukon Blonde) at FaderMaster and Mushroom studios in Vancouver, the five-song EP is an alleged teaser for “more great things to come”… whether that’s a third full-length or not is never really clear in the press release or the band’s online ruminations, but if that means there’s anything more like their 2005 debut Through The Broken City on the horizon I (Ryan) WILL find a way to take this intravenously for the rest of my life [hint: get that album now]

Check out the first track off the release “Give It A Rest” in the embed below. For more on BEND SINISTER check them out on their website HERE, or over on Facebook HERE.


1. Give It A Rest
2. Got You On My Mind
3. I’m The One Leaving You
4. Please Say
5. The Road Divided

Tour Dates:

03-01: KELOWNA – The Habitat
03-02: OLDS (alberta) – Tracks pub
03-06: MONTREAL – L’Esco Bar
03-07: KINGSTON – The Mansion
03-08: LONDON – Call The Office
03-09: WINDSOR – The Dugout
03-10: TORONTO – Cherry Cola
03-13: WINNIPEG – The Pyramid *
03-14: REGINA – The Exchange *
03-15: SASKATOON – Amigos *
03-16: CALGARY – The Gateway *
03-17: EDMONTON – The Starlite room *
03-18: BANFF – Wildbills *
03-19: JASPER – The Horseshoe Club *
03-20: FERNIE – The Northern *
03-21: NELSON – The Hume Hotel *
03-22: KAMLOOPS – Catus Jacks *
03-23: VANCOUVER – Venue *
03-24: VICTORIA – Club 9one9 *
03-26: WHISTLER – Garibaldi Lift Company *

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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