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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.

Editor Picks:

7-Day Mixtape: Vol. 52 – BEND SINISTER

February 21, 2012

With a new EP On My Mind on the horizon for a March 6th release – and rumours swirling of an impending third full-length LP to follow soonafter – Vancouver rock quartet BEND SINISTER are ready to “melt your face with a blend of classic rock and modern influences and an intense and satisfying live show”.

They’ll be setting out in March for a few sporatic Eastern Canada dates before heading home on a Western Canada tour in support of the release (see dates below). In case you’re not familiar with the band, that earlier quote comes direct from singer/rhodes/hammond frontman Dan Moxon himself who graciously provided us with the 52nd installment (and one-year anniversary edition) of the 7-Day Mixtape.

Stream the BEND SINISTER mix and read up on some of Dan’s thoughts on the tracks below. Be sure to get acquainted with the band at their links below too – that Bandcamp link features full streams of all their releases, so it’s well worth your time.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp

I love this song, rare when a new band comes around with such soul. She’s got a great voice.

DEEP PURPLE – Speed King
Just a classic from Deep Purple that I’d be ashamed if you’ve never heard before. From the album In Rock – a must have.

THE WAKING EYES – Wolves At The Door
This Winnipeg band never made it, and it’s sad with such a great song as this… You can hear members in ROYAL CANOE though, their new band.

DR. DOG – Hang On
This has been almost my #1 favorite new band for the last three years. The album Fate is amazing from start to finish.

DIRTY PROJECTORS – Temecula Sunrise
I love this band. It may take a few listens to fully appreciate the intricacies of the song, but at first listen the drums’ changing time patterns for even just a bar is awesome. They rule.

HALL AND OATES – You Make My Dreams
A bit of an aside on the mix, but a couple years ago I rediscovered HALL AND OATES and they are some of the most soulful white dudes alive, though you do have to pick and choose from their extensive catelogue. Definitely a ‘best of’ kinda band.

What better way to end a mixtape? This song is one of the best and most underrated CCR songs.

Upcoming BEND SINISTER 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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