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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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Tracks: IN THE AUDIENCE – American Actress

February 24, 2012

Over the past year we’ve seen a lot from Toronto/Portland, Maine alt-rock/pop collective IN THE AUDIENCE – their most recent offering back in December with the Terminal EP.

The iM is happy to report they’ve got some new (more rock-based) material on the way – the first taste of which can be found in “American Actress” which was released online earlier today.

Recorded in January and February of 2012, “American Actress” sees the Toronto/Portland rockers take a DIY approach to the recording process for the first time – with frontman Jordan Stowell, Ryan Stevens, and Cam Jones taking the time to hammer everything out themselves without any studio help (or the remainder of the potential 12 members that they have expanded to in the past) and the result is nothing short of the love child of early-90s OASIS and SMASHING PUMPKINS – which is awesome – check it out in the embed below.

Stowell says via Facebook: “It’s the first song we’ve released that we’ve actually completely recorded on our own, and this is hopefully a taste of a new album (that’s maybe a little catchier than the last) that should be out by summer.”

No word yet on any upcoming Canadian shows – though Stowell’s current band member status in Toronto’s THE BOX TIGER will see him swinging back through Toronto in the next few months, so who knows….

For more info on IN THE AUDIENCE, hit them up on Facebook HERE.

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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