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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:

New Release: BANQUET – Impasse

March 1, 2012

Though he labels it folk-rock, BANQUET is the solo project of Guelph ON-based Scott Herder, and in some regards it tends to lend itself more towards the lighter-fare side of the alt-rock camp.

Herder’s haunting new EP, Impasse (Released Feb 16th) sees his reverb-heavy vocals layered atop an acoustic-prominent rock backing, falling somewhere between the styles of BRAND NEW and MATTHEW GOOD.

Track “Tides” actually features “selected lyrics” from John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel Cannery Row, so there’s something of an academic/novelist about this singer/songwriter – check it out, along with the rest of Impasse, in the embed below.

For more info on BANQUET, hit him up over on Bandcamp – it’s also a PWYC DOWNLOAD.

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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