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iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!

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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.

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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.

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Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.

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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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New Release: NOW, NOW – Threads

March 6, 2012
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In early 2011 Minneapolis-based indie-pop trio NOW, NOW (formerly NOW, NOW EVERY CHILDREN) caught the ear of DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE guitarist/producer Chris Walla, and over the past year he has helped to cultivate their growth in both touring and songwriting.

Today this culminated in the release of NOW, NOW’s second full-length LP Threads via Walla’s TRANS RECORDS label.

Produced by Howard Redekopp (TEGAN AND SARA, NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, AN HORSE) in Vancouver B.C., Threads sees trio Cacie Dalager (Vocals, Guitar), Jess Abbot (Vocals, Guitar), and Brad Hale (Drums, Synth) dropping some catchy synth-laden pop fronted by smooth female vocals – in some cases with a definite TEGAN AND SARA styling… though with Redekopp at the helm that’s understandable.

“As happy as we are with Neighbors [their 2008 debut full-length] … a lot of things didn’t click because we were just learning how to write together,” says Abbot via bio/release. Dalager notes, “We killed ourselves over Threads. That sounds dramatic, but everything about it was excruciating in a good way. Every little idea was worked to its best. [As a result] this is the first release we feel really proud of.”

Check out “Dead Oaks” off the LP and its single B-side “Shifting” (not on the album) in the embeds below – if you like what you hear, hit them up over on Facebook to stream a few more tracks off the album and to catch up on their tour dates. The Toronto stopover is on April 5th @ The Sound Academy in case you were wondering.


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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