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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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March 12, 2012

*Not Official Artwork

After the fall departure of drummer Andrew Bartle for a big-kid brewery gig in Ottawa, Toronto indie-pop trio THE NATURAL SHOCKS were reduced to a two-man team…


This geographic displacement doesn’t seem to have slowed them down though with yesterday’s teaser release of “Change” off an as-yet-untitled late-summer EP follow-up to 2011′s Complete With Comfortable Lighting.

The track is a sort of musical shift as well from their previous efforts – it’s fuzzy and dirty… and it’s insinuated through a Facebook wall chat that the track’s percussion is indeed sampling of Bartle playing – so like I said… technically a two-piece right now – check it out in the embed below.

For more info on THE NATURAL SHOCKS, hit them up on Facebook HERE or head on over to Bandcamp for a FREE DOWNLOAD of their 2011 debut LP and new track “Change”.

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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