iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!


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:

ICYMI: HIPSTER DEATH SQUAD – Paris To Montpellier / Good Times Again

March 15, 2012

True to our former assessment of indie electro pop-rock act HIPSTER DEATH SQUAD as a songwriting machine back in November 2011, the Winnipeg-based crew with Michael Glucki at the helm have continued to put out release after release each month, and continued their Light-Brite fueled covers in multi-coloured splendour.

Remember that stuff, Light-Brite?? My cat used to try to eat all the glowy pegs. Crazy.

While some of their earlier releases were straight-laced electro-rock – or even chillwave – it seems HDS is going the ambient-infused electro-pop route this time around. Check out some of their recent 2012 releases in the embeds below: “Paris To Montpellier”, and “Something Good Happening” along with its B-side “Alibi (Believe It)”.

In other news, HIPSTER DEATH SQUAD has been stripping things down for bedroom demos and iPhone captures for their most recent releases – you can check that out over on Bandcamp HERE, or find more info on HDS over 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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