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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:


April 13, 2012

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Mixing equal parts SPARTA, Kid A-era RADIOHEAD, and The Fragile-era NINE INCH NAILS, with a hint of early 30 SECONDS TO MARS (i.e. when they were dark – and good), Toronto’s MACHINEFIEND is a progressive electronic treat for the ears.

The brain-child of electronic producer Max “Skull” Scholey, MACHINEFIEND came into existence after the release of their debut two-song digital 7″ 1248 back in January 2010 – a project that professed to be “the dream sequence of a tortured computer”.

Since then, the industrial-tinged act has put together a slick live show leading up to the release of their August 2011 debut self-produced LP release Sick In Space, which was mastered by Boris Segal at ALTOSYNC Labs

You can check out the MIDI tone-filled Sick In Space in the embed below (and DOWNLOAD A COPY FOR FREE) – and we HIGHLY recommend that you do; it’s not often we come across something that hooks us like this right out of the gate. But you can be sure that we’re going to berate you over the head with it in the coming months… that’s a promise… and a good thing, I swear.

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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