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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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iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.


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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

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New Release: HOTKID – Courage To Fight EP

April 27, 2012

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Following up a busy 2011 – with the release of their single Rip It Into Pieces, a spot on Steam Whistle’s UNSIGNED showcase series, several viral music videos, and a US tour in support of Canadian indie rock royalty SLOAN – Toronto garage-rock duo HOTKID are back with the Courage To Fight EP.

The first of several planned EP releases over the coming months ahead of their impending LP release in the fall, Courage To Fight was produced by Juno Award-winner Adam King and sees Shiloh Harrison & Rob Butcher III jacking up the vocal reverb to 11 and pushing things in a much more mature direction.

Opening track “Blind To It” definitely still shows the raw emotion off previous efforts, but tracks “One More (C’mon C’mon)” and the titular “Courage To Fight” strip things back a bit on the in-your-face distortion front to allow a glimpse into a more structured songwriting style that screams for you to sing along – and to rock your convulsing body ragged – check it out in the embed below.

No definitive dates yet on those future EP releases, but stay tuned… we’re expecting plenty of new surprises in 2012 from Toronto’s HOTKID.

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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