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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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Band Watch: WENDY VERSUS

May 1, 2012
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Mix equal parts dream/synth/electro-pop, toss in some drum machines, add a female frontwoman for flavour and you’ll get iM’s May 2012 featured artist: WENDY VERSUS.

Featuring Wendy Leung (PAPERMAPS) on vocals/keyboards, Dean Marino (PAPERMAPS, TIN STAR ORPHANS) on guitars, and Owen Norquay (SOI DISANT, SHOW GOPHER) on bass and drum machines, WV seek to merge analog and digital – organic and machine – like the smoothly produced lovechild of an early-90s video game soundtrack and the contemporary dream-pop soundscape.

Lead by Leung’s songwriting, their music has a forward-moving drive that is simultaneously sway-able and yet dream-inducing: they’re sure to be a winner in your book soon enough.

Their impending debut release entitled Crayon Wars is set to drop on June 1st at Sneaky Dees in downtown Toronto (via our friends TWO WAY MONOLOGUES)

Until then, check out a three-song teaser off the release in the embed below:

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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