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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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Tracks: THE REST – Who Knows

May 1, 2012

It’s been three long years in the making but we’re super stoked to learn that Hamilton indie-rock outfit The Rest finally have a release date for their new LP Seesaw. The band will be dropping a track every week leading up to June 19th and each song will be available for free download until the next one is released – three songs have been posted so far and you can check them out below. Just for the record, we’re particularly smitten with album opener Who Knows.

If you’re not familiar with the story behind the making of the new record, here it is in the band’s own words:

“We started the record under the most heartbreaking circumstances when our friend, and the producer of our first two albums, passed away from a heart attack while playing hockey. We decided to honour him by recording at his converted church studio, in the same manner that we would have if he were there. We couldn’t have been happier with the initial results, and were looking at an April 2011 release date when an unexplainable hard-drive glitch deleted every morsel of sound we had recorded and mixed. Being a month away from completion, we exhausted every possible recovery source, and were almost without hope, until SEESAW eventually found its way to the same company responsible for airplane black box recovery. Almost six months after the process began, we miraculously had our album back. We had other hiccups (like one member disappearing for a week only for us to eventually find him in a hospital…), but I don’t want to write you a novel; mainly we just needed to take the recovered music and keep working.”

So, what does this all mean? It means you should keep your eyes and ears glued to their Bandcamp page for some incredible music going forward – we’re allowed to say this because we’ve just listened to the album twice over and we can’t wait until you have the same opportunity!

For more on The Rest, hit them up over on their Facebook page.

About The Author
David Marskell is the co-host/producer and founding father of The Indie Machine. When he is not working at The iM, he books bands at "Baltic Avenue" in downtown Toronto. He has strong feelings for mixtapes and enjoys laying down a good DJ set now and again. One day he hopes to make a living from the music industry... he also hopes to meet Tom Selleck.
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