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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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May 15, 2012

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There’s a new band in town! If you’re a fan of lo-fi garage pop, you’re in luck, because STELLA ELLA OLA is the newest entry in the Toronto scene.

The band itself is a web of current local acts, featuring brothers Jake and Nick Boyd (of HOLLERADO), Anna Douris, and Vince Rice (of ATOM DIVISION – which itself features HOLLERADO member Dean Baxter). It’s an interesting mix, to say the least.

The band just released a free self-titled EP on their Bandcamp on May 13th, produced by Graham Wright. The album has already seen fair amount of attention, including positive comments from members of bands such as TOPANGA and THE ELWINS. We like what we hear too, especially the irreverence of opening track Little Black Rope.

So give the EP a listen in the embed below and then head on over to the band’s first show on Sat, May 26th at Cinecycle where they are supported by Graham Wright and Dangerband!

About The Author
Shawn Burgess is a self-described music fanatic who is always on the hunt for new music. You have a recommendation? Tell him. Like, right now. Starting a low-fi post-ambient symphonic metal-folk cover band? Cool, see you at the show. A heavy local music promoter, Shawn is also on both sides of the scene as the drummer for Toronto act Fade Chromatic.
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