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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

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Editor Picks:

Upcoming Release: BEND SINISTER – Small Fame

May 24, 2012

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We last caught up with Vancouver prog-pop/rock quartet BEND SINISTER on their Toronto stop-over at Cherry Cola’s back in March just ahead of CMW as they were making the rounds in support of their latest EP On My Mind

The four piece are now announcing the upcoming release of their third full-length LP Small Fame (fourth if you count their self-released instrumental debut), due out July 10th via File Under: Music.

Produced by long-time band collaborator Shawn Cole (YOU SAY PARTY!, YUKON BLONDE) at Fader Master and Mushroom Studios, Small Fame is set to continue their craft of classic arena-rock influenced anthems with a contemporary edge – you can check out the first single off the release She Don’t Give Up in the embed below.

The band will be officially releasing Small Fame at Vancouver’s The Venue on July 19th with FIELDS OF GREEN and YOUNG PACIFIC in tow – alongside a few other sporatic west coast live show offerings (see below).

Take it from those in the know: if you haven’t ever seen BEND SINISTER live, do so immediately.

Upcoming Dates:

06/19 – Calgary @ Sled Island Festival: Kick Off Party with THE DUDES
07/19 – Vancouver @ The Venue: Small Fame Release Show w/ FIELDS OF GREEN, and YOUNG PACIFIC
07/20 – Kamloops @ Cactus Jacks
07/21 – Vancouver @ Khatsalano Festival

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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