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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.

Editor Picks:

Video: ELOS ARMA – San Diego

July 5, 2012

Toronto technical pop-rockers ELOS ARMA yesterday dropped the video for San Diego, the lead single from their upcoming EP MOTHER/FATHER. Directed by John Ker and filled with crazy animal costumes – also seen in some of their previous videos, do I detect a theme? – the video is a real slick piece, with some excellent production values.

The track itself is a high-energy entry with syncopated rhythms, unorthodox guitar lines and group vocals. ELOS ARMA has always had an excellent handle on mixing nonconventional concepts with accessible pop-punk to create a very interesting musical blend; this newest entry showcases a band that is evolving and growing while still retaining their unique brand and sound.

Keep an ear out for San Diego and more when MOTHER/FATHER is released on July 9th. All the band asks for the album is that you pay with a tweet, so I’m guessing it’s within your budget.

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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