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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:

ICYMI: FACTS – Like A Living Being

August 14, 2012

It probably goes without saying that we get a lot of submissions at iM. … like… A LOT… (not to be confused with alot). So when we get a personal recommendation from an artist we’ve done some work with in the past, we tend to toss those higher in the “to listen” queue: enter Vancouver electro-rock quintet FACTS.

The five-piece has been kicking around for about three years or so, and have shared the stage with a flurry of west coast acts including iM favs OH NO! YOKO, THE GAY NINETIES, and YOUNG LIARS. Musically they come together somewhat in the realm of those aforementioned acts: upbeat, danceable… but ultimately they come across as some strange cross-over hybrid of DFA1979 and LCD SOUNDSYSTEM… which is exactly the kind of awesome I want to discover in a random band recommendation.

Back in March, FACTS dropped their long-awaited debut LP Like A Living Being, and with production by Tom Dobrzanski (THE ZOLAS, WE ARE THE CITY) and mixing by Shawn Cole (BEND SINISTER, YOU SAY PARTY), the LP shines with a pristine crispness and a sharp contrast between all the layers that creates this great underbed of ambiance throughout.

Recommended tracks include opener Colourful Box, Body Break, Phewf!, Purists, and the seven-minute epic Diagonals which the band professes they fear “may puncture space-time or something” – why not check out the whole thing in its entirety in the player below and let us know what YOUR favourite track is.

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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  • http://www.theindiemachine.com/ R. Stephenson Price

    Diagonals reminds me of some weirdly amazing Police (Don’t Stand So Close To Me) + Rush (Grace Under Pressure) mashup…

  • jimmy43

    Love colorful box. Great retro sound. I have..a..short…a..tten..tion..span.. haha