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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:


September 11, 2012

Summer may be on the wane, but thanks to CONVOYS you have at least one more shot at a fling with a fun summer album. Riddled with elements of punk, ska and even a touch of surf, the debut release by the young band is certainly one best enjoyed with a beer in the sun.

Rising from the ashes of now-defunct KILL GIANTS, CONVOYS is all about having a good time. The EP, entitled GOGO/BANG, is made up of three upbeat tracks that don’t take themselves too seriously. Interestingly, you can also hear just a hint of darkness underneath the surface; my vote is that’s an element that will be further explored in their future work.

The best track on the album is opener Groundwork with its frantic drumbeat and building, catchy chorus that just begs for a group sing-along – I almost accidentally yelled it out while writing this at work!

The album release party for GOGO/BANG is Oct 18 at The Silver Dollar; I’ll give a strong personal recommendation that you be there for this one. I had the good fortune of catching CONVOYS a few months back, they won’t disappoint!

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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