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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:


October 9, 2012

Since they’ve chosen to go with the vowel-less motif this time out we’re assuming it’s pronounced “Murder Burdens”, though Toronto/Los Angeles-based husband/wife duo KIDCITY probably don’t need to worry too much about the title of their excellent sophomore EP effort MRDR BRDNS.

Following up their self-titled May 2011 effort, Kelty & Caleb Ellis profess their musical direction steers towards a cacophonous pairing of ambient electro-pop and percussive sounds; this rings true for the most part in their self-described “clip-hop” sounds.

The new five-track offering is dark and brooding – at times mastered as though the track were recorded in an underground tunnel or layered under so much reverb so as to make the lyrics nearly incoherent – and with certain vocal effects that occasionally leave Kelty sounding like GLaDOS from Portal; not that that’s a bad thing…

Things occasionally reach into a PURITY RING-style area musically (minus the higher pitched tones and much more forceful melodies PURITY RING is known for), but it ultimately results in a much more laid-back electro-industrial feel – Check it out below.

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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