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iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!

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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.

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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.

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Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.

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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

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ICYMI: MY MAN – Foul Brood

October 25, 2012
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I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not usually a huge fan of folk in general (that’s usually David territory, and I think that my OCD brain just isn’t stimulated enough like it is with prog rock), but this is not the case with Toronto folk pop outfit MY MAN… though the fact that the quartet opens their debut three-track release Foul Brood with an Arrested Development reference might have something to do with it…

Nevertheless, their boy-girl duel-singing vocal sensibilities in general and the prominent horn accompaniments in Adoyee add a few more layers than the typical folk fare – and let’s face it, they stick a “folk” tag on Bandcamp, but they do lean a little heavier on the indie pop than folk here on their debut.

There’s also a really interesting FLEETWOOD MAC/EAGLES-evoking guitar breakdown in This Song Is A Social Experiment amongst the shifting time signatures and disparate musical ideas that gives it a little more of the prog-ish feel that I’m akin to – stream it below to see what I’m talking about.

If you like what you hear you can also download Foul Brood for a pay-what-you-can download over on Bandcamp.

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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