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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

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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

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Video: WILD CUB – Thunder Clatters

January 14, 2013
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Originally touring under his own name, singer/songwriter/composer Keegan DeWitt joined up with Nashville musician Jeremy Bullock (JESSIE BAYLIN, MADI DIAZ, PICO VS. ISLAND TREES) for a tour in 2011 that would eventually see the creative duo settling back down in November in their native Nashville under a new name: WILD CUB.

Debuting under the moniker at SxSW 2012 only a few months later, the indie-pop outfit soon took on dates at Bonnaroo, CMJ, New York Fashion Week (for designer Billy Reid), and hit the road on tour with Norwegian indie-rocker SONDRE LERCHE and NYC new-wave pop-rockers GUARDS.

WILD CUB’s debut LP Youth was written and recorded over two months in Bullock’s multi-room home studio, and released to praise in the USA back in August 2012 via Big Light Recordings, but they’ve only recently dropped an official video for single Thunder Clatter. The song was included in an interesting montage video I happened to catch on Vimeo over the holidays: a real feel-good track that harkens back to the danciness of M83′s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, but with a darker TWIN SHADOW-like dance flair (some have said the multi-part harmony vocals are Chris Martin-evoking, but I’m inclined to disagree)

Check out Youth and the Will Holland-directed video for Thunder Clatters in the embeds below – you can also snag a couple FREE DOWNLOAD tracks over on their Soundcloud account.

“Thunder Clatter” (Official Video) from Wild Cub on Vimeo.

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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