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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.

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February 1, 2013


Though they classify themselves as “folk romp”, the lads of Toronto-based indie-folk-rock quartet FORMALISTS mix classical composition styles with indie rock flair while skirting the folk genre borders – but according to the band themselves, “this band is just love, love, love, love, love.”

Originally hailing from the suburb of Thornhill just north of Toronto, FORMALISTS was first… er, formed… back in 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Joseph Landau – the name FORMALISTS an homage to Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (hence the Cyrillic-like font), and in reference to the meticulousness of the band’s compositions. The current band lineup was finalized in early 2012 with guitar/banjo/keys man William Hunter, bassist Sean Trazyk, and drummer Daniel Korn rounding out the troop – all classically-trained musicians who ended up meeting in university.

Following up the December digital release of EP Congratulations To Those Who Move Onwards And Excel! – the first release with the current lineup in place – the quartet are preparing to unleash In Support Of Healthy Structure – a second brand new EP – with an iM presented dual-EP official release showdown at The Annex Live on February 9th.

The band is also working on an official video for single And Here, And There, And Yet, And Again with conceptual artist Meghan O’Neill and filmmaker Pablo Perez – to tide you over until then, check out their Elliot Fraizinger-engineered, Emilio Guim-mastered EP effort in the embed 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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