The Invisible Clock Factory | Islands Live

The Invisible Clock Factory are a duo of Toronto-natives Matthew Ivanowich and Carrot Jones who, armed with not much more than a bunch of toys, noisemakers, and a dream, create beautifully aromatic, self-genred space pop, drawing influences from The Flaming Lips, Elephant Six, and The Fiery Furnaces. With a pretty complex self-released concept album already under their belts, TICF have taken another direction with their music, as displayed on the couple of songs they’ve released in anticipation of a new album:

[MP3] The Invisible Clock FactoryPenelope Rose
[MP3] The Invisible Clock FactoryThe Quantum Particles Rock and Roll Song

TICF are currently in the studio working on their new album, Somewhere Beyond The Blue-Cheese Moon, due out this summer. If you liked what you heard, head over here to download that concept album for FREE.

In other news…

I saw Islands with Why? and little-known emcee Cadence Weapon on Thursday night in Providence. The crowd was seriously lacking due to a Wilco, Ted Leo, and Ok Go show for Brown U’s Spring Weekend (they also had Common, Edan, and Yerba Buena…seriously, what the fuck… they spent like $200,000 bucks on this shiz…all Wheaton got was Zox and The Slip….not bad, but not exactly The Ritz either…ok, back to the point), only about 50 or so people there, but nevertheless Islands was brilliantly exciting, as expected. Dressed in almost-matching white outfits, they trekked through every song off of their debut… Nick Diamonds was especially entertaining: among other things, he tossed himself all over the stage, dumped water on his head, jumped into the crowd to dance while stealing a fan’s hat for a song, smashed his guitar, and THEN, and here’s the best part…THEN he brought his band (instruments in hand) and the entire crowd across the street from the venue to an Elementary School basketball court to play shirts vs skins…that is, until security rolled up. Amazing.

I’ll be posting on Cadence Weapon very soon…here’s a teaser:

[MP3] Cadence WeaponOliver Square

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Captain Rocket April 24, 2006 at 2:48 pm

I love how Cadence Weapon makes our hometown sound tough. Seriously though, this is a cool track.


Anonymous April 24, 2006 at 10:47 pm

Cadence is great, glad you enjoyed him


Dave Rawkblog April 24, 2006 at 11:35 pm

Cadence Weapon?!? Little known?!?!

Dude just had dinner with Ghostface.


Australiandave April 25, 2006 at 10:19 am

i’ve been telling people forever now, Islands are the best band around. TRUTH!


luke April 25, 2006 at 8:02 pm

did you know that Cadence Weapon is ex-Pitchfork writer Rollie Pemberton?


chris April 27, 2006 at 2:43 am

I really wanted to go to the Islands show but it’s hard to pass up Wilco/OKGO/Ted Leo for $12. (Wilco played 2+ hours! and Ted Leo wasn’t nearly as good as he was at the Living Room 2 months ago, or whenever that show was.) That sucks that so few people went… the Living Room is shitty enough of a venue, even if it gets 150 people. Islands deserve more respect than that. Poor planning/luck, I suppose.

I’m glad someone went to the show, though. Some friends saw them in Boston on Wednesday (the 19th) with the same openers and could only rave about it.


Anonymous April 30, 2006 at 7:08 pm

At I get a 404 with the message, “This account has been suspended. The domain has been overused.” Maybe igif is more powerful than you realized!


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