A few days ago I was finally able to catch Immaculate Machine at Logan's Pub in Victoria, BC. Also on the bill were The Paper Cranes, who although I've only known through a pretty bumpin T.I mix, put on a great set. And there was some random trio of rappers, who were not only misplaced by their style, but also due to their lack of talent. It was like the hefty jolly dudes from your high school homeroom put together a rap at lunch for their presentation. Anyway, once Immaculate Machine finally took the stage, although very late, all was forgiven as they flawlessly performed songs mostly from their newly released album Fables, as well as a few favorites from the last album including 'No Such Thing as the Future'.
The band had been back in town for the week as they had also participated in the Covers for a Cause show in which all the bands participating performed covers for their whole set. So in light of this event, they decided to perform an entertaining cover of Britney Spears' 'Toxic'.
Fables is definitely a favorite of 2007; be sure to check it out. 'Dear Confessor' is one of the strongest tracks on this overall great album.
- Matty B.