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Review- “Mammal Pants”- I Am Machi

Posted on February 1, 2013  by Michael Thomas

Jileane and Nathan Stokland are certainly off to a good start with Mammal Pants, especially because they just started making music as I Am Machi last year. Their next step is anyone’s guess, but their guitar/drums combo makes them unique enough to really play around with what they’re capable of.

I AM MACHI – “MAMMAL PANTS”

Posted by jenny on December 5th, 2012

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he album doesn’t waste any time in getting to the good stuff. It kicks off with the opening track “8-8-4, Oh My!” and this is where we get our first taste of the band’s solid rock feel. Guitar, drums and vocals all come together without any effort, and there’s some super band chemistry at play here. It takes a really good partnership to be able to play this well together

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So Jileane wrote a little speech bubble next to him saying “I Am Machi!”

I AM MACHI – Interview with the Stoklands

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PHOTOSLAM! The Crackling And I Am Machi at The Artery

by NEW MUSIC MICHAEL on JUNE 3 2013

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On the other EP to make this year’s list, this husband and wife duo is akin to Anchors North, and see vocals shared between two individuals. Jileane and Nathan’s sound is catchy yet angry,

BIOGRAPHICAL INFO

 

"Jileane and Nathan’s musical talents first collided in Edmonton, Alberta in 2008 when a few of their family members and them created a band called A Little Project.  During the time that A Little Project was together, Jileane and Nathan found that they meshed well (not just musically either).  The two of them grew as best friends and fell in love.  The band lasted three years, ending due to members pursuing other life endeavors.  Jileane and Nathan, now married, are the remaining members and are still bursting with ambition. In the spring of 2012, I Am Machi was officially created.  One of I Am Machi’s founding missions was to prove that a two-piece can provide a full rock sound and stand on its own.  They show that sound quality does not necessarily result from the abundance of instruments, but from the aspiration to fully understand and operate one’s instrument proficiently.  Through Jileane’s diverse and driving drumming, combined with Nathan’s playful plucking, this quirky married duo of rock and rhythm delivers songs that showcase both artists and their chosen instruments.  I Am Machi values, supports, and have been greatly influenced by other Canadian rock artists.  Some of these artists include Wintersleep, Mother Mother, and Plants and Animals.  Even the title of their first EP, Mammal Pants—in which the booklet has a number of mammals wearing ridiculous bottom-ware—spawned from the two of them playing around with Plants and Animals’ name.  Though they are a peculiar pair in many aspects, their music does center on some serious themes.  Both members are responsible for writing songs and their unique outlooks and styles give I Am Machi its diverse flavour.  I Am Machi is a collision of two creative and talented perspectives that have fused together in this distinctive musical showcase."

 

-Bio courtesy of Amberlie Harsch

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