Since they've gotten back with original singer Edwin, I've seen them twice. First at the anniversary show for Scenery and Fish at The Phoenix (click through for those photos), and then this past summer at The Ex. Both times they were incredible and I'd see them anytime, pretty much anywhere.
Their set was wall-to-wall highlights and favourite tunes and it's a wonder I got any photos as I rocked out and sang along in the photo pit. The interlude in "Another Sunday" featured amazingly intricate and groovy percussion, incendiary guitar work, and soaring vocals. IME produce such a unique sound; bringing rock musicianship up several levels. "Earth, Sky and C" featured a natural highlight with a monarch butterfly landing on the bass and hanging out for a good while.
They finished up the main set with perhaps the first IME song I ever heard, "Rain Will Fall", followed by an encore of "Levitate". The only thing we could have wished for was more.
Here are my favourite tunes from the band's amazing set. Ok, so it's their entire set. I love this band!
"Not Quite Sonic"
"Like A Girl"
"Used to be Alright"
"Earth, Sky and C"
"One More Astronaut"
"Rain Will Fall"
Encore tune "Levitate"