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Victoria BC, Canada (2003 – 2011)

Immaculate Machine was a indie pop band from Victoria, British Columbia, active from 2003 to 2011. The group consisted of Brooke Gallupe on guitar, Kathryn Calder on keyboard, Caitlin Gallupe on bass, Aden Collinge on drums and Jordan Minkoff on guitar. Leslie Rewega occasionally toured with the band playing keyboard and percussion. Brooke Gallupe performs most vocal parts, but Kathryn Calder often joins as a backing vocalist.

The band’s name is taken from the lyrics of “One-Trick Pony” from the album One-Trick Pony by Paul Simon.

The band released The View and Transporter independently before signing to label Mint Records in early 2005.

Their Mint Records debut, Ones and Zeros, came out on September 6, 2005, and they supported the album with a tour of Canada and the United States. That year, Calder also became a sometime member of The New Pornographers, appearing on the album Twin Cinema and touring with the band. She is the niece of New Pornographers leader A.C. Newman.

In early June 2007, the band’s song Jarhand, the first single from their third album Immaculate Machine’s Fables, was featured as the iTunes free single of the week.

In 2009, the band saw some member changes. Luke Kozlowski left the band and was replaced by Aden Collinge. Caitlin Gallupe, Brooke’s sister, joined the band on bass guitar.

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  • snyde1

    website dead as well - see Fin message here

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ZdrowcaB

    Alas.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    They broke up :O NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. why? :( http://www.immaculatemachine.com/2011/02/221/

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • occer

    Kathryn motherfucking Calder.

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • chronicplutonic

    id like to express my complete and total crush on kathryn calder. awesome!

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sander386

    Roman Statues \o/

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • 6nb

    (3 of 2)....all in all, it was an amazing, energetic show by one of Canada's most innovative, stellar indie bands today! The new touring band supported Brooke's guitar playing, and vocal contributions strongly. Caitlin Gallupe, Aden Collinge, Jordan Minkoff all sounded extemely cohesive and together and unless you were a die hard Immmaculate Machine fan like i am, Brooke's touring trifecta made it quite difficult to notice Kathryn's absence.....Kathryn, we missed you last night, and I long for the next time I get to see you play with Immaculate Machine! Thanks guys for a wonderful show last night! You certainly have made this music fan's year!

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • 6nb

    (2 of 2)....setlist included: Don't Build The Bridge/Only Love You For Your Car/C'mon Sea Legs/Nothing Ever Happens/Thank Me Later/No Such Thing As The Future/ And It Was/Sound The Alarms/So Cynical/He's A Biter/Neighbours Don't Mind/I Know It's Not As Easy

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • 6nb

    Immaculate Machine is my favourite band, and I had the unique opportunity of soaking in their live show last night in The Mansion's very intimate venue in Kingston, Ont....even without the beloved Kathryn Calder, I.M. was absolutely spectacular! They played a solid mix of tunes from Ones and Zeros, Fables and their new 2009 LP High On Jackson Hill...I approached Brooke before the show and had a good chat with him....I had corresponded with him on facebook before, and he remembered me! Brooke was very nice guy, and told me that he's loved their tour so far! He said it was the band's first time playing in Kingston, so it was really cool that I was on hand for that! I requested that they play "C'mon Sea Legs", which he gladly agreed to, while stating that it was "one of [his] favs!" They played it third, and Brooke said "This is for our friend Nat", which was really exciting! Setlist included

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • VirginiaWoolf80

    Jackson Hill is a nice album, and that's a bummer cause their previous works area awesome. I miss Kathryn, she brings something very special to IM, something Jackson Hill lacks of. Well, Immaculate Machine, I still love you.

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    No dutch tour dates :(

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    Please announce Dutch tourdates, please please please

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • bleedingicon

    There are a couple decent songs on Jackson Hill. I like Sound the Alarms a lot. That's really the only one that sticks out though. Overall, it's pretty average at best. Biggest problem: not nearly enough Kathryn Calder!

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • ethancraft

    Their new album is awful. Such a disappointment.

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • 6nb

    Immaculate Machine is my favourite current band! I just wish Kathryn Calder is involved more in their next album!

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    Yay, at least an European tour is confirmed ^^ Now all I can ask for is that they play somewehere near me. Or near Holland.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    I want the new website and tour dates! Please

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • vihreakuolema

    SPLENDID LIVE SHOW!!! such a great vibe, love this band to pieces!

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • travisbell

    I like their new disc to be honest. Good progression from their older stuff.

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • Schildpaddo

    Well, if you don't like it that much, just listen to their older songs. I'm hoping for an European tour anyway.

    4 May 2009 Reply
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