Wyatt Records has shared a free stream of Chad VanGaalen‘s ‘Primitive Brain’ from a split 7″ with Bry Webb.
Webb’s contribution, ‘Modern Mind’ is also streaming for free;
‘Primitive Brain’ has existed in several forms prior to its release on the 7″; it first appeared on limited run cassettes. Webb was sold on contributing to the release and recorded ‘Modern Mind’ as a response to VanGaalen’s single.
Experimental post-punk do Pinkish Black have announced the dates of their upcoming tour with Chelsea Wolfe.
They will also be joined by Ghost on select dates as well.
The band is currently touring in support of their latest release Bottom of the Morning, which is also streaming for free on their Bandcamp page;
Hanni El Khatib has shared a free stream of ‘Gonna Die Alone’ and ‘Baby’s OK’.
‘Gonna Die Alone’ had its debut on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 show.
Toronto’s Absolutely Free have shared a free stream of ‘Full Sweep’ from the soundtrack to Two Cares Due None.
This is the band’s first foray into providing the soundtrack to a feature-length film. Previously, the band scored short films for Norman McLaren of the National Film Board of Canada as well as works by Workman Arts filmmakers in association with the launch of Fucked Up’s scoring a screening of West of Zanzibar.
“The film entranced us into a distinct musical universe,” Absolutely Free said in a statement. “There was no resisting its aesthetic demands, which lead us deep into compositions that indulge mood over melody, exploring the subtleties at the periphery of what we have created live and on record up to this point.”
The film was independently produced by visual artists Chris Boni and Melissa Fisher. It was shot on location in Italy, Iceland and Toronto in 2013. The art house movie tells the tale of The Caretaker; who is charged with removing the personal belongings of six individuals from Iceland. The film combines magic-realism, suspense and mystery to explore the value different societies place on objects.
“The independent nature of the film dictated the wildest ride, from shooting through the never-ending daylight of Iceland in June, to blocking one of the closing scenes in a breathtaking piazza in Italy while the entire town sat off-camera and watched,” Fisher said in a statement.
“What was revealed to us during our production voyages to Iceland and Italy was the mystical links that our pre-written script shared with the native culture,” Boni added. “Working intuitively in a foreign landscape and culture enriched the aspect of chance that this fictional piece is steeped in.”
Two Cares Due None will premiere with two screenings at the Royal Cinema in Toronto with an evening performance on May 13 and a matinee on May 16. A Q&A session mediated by Mike Hoolboom, an experimental filmmaker and founding member of Pleasure Dome.
Joey Purp, a member of Chicago’s Savemoney crew, has shared a free stream of ‘Cornerstone’ from his forthcoming mixtape iiiDrops, featuring Saba and theMind.
He’s a release show at the Metro in Chicago on May 27.
Adam Baldwin has shared a free stream of ‘Daylight’ from his debut album No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), out on June 24 via Sonic Records.
Best known as a member of Matt Mays’ backing band, the album is the follow-up to Baldwin’s award-winning 2013 EP. No Telling … was produced by Liam O’Neil (The Stills, Metric) features appearances by Josh Trager (Sam Roberts Band), Brian Murphy (Alvvays) and Leah Fay (July Talk).
‘Daylight’ was inspired by the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.
“It’s a song about both the unity and division we felt as a country,” Baldwin said in a statement. “It’s a song that should remind us that this change was spurred by a desire for a different direction, and that while our course appears to have changed, we have to demand that it continue to do so.”
He was in Toronto recording the album during the Blue Jays’ play-off run.
“Toronto was alive… indeed, Canada was alive,” Baldwin said. “I walked down Dundas and Ossington every day to the studio and passed hundreds of election signs. You could feel the hope and you could feel the fear. It was on everyone’s tongue. If folks weren’t talking about the election, they were talking about baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays, an entity that falls just below rock and roll in terms of my devotion, had ended a playoff drought that almost precedes my memory. The Jays’ run into the American League Championship Series was the perfect foil for the very stressful federal election.”
01 No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)
02 Love On The Rocks
04 Leaving On A Whim
06 Sparrow Song
07 Battle Scar
09 Living Proof
James Holt has shared a free stream of the title track from his second EP Sanguine on the Rocks, out on April 29.
He also announced live dates;
29 April – Kings Arms, Salford *EP launch*
12 May – Castlefield Food And Drink Festival, Manchester
1 June – Sage Gateshead, Newcastle