chad vangaalen

Pulled from an imminent set coming through on sub pop sometime September entitled ‘light information’, Chad VanGaalen has sent forth from his sixth full length happening ‘old heads’ for total swoon effect, from the tracks press release here’s a little background – ‘this new song, “Old Heads”, is a sci-fi space anthem to technology that constantly replaces itself, proving both necessary and unnecessary at the same time. It’s also a jangly pop gem, a trip through the fantastical that is ultimately warm and relatable. This remarkable coexistence is one of many achievements of Chad VanGaalen’s Light Information’. Okay so with that, hopefully you are all up to speed, mind you what it fails tell you is that ‘Old Heads’ radiates with such delay effect feel good effervescence that its liable to have you all in a smitten and jaw dropped wonder as it peels and blossoms its way, all the time spraying forth a tantalisingly warmly freckled west coast wooziness succulently peppered in a pristinely toned and rarefied early 70’s MOR all adorably shimmered in a softly dissipating psych flavouring, which unless our ears are woefully deceiving hints of a top of their game Flaming Lips colluding with a youthful Animal Collective all backed and supported by an all star cast of Elephant 6 Collective types.  

Chad VanGaalen live dates:

Europe

Oct. 15 – Utrecht, NL – EKKO 

Oct. 16 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown 

Oct. 17 – London, UK – Oslo 

Oct. 18 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club 

Oct. 20 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow (Sky Bar) 

Oct. 21 – Copenhagen, DK – Stengade

Oct. 22 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain 

Oct. 24 – Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn

Oct. 25 – Lyon, FR – Le Sonic 

Oct. 26 – Amiens, FR – La Lune des Pirates

Oct. 27 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere 

Oct. 28 – Nantes, FR – SOY Festival

Oct. 29 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix

Oct. 30 – Luxemburg, LU – Rotondes 

Oct. 31 – Gent, BE – BIB 

North America

Nov. 09 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret

Nov. 10 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *

Nov. 12 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *

Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

Nov. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite Club *

Nov. 16 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *

Nov. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *

Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive *

Nov. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

Nov. 30 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Dec. 01 – Detroit, MI – El Club **

Dec. 02 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle **

Dec. 03 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi Fi **

Dec. 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe **

Dec. 06 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC **

Dec. 07 – Allston, MA – Great Scott **

Dec. 08 – Montreal QC – Fairmont**

*w/ NE-HI

**w/ Un Blonde

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