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“All my time is drifting away”, as sung by Old Man Canyon, from song ‘Got You on a Ride’. The trio, made up of Jett Pace, Josh Contant and Alex Dobson, are from Vancouver, BC, and we know that one of them is officially Canadian.
The band’s first release, debut EP Phantoms and Friends, got plenty of acclaim from the likes of Bravo (Suits), Showtime (Shameless) and FX (Sons of Anarchy), but it seems like to them – when things are making sense and getting you attention from major television networks: change. We dig the new sound.
What’s the difference? Not to run by comparisons, but the old album sounded had a lean to Mumford and Sons, and the new one closer to Tame Impala. Honestly the network attention might have made a lot of sense in that context. Not that the vibe of Tame Impala isn’t loved, but I don’t know if it touches the afore mentioned folk savants, who personally make me want to yack. But to each their own.
The new album was released on January 15, 2016. It includes 10 songs, and falls under a number of categories, one of them being dream pop. Concur.
Overheard from Delirium:
From ‘Always Love‘: “You look like you’re made of sunshine. You could make a bad man change his mind.”
From ‘Learn to Forget‘: “Why don’t you tell me what I’m doing wrong?”
From ‘Phantoms & Friends‘ EP: “Don’t let the ones that want to steal your dreams. They’ll steal your dreams away. Just laugh and let it go.”
Also the double exposed picture of a kid that’s clearly so over it, standing in what appears to be a cornfield, in a Where’s Waldo tee and dad hat on the cover of the new record is just perfection.