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Chad VanGaalen’s “Mind Hijacker’s Curse” is another highlight from Light Information, his forthcoming sixth album.
VanGaalen says of the song, “Mind Hijacker’s Curse”, “is the outcome and side effects of vacationing inside of another organism’s consciousness. Once we can do this, I see the potential to forget your physical self and just live inside of some other beings mind. Hook me up to the fungal web that allows entire forests to communicate. I imagine the dolphin package would be very popular...”
Light Information will be available on CD / LP / DL / CS on September 8 in Canada via Flemish Eye and the rest of the world through Sub Pop.
Light Information is available for preorder now Flemish Eye. The first round of LPs are pressed on a limited crystal clear vinyl, and will be available to pre-orders and in select independent retailers while supplies last. There’s some sweet new t-shirt designs there too, so get moving.
Additionally on September 8, Flemish Eye will re-press several of VanGaalen’s earlier albums on limited edition coloured vinyl. Infiniheart, his beloved and long unavailable 2005 debut returns to double LP on limited edition Turquoise vinyl. VanGaalen’s 2014 album, Shrink Dust, gets a special treatment on white, and 2011’s Diaper Island gets a re-pressing on grey marble vinyl, all limited edition.
And, now at long last, Chad VanGaalen’s entire album discography (Shrink Dust, Infiniheart, Skelliconnection, Soft Airplane, and Diaper Island) is available for the first time on Bandcamp.
Chad VanGaalen’s previously announced fall 2017 international tour dates in support of Light Information span October 15th in Utrecht, Netherlands at EKKO through December 8th in Montreal, Quebec at The Fairmount. Full tour dates can be found below.
“Mind Hijacker’s Curse” follows the previously released album standouts “Old Heads” and “Pine And Clover”.
PRAISE FOR “OLD HEADS”
“...a sci-fi space anthem to technology that constantly replaces itself, providing 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.” - Northern Transmissions
“A Jangly, sci-fi ode to the rapidly changing nature of technology.” - Sidewalk Hustle
“Right up the alley of Chad’s best songs, which is to say it’s sorta folky, throws in quirky electronics, and has Chad’s high, soaring vocals leading the way.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“...burdened by the anxious thought: Who really has control? These are all good questions that VanGaalen ponders amongst twangy guitars, bursting drums, and a slight echo.” - Stereogum
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 - NEST
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 - Theatre Fairmount
Dec 9 - Ottawa - 27 Club.
**w/ Un Blonde
LIGHT INFORMATION TRACKLIST
1. Mind Hijacker’s Curse
2. Locked in the Phase
3. Prep Piano and 770
4. Host Body
5. Mystery Elementals
6. Old Heads
7. Golden Oceans
8. Faces Lit
9. Pine and Clover
10. You Fool
11. Broken Bell
12. Static Shape