News

Chad VanGaalen Shares Video for New Song “Pine and Clover”

Light Information Due Out September 8 via Sub Pop

Jul 18, 2017

Chad VanGaalen is releasing a new albumLight Information, on September 8 via Sub Pop. He previously shared its first single, "Old Heads." Now he shared another song from the album, "Pine and Clover," via an animated video he created. Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates. More

Chad VanGaalen Announces New Album and Tour, Shares “Old Heads”

Light Information Due Out September 8 via Sub Pop

Jun 21, 2017

Chad VanGaalen has announced a new album, Light Information, and tour dates and shared its first single, "Old Heads." Light Information is due out September 8 via Sub Pop. Below is "Old Heads," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, and the tour dates. More

Mar 03, 2016

Black Mountain are releasing their fourth album, the fittingly titled IV, on April 1 via Jajaguwar. The band had previously shared a video for "Mothers of the Sun," the album's eight-and-a-half-minute opening track. Now the band has shared an animated video for "Florian Saucer Attack." Chad VanGaalen animated the bizarre clip, which debuted on Adult Swim's website last night and will be airing on the channel later this month. It features an alien and a strange planet.   More

Watch: Chad VanGaalen — “Monster” Video

Shrink Dust Out Now via Sub Pop

Aug 28, 2014

Chad VanGaalen has been described as weird probably too many times to count, so it's no big surprise that his latest video for the Shrink Dust track "Monster" is a psychedelic horror-fest. More

Chad VanGaalen Announces Fall Tour Dates

Touring in Support of Diaper Island

Aug 03, 2011

Chad VanGaalen has announced he will be touring the west coast for a week this fall in support of his fourth album, Diaper Island, released May 17 via Sub Pop. More


Interviews

Chad VanGaalen on “Light Information”

Dark Data and Rhubarb Pie

Sep 07, 2017

Chad VanGaalen speaks with me from his home in Calgary, Alberta on a landline. He doesn't own a cellphone. "I don't even like people phoning me on my landline, it just seems so overwhelming to me," VanGaalen admits. In a world overrun by technology, not having a cellphone seems like a radical choice. Yet, it also offers an enviable level of freedom. More


Reviews

Shrink Dust

Shrink Dust

Sub Pop

May 22, 2014

At this stage in the game, we sort of know what to expect when Calgary homebody Chad VanGaalen puts out a new album: woozy, spacious, acoustic-based tracks that cut beautiful, melancholy, desert-flower melodies with disturbing background noise; lyrics full of strange imagery that itches at your brain; sinewy vocal harmonies. More