International touring extended through August 23rd, w/ SXSW performances March 16th-21st.
Corridor has delivered an official video for “Grand cheval,” directed and animated by Chad VanGaalen, and a standout from Junior, their acclaimed debut of 2019.
Corridor’s Jonathan Robert says of “Grand cheval,” “The song is inspired by a grumpy old man who came to bother us in a park once. He talked about mediocre poetry and philosophies of life while asking us for cigarettes and beers. When we asked him to leave us alone, he became angry, climbed on his high horse (“Grand cheval”) and became this old demagogue belittling the youth.”
And VanGaalen offers this, “I sewed a jacket, pants, and hat to rotoscope myself as this alien gatherer. Everything was drawn onto a malfunctioning 15-year old Cintiq. You can buy them for $20 on eBay, although I wouldn’t recommend it. The music made the snow fall up and not down. No matter what I did on Final Cut, it would always fall up. I filled my body and mind with many ingredients in order to go from monocular to trinocular, now my vision is blurry but my tailored clothing feels amazing. I can’t believe it is finished.”
Corridor Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Corridor has extended its headlining international tour schedule for 2020 in support of Junior which kicks-off this Wednesday, March 4th in Brooklyn at Rough Trade NYC and now ends Sunday, August 23rd in Wales at Green Man Festival. The band will also appear at the 2020 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
Mar. 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC * Mar. 06 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Mar. 07 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub * Mar. 08 - Tampa, FL - Hooch and Hive * Mar. 09 - Miami, FL - Gramps * Mar. 10 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic Nightspot * Mar. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger * Mar. 14 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar * Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW/Hotel Vegas (Do512+Strange Brew Party / 6:45 pm) Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW/Lazarus Brewery (Music For Listeners showcase/3 pm) Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW/The Venue ATX Outdoors (Telefilm CAN + Bonsound showcase/9 pm) Mar. 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW/Hotel Vegas (Desert Daze showcase/10:15 pm) Mar. 19 - Austin, TX - SXSW/Hotel Vegas (Levitation Fest showcase/8 pm) Mar. 20 - Dallas, TX - Nasher Sculpture Mar. 21 - Austin, TX - SXSW/Hotel Vegas (Burger Records showcase/2 pm) Mar. 22 - Hot Springs, AR - VOV Festival * Mar. 23 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR * Mar. 24 - Atlanta, GA - 529 * Mar. 26 - Richmond, VA - Poor Boys * Apr. 30 - Brussels, BE - Botanique May 01 - Vlieland, NL - Here Comes The Summer Festival May 04 - Lille, FR - L’Areonef May 05 - Mainz, DE - Schon Schon May 06 - Amiens, FR - La Lune May 07 - Caen, FR - Le Cargo May 09 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko May 11 - Bristol, UK - The Old England May 12 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club May 13 - London, UK - The Victoria Dalston May 15 - Nancy, FR - Bon Moment @ Autre Canal May 16 - Paris, FR - Le Beau Festival May 17 - Dijon, FR - MV Festival @ Consortium Jul. 10 - Quebec City, QC - FEQ Festival Aug. 23 - Brecon Beacon, UK - Green Man Festival *w/ Deeper
[Photo Credit: Caroline Desilets]
Corridor’s Junior, their Sub Pop debut, is available now on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Bonsound. The album was produced by Emmanuel Éthier, engineered by Samuel Gemme, mixed by Éthier and Gemme in Montreal at ReelRoad Studios, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in New York.
LP purchases of Junior through Sub Pop Mega Mart, select independent retailers and the band’s live shows in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Soft-Boiled colored vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP purchases of Junior throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers and the Corridor’s live shows, will receive the limited Loser edition on Egg Yolk colored vinyl (while supplies last).
Adult Swim and Sub Pop will release Rick and Morty soundtrack as a double album on September 28th, with a deluxe box set to follow on November 23rd, 2018.
Time to watch Chad VanGaalen’s new lyric video for “Stuttering Light,” a song from the forthcoming Rick and Morty soundtrack. The visual features animations from Liah Honeycutt interspersed with images from the Emmy-winning show.
Sub Pop and Adult Swim are releasing the 26-track Rick and Morty soundtrack which features music from the show’s composer Ryan Elder, from Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, and Belly, as well as new songs including the aforementioned Chad VanGaalen track and Clipping’s ‘Stab Him in the Throat” hear here, which were both inspired by the show.
The Rick and Morty Soundtrack can be pre-ordered digitally now through iTunes, and pre-release singles will be available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
The album will be available in the following formats on these dates:
September 28, 2018
A standard CD
A double LP pressed on colored vinyl featuring two single-pocket LP jackets housed together in a custom die-cut slipcase.
A full digital release of all of the material on the CD and double LP
November 23. 2018
The Deluxe Box Set includes the album on double-LP pressed on an exclusive “Portal” colored vinyl* along with a custom poster, a patch, a sticker, and a bonus 7” single (featuring an extended mix of the screaming sun from the 2nd season finale, pressed on clear vinyl). And all of this comes housed in an attractive, borderline extravagant box featuring a plexiglass window cover which reveals a glowing design when lit by its integrated LED lights.
Adult Swim will also have a separate exclusive variant pre-order of the double LP sold at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles on October 5-7, 2018.
Rick and Mortyfollows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?
Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer. The series is created by Dan Harmon and Roiland who also serve as executive producers.
“The theme of the video is paranoia and the illusion of reality. All of the beings in the animation are affected by how they perceive themselves through the internet, or through technological devices they have come in contact with. In this animated take on the song, the ‘parasitic demon’ is the worshiping and addiction of the augmented reality,” VanGaalen says of the new visual, which he animated meticulously over the last four months.
Chad VanGaalen has also scheduled a mainland and eastern European tour in support of Light Information for 2018, which begins May 26th in Madrid, Spain at Tomavistas Festival and ends June 5th in Krakow, Poland at Green Zoo. The tour will make additional stops in Belgium (Brussels), Netherlands (Amsterdam, Groningen) Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow), and Poland (Warsaw).
May 26 - Madrid, ES - Tomavistas Festival May 29 - Brussels, BE - AB club May 30 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso May 31 - Groningen, NL - Vera Jun. 02 - St. Petersburg, RU - Erarta Stage Jun. 03 - Moscow, RU - 16 Tons Jun. 04 - Warsaw, PL - Plac Zabaw Jun. 05 - Krakow, PL - Green Zoo
These tour dates follow a visit to Germany in April 24-29 for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. The festival will be featuring a program retrospective of Chad’s animation work, a screening of his short sci-fi film “Tarboz”, and a live performance accompanied by visuals.
Light Information is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide on Sub Pop and in Canada through Flemish Eye.
While in Paris during his European tour supporting the album, Chad and his backing band the Bleach Wipes performed a rooftop session for French website MOWNO. The band played stripped down versions of Light Information standouts “Host Body” and “Static Shape.”
VanGaalen also premiered the previously unreleased “Dust on Dust (Dog Walking Jammer)” single through Adult Swim, a driving instrumental which arrived earlier today, and caps off their year-long ‘Singles Program.’ The appropriately-titled “jammer” is representative of his more electronic and instrumental work that doesn’t always make it to his solo albums [listen here].
“Dust on Dust (Dog Walking Jammer)” isn’t VanGaalen’s first collaboration with the network. VanGaalen is also an amazing visual artist, having contributed both his animation and music to Adult Swim’s “Dream Corp LLC” — where he helped design the robot character T.E.R.R.Y, as well as composing the bizarre and memorable score.
And on the final leg of his recent Light Information tour, Chad stopped by CBC Q for a chat with show host Tom Power. The two talked about the new album, as well as Chad’s multifaceted life as an animator and visual artist. Chad and the Bleach Wipes also knocked out a few tunes from Light Information. The performance airs December 21st on CBC.
Chad VanGaalen and the Bleach Wipes have scheduled new, Canadian dates for 2018 in support of Light Information, which begin January 19th in Winnipeg at The Good Will and end January 27th in Edmonton at the Starlite Room. The tour comes on the heels of his successful, 50-date international tour for 2017, which saw performances in Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and France.
2018 Tour Dates Jan. 19 - Winnipeg , MB - The Good Will * Jan. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - Winterruption! Festival * Jan. 25 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar and Stage * Jan. 26 - Red Deer, AB - Bo’s Bar * Jan. 27 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room * *w/ Mauno
Chad VanGaalen’s Light Information is out now + 2017 international tour dates begin October 15th
“TARBOZ (translated log of inhabitants)” is the long-awaited, animated short film from creative polymath Chad VanGaalen, which premiered today with Pitchfork TV [see October 5th news story).
Van Gaalen delivered this statement on the making of the film:
“TARBOZ was planned as the first episode of “Translated Log of Inhabitants,” and was an experiment to see if I could make a long-form improvised animation and still get out alive. I barely did!
The “Translated Log of Inhabitants” was conceived as a guide to the origin story of many different species. I imagined myself doing dozens of these episodes, focusing on a new life form very time — very much like a page from “Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials.” It expands a universe that I had already been developing in my own music videos, as well as ones for other bands. The videos for “Peace on the Rise” as well as ones for Black Mountain and Shabazz Palaces all exist in the same world (at least in my head).
TARBOZ is stream of consciousness, dreams, and friends. Alternate versions of my own reality. Coming to terms with the fact that I will never play freestyle disc professionally, but wanting to pay homage to the peaceful energy of that sport. It also reflects my needing to score a sci-fi film so badly that I ended up making my own.
I TARBOZed myself for two years, through software transitions and computer wastelands, and slowly the physical realm slipped away. I learned a lot about why you should get into something with a clear idea in mind. I would never make another animation in quite the same the way I made this again. After two years of working on it in solitude, I just wanted my life back. Doing it alone was my biggest mistake. I was very lonely.
It didn’t really end up like any of these things, but I hope this might help people understand the spirit of the piece. Although I’m not sure I understand it entirely myself. Sometimes you need to just do it in order to know how not to do it?”
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Chad VanGaalen recently released Light Information, which is available on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide on Sub Pop and in Canada through Flemish Eye. The album features the highlights “Mind Hijacker’s Curse” [listen here], “Old Heads” [listen here] and “Pine & Clover” [watch here]. Light Information was written, played, and produced by VanGaalen (save Ryan Bourne’s bass part on “Mystery Elementals” and vocals on “Static Shape” from his young daughters Ezzy and Pip). The album emerged from the experimental instruments that fill his Calgary garage studio. Among them is a beloved Korg 770 monosynth, which VanGaalen coveted for years before fixing one up and devoting a lot of recent energy to recording “duets” with it. One of these, “Prep Piano and 770,” is the lone instrumental on Light Information, more atmosphere and chord bursts than the rest of the album’s hooky rock narrative.
Light Information can be purchased from Sub Pop and Flemish Eye. LP purchases of the album from megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers and at Chad’s shows, will receive the limited Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). There is also be a new T-shirt design available.
Chad VanGaalen’s previously announced international tour schedule in support of Light Information has been extended. The dates now span October 15th in Utrecht, Netherlands at EKKO through January 27th in Edmonton, Alberta at The Needle Vinyl Tavern.
2017 European Dates 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 ^
2017 North American Dates 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 - Fairmount **
2018 Canadian Dates Jan. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will Jan. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - Winterruption! Festival Jan. 25 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar and Stage Jan. 26 - Red Deer, AB - Bo’s Bar Jan. 27 - Edmonton, AB - The Needle Vinyl Tavern
Chad VanGaalen’s fantastic new album Light Information is out now on on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop and in Canada from Flemish Eye. The album features the highlights “Mind Hijacker’s Curse” [listen here], “Old Heads” [listen here] and “Pine & Clover” [watch here]. Light Information was written, played, and produced by VanGaalen (save Ryan Bourne’s bass part on “Mystery Elementals” and vocals on “Static Shape” from his young daughters Ezzy and Pip).
The album emerged from the experimental instruments that fill the creative polymath’s Calgary garage studio. Among them is a beloved Korg 770 monosynth, which VanGaalen coveted for years before fixing one up and devoting a lot of recent energy to recording “duets” with it. One of these, “Prep Piano and 770,” is the lone instrumental on Light Information, more atmosphere and chord bursts than the rest of the album’s hooky rock narrative.
On Monday, September 11th, Chad VanGaalen will participate in the Reddit Indieheads AMA at 1pm ET [more info on that is here].
Light Information can be purchased from Sub Pop and Flemish Eye. LP pre orders of the album from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). There is also be a new T-shirt design available.
Also out today is the repress of VanGaalen’s Infiniheart, his beloved and long out of print (on vinyl) 2005 debut on 2xLP and Turquoise vinyl. And Chad VanGaalen’s entire discography (Shrink Dust, Infiniheart, Skelliconnection, Soft Airplane, and Diaper Island) is also now available through 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 list of dates + ticket links are here.