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Watch Chad VaGaalen’s spacey psychedelic ‘Pine and Clover’

Chad VanGaalen’s sixth studio album Light Information was released on 8 September via Sub Pop (and via Flemish Eye in Canada).  Self-written  and produced, the 12-track album captures isolation, stories of paranoia and disembodiment, as well as reflections on intimacy and empathy.  Ryan Bourne contributes bass on ‘Mystery Elementals’ and ‘Static Shape’ features the vocals of his daughters Ezzy and Pip.

Light Information was born from the experimental instruments in his garage and was influenced the anxiety and wisdom he faces as a father; “Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that’s happening through the internet,” he says. “I didn’t have that growing up, and I’m maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids.”

The spacey psychedelic video for ‘Pines and Clover’ feature artful otherworldly cartoons. Washed in reverb delay, the track is mellow yet reminiscent of The Beatles acid-days – with talk of shapeshifting an reincarnation.

Chad has an extensive international tour scheduled for fall 2017. He kicks off in Europe on the 15th October and wraps up in the USA in January 2018. Scroll down for dates and check his Facebook for more details.

Watch the video for ‘Pine and Clover’ here:

Oct 15
Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands

Oct 16
Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Oct 17
Oslo Hackney- London, UK

Oct 18
Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

Oct 20
Molotow – Hamburg, Germany

Oct 21
Stengade – Copenhagen, Denmark

Oct 22
Kantine am Berghain – Berlin, Germany

Oct 24
Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland

Oct 25
Sonic – Lyon, France

Oct 26
Festival Soy – Nantes, France

Oct 26
La Lune Des Pirates – Amiens, France

Oct 27
Point Ephémère – Paris, France

Oct 29
Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, France

Oct 30
ROTONDES – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Oct 31
NEST – Ghent, Belgium

Nov 09
Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

Nov 10
Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA

Nov 10
Sunset Tavern – Ballard, WA

Nov 12
Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

Nov 14
The Chapel – San Francisco, CA

Nov 15
The Satellite- Los Angeles, CA

Nov 16
Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

Nov 17
Valley Bar- Phoenix, AZ

Nov 18
Sister – Albuquerque, NM

Nov 19
Hi-Dive – Denver, CO

Nov 20
Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

Nov 30
Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON

Dec 01
El Club – Detroit, MI

Dec 02
The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

Dec 03
The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

Dec 05
Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA

Dec 06
Rough Trade NYC- Brooklyn, NY

Dec 07
Great Scott- Allston, MA

Dec 08
Théâtre Fairmount- Montreal, QC

Dec 09
The 27 Club- Ottawa, ON

Jan 19
Good Will Social Club- Winnipeg, MB

Jan 20
Winterruption Festival- Saskatoon, SK

Jan 25
Commonwealth Bar- Calgary, AB

Jan 26
Bo’s Bar and Grill- Red Deer, AB

Jan 27
The Needle Vinyl Tavern- Edmonton, AB

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