The multi-talented Chad VanGaalen releases his new record, Diaper Island, today through Sub Pop. We reviewed it the other day and gave it 8/10. We've also got a stream of the record via SoundCloud, which you can listen to below.
Chad Vangaalen - Diaper Island by WorkItMedia
And here, to accompany each track, is a description of each by the man himself.
Do Not Fear: "This song is more or less about the positive influence of my partner sara: and her ability to shut me up when i'm being dumb as shit."
Peace On The Rise: "Enjoying the wild and peaceful moments."
Burning Photographs: "Frustration with modern interface spiralling into self loathing."
Heavy Stones: "Sinus cold mixed with weed spiralling into self loathing."
Sara: "Celebration of the chaotic manner in which I happened upon true love."
By Design: "Reabsorption into the ether combined with universal denial of our own mortality."
Blonde Hash: "Blonde hash."
Policeman: "Metaphorical illusion of control in an insane universe."
Can You Believe It!: "Internet paranoia: and hatred towards all things that waste time."
Wandering Spirits: "Letting life be the strange and awesome thing that it is...and remembering not to try and shackle its impossible gaseous foot."
No Panic No Heat: "Closing my eyes with a beer in my hand, letting the sun loosen my molecules a bit whilst I lie in the grass day dreaming about how clunky and strange my brain can feel."
Shave My Pussy: "Feeling horrible about all the subtle/not subtle/negative pressure applied to women minds these days. And putting myself there at the checkout."
Chad VanGaalen tour dates:
16 - London, Cargo
17 - Leeds, Brudenell
18 - Glasgow, Captain's Rest
19 - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
20 - Manchester, The Deaf Institute