Chad VanGaalen is yet further proof that Canadian artists are taking our music scene by storm, and if they all sound as good as VanGaalen then I hope the sabotaging continues.
For close to an entire decade, Chad VanGaalen had been producing his own work in his bedroom, playing all of the instruments (see above picture), and recording hundreds of songs. Flemish Eye records finally had the common sense to pick up VanGaalen and release his debut album Infiniheart. I can easily say that this album would probably make any Top 25 list of the year, given I had to make one. You could compare his sound to a distant Modest Mouse or The Flaming Lips, but his sound is unparalleled.
I can’t imagine VanGaalen remaining in obscurity much longer, much like the artist posted last week Eagle*Seagull, they’re both just too talented. I imagine more people will grow accustomed to the likes of VanGaalen since he is currently touring with another breakout band this year, Wolf Parade.