Set Time: 2:00PM
Equally inspired by serene 60’s folk, 80’s no-wave alienation, and the insouciance of 90’s grunge, Astral Swans’ music is spacious yet constrained, hauntingly personal and oddly sincere. The skeletal “Let Their Faces All Blur Out” races softly with the punk rock abandon of early Sonic Youth and Eric’s Trip; “What Calms You Down, Freaks Me Out” bears the ominous pleasance of Syd Barrett, Arthur Russell, Nick Drake, and fellow Calgarian Chad VanGaalen. More structured than Swann’s Extra Happy Ghost!!! project (produced by VanGaalen), this album’s experimental spirit denies the haphazard “singer-songwriter” label that some might attach to Astral Swans.
Flowery Garage Psych Rock from Edmonton
Set Time: 3:00PM
Set Time: 4:00PM
Switches are your favorite band. Only with more sing along parts. And more parts in each song. And less guitar solos. And more women. And more lazer ray power. From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, playing Romantic Soul’d Out Punk Rock n’ Roll.
Set Time: 5:00PM
Forging a path through today’s youthful electronic music scene, producers Samuel Avant and Simon Blitzer have come together in a collaborate effort known as Beach Season. The talented duo carve a sound of ambient dreamy beats which are intertwined with Samuel’s crooning vocals as they take you through an irresistible sonic daydream.
Like so many of today’s young producers, the two had a humble beginning recording tracks in a basement. Their first project, Obey the Crooks, was a hip-hop influenced group collaborating with numerous Calgary based artists including Max Jullian and AYE. In 2013 Samuel and Simon began experimenting with a second project to develop a sound which was truly unique; they moved away from hip-hop but kept the edge in their beats while they worked toward ambient electronic music. Now known solely as Beach Season, the duo have been able to craft songs and continue to grow with their individual styles as they establish their presence in the growing Canadian music scene.
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