Chad VanGaalen shares brand new song 'Mind Hijacker’s Curse'

Chad VanGaalen is back with a brand new album alongside single ‘Old Heads’

Chad VanGaalen will release Light Information, the creative polymath’s sixth album, September 8th via Sub Pop. To coincide, he shares the first track, ‘Old Heads’, and announces a string of European tour dates including London and Leeds.

“Nobody cared about their old heads, because the new ones work just fine now, don’t they?…. they have the same size mouth and eyes.”

For an album that’s about “not feeling comfortable with really anything,” as VanGaalen says, Light Information is nonetheless a vivid, welcoming journey through future worlds and relentless memories.

“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.”

“If I was going to go out and buy a record, I would probably want it to sound only like that,” he adds. “That one’s for me.”

“I’m just trying to get over the weight of feeling like I have to be making something of my time constantly,” he says. “Especially with kids, you get these small breaks where you get to make stuff, and now I try to say ‘you know what, I’m going to make something for me.’”

And if he could make anything for himself, it would be without constraint. “I would love to build a living structure from scratch,” he adds. “I’ve slowly been ripping my studio apart and building additions, but you’re always kind of down to this box. I’d love to explore more open forms of architecture, with an endless supply of materials to use, even garbage. Building codes keep us in these boxes–You can’t just build a giant hand made out of wood that’s the size of a house to live in. But we really should be able to do that.”

Track of the Day, Old Heads:

Chad VanGaalen live dates:
Europe
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 – BIB

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