Chad VanGaalen

New single and wacky video to accompany it: “Florian Saucer Attack” by Black Mountain

Black Mountain only teased us with tiny snippets of sound and mini vids on repeat. Now they are giving us the full blown experience: a space age, raw, rock track with a wacky title and an equally as ridiculous (but genius) animated video stocked with alien rulers, freaky creatures with freaky tentacles, pulsating brains and flying saucers, all perfectly in time with the tune. It’s like Dr. Seuss meets Heavy Metal.

 

Not surprisingly, the video was crafted by the brilliant Chad Vangaalen and premiered on Adult Swim. About the song and video, Black Mountain says:

“Chad VanGaalen gives us an incomprehensible cycle of life, a chain of icky nuzzles and complex formulae that lead us to the creation of an epic sauce…modern alien cuisine is no joke.”

Get it?

Catch the band touring this spring and look out for their new record, IV, which is due out on April Fool’s Day (4/1) on Jagjaguwar:

3/19/16 – Azores, PT @ Tremor Festival
3/26/16 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
3/28/16 – Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox
3/31/16 – Madrid, SP @ Sala Arena
4/1/16 – Barcelona, SP @ Bikini
4/2/16 – Bilbao, SP @ Kafe Antzoki
4/4/16 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211
4/5/16 – Bologna, IT @ Lokomotiv
4/6/16 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
4/7/16 – Geneva, CH @ PTR Usine
4/8/16 – Paris, FR @ La Fleche D’Or
4/9/16 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
4/10/16 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social CLub
4/12/16 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
4/13/16 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
4/14/16 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
4/15/16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oud Zaal
4/16/16 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
4/21/16 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
4/22/16 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
4/23/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
4/25/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
4/26/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
4/27/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
4/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
4/29/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
4/29/16 – 5/01/16 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
5/03/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
5/04/16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/5/16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/6/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/7/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/10/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
5/11/16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
5/12/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/13/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/14/16 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
5/15/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
5/17/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18/16 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/19/16 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market + Stage
5/21/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
7/22/16-7/24/16 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival

That song that turns any day around.

Need I say more? Have a listen:

Alvvays (pronounced “Always”) is a sandy, beachy, upbeat pop-rock (remember those candies?) group based out of Toronto. This song grabbed me from moment one. Then the chorus happened and it was all over. I was completely hooked. Their debut self-titled album came out July of this year and interestingly, was produced by Chad VanGaalen, who I just heard of recently and featured on a playlist a few weeks ago. The entire album is just as simply and delightfully decorated with friendly fuzzy guitars, whimsical vocals and classic rock drum beats as, “Archie, Marry Me” is.

Thanks for keeping the sunshining, Alvvays!