The Canadian space cadet Chad VanGaalen released Diaper Island, his last album, about three years ago, and he’s spent the ensuing time learning to play pedal steel and working on a sci-fi cartoon called Translated Log Of Inhabitants. VanGaalen recorded his new album Shrink Dust at home in Calgary, and it has a slight dusty country influence, thanks to that pedal steel. But first single “Where Are You?” also sounds faraway and otherworldly, which is appropriate enough, since the album also serves as a partial score to the cartoon. Listen to “Where Are You?” below.
Shrink Dust is out 4/29 on Sub Pop.