Theres not much he cant do. Calgary artist, illustrator and musician Chad
VanGaalen is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with.
Last week, VanGaalen was nominated for the $20,000 Polaris
Music Prize for best Canadian album for his third LP, Soft
Airplane, which critics have called "his most complete album to
date" and Neil Young meets Thurston Moore.
The gloomy themes of songs such as Cries of the Dead and Willow Tree are
contrasted with upbeat tempos and the sounds of synthesizers, resulting
in catchy tunes that stay with you throughout the day.
The Polaris Music Prize winner will be announced September 21, 2009 but
you can sing along to VanGaalen at next weeks Calgary
Folk Festival, where he performs on July 23.
Buy Soft Airplane ($9.99) on iTunes.