Edmonton-based Alex Calder has been a solo man since his Time EP dropped in 2013 onÂ Captured Tracks, but he’s sharpened his teeth as a company man in his buddy Mac Demarco’s former group Makeout Videotape. Â Multi-instrumentalist and ‘jizz jazz’ aficionado, Calder is an unassuming talent and genre defier. Â One minute he’s walking downÂ a lofi jangle pop trail, and the next one he’s tripping down a psych folk path…but don’t get comfortable, because he’ll take a sharp right turn into an alleyway of acid-drenched jams and stompers.
He’s the perfect choice for those days where you don’t know what the hell you want and you have no place to go. Â He’s your soulmate for those deep-fried evenings and he’ll stick around in the morning to help you with your hangover. Â Get excited for his first big full-length, and leave your expectations at the door.
Alex Calderâ€™s sophomore release with Captured Tracks is as familiar as it is foreign â€“ brining together both infectious melodies and texture to create tidy, acid-induced pop sequences. Strange Dreams takes a confident step forward from Calderâ€™s previous release and brings the focus and ambition of Alexâ€™s songwriting to all aspects of his music. This record delivers, while still maintaining the youthful humour that has become his trademark.
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
This item will ship during the second week of January 2015.
This is the Special Edition version of Strange Dreams. Itâ€™s pressed on Lavendar vinyl and comes with a bonus slipmat!
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