Album 3 is coming along nicely, very excited to get it finished and it’s a long way off to a release date but having fun making it. Tracks in line for inclusion so far are, Always Stepping Into The Fray, Secret Weapons, Monster, The Tunnel and Always Never. Very electronic vibe on this one, much more so than the first 2 albums and enjoying every minute.
After a period of time working on some side projects, the follow up to 2013’s Fugitive Colours is being written. A few demos assembled already, it looks like it will be a more electronic based affair. Hope to have it out sometime in 2015.
A new E.P is coming soon, 4 brand new tracks recording on a hiatus in a hotel room in Edmonton, Alberta in December 2012. This will be the first new material from Sound/S/Lab since the release of their second album in May 2013.
They were all written and recorded either on the same night (boredom, isolation and a hint of alcohol to assist) of their conception, or at most over two nights in The Matrix hotel in Edmonton in the midst of winter, snow and freezing temperatures were an unpleasant backdrop to this time out from recording the 2nd album in Calgary.
Using a USB mini synth, drum loops and even a bit of acoustic guitar, seven songs were recorded in all, this was all done in the midst of trying to get the album, Fugitive Colours, finished back home in Calgary. After finally getting a chance to review these demos, almost one year after recording them, we have decided to release them, albeit with the vocals rerecorded, in their demo form, captured as they were, on the spot.
The EP, simply entitled The Hotel Demos will likely be out in late January, possibly just on BandCamp, possibly on iTunes, along with a couple of free downloads on SoundCloud (with lot’s of promotion on Twitter)
TRACK LISTING for The Hotel Demos E.P.
1. This City
2. And the evening fades
3. Keep the paranoia flying
4. The Drowning.
Cover Art below –
Sad to hear Lou Reed died yesterday. He was an important icon to me, hearing The Velvet Underground & Nico for the first time was a mind blowing experience, finding out it had been made back in 1967 was hard to believe.
He wrote some great songs and hopefully he enjoyed his Life.
Thanks Lou Reed!!
Thanks to CFBX! Number 2 on the Electronic Charts and number 17 in their top thirty, great to be getting airplay, a few charts showing activity right now. Big kudos for all the support out there. Far North Sounds spinning one of my favourite tracks off of the album, Glass Knives. Somehow made the Hip Hop/Electronic Charts too. All airplay is good, glad to get the album out there.
A busy few months, the album has had airplay across Canada, including CBC Radio 3, CKUA commented the album was “colourful and very cinematic”, as well as a few fantastic podcasts in Canada, UK and in the US, and not forgetting the worldwide spins on Jango Internet Radio.
Have been trying to see how to release some demo tracks recorded in Edmonton in December and January. Have 7 songs demoed, not sure if they’ll be released as an EP or maybe rerecorded for the next album
Have also been working on new demos, some radical departures in sound, so not sure if they’ll be released under Sound/S/Lab or a new name.
For all those who have listened, thanks for the support, Check out and follow the Twitter page and Facebook page.
So the album has been doing the rounds, the CBC Radio 3 page is up and running and you can check that out here: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/SOUNDSLAB
Big thanks to Revival Synth for all the airplay of one of my personal favourites from the new album “A Drop in the Ocean”. It’s a great site and you can check it out here:
Look out for air play on the Earshot charts, coming soon across Canada, right here:
And if anyone actually buys music any more, take a digital trip through the doors of the iTunes store and check out the SOUND/S/LAB page right here:
Thanks to Kat Dornian at CJSW 90.9 FM, as of June 21st the album will be getting national airplay. Check out Kat’s great show and many more supporters of independent music right here: http://cjsw.com/listen/
Thanks to Andy Jordan at Revival Synth for making A drop in the Ocean the current track of the week on his fabulous site and fascinating blog. You can check it out here:
Twitter has been an enormous help in getting the album heard in the big wide world, great feedback from so many kind sources, All Alone has had an amazing response.
And don’t forget, you can buy the album right here:
The brand new album is out now!
You can download it from iTunes here:
Or go to the Store page to order the CD.
The amazing new album includes All Alone and She Sadly Survived The Bomb, recorded over 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, the long awaited second album adds post punk jarring guitar riffs to the synth drenched atmosphere. Darkness, violence, protest, love and ultimately hope are explored over 10 brand new songs.