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Listen: Chad VanGaalen’s new song “Monster”

Plus, more North American tour dates

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    Calgary-based singer/songwriter Chad VanGaalen is releasing his latest album Shrink Dust on April 29th via Sub Pop. After dropping the swirling, chaotic lead single “Where Are You?”, he returns today with another LP cut entitled “Monster”.

    “Monster” highlights VanGaalen’s vulnerable yet room-filling warble, as he sings out “I’m a monster!” like a badge of honor rather than something to be ashamed of. The odd declaration, combined with the song’s explosive chorus, makes for a weird, but kind of charming sentiment from the often enigmatic musician. Listen in below (via Stereogum).

    Shrink Dust Tracklist:
    01. Cut Off My Hands
    02. Where Are You?
    03. Frozen Paradise
    04. Lila
    05. Weighed Sin
    06. Monster
    07. Evil
    08. Leaning On Bells
    09. All Will Combine
    10. Weird Love
    11. Hangman’s Son
    12. Cosmic Destroyer

    He’s also expanded his North American spring tour to include the West Coast and Canada.

    Chad VanGaalen 2014 Tour Dates:
    05/13 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End *
    05/14 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears Place *
    05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House *
    05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy *
    05/17 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel *
    05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox *
    05/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub *
    05/20 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
    05/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge *
    05/22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
    05/23 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room *
    05/24 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
    05/25 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah*
    06/04 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight
    06/05 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
    06/06 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park
    06/07 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
    06/14 – Vancouver, BC @ CBC Music Festival
    06/15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
    06/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall*
    06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
    06/19 – Oakland, CA @ LEO’S*
    06/20 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage *
    06/21 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    06/22 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett *
    08/31 – North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
    09/01 – London, UK @ Oslo

    * = w/ Cousins

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