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Listen: Chad VanGaalen’s new song “Monster”

on April 01, 2014, 5:25pm

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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