Published Aug 28, 2008As the September 9 release date of Chad VanGaalens weird and wonderful Soft Airplane creeps up, the Exclaim! cover star has announced some new album add-ons.
On the visual end of the spectrum, the one-man band/animator has released a new fantastically creepy video for the Airplane track "Molten Light. The twisted tale of revenge was all drawn up nice and psychedelic-like and put into motion by VanGaalen. Also, hes given us a sneak peak of some of his new stop-motion animation work through a trio of "teaser videos, which can be found here, here and here. As we previously reported, its likely all these vids and a whole lot more will be included on an upcoming VanGaalen DVD, which is due out sometime in the near future.
On the audio side, the folks over at Flemish Eye are offering up a nice little limited-edition bonus CD-R with all Soft Airplane pre-orders through their website. The disc comes sporting one new track and two "one-man-band versions of Airplane tracks. If you're more the vinyl type, the LP version comes with two added bonus tracks, "LTD Edition Vehicles and "Eyes Like a House on Fire.
VanGaalen has a string of Canadian and U.S. concert dates planned this fall. To refresh your memory, here they are:
9/21 New York, NY - Blender Theatre at Gramercy *
10/2 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox ^
10/3 Montreal, QC - Ukranian Federation, Pop Montreal #^
10/4 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club ^
10/9 Vancouver, BC, Richards on Richards
10/10 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
10/11 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
10/12 Seattle, WA - Triple Door *
10/17 Edmonton, AB - McDougall United Church
10/25 Calgary, AB - The Uptown Stage
* Giant Sand
# Julie Doiron
Chad VanGaalen "Molten Light