Chad VanGaalen Returns with 'Light Information' LP

Chad VanGaalen Returns with 'Light Information' LP

A little over three years from releasing his Shrink Dust LP, Chad VanGaalen has shared the details behind his sixth studio album.

Titled Light Information, the record will arrive through Sub Pop/Flemish Eye on September 8. Twelve tracks in length, the record is said to explore "stories of paranoia, disembodiment, and isolation–but there's also playfulness, empathy, and intimacy."

As a label listing explains, Light Information draws from "a new kind of wisdom and anxiety" VanGaalen felt from watching his children grow up. 

"Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that's happening through the internet," he said in a statement. "I didn't have that growing up, and I'm maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids."

VanGaalen turns his attention to technology that constantly replaces itself with leading single "Old Heads," which can be found in the player below. VanGaalen played and produced all of the album's music, and designed the cover art which can be found above.

VanGaalen has also mapped out a lengthy supporting tour for the record, which you can find dates for below. An October run of Europe will give way to one on North American shores in November and December, with stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Support will come from NE-HI and Un Blonde.

Light Information:

1. Mind Hijacker's Curse
2. Locked in the Phase
3. Prep Piano and 770
4. Host Body
5. Mystery Elementals
6. Old Heads
7. Golden Oceans
8. Faces Lit
9. Pine and Clover
10. You Fool
11. Broken Bell
12. Static Shape

Tour dates:

10/15 Utrecht, NL - EKKO  
10/16 Rotterdam, NL - Rotown  
10/17 London, UK - Oslo  
10/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club  
10/20 Hamburg, DE - Molotow (Sky Bar)  
10/21 Copenhagen, DK - Stengade
10/22 Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain  
10/24 Düdingen, CH - Bad Bonn
10/25 Lyon, FR - Le Sonic  
10/26 Amiens, FR - La Lune des Pirates
10/27 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere  
10/28 Nantes, FR - SOY Festival
10/29 Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
10/30 Luxemburg, LU - Rotondes  
10/31 Gent, BE - BIB  
11/09 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
11/10 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern *
11/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
11/14 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
11/15 Los Angeles, CA - Satellite Club *
11/16 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
11/17 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
11/19 Denver, CO - Hi Dive *
11/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11/30 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
12/01 Detroit, MI - El Club **
12/02 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle **
12/03 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi Fi **
12/05 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe **
12/06 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC **
12/07 Allston, MA - Great Scott **
12/08 Montreal QC - Fairmount Theatre **

*with NE-HI
**with Un Blonde