Published May 09, 2015While Vancouverite Colin Cowan just issued a dose of strange sounds with the rest of conceptual rock crew Dada Plan on their new The Madness Hides LP, there's even more skewed music on the horizon from the guy. He's set to deliver a solo LP as Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars at the end of the month, and you can check out some of its melted-mindscape songsmithing via a video for the set's "I'll Masquerade It."
The track itself sounds like it was pulled off a 1/4-inch tape of lost material from the Abbey Road sessions that was found in a sun-cooked dumpster behind the BBC. In it, a swirl of lightly warped, melancholy guitar melodies support Cowan's especially calmed crooning. While breezy on the whole, a thunderous ripple of fretboard exploring psychedelia punches up the "Something"-styled groove every now and again.
As you'll see down below, Cowan keeps things just as trippy with the visuals. A Technicolor halo hovers around the multiplied images of the dude as he sings and smiles his way through a give-unto-others-minded narrative. His mugging sits somewhere between the sincere and sincerely creepy.
Colin Cowan & the Electric Stars release Spring Myths on May 22.