Published Sep 29, 2011Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Ryan McCormick has been issuing releases under the Collapsing Opposites banner for nearly ten years now, with a number of lineup changes and guest appearances made along the way. The indie pop troupe are now ready to reveal their latest evolution with a newly announced fifth album, Real Moving.
A press release explains that the band began working on the set at a residency in Dublin, Ireland in August of 2010, though the record was completed in their Vancouver-area rehearsal space. Real Moving is said to feature "loud arty rock'n'roll that would fit nicely on a mix tape with Talking Heads, the Fall, the Residents and Half Japanese."
A veritable who's who of BC's scene vets, the rotating cast of contributors on Real Moving includes members of Apollo Ghosts, Aunts and Uncles, Bad Fate, Bleating Hearts, Brave Irene, Half Chinese, Korean Gut, No Band, Role Mach, Synthcake and They Shoot Horses Don't They.
Lyrically, the politically conscious band touches upon themes of "time, space, economics, meaning-making, growing up, mental illness and, of course, the role and place of the artist in contemporary society." The press release goes on to explain that Collapsing Opposites are active in their community, volunteering with non-profits like the Safe Amplification Site Society.
Real Moving will be released October 8 on MP3 and cassette via Radical Clatter. An album release party takes places that night at Vancouver's Zoo Zhop, with local outfits Brave Irene, Korean Gut and Thee Ahs celebrating onstage as well.
You can check out song samples on Collapsing Opposites' Real Moving Bandcamp site.