Published Mar 08, 2012Old Time Machine might sound like a bit of a contradiction in terms, but, well, that's sort of the point. The Whitehorse-based band have a penchant for mixing styles both old and new, and they're looking to establish a sound that's all their own when they release their self-titled debut LP on April 10 via File Under: Music.
A press release notes that the band's style mixes Ryan McNally's blues fingerpicking with Kyle Cashen's "ethereal soundscapes." Using a combination of live instruments and vintage analog electronics, the band recorded their album with producer Jordy Walker and arrived upon a "sound that feels like it should be heard playing on a tube radio in a dimly lit bar."
You can get a taste of what's in store by listing to the gruff album cut "Pouring Rain" at the bottom of this page.
It's bound to be interesting to hear how this material comes across live, so be sure to check out these two multi-instrumentalists when they hit the road in Canada this spring. Scroll past the album tracklist to see the schedule.
Old Time Machine:
1. Sun Burns Out
2. Doin' All I Can Do
3. Pouring Rain
4. Mountain Shack
5. Through The Window
6. Feel So Cold
7. Where the Hell We Are
8. 5/as Well Be Night
9. Tearing Me Down
5/2 Prince George, BC - Nancy O's
5/7 Calgary, AB - Local 510 ~
5/8 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar ~
5/9 Medicine Hat, AB - Whiskey Creek
5/10 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis
5/17 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
5/19 Kitchener, ON - Café Pyrus
5/23 Toronto, ON - Supermarket
5/24 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange ^*
5/26 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar Café *
5/28 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge
5/29 Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge
~ with Extra Happy Ghost!!!
^ with Bones Malones
* with Pistol George Warren