Published Jun 17, 2016You may recognize Chris Koster from his lead guitarist role with Ontario rock'n'rollers the Glorious Sons, but he's showcasing a different musical side under the solo moniker Space Cadet. The project's inaugural offering Win Win is out next week, and you can give the upcoming album an early listen right now.
The collection of tunes was born out of a string of drunken, late-night 16-track recorder sessions at his home, but Koster has now cobbled together a cohesive full-length. Taking the Hemmingway approach of "write drunk, edit sober," the initial ideas have been honed into a quirky electro-tinged set of songs.
A number of fellow Kingston musicians appear on the album, including Jonathan Stewart on saxophone and Danielle Lennon on violin, plus vocal contributions from Glorious Sons bandmate Brett Emmons, Hands & Teeth's Natasha Pasternak and Emily Fennell.
At the centre of each song, though, is Koster's newly embraced alter-ego Space Cadet — a persona he describes as someone who "could say what ever that little drunk monkey inside of him felt at any given time."
Hear that get channelled into Win Win by listening to the record below. It's officially out on June 24.