Published Nov 15, 2018Old Man Canyon delivered Delirium in 2016, and now the Vancouver group are ready to unveil the follow-up. A Grand Facade is due out tomorrow (November 16), but Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to it right now.
The new record hears the band expanding upon their electronic and psych-pop vibes, with contributions from Wake Owl's Colyn Cameron and Malcolm Dow.
Old Man Canyon frontman Jett Pace has been collection vintage recording gear and researching how his favourite recordings captured their specific sounds, and that new technical understanding informed the latest batch of songs, which were written, recorded and produced by the project leader.
The title popped into his head as he finished up a painting, which he then went on to use for the album art.
"To me, the facade is nothing else but that which attempts to blur the truth," Pace explained in a statement. "It's the voice inside that calls us back to our old ways, to broken versions begging to see the light again. The facade is in the allure of the material world and all that it promises. It is in the chasms of self-doubt, which tells us we are not enough. It can be found where all trickery is born, in the womb of fear. Fortunately, just like any disease, the symptoms eventually force one to begin questioning the cause of it all."
Listen to A Grand Facade below. It's officially out on Friday.