Published May 21, 2015In addition to playing in Dan Mangan's band Blacksmith, guitarist Gord Grdina and drummer Kenton Loewen play together in a host of projects, including the free-rock duo Peregrine Falls. The Vancouverites released an EP called Two Fish last year, and now they've rolled out a video for the cut "Barrel Fire."
The abstract instrument cut sports jazzy, tumbling grooves with complex, tightly-wound avant-blues licks. This provides the frantic soundtrack for a portrait of decades past, as the accompanying visuals consist of scratchy black and white archival footage and some old nature docs. There's not a clear message or narrative to all of the visuals, but it's an interesting glimpse into what life was like in the early-middle 20th century.
The video was made by Jamie-Leigh Gonzales. Scroll past Peregrine Falls' tour schedule to watch it below.
06/05 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre (Levitation Festival) *
06/20 Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall (Winnipeg Jazz Festival)
06/26 Vancouver, BC - Ironworks (Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
06/27 Ottawa, ON - TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (Laurier Avenue Music Stage)
* with A Place to Bury Strangers