Silver Pools Unveils Debut LP, Premieres "Leap Year" Video

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Mar 29, 2016

Toronto-based musician Todd Macdonald is set to make his debut as Silver Pools, having just revealed plans for the project's first full-length. Titled Memoirs of an Oblong Sphere, the album is due out on April 22 both digitally and as a cassette through UR Audiovisual.
After his old band the Winks disintegrated in 2010, Macdonald put his mandolin-playing, songwriting and producing talents to work, laying the foundations for the current project. Vocals, mandolin and other sounds were captured at his home, while the pianos and drums were recorded in a Montreal studio. As for the inspiration behind the music, he cites the Cure's Disintegration, David Bowie's Space Odyssey and French ambient musician Colleen.
Macdonald moulds the sound into his own, then layers the sonic energy of the songs with thematic imagery of climate change, collective memory and growing distance between loved ones.
You can get an initial introduction to the new album by listening to the lead single "Leap Year." It's even been given the video treatment and pays homage to Rodney Graham's film Halcyon Sleep.

You can see the melancholic, seabound clip right now in the player below. Scroll past Silver Pools' upcoming live shows to give it a watch.

Tour dates:

04/14 Guelph, ON – The Golden Bus
04/15 Toronto, ON – Secret Venue
04/16 Kitchener, ON – TBD
04/17 Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
04/21 Toronto, ON – Handlebar (album release show)
04/23 Montreal, QC – La Plante

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