This past fall, Caila Thompson-Hannant, the brains behind Montreal-based Mozart's Sister, teased two tracks off her upcoming LP, Field of Love. Both “Eternally Girl” and “Angel” feature her beguiling vocals as well as a gorgeous labyrinth of synths, making for a achingly stunning pop production. Thompson-Hannant will debut her material a day early as she kicks off her tour in New York on February 16 for a performance at Silent Barn with Teen Daze. After that she’ll, head back up to Canada for before hitting up Los Angeles on her way to SXSW.
Listen to “Angel” below. Field of Love will be released February 17 via Arbutus Records.
Wide-ranging Montreal label, Arbutus Records, is widening its range further by releasing a two-part novel by Trevor Barton. The novel pairs two separate fictional narratives, Derive and The Lifeguard Suite. Derive is something of a thought experiment, a look at what Guy Debord's notion of the derive looks like in the internet age. In it, Barton drifts through the world without ever leaving his room, gaining the urban life experience that Debord talked about via screenshotting images from around the world. The Lifeguard Suite follows, focusing more concretely on the interplay between life and death.
You can check out some of Barton's poems, in A/V form, below. Derive / The Lifeguard Suite is out August 27 on Arbutus. There will be some launch parties as well-- those dates and locations are after the jump.