OLD MAN CANYON
Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon returns with the sun-dappled electronic dream pop of their sophomore album, A Grand Facade. Since their formation in 2012, the band led by multi-instrumentalist mastermind Jett Pace have embarked on a series of tours across North America, sharing stages with artists such as Foster The People, Boy & Bear, and a sold out tour with Australia’s Paper Kites.
A Grand Facade may sound like a breezy trip through matters of the heart, yet Pace gazes inwards and outwards simultaneously while questioning what truly lies beneath. “This album could be described as a satirical commentary on the state of the world,” says Pace. “Sometimes it feels like everyone is on vacation in their mind, sipping on a mai tai while the world burns behind them. We all turn a blind eye to the nature of things happening around us so I’m trying to bring attention to our mindset and our inclination to run away from problems and to see we have the ability to change it. The boat needs to get rocked a bit for people to wake up.”