Music News Monday: Chilly Gonzales pairs with Boys Noize, Sloan issues double album.

Jul 21, 2014

We’ve made it to the dead centre of summer, full of heat, dust, and mosquitos, but there’s new growth on the horizon from some Canadian music champions.

Octave Minds (Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzales) – “In Silence”

In another collaborative effort for composer Chilly Gonzales is working with German EDM producer and DJ, Boys Noize in a new collaboration called Octave Minds.

Their debut track “In Silence” dropped last week. Their disc is set for release this September through BoysNoize Records.

While Gonzales and Boys Noise come together, Sloan celebrates the individuals of their group, creating a double album, each side corresponding to one band member.

Commonwealth, out September 9, is the long-awaited double album Sloan has made hints about for over a year.

A closer look at the cover reveals the faces on the cards are akin to the likeness of each Sloan band member.

Listen to their single “Keep Swinging (Downtown)” below:

Sloan – “Keep Swinging (Downtown)”

Commonwealth will be released through Yep Roc Records and will include 15 tracks.

Sloan just wrapped up with Pemberton Music Festival. Catch them this summer on their last tour dates!

August 9 – Lewisporte, NL
August 16 – Toronto, ON

– Leyland Bradley 

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About the Author

Leyland Bradley

Born in Halifax and raised in small town Alberta, Leyland is happily enjoying the big city life. When she's not writing for NMC, Leyland is either watching German movies or dreaming about running through forests.

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