Since their incarnation in 2010, Toronto-based quartet Decades has steadily shed the no-frills garage rock that marked their beginnings, embracing a pulsing, hypnotic tone that dilates into the ethereal. Anchored by the elegiac vocals of frontman Mike Kaminski, Decades is crafting a singular brand of shoegaze-inflected rock that recalls the likes of ’80s and ’90s Brit-pop. After a turn playing at Canada’s CMW festival last week alongside Savages and Suuns, Decades’ self-titled debut album is slated for release on April 30 (via White Girl Records). Their follow-up to their first music video release (the charged, synth-driven “Tonight Again“) is the video for “In Sequins,” a haunting lament on a love seemingly out of grasp, which we’re thrilled to premiere today. [Source]
“I don’t wanna go out until the sun is out. I just want to be cold, on the horizon. Its just me and my pillow, although we’re dead sick of the cold. I don’t want to tell you my stories, I don’t want to talk about dreams, I just want to fold my eyes, into my sleepy seeds. You know, we’ll never be friends, but that’s the thing about us; we find love in chaos.” – Lowell.
The origin of the word Lowell in both English and French means Wolf Cub.
Lowell had been working in the studio with Martin Terefe, Grammy award winning producer and member of the Apparatjik collective (Magne F (Aha), Guy Berryman (Coldplay) and Jonas Bjerre (MEW)). Terefe and the young Canadian artist ended up duetting together for Apparatjik’s Everybody Is One Bar project, whereby fans and other artists were encouraged to re-work tracks that would later appear on the bands second album, “Square Peg In A Round Hole”. Apparatjik immediately realised they had found a close musical relative; Lowell came from the snow just like them you see…
Martin and Lowell were soon joined by the rest of Apparatjik and after a four day recording session her debut EP was finished. “Shake Him Off” is the first song from the forthcoming mini-album to see the light of day. The percussion was recorded in Lowell’s bedroom in Toronto using pots and pans before being worked on with Apparatjik.
View Lowell’s homemade video which accompanies the track here:
The new video for Yet Again taken from Grizzly Bear’s album Shields, out now. Executive produced by The Creators Project in partnership with Warp Records, the video was directed by Emily Kai Bock and shot in Toronto.