Vancity isn't exactly known for releasing genre-pushing, edgy electro artists these days. Surf rock? Yes. Cool new songwriters a la SOHN and FYFE? No.
(Side note: what's with all the capitalized stylings of band names these days? Do you want me to shout your name when I tell people about you?)
Anyway, this is what makes the recent appearance of DRALMS so exciting. I'm definitely proud to hear such amazing stuff coming from my hometown. Represent!
"Divisions of Labor" is brooding, atmospheric, calculated, and sultry. Layer upon layer build into an all-encompassing climax -- you can't ask for much more.
DRALMS is the latest project for songwriter Christopher Smith, along with long-time collaborators Shaunn Watt, William Kendrick and Peter Carruthers.
He's playing a couple of shows in BC this summer, including Ponderosa festival, so if you're in the area, don't miss out! He's also working on a new record this fall at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, BC with John Raham.