Arts & Crafts Announce UK/EU Release Of Snowblink’s ‘Inner Classics’ Out 8th October, Premiere ‘Black + White Mountains’ Video + Free Mp3
Meet Snowblink, a Toronto-via-California duo that makes atmospheric electronic pop along the lines of Bat For Lashes, Chairlift and Jenny Lewis. Arts & Crafts are proud to announce the release of Snowblink’s new album ‘Inner Classics’ in the UK and Europe 8th October.
Sophomore album ‘Inner Classics’ was co-produced by the band and Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou) and mixed by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre). Fresh off the back of supporting Cold Specks and Feist in North America, Snowblink have premiered their new video ‘Black & White Mountains’ exclusively on The Guardian today.
Watch the Twin Peakseque video, all burning outlines and antler-adorned guitars here, the perfect accompaniment to the gentle soaring pop of ‘Black & White Mountains’:
Download ‘Black & White Mountains’:
In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were MGMT) to the current acclaimed duo with Dan Goldman.
Snowblink quickly became “one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene” (CBC), opening for Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras on extended tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. The Globe and Mail describes them as “dreamy electric folk . . . a sort of deep-woods Jenny Lewis or Leslie Feist.” Their debut record, ‘Long Live’, was named an “essential release” by The Sunday Times, and was granted four NNNN’s from NOW magazine in Toronto.
Written in a cottage on Lake Erie in winter, an attic studio in Toronto in the early spring, and a guest house in Malibu, California in the summer while listening to a live feed of whales singing off the coast of Maui, ‘Inner Classics’ represents Gesundheit’s first body of work since moving to Canada. The album title itself is inspired by the ‘Inner Classic’, or Huang Di Nei Jing, a Traditional Chinese Medicine text written by several anonymous authors between 300 and 100 B.C.E.
Recorded in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles, guest players on the record include friends and past collaborators of the band Barbara Gruska (Jenny Lewis Band, The Belle Brigade), Ryan Driver (Sandro Perri), Thom Gill (Owen Pallett), Misha Bower(Bruce Peninsula), and Caley Monahon-Ward (Extra Life).
‘Inner Classics’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on 8th October, 2012.
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“One of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene.” – CBC
“[Gesundheit’s] voice is extraordinary. It hangs in midair, seemingly unconnected to any human source” – Sunday Times
“Gesundheit’s voice is clean, pure and feels the epitome of carefree as it loops and lilts through the laid-back melodies, clearly a formidable instrument but never showing off” -Chromewaves
“Snowblink offers shadowy folk-pop with hints of Animal Collective and old Phil Spector sides.” -Time Out New York
“Backbreakingly gorgeous words and their airy movements appear before us as startlingly as new colors or languages would. It’s quite spectacular and right.” -Daytrotter