Ghostly vibes find their way into his songs that possess a certain sense of urgency, as is unmistakably evident on his lead single, title track Strange Dreams. Click play over there -->
Tight rhythms tie down whirling guitars, sparkling textures bounce off of timeless melodies, and ambition beyond humble means are realized in Alex Calder's Strange Dreams.
Strange Dreams takes a confident step forward from Calder’s previous release and brings the focus and ambition of Alex’s songwriting to all aspects of his music.
The record delivers, while still maintaining the youthful humor that has become his trademark.
His sophomore release...
...with Captured Tracks is as familiar as it is foreign – bringing together both infectious melodies and texture to create tidy, acid-induced pop sequences.
Strange Dreams Video
Watch the video teaser over to the right
Edmonton, Canada is better known for its oil exports than its songwriters. However, 23 year old Alex Calder is taking a strong step towards this changing. Shifting to Vancouver saw Alex pairing with fellow Edmontonion Mac Demarco (that’s Alex as the female lead in the “Only You” video) playing in Makeout Videotape, scraping by, sleeping on couches and washing dishes.
A move back to his mom’s in Edmonton was when Calder began to write and record his own material honing his craft only ever showing close friends his work.
To call his music lazy would be misdirected however, the sense of dragging is delicately addressed in almost voyeuristic detail. Intimate handclaps and shakers make it easy for one to visualize the living room from which it came as Calder questions what to do with his time both literally and existentially.
- Strange Dreams Video Compilation
- 01 Retract
- 02 Strange Dreams
- 03 Out of My Head
- 04 Memory Resolve
- 05 The Morning
- 06 Marcel
- 07 Lola
- 08 No Device
- 09 Life Purpose (featuring Caitlin Loney)
- 10 Midlife Holiday
- 11 Someone