Calvin Love

It comes with a bit of emotional pain to reveal, that while he’s the man behind one of this writer’s most rinsed LP’s of the last 5 years (2012’s New Radar), Edmonton based psych-pop crooner Calvin Love just simply hasn’t been featured enough here at TMN. With a new full-length, Super Future, and an accompanying North American tour right around the corner, Love’s been dropping little morsels of celestial sensuality in the form of a slew of shiny singles over the past few months. His latest entry, “Automaton”, sees Love blend a lofi yet powerful rolling bassline with minimal guitar twang and his signature set of reverberant vocal chords to result in a sound drawing equal influence from new-wave and pop, blues and rock. While New Radar employed a much clearer ode to pop on some its most notable tracks, “Automaton” sports a much more tactile and analog feel; focusing instead on Love’s shaky refrain and live instruments rather than his past synth led work. Which in this case, has turned out to be a great thing

We’ve been hooked since first listen, and although we’re a little late to the party, we just couldn’t resist the need to get this one up on our pages. Check out Calvin Love’s upcoming tour dates below, and stream “Automaton” above.

6/13  – Brooklyn, NY | Northside Festival – Baby’s Alright
6/14 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East*
6/16 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz*
6/19 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog*
6/20 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen*
6/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Entry *
6/23 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112*
6/24 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern*
6/25 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret*
6/26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
6/27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar*
6/29 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer*
6/30 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA*
07/01 – San Diego, CA -The Casbah*
07/02 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
07/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
07/05 – Om aha, NE – Slowdown
07/06 – Columbus, MO – Café Berlis
07/08 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
* = w/ Jacco Gardner

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