As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2016.
Fresh Snow‘s second album, One, came out a couple of months ago and we just can’t put it down. Lead single ‘I Can’t Die’ was the first song to tantalize us and the Toronto quartet have just unveiled a video for it. The song opens intensely with explosive krautrock-driven drums and fuzzy guitars quickly turning to a more hypnotic and serene affair, wrapped in obscure beauty. Watch the video below. Benjamin Portas directs.
One is out now via Hand Drawn Dracula.
Fresh Snow stole our hearts last year with Won, an EP of EPic proportions. The Toronto based quartet seamlessly incorporates elements of krautrock, noise, psych rock and melodic pop to create a truly innovative, powerful and entrancing sound. With a much anticipated second album due out on Friday, we asked them to put together a mixtape for us of some of the artists and bands that have inspired them and the heady mix they sent us offers a peek at the myriad influences at work in their own music. Make sure you grab their album, and right now, press play and crank up the volume!
There’s exciting news of a second full-length album from Fresh Snow arriving next week. Entitled One, the effort follows last year’s tremendous Won EP, which was a favourite of ours and has never really left our stereo. Promising their usual masterful and mesmeric fusion of genres like krautrock, noise, psych and rock, One also sees the quartet continuing to push their own boundaries, to craft an album that is more confrontational but also more accessible than their previous work. The album “is both structured and instinctual, made without ego or fear of alienating its listeners”, described the band. “Noise and texture is always prevalent, however minimalism is newly explored in places throughout the album, alongside electronic treatments, and English / French vocals.”
One was recorded in a barn in Ontario with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and it drops on September 9th via Hand Drawn Dracula. Lead single ‘I Can’t Die’ serves as the first taste of the musical magic Fresh Snow have in store for us. The track opens intensely and explosively with krautrock-driven drums and fuzzy guitars quickly shifting into a hypnotic and serene affair, enveloped in sinister and shimmering beauty. Listen to it below. Again and again.
Toronto’s four-piece Fresh Snow released their tremendous Won EP last September and we just can’t put it down. One of the EP’s strikingly spectacular tracks, ‘King Twink Rides Again’, is being offered with a video directed by Craig Orrett/Sturdy Films. Watch it now.
Won is out now via Hand Drawn Dracula.
A month in from the release of Won, the new EP from Toronto’s four-piece Fresh Snow, they have unleashed a fittingly cinematic and epic video for the album’s intensely beautiful, hypnotic and fierce closing track ‘Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth’, featuring guest Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) on vocals. Ghostprom directs. Watch it below.