The Psych Rock Pleasures Of Old Man Canyon
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

  • Posted by: Don Saas



Pysch-rock is (pun half intended) my drug. As much as I'm enjoying this explosion of daring and genre-bending pop music that we've been having the last couple years, give me a nice, textured, swirling rock record, and I'm set for weeks. It's a rich tradition of music from Pink Floyd and the Dead to the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala. And it's finally making the resurgence that it's deserved for a while now. Acid rock is back with a vengeance, and on their new record, Delirium, Vancouver freak-rock act Old Man Canyon finds new space and adventure in that classic tradition.

We've got the exclusive premiere of the record, and if you've got any sort of soft spot in your heart for psychedelia (and trust us, we do), you're going to want to put Delirium in your listening rotation ASAP. Combining the best proggy excess of Portugal. the Man with the electronic acid-tinged rock of Tame Impala's Currents, Delirium sounds like the next logical evolution of psych-pop rock. It continues this decade's dissolution of genre lines, but positions that dissolution as a chameleonic, shifting sonic landscape.

From the embryonic warmth of opening track "Learn To Forget" to the drugged out theatricality of closing track "Sugar City," Delirium takes its listeners on an expansive and lush journey. If you don't have any plans tonight, plop down in your bed, find your best headphones, and let Old Man Canyon take you down to the vibrant dreamscape they conjure on this record. Delirium will be officially out on Friday, 1/15.

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