Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen's dreamlike lyrics and lucid guitar tones provide the inspiration for the colorful world created in this fabulous, psychedelic freak out of a video for "Peace on the Rise". The track is from his latest album Diaper Island, out now via Sub Pop.
Chad VanGaalen (born 1977) is a Canadian musician and artist from Calgary, Alberta. Following a few scattered independent releases, done mostly on homemade CDs with hand-drawn art, VanGaalen released Infiniheart (2004) on Canadian independent label Flemish Eye. Infiniheart, a collection of songs selected from recordings made in his bedroom/makeshift studio, was picked up in 2005 by indie label Sub Pop. In late 2005, the album was re-released with a bonus six-song EP entitled Green Beans. In 2008 VanGaalen recorded the debut album of Women as well as their second album. VanGaalen is also an illustrator and animator, and has made his own album artwork and animated music videos to accompany several of his songs, including "Clinically Dead", "Flower Gardens", "Red Hot Drops", and "Molten Light", as well as the Love as Laughter song "Dirty Lives". He has also designed album covers for other artists, including Shout Out Out Out Out's Not Saying/Just Saying. VanGaalen's video for "Molten Light" was featured on Aux.tv.