Our pals Most People are heading east this weekend - making the drive all the way to the coast to participate in Wavelength's first-ever Halifax Pop Explosion showcase! The long-running festival is one of the Canadian indie nation's best annual parties, and we are very excited to participate. Toronto has seen Most People mesmerize audiences everywhere from Feast in the East to Silent Shout to Wavelength's own NICE partay and our recent Island Show; Pop Montreal got a taste this past month, and now it's Halifax's turn.
Brian Chase is likely best known to the music-listening public as the drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the dance-punk trio that came to prominence as part of the “Yes New York” scene circa 2003 – yet he’s also an accomplished and prolific experimental musician. While the YYYs lay low after promoting their fourth record, 2013’s Mosquito, singer Karen O has jumped back on the tour circuit in support of her emotive solo album Crush Songs, guitarist Nick Zinner is out there producing, DJing and collaborating, and Chase has delved back into collaborating and creating work of a more abstract and immersive nature. Drums & Drones is his “sonic/optic” collab with projection artist Ursula Scherrer, and Wavelength is pleased to co-present its Canadian premiere this Friday (Oct. 17) as part of the X Avant Festival. Wavelength’s Jonny Dovercourt spoke to Brian about all things Drummy & Droney.