WEDNESDAY, Feb 22 2017 | 8:30 pm

MOZART'S SISTER
TEEN DAZE
VÁKOUM
$10 |
MOZART'S SISTER
Mozart’s Sister - the solo project of Montreal’s Caila Thompson-Hannant - delights in making glittering, celebratory pop with an underlying strain of brittle, claustrophobic energy. Field of Love, her new album is the follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed debut Being.

She began writing for Field of Love in early 2015. Reliving her childhood love of 90’s dance pop she wanted to capture the spirit of that era of pop song. Colourful, cartoonish, goofy but always earnest. The aim was to make something that everyone was invited to and maintain only one rule: follow through on every musical desire she had. The critique could happen later once the fun was finished.

“I wrote Field of Love at a point when I truly did feel I was floating in a field of love. Once I got going the song-writing process happened very easily. As the songs came I realized: oh I really like these. There was a naivety to them and I felt like I could really cut loose when writing”.

Field of Love is due out in early 2017 via Arbutus Records worldwide.






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TEEN DAZE
Themes For Dying Earth is the fifth LP from British Columbia-based artist Teen Daze (Jamison Isaak), and the first to be released through his new label, FLORA.

After last year's foray into vibrant indie-pop, Themes finds Teen Daze returning to more ambient, electronic production with new insight: "I learned so much from the experience making Morning World, it would be a step backwards if I didn't apply it." This comes through in songs like "Lost", "Rising" and the first single, "Cycle", which fuse the synthesized sound of early Teen Daze records with the live energy of his more recent works. Themes is also distinct in its collaborative nature. Jamison has worked with other artists in the past, but never to this degree and expanse: "Making the last record alongside other people helped me realize that inviting additional minds to the creative process brings out the best in me."

Conceptually and thematically, this album is one of Jamison's most personal, navigating topics both intimate and broad: "Much of my work is inspired by nature, and it's scary to think that future generations may not have that same relationship. The album starts with Cycle, a song about my personal experience dealing with anxiety and depression, and it slowly zooms out to cover some of the external forces, like climate change, that are affecting those experiences. After touring last fall, I came home so cynical and worn out, I decided take all the nervous energy I had about the world, and filter it through more optimistic, positive sounds."