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Role Mach – Travels in the Interior Districts

Role Mach - Travels in the Interior Districts
Gal Gracen‘s Blue Hearts in Exile was one of the best Vancouver releases of 2013, and now frontman Patrick Geraghty’s long-running band Role Mach have unveiled an EP.

As I wrote about for Exclaim!, Travels in the Interior Districts is out in March. My favourite tracks are the reverb-swathed ballads, which sound a bit like Gal Gracen. Closing cut “Shanklin Down” is particularly brilliant.

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Gal Gracen – “Sylvan Tragedy”

Gal Gracen
Now that Apollo Ghosts are breaking up, Vancouver is looking for a successor to claim the title of best local live act.

I nominate Gal Gracen, a band that recently released an excellent tape called Blue Hearts in Exile through Green Burrito Records. My favourite track, “Sylvan Tragedy,” is below.

I interviewed frontman Patrick Geraghty for this month’s issue of BeatRoute.

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Gal Gracen – “∞”

Gal Gracen
Gal Gracen is a new band led by Role Mach‘s Patrick Geraghty. The live lineup, which also features Adrian Teacher of Apollo Ghosts and local boob Jay Arner, has only performed once, but it was so fucking good. It was easily the best show I saw at this past Music Waste, so I’m pretty happy that the band is finally recording and releasing some music.

The lovely dreampop number “∞” is below.

The photo was stolen from Kate Henderson.

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Deeper than the aqueducts

In non-stripped-down form
Whenever I’ve seen Vancouver’s Role Mach live, the lineup has included a horn section assisting the band in lengthy psych-infused circus punk jams. But “Montana” is totally stripped back, featuring a guitar playing chiming licks while a bassist and drummer lay down a simple, steady rhythm. Combine that with some Lou Reed-esque vocals and a wordless hook and you’ve got an effectively understated winner.

This one comes from CiTR Pop Alliance Compilation, Vol. 2, which came out via Mint. I wrote about it for Exclaim! (twice).

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