Library Voices will release Summer of Lust on August 23. Check out a new song titled "Generation...
Library Voices is a eight piece pop collective from Regina, Saskatchewan. Blending tremolo soaked guitars with analog synths, vintage organs, circuit bent electronics, accordion, saxophone, strings, theremin, Tenori-on, and glockenspiel, their songs play out like an AM radio jingle; mixing the best of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and today.
Since forming in spring of 2008, the group has operated at a feverish pace. They’ve been heralded by SPIN as an “undiscovered band you need to hear now”. They have been featured in The New Yorker. They have shared the stage with Stars, Chad Vangaalen, Plants & Animals, and Blitzen Trapper. They have performed at Sled Island, Regina Folk Festival, WCMA, CMW, and Ness Creek. They’ve received generous airplay on the CBC and BBC, reaching 3 on the Radio 3 charts and breaking the top 30 on Canadian campus radio. They also won a Radio 3 Bucky award, have been mugged twice, and had their van robbed once.
Library Voices debut EP. Hunting Ghosts & Other Collected Shorts, offers a clear and concise introduction to the collective. The groups song writing objectives are evident, bridging sophisticated pop hooks and melodies with complex harmonies and anthemic sing along choruses. Lyrically the album strays from bubblegum, addressing late night escapades, panic attacks, and the construct of home. The record is also laced with pop culture references, including nods to Tom Waits and Evan Dando, as well as contemporary literature notables Paulo Coehlo, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Nick Flynn, and the late Kurt Vonnegut. Hunting Ghosts & Other Collected Shorts was produced by Library Voices and Orion Paradis at SoulSoundStudios in Regina. The studio was constructed in a century old structure that once a Jewish funeral home. The control both had served as the room where bodies were prepared. An inscription still rests above the entrance that translates to “house of truth and loving kindness.”