Vancouver native Old Man Canyon is bringing his dreamy psych-pop to St. Catharines tomorrow night, playing Warehouse in support of his recent album and single.

A Grand Facade, the sophomore follow up to 2016’s debut Delerium, is an energetic collection of songs that showcases his growth and highlights relatable themes. “Runaway”, the first single from the album, takes his listeners on a personal journey.

We caught up with Jett Pace of Old Man Canyon to learn a bit about the band’s sound evolution and live show experience.

From The Strait: Describe the evolution from your 2016 album, Delerium and your latest album, A Grand Facade?

Jett Pace: The biggest difference in evolution from Delirium to A Grand Facade was the way they were made and the amount of work I took on myself in crafting the records. With Delirium, I recorded it all with a producer at a studio in San Diego and largely handed off the overall “sound” of the record to the producer. When I began writing and recording the songs for AGF, I decided I would take on all the production/Recording/instrumentation myself. I’ve always felt so much more freedom to experiment and find the right energy in the songs, when I’m alone in my own space away from the pressures or time restraints that a studio/producer recording session usually enforces.

FTS: You’ve toured extensively across North America – what/where was your best show experience?

JP: We had the privilege of opening for Foster the People at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver a few years back, which certainly was the biggest show we’ve ever played. Another memorable show was in New York at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, when we opened for The Paper Kites on their sold out North American tour. It’s always such a pleasure to play to a full room in an iconic venue.

FTS: What would be your dream venue, and dream band to play with?

JP: I would love to play with Tame Impala or Unknown Mortal Orchestra at some point. It’s pretty hard to pick just one dream venue, as there’s just so damn many. But I’ve always loved The Fox Theatre in San Francisco, so let’s say that one!!

FTS: If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

JP: Luckily, One of the most amazing things about making music is that I also get to pursue all my other interests. I love to paint and write and create music videos, all of which I’m always in the process of doing, as it all ties back into creating the aesthetics around the music.

FTS: Tell us what we can expect from your live show at Warehouse.

JP: I hope all expectations are exceeded, but in the case there are expectations, the live show will feature songs from all our albums, and with our new record now in the set, the entire energy has really become more upbeat, and I hope a psychedelic dreamy experience that allows for you to escape the mundane and free your mind, at least for a moment.

Check out the video for Runaway, and grab your tickets to tomorrow night’s show at Warehouse.


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