Calvin Love

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After head turning performances at Field Trip in Toronto and Northside Festival in Brooklyn, Calvin Love recently wrapped up a successful North American tour with Netherlands’ Jacco Gardner. In September, the Toronto-based songwriter will return to the road for North American dates with Mikal Cronin. To coincide with the announcement, Calvin is also sharing his new video for “You & I.” Recorded live at David Dunlap Observatory in Toronto, the video was shot by fashion photographers Raina + Wilson. Check out the new music video, complete list of tour dates, and Super Future details below.

Calvin Love 2015 Tour Dates
9/13 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall %
9/14 Cleveland, OH – Euclid Tavern %
9/15 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place %
9/16 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall %
9/17 Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal at Fairmount %
9/18 Allston, MA – Great Scott %
9/19 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl %
9/20 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater  %
9/22 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall %

% = w/ Mikal Cronin and The Cairo gang

Calvin on Super Future:

Super Future is a projection of my hopes & dreams, a snapshot into my life, a time capsule of work to reflect upon,” says Calvin. “My vision highway to self- discovery through song, love, and experience. Driving the dream through the confound paths of outside influences & expectations. Keeping a straight line through the darkness, with only one headlight and knowing that the strange, the beautiful and the unknown are nothing but my best friend.”

Only once with every blue moon comes an artist that seems so familiar yet out of space as Calvin Love. On Super Future, his first album for Arts & Crafts, the young charmer from Edmonton, Alberta, steeps songs of psychedelic wisdom in celestial sensuality. Calvin Love arrives an enigma, a strutting, crooning contradiction: as menacing as he is magnetic, like sex and murder wrapped together in a trench coat. With coolness that defies contrivance, Love links sounds and images of science-fiction vintage with an auspicious version of the future. The music drips with crystal aura, blending obsession with the beauty of artifice and the inner systems of real and natural things. It’s this infallible match of the authentic to the inventive that make Calvin Love’s Super Future so strange and inviting.

Calvin does it all with convincing ease, a crooked handsomeness belying his wide-eyed honesty and the curios experimentation of these tunes. First single “Daydream” makes landfall with near-tropical humidity: cavernous, scuttling drum lines echo Calvin’s lilting vocals and stalactite guitar phrasing, exposing how nimbly he moves from sunny to gritty climes. The urgent “Creepin” races at a siren’s pace, with bursts of fractured guitar framing its more primal, animistic, punk rock personality. The music is at all times seductive: disordered but intuitive, faulted if not feeling for just the right fractions of distortion and balladry. Performed and recorded entirely by Calvin Love at his Cool Creep Studios in Edmonton, Super Future distinguishes him from the lineage of hometown cronies like Mac DeMarco, TOPS, Alex Calder, and Sean Nicholas Savage. Suave and demented, nostalgic and otherworldly, with Super Future Calvin Love casts a black light shadow on the white of sun-soaked skies.

Calvin Love Album

Super Future Tracklisting

1. Girl
2. The Rush
3. Automaton
4. I Wanna Know
5. Calls From Jupiter
6. Luna
7. Daydream
8. Down The Well
9. Creepin
10. You & I