Arcadia Sound heads west

Well… somewhat west, anyway. We’ll be doing shows in Montreal and Ottawa next week/weekend. Here are the details for those:

  • Thursday May 3th: Montreal @ Piranha Bar w/ Snug, Velvet Glacier & Jacqueline Dumont (Facebook event
  • Saturday May 5th: Ottawa @ Dekcuf w/ Snug, Trees & Haze vs. Fiver (Facebook event

We’ll be debuting some new music as well as a new light show synchronized with our set (assuming my laptop doesn’t explode due to the sheer amount of awesomeness involved).

I’ll also be dropping a Snug DJ set on CHUO.FM Friday night (overnight) so be sure to tune in for that if you happen to be awake.

ECMA electronic no-case showcase

If you’re in the Moncton area for the ECMAs this week swing by the Aberdeen Cultural centre Thursday night for an urban/electronic no-case showcase. I’ll be dropping a couple Snug tunes (live), with James Spray on keys, and then we’ll be switching modes and performing a few Arcadia Sound tunes. Should be a time!

Head on over to the Facebook event page for more info or to toggle your attendance.

Arcadia Sound debut EP out now!

Well after a few busy/stressful weeks it’s finally done and available now on our Bandcamp page.

For the nerd/gear head out there:

  • the vox were all recorded at my home studio through an AKG C414, Universal Audio SOLO/610 pre and MOTU Audio Express interface
  • guitar was all direct, most of it through a little ART tube pre
  • recording and mixing was all done in Ableton Live
  • I’m sad to say that, despite owning several analog synths, everything on the record is digital (and mostly software!). Bob Moog would be disappointed in me, I know.

I’ll add pics of the actual physical product soon but in the meantime here’s the design of the CD:

We’re really stoked to be sharing our music with the world and hope you like it.

Enter Arcadia

It is with great excitement that I announce my newest project, Arcadia:

Arcadia is the brain-child of Adam McLellan (Snug) and James Spray (The WAX). Fueled by a common love of sci-fi, video games and new music the two started collaborating in 2011. Their ideas explore the collision of electronic music with the more conventional genres of rock and pop, resulting in volatile musical experimentation that is as gritty as it is easy to listen to. Watch for their debut EP in early 2012.

We’ve been exploring a lot of interesting ideas – often pushing one another to venture outside of our comfort zones which is always a good way to foster creativity.

Our debut show (as it stands) is March 22nd @ The Capital in Fredericton, NB, but we’ll likely make a debut in Halifax sometime over the Winter if we can find an appropriate venue.

We actually have enough for an EP now but want to let the material mature a little bit before releasing it officially. In the meantime you can find a couple demos on our SoundCloud page and we’ll be posting more over the next couple of months.

Latest tracks by Arcadia Sound

If you like what you hear then please click the “Like” button over on our Facebook page.