Stream Calvin Love’s Highway Transmissions Cassette

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Side A of Highway Transmissions, the new tape from Edmonton-based songwriter Calvin Love, was recorded live at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn during last year’s CMJ marathon. He played a tight set of off-kilter guitar jams, including highlights from his New Radar LP and two tracks from his most recent 7-inch. The flip side of the cassette is less focused but just as engaging; it contains a bunch of home-recordings Love made between 2007 and now—a manic collection of crudely-rendered rock songs and fragmented sonics. About 50 minutes in, an emotionally-vacant female voice starts reading a poem over some solemn keyboard chords, making for a sad, spooky, kind-of-perfect ending. Stream the whole thing below, and pick up a physical tape over at Hit City USA, which is releasing it as part of their “Nice Touch” mixtape series. Love also just announced a North American tour with Montreal pop band TOPS; those dates are below.

Stream: Calvin Love’s Highway Transmissions Tape

Tourdates:
03/01 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC *
03/03 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
03/05 – New Parish Music Hall – San Diego, CA 

03/06 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA #
03/08 – Black Market – El Paso, TX
03/09 – Old No2 – Laredo, TX
03/14 – Panache SXSW Showcase @ Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
03/18 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS #

03/20 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL #

03/21 – PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI #

03/22 – Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON #

03/24 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY#

03/25 – DC 9 – Washington, DC #

03/26 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #

03/27 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT #

03/28 – Drones Club – Montreal, QC #

06/19-21 – NXNE – Toronto, ON



* with DJ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap

# with Tops

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  1. H. Dando says:

    Love “Highway Dancer”! Great tune………………..

  2. KG says:

    So dope.