Fresh Snow’s “I Can’t Die” Is Eternally Menacing Krautrock

The Toronto band’s new album One is out September 9.

Fresh Snow’s “I Can’t Die” Is Eternally Menacing Krautrock Photo by Bella Gwendolyn Giovannini

Fresh Snow is known around their homebase of Toronto for never allowing listeners to get too comfortable with their hybrid take on krautrock: over two previously-released albums (a third, One, is out September 9), the motorik of obvious influences like Neu! and Can are routinely transformed by noise, ambience, and even vocals from members of DIANA and Fucked Up. The latest single "I Can't Die" is a great introduction to their improvisational world: a classic krautrock marathon morphs into something sacred with the introduction of an Italian boy's choir and church organ, and closes with warm psychedelic trails.

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"The song was originally conceived as the theme music for an abandoned bus safety exploitation film of the same name," Fresh Snow's Bradley Davis told The FADER over email. "The musical motif mutated into several different parts that that became this final version taking cues from John Carpenter and Hawkwind."

August 30, 2016
Fresh Snow’s “I Can’t Die” Is Eternally Menacing Krautrock