September 21, 2016
Chad VanGaalen started making music videos after he became globally known as a spirited folk experimentalist from Calgary. Eventually, visuals for bands like Shabazz Palaces and METZ, as well as his owns songs, would gain renown. His video for Timber Timbre's "Beat The Drum Slowly" also won the 2015 Prism Prize, an award for best Canadian music video of the year.
So his animated video for Tanya Tagaq's new single "Centre" featuring Shad (a song The FADER premiered) features many of his trademarks: wonderful creatures in a strange worlds that blend into each other in a psychedelic cauldron of galaxies. Watch it above via Stereogum. Tanya Tagaq's new album Retribution is out October 21.