Slow Down Molasses Burnt Black Cars on LP
Saskatoon’s Slow Down Molasses is a five-piece indie rock collective described as “the Broken Social Scene of the prairies” by Toronto’s Exclaim! Magazine. They take cues from the wide-open spaces of their home, crafting expansive, texture-heavy pop songs that are prone to breaking into storm squalls of drone, delay and feedback.
After the 2012 self-release of their sophomore full-length album Walk Into the Sea (No. 12 on Uncut editor Allan Jones’ personal top 20 records of the year, between Neil Young’s Americana and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp), Slow Down Molasses turned to producer and prairies ex-pat Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes for their forthcoming album Burnt Black Cars.
"The songs on Burnt Black Cars take inspiration from the events of May '68, and from my dad's stories about it," singer-guitarist Tyson McShane explains, "but they're more about the way conflict and societal struggle are an omnipresent backdrop to modern life, and about the normal, human moments that still manage to shine through."
They have developed the dreamy vocal arrangements of Walk Into the Sea, sharpening the songwriting into concise blasts of synth-driven melodies and full-on rock choruses. Burnt Black Cars, out in May 2015 on Culvert Music / Kutu Music, will be Slow Down Molasses’ first international, label-supported release.
Slow Down Molasses Burnt Black Cars Track Listing:
2. Burnt Black Cars
3. Summer Sun
4. Stay Still
5. Resurrection Blues
6. City Sublet
7. Don’t Forget The Youth
9. Underneath The Cobblestones