Dark psych-folk outfit Mirror Lake only recently started gigging around their native Vancouver, but bandleader Bryce Janssens has been working on the project since 2010, so much so that the young group already have a 12-inch EP on the horizon. The West Coast act’s debut offering, The Last of the Summer Wine, will be issued by the Storyboard Label on September 11.
A press release from the imprint explains that the music on the six-song set was first whipped up by Janssens in a friend’s garage, but slowly he began entering the studio with a handful of collaborators to track the EP. The mini-effort is described as featuring a “beautiful and dynamic selection of songs burying deep undertones of psychedelia and dark, folk-tinged rock and roll.”
You can check out the whole thing, from the Black Mountain-esque stoner stomp “You Can’t Win” to the eerie and rustic wagon trail clinker “Old River,” in the SoundCloud player down below.
A compilation of Vancouver bands making waves that you probably haven’t heard yet. Representing 3 SBL artists: Mirror Lake, Hard Drugs, and Men at Adventure. Good listening.
Public Transit is a new Canadian band compilation series by Winnie Cooper, Glory Days, and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! + DJ Matty C of the White Light Mixes. Public Transit 001 focuses on local Vancouver bands. Public Transit 002 and 003 will also focus on Vancouver bands and will be released B.C. Day and Labour Day Long Weekend. In the fall Public Transit will focus on a different Canadian city – and the bands living and performing in those cities – for every Public Transit upcoming release.