Dumb Angel, a supergroup of veteran Saskatoon, Canada musicians and inner-space explorers led by singer-songwriter Shaun Mason, will be releasing their highly anticipated fifth album Dumb Angel in Spring 2018. The group's sound has evolved dramatically since 2006’s Ghost Dance from Nick Drake-inspired folk to the shimmering full-band voyages reminiscent of “Dennis Wilson jamming with Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd” on full display with the new album.
Recorded and produced by S.J. Kardash (Shooting Guns, Sheepdogs, The Deep Dark Woods), Dumb Angel follows up 2015’s Broken Glass and takes the group’s mix of sun-kissed psychedelia and confessional lyricism to new heights. Dumb Angel sees the group taking a bold and unique approach to the album-making process, re-recording their 2008 album I Woke Up This Morning in its entirety, and transforming it from its sparse, lo-fi acoustic original form, to a vibrant, sprawling, and multi-layered opus. Meditative, drifting songs of longing and loss carried by layers of spaced-out vocal harmonies, swirling washes of guitars, dazed pedal steel, and luminous Rhodes keyboard all combine to recall “Mojave 3 and Spiritualized at their most joyous” (Line of Best Fit). The band will be touring across Canada throughout 2018 in conjunction with the official album release.
RIYL: The Verve, Echo & The Bunnymen, John Martyn, Jonathan Wilson.
"Fans of Mojave 3 and Spiritualized at their most joyous may want to take note." - The Line of Best Fit
“On his latest album Shaun Mason fully inhabits sun-kissed psychedelic pop that meanders yet never loses its purpose. Dumb Angel has always leaned heavily on heavenly vocal harmonies, and on “Wanted, Needed, Loved” – the first offering from the forthcoming Broken Glass – Mason manages to weave a complicated web of harmony that is blissful and poignant and still somehow manages to squeeze in a lil’ bit of fist-pumping rock goodness in as well.” - Ominocity
“We recently came across his new single Sometimes When I’m Alone via Clamour Records and we can’t seem to take this sucker off repeat.” - THE iNDiE MACHiNE
“Recorded and co-produced by S.J. Kardash (the Deep Dark Woods, The Sheepdogs, Reignwolf) … (Broken Glass) … continues his evolution from stripped-down singer-songwriter to band leader, as the soundscape features harmonies, pedal steel, keys, percussion and layered guitars (and) resembles what it would sound like if Dennis Wilson jammed with Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd.” - Exclaim.ca
"(A) work of folky acoustica with occasional pop and rock elements - and a hint of spacey psychedelia … a really good album with much to explore and much to recommend."
- Terrascope, on Eight Moments of Spring
“Dumb Angel was always good --- but he’s really found his moment in time, well, eight of them really, with this album. It’s not only one of the best recent albums of its kind, but also one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.” - Planet S, on Eight Moments of Spring
“A collection of beautiful folk songs.” - Bloody Underrated, on Eight Moments of Spring
“On his third full-length, Mason revisits his usual spaced-out folk muse, but adds a welcome layer of dynamics and musicianship.” - Ominocity, on Eight Moments of Spring
“This lovely and haunting 70s-tinged album…recalls everything from the Velvet Underground's third to Mazzy Star's first." - New Canadian Music, on Eight Moments of Spring
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