It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my other favorite Saskatchewan band, Slow Down Molasses. It turns out the shoegazing post-rockers have been keeping busy in the studio, recently finishing the recording of their second album. Due out sometime in early 2014 is the best bet at this point, the album was mixed by Jace Lasek of Besnard Lakes.
I got access to a couple of tracks off the new disc, and I think we’re all in for a treat, folks. Growling, grumbling guitars, subtle throaty darkness, deep tones that burrow into your inner organs and stay with you for hours. A treat indeed.
Slow Down Molasses do not have a massive itinerary this summer, likely opting to hold off a major tour until the new album is released, but they are playing a trio of festivals in the region. MoSoFest this weekend in Saskatoon. Later July for Gateway in Bengough, Saskatchewan. And most importantly to yours truly, they’ll be performing a set at Sled Island. Saturday the 22nd during the Saved By Vinyl Hangover Party (Palomino). Set time 1PM. The band tweeted that most of the set will be new material, should be incredible! You can bet I’ll be in the crowd, say hi if you run into me.
And while you’re patiently waiting for that new album, check out some of their performance at the JunoFest earlier this year above (playing the track “Summer Sun”).