Brad Weber will be familiar to some of you in the way that you’ll have seen him on-stage pounding the skins at Caribou live shows.
The Ontario’s own music is released under the name Pick A Piper and a new album Distance arrives on March 3rd, influenced by his travels.
A bewitching slow-rave travelogue of sounds and stories picked up along the way, it’s a record that simmers with both the excitement of adventuring to these locales, and the melancholy of the people you leave behind to visit them. “It’s a great source of heartache, but also a great source of joy,” Weber explains of an album “about trying to balance connectivity with chronically being away.”
‘Nikko’ is a syth-swirling arpeggio with tough drums and low-end perhaps also informed by Dan Snaith’s other project Daphni and his involvement with Caribou.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.