Having conceived a scattered bunch of schizoid acoustic tracks at the Groovy Shoebox (RIP) in Vancouver's West End right by Lord Stanley's Magnificent Park of Nature's Wonders, Irish expats and cheeky balladeers mssrs Delaney and White convened with the Great Musical Polymath, Chris van der Laan, at Our Donkey Party in East Vancouver to embark upon a spirited attempt to make sense of it all and commit the tangled mess of soulful-folk-pop and psychedelic-shoegaze-blues to cassette, in a valiant pursuit of posterity for all eternity.
Weed was smoked, coffee was consumed, friendships were forged, alien trombone-wielding acquaintances were made, mono was contracted, hearing was forever lost, and tinnitus was gained in the process. It was one hell of an afternoon.
This is the sound of Three Big Kids descending into goofy chaos amidst the gentle strums of beautiful minor chords and the soothing tones of angelic harmonized voices, interspersed with hypnotic drone interludes and nonsense conversation. The sound of a record with its heart on its sleeve and its tongue in its cheek.
The result is this, Brainwaves.
It was a good idea at the time.
released October 21, 2016
Written and produced by The Subterranean Satellite Band.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Our Donkey Party, Vancouver BC.
Stephen White: vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Simon Delaney: vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, blues harp
Chris van der Laan: drums, keyboards, programming, editing
Track 1 features additional guitar by Stuart Curran. Recorded at Station Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Track 8 features additional guitar by Nathan Henderson. Recorded at Garáiste Studio, Dublin, Ireland.
Drums on tracks 1 and 8 by Keith McCafferty. Recorded at Nimbus Studios, Vancouver, BC.
Thanks to anyone who gets as much enjoyment from listening to this as we got from making it.