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  Canyons

   Keep Your Dreams


Keep Your Dreams


Canyons' long-awaited debut album, Keep Your Dreams, unfolds like a feverish series of frantic chords, loose synth lines and macerated drum machines ('The Bridge'), sun-bleached sitars, hypnotic hooks and sandblasted saxophones ('And We Dance'), and increasingly blurry blends of what's live and programmed, a balance that was first struck on last year's single 'My Rescue' alongside POND frontman Nick Albrook. He wasn't the only guest, either; Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker floats through the psych-pop ether of 'Tonight,' rounding out a guest list that includes members of Nite Jewel (Ramona Gonzalez), the Embassy (Fredrik Liston) and the classic British rock band Sniff 'n' the Tears (Paul Roberts).

Don't get the wrong idea, though. Keep Your Dreams is Canyons' directorial debut, from the broad, abstract brush strokes of 'Circadia' to the deftly-layered beat-less passages of 'Land In Between.' Like 'Tonight' and the locked glitter ball grooves of 'When I See You Again,' it goes against the dance-centric grain of the group's first releases (2008's The Lovemore EP, a DFA-endorsed 12-inch called Fire Eyes), although there are certainly some floor-fillers on here as well (the laser-cut house loops of 'See Blind Through,' the peak-hour breaks of 'Blue Snakes'). 'It's all coming from the same place as our previous records,' explains Ryan, 'But everything's done with the listener in mind this time. Some of it sounds like how we originally imagined it, and some of it doesn't. What's nice is that we can still listen to it as a whole, and aren't sick of it after living with everything 24/7 for the past two years.'

Canyons will continue to evolve over the coming year as they develop a special audio/visual show that's free of computers and full of live loops from a six-piece band. With support from The Fader, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and XLR8R Magazine, and from tastemaker radio stations KCRW, KEXP, WMBR, KCMP, and KVRX, Canyons are clearly one to watch in 2012.


ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: January 31, 2012   on Modular


   

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TRACK LISTING


1. Circadia
2. Under A Blue Sky
3. My Rescue
4. See Blind Through
5. Sun And Moon
6. The Bridge
7. Blue Snakes
8. Tonight
9. When I See You Again
10. And We Dance
11. Land In Between

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 Apr 
 28 
Fullerton, CA, US
Canyons with Traps Ps, So Many Wizards, and Pelican Vision at The Continental Room
 May 
 03 
Fullerton, CA, US
Canyons with La Poli and Patience at Unknown venue
 May 
 03 
Kansas City, MO, US
Cult Leader with Canyons, Renouncer, and Amenaza at Art Closet Studios
 Jun 
 04 
Kansas City, MO, US
Animal Faces, Canyons, Lion House, and Gatekeeper at Unknown venue
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