Fresh Snow share new track I Can’t Die, which is lifted from their new album ‘ONE’ (out September 09 via Hand Drawn Dracula). Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
Fresh Snow, an instrumental kraut-noise-psych rock quartet, are back with their second full-length album, ‘ONE’. Recorded with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck, METZ, Preoccupations) in a rural Ontario barn, ‘ONE’ arrives less than a year after their 2015 EP ‘WON’, via Hand Drawn Dracula (Beliefs, Doomsquad, Etiquette) on September 9th, 2016.
With ‘ONE,’ Fresh Snow pushes their own boundaries further than ever, creating something more confrontational, yet more accessible, than anything they’ve done before. The band describes ‘ONE’ as an album that is both structured and instinctual, made without ego or fear of alienating its listeners. Noise and texture is always prevalent, however minimalism is newly explored in places throughout the album, alongside electronic treatments, and English / French vocals.
As Fresh Snow continue their journey through the ROYGBIV colour wheel – ‘I’ is red; ‘WON’ is orange; and ‘ONE’ is a yellow cover, the distinctive sonic elements that are the band’s trademarks continue to evolve, strengthen and feedback. ‘ONE’ is filled with dissonance, stillness, intrigue and molten noise, as Fresh Snow continue to look for the beauty that is found in extremes.
02. January Skies
03. Mass Graves / Dance Caves
04. Eat Me In St Louis
05. I Can’t Die
06. Three-Way Mirror
07. I Am Smitten With Your Wrath
08. Anytime Minutes
09. Flat White
Fresh Snow’s inventive live shows – performances within pods or around projection screens, leading audiences from one room to another mid-show – are legend to those already in-the-know. They’ve performed alongside groups as diverse as Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, The Pop Group and Ratking, as well as forming a one-off blisteringly loud band with METZ (FrETZ).
Fresh Snow to play Small World Fest, September 22, opening for Wally Badarou, the legendary funk keyboardist who collaborated with the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club back in the day.
Sept 10 Hamilton ON – Supercrawl Festival
Sept 22 Toronto ON – Ontario Place – Small World Fest
For more information on Fresh Snow, visit freshsnowmusic.com.