“Somehow both retro and futuristic“-Aquarium Drunkard
“a great mix of funky and dirty lo-fi, just the sort of thing to listen to really loudly and with gusto.” -The Wild Honey Pie
Calvin Love has been prolifically making music since the time he was 13, and has definitely caused waves in his hometown of Edmonton, Canada where the long winters provide the perfect excuse to stay inside and record music. Recently, Calvin Love has been touring around the United States and Canada for a very receptive audience. The nomadic lifestyle fits Calvin Love perfectly. Using up-cycled instruments, recording equipment and any noise-making device he could recover from the alley behind his apartment building, he has put together a full-length album called “New Radar”. The electronic downbeats combined with his diffused, slightly automated lyrics creates the sort of hypnotic and totally DIY sound the indie electronic scene has been looking for. Calvin promises a great dose of eccentricity to go along with his quirky and self proclaimed “pop/dance/outerspace” jams.
Several fans have compared Calvin Love to something reminiscent of a fusion of Foster the People and MGMT, but Calvin can’t be that easily stereotyped. No one else could pull off Calvin Love’s quirky, lo-fi, “bedroom pop” as organically and effortlessly as he does. He creates a hypnotic blend of minimalist electronic beats and high-octane, arena-rock guitar riffs diffused by static and his well-written “hooks”.
Check out “Missions” in this great little March 2013 Tour Promo: