Gus van Go

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Gus van Go
Birth name Gustavo Coriandoli
Born Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s)
Associated acts Me Mom and Morgentaler

Gus van Go is a Juno-nominated Canadian music producer, mixer,[1] and musician. He is best known for his work with the Montreal band The Stills, with credits for production, mixing, writing and arranging three albums and one EP with the band. He has also produced and mixed material for a number or artists, including Arkells,[2] The Sam Roberts Band, Whitehorse,[3] Wintersleep,Terra Lightfoot, Hollerado, Said The Whale, The Trews, and Priestess. He is also a member of the band Megative, along with Tim Fletcher (ex-lead-singer of The Stills) and Jamaican reggae vocalist Screechy Dan.

Early life[edit]

van Go (born Gustavo Coriandoli), was born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. His family moved to Canada in 1973 where he became a Canadian citizen at age 5.[4]

Career[edit]

van Go began his musical career as lead-singer/guitarist for the Montreal cult-band Me Mom & Morgentaler.[5][4] The band established a following in the 1990s, and was known for its extravagant and theatrical live shows.[4] In 1999, over 10,000 attended the band's reunion concert in Quebec City.[citation needed]

In 1996, he moved to New York City, where he met musician and producer Werner F. The two began working together in 2003 when they produced The Stills’ debut album Logic Will Break Your Heart,[6] which received favorable reviews from critics.

In 2006 they built The Boiler Room Studio in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY,[4] where they've since produced and mixed many albums[7] including Fast Romantics,[8] Monster Truck, Matt Mays, Glorious Sons, The Elwins, Michael Rault, as well as many popular french language artists from Quebec, like, Les Trois Accords and Cowboys Fringants.

Van Go currently divides his time between his Brooklyn and Montreal studios.

Awards[edit]

Van Go was nominated for an Engineer Of The Year Juno award in 2018 for his work with group Whitehorse and Singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot. Both artists’ albums were also nominated for Best Album in the Adult Alternative category that year, each produced and mixed by Gus van Go and his partner Werner F.

He was nominated for an Engineer Of The Year Juno award in 2015 for the Whitehorse album Leave No Bridge Unburned,[9] which took home the Juno award for Alternative Album of the Year.[10]

In 2015 he produced and mixed the album ‘’Octobre’’ by French-language neo-trad band Les Cowboys Fringants which reached #1 in the Quebec charts, attained gold-record status, and was awarded album of the year at the ADISQ awards ceremonies.

In 2013 and 2010, he and co-producer Werner F were nominated for Producer of The Year at Quebec’s ADISQ awards for their work with Les Trois Accords.

Oceans Will Rise, the third release from The Stills, was awarded a Juno Award for 'Alternative Album of the Year' during the 2009 Juno Awards Gala on March 28, 2009.[11] In 2008, Vulgaires MachinsCompter Les Corps (another Gus van Go & Werner F production) was nominated for a Juno Award for “Best French-Language Album”.

Selected discography[edit]

Release year Artist Album
1995 The Kingpins On the Run
1997 The Kingpins Watch Your Back
1998 The Undercovers Some People (Stomp Records)
2003 The Stills Logic Will Break Your Heart (Vice Records / Atlantic)
2005 Priestess Hello Master (RCA / Indica)[12]
2006 The Stills Without Feathers (Vice Records / Atlantic)
2006 Vulgaires Machins Compter les corps (Indica Records)
2006 Xavier Caféïne Gisèle (M) (Indica Records)
2008 The Trews No Time for Later
2008 The Stills Oceans Will Rise (Arts & Crafts)
2009 The Junction Another Link in the Chain
2009 Chinatown Cité d’or
2009 Les Trois Accords Dans mon corps (Indica Records)
2010 Vulgaires Machins Requiéme pour les sourds (Indica Records)
2010 Hollerado Record in a Bag (Royal Mountain Records)
2010 Ariel Après le crime
2011 Neverending White Lights Act III: Love Will Ruin (M)
2011 Monster Truck' The Brown EP (Dine Alone Records)
2011 The Grates Secret Rituals (Dew Process / Death Valley)
2011 Kamakazi Rien à cacher
2012 Amos the Transparent Good Night My Dear… I’m Falling Apart
2012 The Junction Grievances
2012 GrimSkunk Set Fire (Indica Records)
2012 Rah Rah The Poet’s Dead (Hidden Pony)
2012 Les Trois Accords J'aime ta grand-mère (La Tribu)
2013 Hollerado White Paint (Royal Mountain Records)
2013 Xavier Caféïne New Love (Indica Records)
2013 Wildlife On the Heart (P) (Wax Records)
2013 Said the Whale hawaiii (M) (Hidden Pony)
2014 Terra Lightfoot Everytime My Mind runs Wild (Sonic Unyon Records)
2014 Jeremy Fisher The Lemon Squeeze (Hidden Pony)
2014 Teenage Kicks Spoils of Youth (M) (Rezolute/Universal)
2014 In-Flight Safety Conversationalist (M) (Dead Daisy/Night Danger)
2014 Guillaume Beauregard D’Étoiles, de pluie et de cendres (La Tribu)
2015 The Lazys The Lazys (Pheremone Records)
2015 Michael Rault Living Daylight (M) (Burger Records)
2015 Simon I Simon I (Co-P, (M) (La Tribu)
2015 The Glorious Sons The Union (M) (Black Box)
2015 The Elwins Play For Keeps (M) (Hidden Pony)
2015 Hollerado "Firefly" (single) (Royal Mountain Records)
2015 Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter Records)
2015 Rah Rah Vessels (Hidden Pony)
2015 Terra Lightfoot Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (Sonic Unyon)[13]
2015 Les Cowboys Fringants Octobre (La Tribu)
2015 Les Trois Accords Joie d’etre gai (La Tribu)
2015 Fast Romantics "Julia" Single
2016 The Junction "City Light" Single (M) (Culvert Music)
2016 Wintersleep The Great Detachment (M) (Dine Alone)
2016 Tuns Mind Over Matter (M) (Royal Mountain)
2016 Arkells Morning Report (P) (Universal Music Canada / Last Gang Records)
2016 Sam Roberts "If You Want It" Single (M) (Universal)
2017 Fast Romantics "American Love" (Light Organ)
2017 Hollerado Born Yesterday (P) (Royal Mountain Records)
2017 Said the Whale As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide (M) (Hidden Pony)
2017 Whitehorse Panther in the Dollhouse (Six Shooter Records)
2017 Matt Mays Once Upon A Hell Of A Time (M) (Sonic Records)
2017 Terra Lightfoot New Mistakes ( Sonic Unyon Records)
2018 Carmanah Speaking In Rhythms
2018 Remi Chasse Les Cris et Les Fleurs (Musicor)
2018 Jill Barber Metaphora (Outside)
2018 Lowell Lone Wolf (Arts & Crafts)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Halifax indie pop pioneers join forces for TUNS at this week's Halifax Pop Explosion". Local Express, Oct 21, 2016 by: Stephen Cooke
  2. ^ "Who says indie rock can’t be fun? Not Arkells". Toronto Star, Ben Rayner, Aug. 4, 2016
  3. ^ "Best of music in 2015", Maclean's, Adrian Lee and Michael Barclay, December 22, 2015
  4. ^ a b c d "PIONNIERS DU PUNK-ROCK QUÉBÉCOIS: Que sont-ils devenus ?". La Presse, Émilie Côté, 20 May2016.
  5. ^ "Conclusion of grandeur". Montreal Mirror, November 8, 2007.[dead link] Archived at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Doug Levy (10 November 2003). Spotlight on Stills. CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. pp. 28–. ISSN 0890-0795. 
  7. ^ "Les Cowboys Fringants: 20 Autumns Later". Words and Music, by Olivier Robillard Laveaux | December 1, 2015
  8. ^ "Fast Romantics frontman nominated for Prism Prize". Metro News, Jennifer Friesen May 21, 2016
  9. ^ "Jean Leloup leads the pack of Quebec Juno nominees". Erik Leijon, Montreal Gazette, February 3, 2016
  10. ^ "Junos award winners include Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber". CBC News, By David Bell, Apr 02, 2016
  11. ^ "Self-proclaimed 'mainstream' Nickelback reigns at Junos". CBC Arts, Mar 29, 2009
  12. ^ Reviews. CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. 2006. pp. 36–. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  13. ^ "Terra Lightfoot kicks off big year with confidence-building Blue Rodeo tour". Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, February 15, 2016

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