Skelliconnection

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Skelliconnection
Chad vangaalen skelliconnection.jpg
Studio album by Chad VanGaalen
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded 2002-2006
Genre Rock
Length 39:06
Label Flemish Eye
Sub Pop
Producer Self-produced
Chad VanGaalen chronology
Infiniheart
(2004)
Skelliconnection
(2006)
Soft Airplane
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Dusted Magazine link
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10 link

Skelliconnection is the second album by Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen. It was released on August 22, 2006 on Flemish Eye (Canadian distribution) and Sub Pop (U.S. distribution). In addition to writing and recording the album, VanGaalen performed almost all of the instruments and drew the album artwork.[1] Like VanGaalen's debut album, Infiniheart (2004), Skelliconnection comprises material from hundreds of homemade recordings.[2]

On July 10, 2007, Skelliconnection was announced as a finalist for the Polaris Music Prize, alongside such other acts as The Dears, Julie Doiron, and Miracle Fortress.[3][4][5] The winner, announced on September 24, 2007, was Close to Paradise by Patrick Watson. Many fans believe that the lyrics in the track "Hot Red Drops" are pertaining to intravenous drug use. The song "Gubbbish" was used on the hit television show "The OC."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flower Gardens" – 2:28
  2. "Burn 2 Ash" – 2:51
  3. "Red Hot Drops" – 3:15
  4. "Rolling Thunder" – 1:54
  5. "Viking Rainbow" – 1:46
  6. "Gubbbish" – 3:32
  7. "Dandrufff" – 0:27
  8. "Wing Finger" – 3:05
  9. "See-Thru-Skin" – 2:46
  10. "Wind Driving Dogs" – 2:46
  11. "Mini T.V.'s" – 2:48
  12. "Graveyard" – 3:50
  13. "Dead Ends" – 3:50
  14. "Sing Me 2 Sleep" – 3:12
  15. "Systemic Heart" – 0:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Skelliconnection". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Jennifer (2006-09-03). "Dusted Reviews — Chad VanGaalen". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart (magazine). Retrieved 2008-11-20.