Spationauts is the project of Regina-based musicians Chris Sleightholm (Snake River, Marshall Burns & His Electric Band) and Carl Johnson (Library Voices, The Florals). The modus operandi of the band is to create a collection of songs, each having been written and recorded in a single day, starting with their first EP Her Hair Encircles The Globe (2016) and now continuing with Bike Ride To The Doom.
Sonically provoked by musical colleagues in Saskatoon - bands like The Radiation Flowers, Shooting Guns and Switching Yard - Bike Ride To The Doom finds Spationauts adding some drone and doom atmosphere to their garage rock tangent. Saskatoon's Chris Laramee contributes to the album track I'll Be Your Drone and coincidentally or not happens to be in all three aforementioned bands.
Inspired by recent brushes with solitude and sobriety, Bike Ride To The Doom continues the theme of not dwelling too long on the creation of songs or over thinking their intent. Takes and overdubs are typically the first ones attempted on the recording. Album track Should You Worry About Life Having Meaning? however perhaps points to a future, folkier direction for the group - one which may centre more on forethought and collaboration. Who knows.
released December 30, 2016
Bike Ride To The Doom was:
Written & produced by: Christopher Sleightholm & Carl Johnson
Recorded & mixed by: Christopher Sleightholm
Mastered by: Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studios
Album art by: Edith Skeard
"I'll Be Your Drone" features Christopher Laramee's guitar
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