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Jeff Louch of Victory Chimes – Photo Credit: Faustino Balvé
After many years of playing in various Montreal rock bands (Dear Denizen, Royal Mountain Band, Super Little, Courtney Wing, Spoon River, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Vox Crosby, the NLS Trio, and the Shorty Longbacks) and various piano jobs (subway stations, grocery stores, polish restaurants, ballet schools) Jeff Louch started his own band, named Victory Chimes, in 2008.
The synth-based, psych-soundscape textures and long-playing experimental song structures have turned a few heads in the local scene. After the release of two EPs, Victory Chimes has completed their first full length record, Spinning Wheel , which drops on November 16th. With this new collection of songs the band is stepping into their own unique stride while captivating minds along the way.
The Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of, “Halos”, an intriguing track off the LP. It lures the listener in with its steady-paced, but relentless aim, running on low-end synth buzz, lighter percolating electronics, a heavily smacked drum beat, and Louch radiating a frisson of anxiety his apprehensive vocal tone.
Louch explains, ““Halos” is a song about contradictions. How, in our daily lives, we wear different faces, different hats to get by, to get ahead. But the tension created by these opposing forces can make something new, unique, and beautiful. The music reflects this. The two battling sub bass synths pulling each other apart and pushing against the dirging drums. The floating fragile vocals searching for new meaning. A tattered truth bubbles below the surface. Never boiling over but simmering in the dark.”
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