Late Night Listening: Status/Non-Status: Surely Travel (2022).

Late Night Listening: a home for things that might might be soothing, might be weird, might be soothing and weird. The blogging equivalent of sitting in the garage twiddling radio knobs just to see what might be out there.


Album cover: Surely Travel, Status/Non-Status

I started this week writing about songs I listened to mostly while in the car. Surely Travel, (2022) by Status/Non-Status, a Canadian musical unit led by Adam Sturgeon, Anishinaabe artist and community worker, runs on a parallel track, as it was written mostly while on the road. And it sounds like it, too. The songs embody the liminal space of a long drive: the joys of new landscapes and the wild weirdness of other people and also the low exhausted thrum of having been in the car too long.

Stylistically it’s a mixture of grunge and pop; bouncy but also shimmery, limned with fuzz and reverb, and it’s delightful. If you like it there is also a bonus round in the form of a 3 song EP called January 3rd.


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