Lou Canon will release her highly anticipated Audomatic Body album this Friday July 10 via Paper Bag Records. With accolades spanning NPR, FLAUNT, Ghettoblaster, IMPOSE, American Songwriter and more, the collection features guest vocalists Ariel Engle (Broken Social Scene/La Force), Hayden, Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire) and Brendan Reed (The Unicorns/Arcade Fire).
Fittingly the last single before the album’s release this week, “Sleeper Wave” washes over listeners and pulls them into the electrified world of Audomatic Body. The song is inspired by her reverence for the ocean and the loss of a close friend. During the writing process by the sea, she would ”pass by these cautionary signs warning about the sleeper wave: a rogue wave that would creep up out of nowhere, take you from your lull of comfort, and drag you deep into the unknown waters. They were unpredictable. Striking at random. So wildly devastating.“ Recently featured by NPR, Women That Rock has also premiered the new “M.O.T.R.” video today.
Audomatic Body belongs on its very own plane. Kinetic beats pulse within it’s swampy waters, where natural and synthetic vibrations coalesce beneath Canon’s delicately distorted, sometimes almost-whispered vocals. The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre, Basia Bulat) in Montreal, with some parts made in home set-ups at a little cabin in the Russian river, up north in Grey County, in Prince Edward County and in Toronto.