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Chad VanGaalen, 'Willow Tree': Free MP3 of the Day

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The glacial gloom of contemporary Canadian post-rock, the arty noiseology of the Pixies, the shrill, tenuous revelations of Modest Mouse--all are channeled in this Alberta indie rocker's weary marchers. And if things can get a bit sludgy, or loose around the fringe, consider how far Chad and Co. have come from their start playing "improvised stoner rock."