MOTHLAND

Mothland aims to provide psych aficionados across Canada with contemporary touring artists, video jockeys and creative designers, all of which strive to renew that vivid and unpredictable movement we call psychedelia.

More than a booking agency, Mothland is an extradimensional space, a frame of mind, but even more so a tight-knit family sharing new sounds, colours and textures through multiple art forms and unique events, from Halifax all the way to Vancouver.

BANDS

YONATAN GAT (NEW YORK, US) EXPERIMENTAL/WORLD Like Gat's previous band Monotonix, his trio set up on the floor for a ritual in which they and their audience become one frenzied sweaty mass. While Village Voice calls Gat the "Best guitarist in New York" and his trio has been praised everywhere from New York Times to Vice, to Pitchfork, this is far from bland critic's rock'n'roll. His music transcends genres, weaving between  rock'n'roll, performance art and styles that are yet to be determined. Their live concerts are referred to by SPIN as "religious experiences'' and ''punk-grounded improvisational journeys''. ➣ READ MORE

YONATAN GAT (NEW YORK, US)
EXPERIMENTAL/WORLD

Like Gat's previous band Monotonix, his trio set up on the floor for a ritual in which they and their audience become one frenzied sweaty mass. While Village Voice calls Gat the "Best guitarist in New York" and his trio has been praised everywhere from New York Times to Vice, to Pitchfork, this is far from bland critic's rock'n'roll. His music transcends genres, weaving between  rock'n'roll, performance art and styles that are yet to be determined. Their live concerts are referred to by SPIN as "religious experiences'' and ''punk-grounded improvisational journeys''. ➣ READ MORE

ATSUKO CHIBA (MONTREAL, QC) EXPERIMENTAL/PROG/ROCK Like a giant rock beast roaming the earth, Montreal quintet Atsuko Chiba crosses with impunity the borders among prog-, kraut-, psych-, funk-, and post-rock with a dynamic, hypnotic cohesion. Their eclectic, immersive, cosmically intense pieces are like vast, vertiginous mountain kingdoms, rife with surprising and unexpected features.  ➣ READ MORE

ATSUKO CHIBA (MONTREAL, QC)
EXPERIMENTAL/PROG/ROCK

Like a giant rock beast roaming the earth, Montreal quintet Atsuko Chiba crosses with impunity the borders among prog-, kraut-, psych-, funk-, and post-rock with a dynamic, hypnotic cohesion. Their eclectic, immersive, cosmically intense pieces are like vast, vertiginous mountain kingdoms, rife with surprising and unexpected features.  ➣ READ MORE

BYRDS OF PARADISE (MONTREAL, QC) EXPERIMENTAL POP Byrds of Paradise embrace new sounds yet hold on to the romanticism of a past era. The duo consists of multimedia artists Roy Vucino & Hannah Lewis. BOP immersed themselves in Fassbinder films, Dada art, NY hip hop & punk and the poetic universes of Murakami books as they embarked on a musical trip, with no end in sight.  While paying homage to the melancholic voices of their folk heroes, BOP had to look ahead to the evolution of tomorrow's pop music and imagine its own version of romantic pop after having absorbed a proper dose of electronica, weed and British post punk. ➣ READ MORE

BYRDS OF PARADISE (MONTREAL, QC)
EXPERIMENTAL POP

Byrds of Paradise embrace new sounds yet hold on to the romanticism of a past era. The duo consists of multimedia artists Roy Vucino & Hannah Lewis. BOP immersed themselves in Fassbinder films, Dada art, NY hip hop & punk and the poetic universes of Murakami books as they embarked on a musical trip, with no end in sight.  While paying homage to the melancholic voices of their folk heroes, BOP had to look ahead to the evolution of tomorrow's pop music and imagine its own version of romantic pop after having absorbed a proper dose of electronica, weed and British post punk. ➣ READ MORE

CRABE (MONTREAL, QC)  ART PUNK Formed in 2007, CRABE is one part weird-punk and one part positive sonic assault, melding complex structures and surreal melodies. The one of a kind duo, recognized for skillfully creating chaos during performances where they seem possessed, has played over 200 times in North America.  ➣ READ MORE

CRABE (MONTREAL, QC) 
ART PUNK

Formed in 2007, CRABE is one part weird-punk and one part positive sonic assault, melding complex structures and surreal melodies. The one of a kind duo, recognized for skillfully creating chaos during performances where they seem possessed, has played over 200 times in North America.  ➣ READ MORE

MOONWALKS (DETROIT, US) DARK/SPACE/PSYCH Moonwalks are a weird dark space psych outfit based out of Detroit, MI. Originated in Detroit's DIY scene, the band played in warehouses and makeshift venues across the city. Since then, Moonwalks have toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, as well as open for notable acts such as Thee Oh Sees, Metric, Kikagako Moyo, Wand, and LA Witch.  ➣ READ MORE

MOONWALKS (DETROIT, US)
DARK/SPACE/PSYCH

Moonwalks are a weird dark space psych outfit based out of Detroit, MI. Originated in Detroit's DIY scene, the band played in warehouses and makeshift venues across the city. Since then, Moonwalks have toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, as well as open for notable acts such as Thee Oh Sees, Metric, Kikagako Moyo, Wand, and LA Witch.  ➣ READ MORE

PAUL JACOBS (MONTREAL, QC) GARAGE/ROCK/POP-PSYCH A DIY rock'n'roll machine surfing on grease, as sweaty and motley as his self-drawn album covers, Paul Jacobs runs on day-glo slickness and creative frenzy (with six albums and a slew of EPs and singles in only three years, his floodgates are fully open). The native of Windsor, Ontario, now established in Montreal, epitomizes the new garage sound. He has shared stages with PyPy, Demon's Claws, and the Marinellis, spewing out savagely catchy songs while beer and other bodily fluids flow freely through the crowd..  ➣ READ MORE 

PAUL JACOBS (MONTREAL, QC)
GARAGE/ROCK/POP-PSYCH

A DIY rock'n'roll machine surfing on grease, as sweaty and motley as his self-drawn album covers, Paul Jacobs runs on day-glo slickness and creative frenzy (with six albums and a slew of EPs and singles in only three years, his floodgates are fully open). The native of Windsor, Ontario, now established in Montreal, epitomizes the new garage sound. He has shared stages with PyPy, Demon's Claws, and the Marinellis, spewing out savagely catchy songs while beer and other bodily fluids flow freely through the crowd..  ➣ READ MORE 

SPACEFACE (MEMPHIS, US) PSYCHEDELIC/ROCK/POP Spaceface is led by Jake Ingalls who also plays guitar and synthesizer in The Flaming Lips. The experience reflects that influence, as it works to bring the concert grade experience to a club level employing a DIY light rig and other theatrical elements. Spaceface's music offers a refreshing approach on psychedelic rock, with transparent '70s references but also strikingly modern elements that make this trick something to behold. Their new record, “Sun Kids” is hazy, psychedelic pop music, elegantly composed. They are touring in support of it nationally. ➣ READ MORE

SPACEFACE (MEMPHIS, US)
PSYCHEDELIC/ROCK/POP

Spaceface is led by Jake Ingalls who also plays guitar and synthesizer in The Flaming Lips. The experience reflects that influence, as it works to bring the concert grade experience to a club level employing a DIY light rig and other theatrical elements. Spaceface's music offers a refreshing approach on psychedelic rock, with transparent '70s references but also strikingly modern elements that make this trick something to behold. Their new record, “Sun Kids” is hazy, psychedelic pop music, elegantly composed. They are touring in support of it nationally. ➣ READ MORE

SUNWATCHERS (NEW YORK, US) WORLD/JAZZ/PUNK/PSYCH This instrumental combo from Brooklyn/Queens bombards audiences with absorbing, oblique breaths. Their sparse and sophisticated riffs lie at the chaotic intersection of punk, jazz, and psych. Their kinetic, dreamlike pieces are in constant metamorphosis, opening the cosmic gates both inward and outward. The result is sweet joy, greater than the sum of any parts. Their latest album, Sunwatchers, was released on the formidable Castle Face label by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees.   ➣ READ MORE

SUNWATCHERS (NEW YORK, US)
WORLD/JAZZ/PUNK/PSYCH

This instrumental combo from Brooklyn/Queens bombards audiences with absorbing, oblique breaths. Their sparse and sophisticated riffs lie at the chaotic intersection of punk, jazz, and psych. Their kinetic, dreamlike pieces are in constant metamorphosis, opening the cosmic gates both inward and outward. The result is sweet joy, greater than the sum of any parts. Their latest album, Sunwatchers, was released on the formidable Castle Face label by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees.   ➣ READ MORE

TEKE TEKE (MONTREAL,QC) SURF/PSYCH/WORLD/PUNK Bringing together musicians from projects such as Pawa Up First, Patrick Watson, Sonido Pesao and Gypsy Kumbia, TEKE TEKE was first an homage to legendary Japanese guitarist Takeshi ‘Terry’ Terauchi. A true guitar hero associated with Japan’s 60’s and 70’s garage rock scene who has been known for mixing traditional Japanese music with his own brand of ‘Group Sound’ rock and Ventures-like surf grooves. TEKE TEKE has quickly evolved into a band of its own by blending Japanese ‘Eleki’ with elements of modern music such as shoegaze, post-rock and noise.  ➣ READ MORE

TEKE TEKE (MONTREAL,QC)
SURF/PSYCH/WORLD/PUNK

Bringing together musicians from projects such as Pawa Up First, Patrick Watson, Sonido Pesao and Gypsy Kumbia, TEKE TEKE was first an homage to legendary Japanese guitarist Takeshi ‘Terry’ Terauchi. A true guitar hero associated with Japan’s 60’s and 70’s garage rock scene who has been known for mixing traditional Japanese music with his own brand of ‘Group Sound’ rock and Ventures-like surf grooves. TEKE TEKE has quickly evolved into a band of its own by blending Japanese ‘Eleki’ with elements of modern music such as shoegaze, post-rock and noise.  ➣ READ MORE

XARAH DION (MONTREAL, QC) DARK DISCO/SYNTHPOP The synthpop works of Xarah Dion usher in a novel yet classic sound. Infused with 80s industrial and disco sounds, Dion's productions stand out with their intricate soundscapes and signature melodies. She widely toured Europe to promote her critically acclaimed first LP, Le Mal Nécessaire (2014). With her  latest LP, FUGITIVE (2016), Dion expands on her unique tone with skillful compositions and arrangements.  ➣ READ MORE

XARAH DION (MONTREAL, QC)
DARK DISCO/SYNTHPOP

The synthpop works of Xarah Dion usher in a novel yet classic sound. Infused with 80s industrial and disco sounds, Dion's productions stand out with their intricate soundscapes and signature melodies. She widely toured Europe to promote her critically acclaimed first LP, Le Mal Nécessaire (2014). With her  latest LP, FUGITIVE (2016), Dion expands on her unique tone with skillful compositions and arrangements.  ➣ READ MORE

YOO DOO RIGHT (MONTREAL, QC) POST-ROCK/KRAUT/NOISE/SHOEGAZE Inspired by the pounding rhythmic improvisations found in krautrock, YOO DOO RIGHT wed the browns and pinks of their guitar noise and synthesizer treatments through wall of sound best described as a car crash in slow motion. Solemn, chin-to-chin chest vocals dance in and out of the primordial sonic landscape as rubbery, nonchalant bass groves create a warm pillow to rest a weary head upon. ➣ READ MORE  

YOO DOO RIGHT (MONTREAL, QC)
POST-ROCK/KRAUT/NOISE/SHOEGAZE

Inspired by the pounding rhythmic improvisations found in krautrock, YOO DOO RIGHT wed the browns and pinks of their guitar noise and synthesizer treatments through wall of sound best described as a car crash in slow motion. Solemn, chin-to-chin chest vocals dance in and out of the primordial sonic landscape as rubbery, nonchalant bass groves create a warm pillow to rest a weary head upon. ➣ READ MORE

 

 

VISUAL ARTISTS

ANTHONY PIAZZA VJ Anthony Piazza's visual expressive approach involves real-time audio reactivity, live cameras, and triggered clips through layering as well as manual effects. Anthony has integrated a flexible hybrid performance setup, in which he experiments with immersive landscapes and live camera projections in real-time. ➣ READ MORE

ANTHONY PIAZZA
VJ

Anthony Piazza's visual expressive approach involves real-time audio reactivity, live cameras, and triggered clips through layering as well as manual effects. Anthony has integrated a flexible hybrid performance setup, in which he experiments with immersive landscapes and live camera projections in real-time. ➣ READ MORE

Mr Saboteur 逃走迷路氏 3D ANIMATION, VJ Ganesh Baron Aloir is a Montreal-based visual artist. Experimenting with video synthesis and computer-generated imagery, he explores the concept of lucid dreaming and nightmares where discordance and paradox reign. The use of self-made analog systems mixed with 3D animations gives his creations their unique touches. His creative process relies on an organic relationship with his pseudo-random medium he tames to his will. ➣ COMING SOON

Mr Saboteur 逃走迷路氏
3D ANIMATION, VJ

Ganesh Baron Aloir is a Montreal-based visual artist. Experimenting with video synthesis and computer-generated imagery, he explores the concept of lucid dreaming and nightmares where discordance and paradox reign. The use of self-made analog systems mixed with 3D animations gives his creations their unique touches. His creative process relies on an organic relationship with his pseudo-random medium he tames to his will. ➣ COMING SOON

ARNOPEOPLE ILLUSTRATIONS, GIG POSTERS, GRAPHIC DESIGN ArnoPeople draws his inspiration from the dark side of beauty, utilizing harsh lines in a fluid way, often leaving beholders with a sense of wonder as they try to make out the intricate shapes of his designs. Only then can they tap into his subtle sense of humour.  ➣ READ MORE

ARNOPEOPLE
ILLUSTRATIONS, GIG POSTERS, GRAPHIC DESIGN

ArnoPeople draws his inspiration from the dark side of beauty, utilizing harsh lines in a fluid way, often leaving beholders with a sense of wonder as they try to make out the intricate shapes of his designs. Only then can they tap into his subtle sense of humour.  ➣ READ MORE

JUSTINE DURAND VJ/INSTALLATION La démarche artistique de Justine consiste en l’expérimentation de vidéos analogues par signaux électroniques et la combinaison de vidéos synthétiseurs, de mixeurs vidéo, de caméras vidéo, de DVD et de VHS. Essais, accidents, erreurs, chaos; son univers se compose de structures et de textures alliant minimalisme et glitch art. ➣ READ MORE

JUSTINE DURAND
VJ/INSTALLATION

La démarche artistique de Justine consiste en l’expérimentation de vidéos analogues par signaux électroniques et la combinaison de vidéos synthétiseurs, de mixeurs vidéo, de caméras vidéo, de DVD et de VHS. Essais, accidents, erreurs, chaos; son univers se compose de structures et de textures alliant minimalisme et glitch art. ➣ READ MORE