Darlings features several regular Broken Social Scene and Arts & Crafts collaborators: Charles Spearin, Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene), Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (the Stills) all make contributions to this album. It was co-produced by Drew, Hamelin, and Graham Lessard (Young Galaxy, Stars). “This record is a celebration of memories,” Drew said in a press release. “It’s about the rise and fall of love and sex, in my own life and in today’s society. This topic has been with me for years. I approached it focused purely on the songwriting, leaving all the tricks and explosions behind. I hope you like it … and if you don’t, give to someone who will.”
As we take a look ahead to the summer festival season, here’s a look back at the history of Salmo B.C.’s Shambhala Music Festival. The headliners over the years make up the cream of electronic music worldwide: Adam Freeland, Rusko, Nero, Noisia, the Freestylers, Benga, Spor, Skream, the Glitch Mob, Dieselboyand Shpongle. Big name Canadians like ill.Gates,Longwalkshortdock, Delhi 2 Dublin, and Mat the Alien have performed at Shambhala on multiple occasions, whileBassnectar plays the festival almost every year. In 2011 alone, the festival featured Skrillex, Siriusmo, Bonobo, Ed Rush & Optical and DJ Fresh, among dozens of other noteworthy names. This year’s edition takes place from Aug. 8 to 13.