Vailhalen Release Debut EP

Published: 2004-09-09
Chris Vail and the band of musicians that make up Calgary's Vailhalen are preparing to put their very first release out into the world. The record comes in the form of an EP called 'Becs d'Oiseaux' which is set to be released on September 24th. To celebrate the release of 'Becs d'Oiseaux' Vailhalen will be holding a release party with up and comers Hot Little Rocket.

Interestingly enough 'Becs d'Oiseaux' translates to 'Nozzles of Birds', although it's much more likely that the seven-piece chose 'Birds' Beaks' for the title of their EP. Nozzles. Heh.

According to the band's web site, Vailhalen has already recorded the material for their first full-length album. The thirteen-track record is to be titled 'Pop Violence' and will be released "someday somehow".

One of the most respected artists in the Calgary scene, Chris Vail has been a part of many an outfit. He was once a member of Shecky Forme and XL Birdsuit (he even helped out Falconhawk and Hot Little Rocket once in a while), but is once again taking a different direction with his new band Vailhalen. With help from the six other members – who're also all veterans of the Calgary scene – Vail creates pop music with a much darker and mysterious side than most.

To check out what Vailhalen has to offer to the music world, visit the band's website at and listen to two of the group's songs.

Vailhalen's upcoming dates:

September 24 Calgary – Release Party @ Liberty Lounge
October 01 Calgary – Saved By Radio showcase @ Brew Bros. (w/ Falconhawk, Lorrie Matheson & Old Reliable)

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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