Calvin Love: Super Future

Edmontonian Calvin Love brings his idiosyncratic rock jams to your turntables (or whatever your musical input of choice is) with his new album (and his first for the premiere Canadian label, Arts & Crafts), Super Future. Influenced by the same sorts of sexy/soft/yacht rock vibes as those appreciated by fellow Canadian artists Mac DeMarco and Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Love infuses his version with a low-fi variation of futurist pop sounds that wouldn't be out of place performed at an "End of the World" party. Tracks like "Calls from Jupiter" and "Automation" (with its key line: "I wish you were my robot / So I wouldn't feel left out") hypnotize with the power of sultry weirdness evoked by the likes of Connan Mockasin and Ariel Pink. Even his name hints at some sort of spiritual combination of Dub Narcotic's Calvin Johnson and The Beach Boys' Mike Love, full of confidence, expressiveness and tunesmithery. Super Future is one heck of a fun ride, but like rocketing through the darkness on Space Mountain, you never know where you'll turn next!

-Eric J. Lawrence


  1. Girl
  2. The Rush
  3. Automaton
  4. I Wanna Know
  5. Calls from Jupiter
  6. Luna
  7. Daydream
  8. Down the Well
  9. Creepin
  10. You & I