It’s no secret we’re big fans of Toronto First Nations “moccasin-gaze” artist Zoon. Over the last couple of years, Daniel Monkman has made quite a mark on the Canadian musical landscape with a Polaris Prize shortlist nomination for the unforgettable 2020 album Bleached Wavves and side-project OMBIIGIZI with Adam Sturgeon of Status/Non-Status.
This week the shoegazer returned with a new single featuring musician and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and an upcoming EP announcement. After just one listen to the first offering Astum, we’re hooked. The song will be included on Big Pharma which also features Cadence Weapon and Michael Peter Olsen, among others.
Watch the video for Astum (directed by boy wonder) in the embed below, and be sure to hit up their socials to show some love. The new EP Big Pharma drops June 21st on Paper Bag Records.
And, in other news, Daniel plays The Great Hall here in Toronto on July 6th and 7th opening for Canadian noise-punk legends Fucked Up.
If you dig this, check out “ZOON – A Perfect Sunset Ahead / Clouded Formation”