Calgary artist/musician Chad VanGaalen is a genius. I think I have called him that in this paper before, but I will say it again: genius. VanGaalen's newest album Diaper Island (if you like that title, wait until you hear the record's closing song, "Shave My Pussy") comes out today on Sub Pop, and VanGaalen recorded and played everything himself. He also drew and animated this video himself. In other words, everything you see and hear in this video is Mr. VanGaalen.


You can go to the Diaper Island page and enter a contest, in which you need to locate a series of items included in the video, if you are so inclined. VanGaalen has a couple of live dates on his schedule—nothing in Portland yet, although hopefully that will change.