Watch: Chad VanGaalen (Collective Arts Black Box Sessions)

Chad VanGaalen performs songs live at Indie88 in the Collective Arts Black Box.

The always interesting multi-disciplinary artist Chad VanGaalen released his sixth record Light Information this fall. Between producing records for Alvvays, designing puppets for Adult Swim, or directing music videos for artists such as Metz, Dan Deacon, and Strand of Oaks, Chad VanGaalen always puts out his own records that are worth diving into from start to finish.

While alienation has always been a theme of VanGaalen’s music, Light Information draws on a new kind of wisdom–and anxiety–gained as he watches his kids growing up. “Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that’s happening through the internet,” he says. “I didn’t have that growing up, and I’m maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids.”