Michael Rault

Toronto-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Rault began his career in the mid-2000s, releasing a series of self-produced CD-Rs in his native city of Edmonton, Alberta. With a reputation for classic, retro-inspired songcraft, he was eventually signed to Sony Canada imprint Pirates Blend, which released his '50s rock-inspired debut, Ma-Me-O, in 2010. After relocating to Toronto in 2012, he followed up with the Whirlpool EP, a seven-song set that owed more of a debt to '60s garage and psychedelia. He became increasingly involved with other eccentric notables from the Toronto indie scene like Young Guv and Slim Twig, whose band Rault also played in. As he continued to develop his blend of psych, garage, retro R&B, and oddball guitar rock, he attracted the attention of California garage-centric cassette label Burger Records, which released his Still Not Sad/Nothing Means Nothing single in 2014. Rault's long-awaited follow-up LP, Living Daylight, was released by Burger in early 2015. ~ Timothy Monger

    Edmonton, AB

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