Van Horne Sessions, or VHS for short, are live music videos produced in the Montreal Mile End's legendary NOMAD studios, and curated by Couteau Music House. Van Horne is the original home base of such bands as Arcade Fire or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Consequently, NOMAD hosted such secret shows as Patrick Watson, Dear Criminals, or Barr Brothers to name very few. Coupled with Couteau’s vast connections in Canada’s independent music scene, NOMAD’s award winning filmmaker and Moment Factory founder, Jason Rodi, lends a cinematic vision to every performance.
Following the success of his debut album Counterglow, Montreal alternative-pop artist Reno McCarthy has begun crafting a second LP, carrying on a path of sultry grooves and hooky melodies. As always, his inspiration stems from insecurities plaguing a young artist at a time when irreverence and vulnerability are inevitable, rendering his music is instantly relatable.
However, unexpected events can often change the way we view life, and this is what has led Reno to a surprising stopover. Following the loss of his father, the artist abandoned any sense of stylistic inhibition and chose to express his vulnerability in its simplest form. It’s with absolute honesty that he now presents a truly warm and personal EP. Moving, raw and of great profoundness, Angels Watching Us Dance sees Reno McCarthy at his most stripped-down, bearing a striking sensitivity which can undoubtedly touch the most hardened souls.