Chad VanGaalen is a Canadian indie rock singer/songwriter from Calgary. Since early on in his career, VanGaalen has been adamant about handling his own artistic affairs. His early albums were recorded on his own in his bedroom and released independently, along with his accompanying hand-drawn artwork. It didn't take long for independent heavyweight label Sub Pop to take notice, and soon he was creating well-received LPs full of quirky indie pop with occasional forays into driving, garage-influenced rock and roll. VanGaalen is the kind of indie rock songwriter who seems to always fly just under the radar; his devoted following, however, appreciates his stylistic left-turns and attests to the strength of his skewered lo-fi pop style.