TUNE Mouth Breather - Co-Dependents Anonymous
Mouth Breather is the moniker of 23 yr-old Toronto based eclectic/alt-pop artist Owen Hooper. He's on the internet all the time and totally up to date with culture i.e. which Soundcloud rapper just got a face tattoo. He also suffers from a sense of alienation and anxiety about what life is like, given how much of the world is taking place online. As a result, his songs are all believable and they tell stories, although they're not at all what you would expect from regular "pop" music. There's something sort of "uncanny valley" about his music, because Mouth Breather isn't really sure what is real and what is fabricated reality.
The follow up to his debut album Listerine Dream, here is a quote from Mouth Breather on the concept behind his sophomore album Under The Surface:
“Ten years following a devastating nuclear incident that wiped humanity almost entirely off the map, a man living in a submarine deep beneath the surface reflects on his life before the apocalypse. He remembers experiences growing up in a police state, spending time with his next-door neighbor, his first love, his family and friends, and he anguishes in knowing that he took so much of it for granted, living a dominantly material life after a short brush with fame in his early 20s. His isolation and need for moral repentance eventually brings him to a place of faith, falling in love and believing fully in a troubling version of God, who he believes ended the world in order to punish him for his immoral behavior.”