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Hey, happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
Here's the song "Canada Day" by Emperor X, performed by nine other then the main man himself. His stuff is seriously worth checking out, especially his album Western Teleport.
#canadaday #canada #emperorx #westernteleport #🇨🇦

After playing several shows in Lebanon last month, Emperor X said, “Beirut, that was BANANAS.” #emperorx #chadmatheny #westernteleport #beirut #lebanon #indiemusic

Emperor X plays songs about traffic alerts, floods, air conditioning, water treatment guidelines, diseases, love letters and Sharia law on a Taylor guitar. #emperorx #chadmatheny #taylorguitars #sigalert #westernteleport

Look out, Emperor X! That tape gun is loaded. This picture was taken 2 years ago when Chad Matheny aka Emperor X was in the office picking up copies of his 2011 masterpiece, Western Teleport. It’s a fantastic album, go and stream it today. #emperorx #chadmatheny #westernteleport #sigalert #tapegun

Chad Matheny aka Emperor X is a former high school science teacher. In 2004, he abandoned his pursuit of a masters degree in physics in order to dedicate his life to indie rock. Since then, he has spent his life touring the world playing all ages punk rock shows everywhere from the Los Angeles National Forest to a place called Uganda in Jerusalem. Photo by Stephanie Gonot. #emperorx #chadmatheny #westernteleport #stephaniegonot #madscientist #indierock #scienceteacher

For close to 15 years Emperor X has been touring the world playing art galleries, bars, libraries, national forests, garbage strewn pedestrian tunnels, etc. He has shared the stage with The Hold Steady, Sebadoh, The Hotelier and The Front Bottoms. John Vanderslice even called him "a serious genius" and some people even added "a really nice guy." #emperorx #chadmatheny #sigalert #westernteleport #schoenhutpiano #toypiano #schoenhut #indiemusic #fingerprints

Chad Matheny aka Emperor X has been referred to as the Mad Scientist of Indie Rock. He was a former high school science teacher who stopped his pursuit of a masters degree in physics in 2004 to tour the world playing punk houses and all ages gigs. He's got a new record out and currently touring the states. Emperor X is headed to the southeast this week and he stopped by our office to pick up some copies of his amazing album, Western Teleport, to sell at gigs. #emperorx #ontour #westernteleport #indierock #dreampop #madscientist #chadmatheny #sigalert

Emperor X's fantastic Western Teleport came out in October 2011 and the following March Jesse Boredom sat down to talk to him for the Bored to Death zine at SxSW in Austin. Jesse said, "he constructs a painting in your head with every note he plays." Emperor X added, "It (my music) paints a picture, but an abstract picture. It doesn't paint a picture of anything really... it paints a stained glass window." #emperorx #westernteleport #jesseboredom #boredtodeath #sxsw2012 #indierock #dreampop #sxsw #austintx #tapegun #sigalert @deathbyboredumb

#tbt to Sept. 6, 2011 and noise pop saboteur Emperor X announced the multi-city deployment of Western Teleport Nodes, a geocaching scavenger hunt for 41 translucent cassettes hidden across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The nodes were to be located and activated in order to unlock b-sides and rarities from The mad scientist of indie rock, Emperor X Photo by Stephanie Gonot #emperorx #westernteleport #nodes #sigalert #madscientist #indierock #dreampop

A journalist once asked Chad Matheny aka Emperor X how he would describe his music to an "uninitiated listener" and he tried to paraphrase Mark Robinson from Unrest, "...depending on who was asking; for his grandparents or people who seemed like they casually liked music, he'd say 'We sound like R.E.M.' For punk kids, he'd say 'like Mission of Burma but more calm.'" #emperorx #unrest #chadmatheny #rem #missionofburma #westernteleport #sigalert #madscientist of #indierock

When Chad Matheny aka Emperor X made the album Western Teleport he was living in Los Angeles. During a phone call with the Huffington Post, he discussed navigating that city as a pedestrian and using public transportation, "That place is crazy if you walk. It's very pleasant and button down and clean if you're a car operator, but if you don't have a car to mediate your interaction with the world, it's insanely filthy. It's very unhealthy and it's like a war walking around... But my work is more interesting when my life is more interesting. Western Teleport is kind of a dark record...it's coming out of a pretty dark, exploratory, sweaty, breathless place in my life" #emperorx #chadmatheny #huffingtonpost #westernteleport #sigalert #telephone #indiemusic

#tbt it was this week in 2011 that we released the fantastic Western Teleport album by Emperor X. Tiny Mix Tapes called it "an absolute victory lap" and the Chicago Reader said it was "a stunning collection that's easy to, um, dig." Chad Matheny aka Emperor X is pictured here with Adam Lasus who mixed several songs on the record #emperorx #adamlasus #chadmatheny #westernteleport #sigalert #madscientists #indierock #tinymixtapes #chicagoreader

Things can get sticky when Emperor X stops by our office for a visit. Back in 2011 when Western Teleport came out PopMatters called it a "masterpiece" and Stephen Deusner told Salon Magazine, "It's a wonderfully bizarre idea of what rock music can be." #emperorx #chadmatheny #westernteleport #popmatters #salonmagazine #sigalert #tapegun #wonderfullybizarre #stephendeusner #madscientist #indierock

#tbt to April 21, at 12:40 in the afternoon when Emperor X stopped by our office to pick up som copies of his album Western Teleport, to sell at shows. #emperorx #westernteleport #sigalert #tourmerch #vinyl #indiemusic

Flashback Friday to about a month ago, April 18 when I ran into the Mad Scientist of Indie Rock, Emperor X, on the street in Hoboken, NJ. He has been living in Berlin, but had been here in the states posing as an operative from Western Teleport #emperorx #madscientist #dreampop #indierock #westernteleport #sigalert #hoboken

Emperor X started his music career at the age of 9 when his grandparents gave him a Casio SK-1. He has a unique relationship with sounds and public transportation. If a Western Teleport representative comes to your town, heed the calling #emperorx #westernteleport #casiosk #korg #indierock #dreampop #madscientist #sigalert

don't think of her porous membrane
don't think of her reading on the L train
don't think of her crumble at the thought
don't think of her
always think of her
#emperorx #ericawesternteleport #westernteleport

Emperor X has been living in Berlin for the last couple of years BUT the Mad Scientist of Indie Rock is currently in the states playing dream pop and indie music. Head out and see a show while you have a chance. He might even play a couple of songs from his Bar None album Western Teleport #emperorx #ontour #madscientist #indierock #dreampop #westernteleport #berlin #sigalert

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