Thin Gaze

Thin Gaze

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN


Thin Gaze is a neo-noir lounge act based out of Vancouver and Beijing.

Issuing from this transnational pedigree is a sound that speaks to the nocturnal lives of dreamers in dirty cities the world over. Beats like memories of the club, words that drift out of the subconscious into the din of early morning traffic - haunted, hounded, but resolutely hopeful.  

Informed by minimal tendencies in trip-hop and r&b as much as cinematic scores and sound design, Thin Gaze is a memorial to months spent amongst the vice of Hong Kong's claustrophobic alleys, the "Enter the Void" fringe culture of expats in crumbling old Beijing, and years in the Lynchian tableau of East Vancouver's industrial wastes. 

Tour History:

During its 2 year life-span, Thin Gaze has played alongside internationally touring acts like Holy Fuck, Evy Jane, and Mykki Blanco. Festival appearances include: Music Waste 2012, Pop Montreal 2012, Beijing Design Week 2013, and the 2013 Beijing Electronic Music Encounter (BEME) at MoMA Beijing. 

Thin Gaze was also commissioned to write a 20 minute piece for Slow FM, a 12-hour Pirate Radio project in Philadelphia broadcast on September 24, 2013, co-organized by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage: New Spaces / New Formats.


  • "Strayed" - EP, 7", LebensStrasse Records (2013) 
  • "___" - EP, Cassette, Student Loan Records / Green Burrito Tapes (2012)