the montreal band have effortlessly conjured up a stirring blend of post-punk-tilted indie pop with some gleefully melodic riffs and an experimental gleam coursing throughout the whole thing.
this is the most dazzling, immediate and inventive album of their young career: 39 minutes of darting and dodging guitars, spiralling vocal harmonies, and the complicated, goldenrod nostalgia of a Sunday mid-afternoon. Singers, two guitars, bass, drums: the timelessness of the setup underpins the timelessness of the sound, a rock'n'roll borrowing from each of the past six decades punk and pop, psych and jangle, daydream and swoon. This is music that's muscular, exciting and full of love, its riffs a kind of medicine. this new work is hypnotic, distilled. the band's magic springs from their ingenious hooks, their topaz tinted vision.
- Agent double
- Grand cheval