This Montreal quartet released their debut album, “The Seven Seas”, back in 2009, for which it was deservedly short-listed by the Polaris folks. They’re back again, with a self-titled effort, courtesy of Reverberation Appreciation Society.
Lying somewhere between psychedelia, shoegaze, indie rock, and under the distinct influence of traditional Indian music, their sound is unlike few others, and yet one can’t help but gravitate towards it. It’s akin to a giant black hole, filled with the gooey goodness of the freshest cinnamon bun on a beautiful spring day. As your ship gets pulled closer and closer, the gooeyness splats across the windscreen, and the tiny granules of joyous sound seep in through microscopic cracks in the hull, cascading around the ship’s crew and passengers, instantly levitating them in a musical bliss.
Founder Rishi Dhir plays both the sitar and bass on the album and live (as well as performs lead vocal duties), and is well-known in the psychedelic music scene, having recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and the Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
You can stream “Heavy Moon” below. They’ve got a major tour all planned out, which you can check out below as well; most of those are as the opening act to the Black Angels. No dates in western Canada, but hopefully they travel our way soon on the back of this record. We’d love to see ‘em.