PARENTHETICAL GIRLS  +Flicker State  +Hydrothermal Vents

Indie Montréal présente:

Billets: $8 at / chez

$10 À la porte / At the door (si il en reste / If not sold out)

Parenthetical Girls (formerly The Swastika Girls) is an experimental pop band formed in Everett, Washington, and based currently in Portland, Oregon. Their music is notable for its combination of saccharine pop and experimental elements.

Unconventional is probably the most succinct way of putting it. Obsessive, eccentric, indulgent: they’re all equally fair. If Parenthetical Girls have learned anything over the course of their bewilderingly unorthodox discography, it’s that they are—for richer or for poorer—a necessarily singular pop group. It’s a peculiarity that they’ve learned to embrace—a single-minded conviction that pours itself over every corner of their latest album, Privilege

Electro / Post-Rock

Born in the Montréal winter of 2011, Flicker State is the brain-child of musician and composer Mikael Tobias (guitar, bass, vocals, programming). With a collection of songs borrowing from diverse genres such as post-rock, pop, ambient and new wave, Tobias and drummer Sam Vipond conjure a hybrid sound that bridges the gap between human and machine. Their debut 'Alma Sessions EP' was independently released in January 2012 and includes violinist/violist Geneviève Clermont whose expressive playing expands the sonic palette of the band on record. Flicker State incorporates electronic elements into their live instrumentation to create lush, dynamic soundscapes framed by solid grooves and melodies.

Pop / Rock

"The Hydrothermal Vents--John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman-- reside somewhere between Brooklyn's brooding Black Marble and the primal thrust of the Kills: smart, almost deceptively simple synth sweetened sing-a-longs to move the feet and stir the heart. The duo's nervy, rhythmic tunes---bolstered by playful, symbiotic vocals--are sleek, euphoric, dance floor declarations, cut from the same sonic cloth as the Talking Heads, circa '83. Organic, binary bathed urban folk music for the masses." -Steve Baylin, former Ottawa XPress music writer