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0:00 - The Luyas
Montreal’s The Luyas return with the release of ‘Says You’, the first new recordings since their 2012 album, ‘Animator’. The lyrics are funny and smart, at times even touching. The music is playful and diverse: ranging from cacophonous piles of synth, to woven patterns of interlacing melody. There are pads of horns mimicking some great, imagined organ, and layered rhythms egging each other along. Each of the EP’s five songs is a little world of its own characters, particular sense of humour, rules of physics, blue skies and acid rain. Like sitting down at a table with a friend, ‘Says You’ bounces from the banal, to the absurd. It cuts a joke, it empties its wallet, it promises to get the tip next time, and when you smile, it smiles back. Listen to it and see if you like it.
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Le Divan Orange
4234 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z3
PsychPop from Montreal
PsychPop de Montreal
The Luyas (Dead Oceans / Paper Bag)
Hailing from Montreal, The Luyas are Pietro Amato, Mathieu Charbonneau, Bucky Wheaton, Sarah Neufeld and Jessie Stein. It is easy to get lost in the Luyas’ musical world. Their retro-futurist songs are drenched in echo, and built from guitars, French horn, piles of keyboards, drums and percussion. Singer/guitarist Jessie Stein expands the band’s already wide musical vocabulary when she plays the Moodswinger — a 12-string electric zither designed by the Dutch experimental luthier Yuri Landman. The band’s brilliant debut album, Too Beautiful To Work was embraced by critics and was also included on the long list for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.
Their latest album, Animator, was recorded in their hometown of Montreal and created in the midst and reflection of a close friend’s sudden death. It flows through its own catharsis with a profound depth and richness.