Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

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Pop Montreal 2013 Review: Un Blonde//Crosss//Viet Cong

UN BLONDE

Jean’s death stare struck fear in my heart.  I felt cold and alone and terrified amidst a packed Brasserie Beaubien. Yes, these (mostly) Calgary boys stay true to their roots. A home brew of post-punk and dark, brooding pop lay hidden beneath squalls of feedback. Tasteful, abrasive, and ultimately rewarding for those with a strong stomach.

http://unblonde.bandcamp.com/

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CROSSS

Desolate, pounding riffs that could tear down a mountain. Saturday afternoon, a sunless basement could scarce contain this Halifax trio’s offerings. Thankfully, the roof did not collapse. A lone ray of light crept downstairs, fell upon the group’s opaque eye, and was quickly banished. Night had fallen earlier than expected.

http://weirdcanada.com/2013/07/new-canadiana-crosss-obsidian-spectre/

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VIET CONG

Though experimentalism runs deep in their veins, pop gems remain, floating just beneath the surface. Traces of new wave and kraut-rock ripple in and out of focus but one thing remains clear: Viet Cong are easily one of the best new Canadian bands in quite some time. Catch them again Saturday @ Drones with Freak Heat Waves & Homeshake!

http://weirdcanada.com/2013/10/new-canadiana-viet-cong-cassette/

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