Montreal seems to have more than its fair share of angel-voiced men making dreamy, melodic indie pop (Patrick Watson, Alexandre Desilets, and Karkwa to name but a few).
You can go ahead and add Éléphantine to that list.
Like the aforementioned bands, Éléphantine are literate and assured, creating atmospheric, textured and emotionally intense songs.
So far they've put out just one EP, entitled Sous le règne des lampadaires. It's a slow burner, full of yearning and beautifully layered melodies.
If this is the entrée, I'm more than ready for the main! Luckily, the band are slated to release a full length album in the winter of 2009.
Here's a taste for now, then:
Éléphantine - "Un attente d'un moment présent"
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