Monday, October 22


From Brooklyn (home to this morning's LES SAVY FAV), we're taking I-87/AUT-15 north to that tres French mecca de musique exotique, Montreal. Here, we look forward to rendezvous-ing with up-and-coming, psychedelic pop-thrashers -- comment vous dites? -- HOT SPRINGS.

These folks are a new discovery for me, and -- first time through, at least -- I found myself drawn to their debut LP, VOLCANO. Dense production. Thick licks. Sometimes sounding like '70s hard rock/sometimes like modern-day indie-pop/sometimes both/sometimes both within the same song.

Singer-guitarist GISELLE WEBBER is the star attraction. Evoking everybody from KAREN O to BJORK to FEIST, her arresting, rebelette yell joins innocence (breathy coo) with decadence (cigarette rasp) in all the right ways. Methinks we'll be hearing more from Hot Springs in the days/weeks/years ahead....


HOT SPRINGS thrashing this way 'n' that >>>

Oct 25 2007 8:00P/Vieux-Clocher/Sherbrooke, Quebec
Oct 26 2007 8:00P/Le National/Montreal, Quebec
Oct 27 2007 8:00P/Théâtre Petit/Champlain, Quebec
Oct 28 2007 8:00P/Théâtre Petit/Champlain, Quebec
Nov 3 2007 8:00P/L’Azile/Joliette, Quebec

MP3] "Headrush"

MP3] "Annimystique"

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