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MP3 At 3PM: Clues
The self-titled debut album from Clues (out May 19th on Constellation Records) drops not-so-subtle hints about its origins: the clanging guitars, bizarre hooks, Nintendo-style jingling and distinctly shrill vocals of Alden Penner hearken back to the singer’s days with the Unicorns. But the media-shy Clues (which also counts Arcade Fire’s Brendan Reed as a member) has distinguished itself on its own idiosyncratic frequency, building a following in the Montreal underground scene. The experimental indie-pop group’s instrumental dexterity is on display on lead single “Remember Severed Head,” lacing multiple drums with careening bass and lyrics that seem to be lifted from a Lord Of The Rings itinerary. It’s certainly worth investigating.
(((Click to listen to "Remember Severed Head" and "Perfect Fit" here!)))