Land of Talk? Really? Aren’t they kind of like The Sundays? What the hell is Ekko doing listening to that atmosphemo tripe? Uh . . . Enjoying himself, that’s what!
If you’ve never given this Montreal band a try before, this may be a good place to start. The October 2009 release was an event: Lead singer Lizzie Powell had taken a year off due to voice problems, and her return brought a colleciton of songs that were expressions of . . . Pure joy. I liked this a hell of a lot more than their earlier work: Much happier, much more melodic, and much more . . . “Song-y,” I guess, is the word. This is what music should be.
Taste it for free: