Top Mtl acts:
Think About Life
Live shows that floored (granted no footage of said floorage) :
White Denim @ SXSW
Micachu @ Il Motore (Montreal) + Pop Montreal
Coltrane Motion @ Public Assembly (Brooklyn) + Pop Montreal
Delorean @ CMJ, twice! First time by chance, second by mission
Broadcast @ CMJ
Album of the year:
Micachu - Jewellery
"Mica Levi, born 1987 in Surrey, UK. is a singer, songwriter, composer and producer. She is classically trained and started writing/playing music at the age of four. She was offered a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study composition. While a student at Guildhall, Levi was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra which was performed at the Royal Festival Hall in April 2008.
She often uses unorthodox instruments, many of which are homemade, These include a modified guitar played with a hammer action, called a 'chu', and a bowed instrument fashioned from a CD rack. This multitude of objects, varying from broken bottles to a vacuum cleaner, help Mica achieve her distinctive and unique sound."