Friday, March 21, 2008

Quick-hitters:: The Luyas

It's Easter weekend and I really don't have the desire to really think out a post. If we were super awesome, like the Zunior folks, well we would have hidden an Easter Egg somewhere on the site (or just given you a coupon for a 25-song download).

Instead, I'll just finish up my week of Female vocalists with a terrific band from Montreal that really should be huge by now. The Luyas - (Jessie Stein, Stef Schneider and Pietro Amato) are all vets of the Montreal scene that decided to take the time to do their own thing. The results - Faker Death - are something to behold. So minimal and pure, at times you feel the songs beating in time with your own heart, and you are left questioning why your's feels so full when Stein's is obviously just a shell of what it used to be.

The record is a loosely strung collection of Stein's deeply personal feelings and lies (to him, to them, to herself), which may sound incredibly morbid, but these songs are a vessel to get past the end of a relationship. Somehow her thoughts, played over the bare guitar and bursts of horns and drums, are so vivid that you start to take comfort in her pain. It's stark, sad, and unquestionably, it's completely real.


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Posted at 12:57 PM by ack :: 1 comments

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At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

Thank you so much. I stumbled across this on hype m at a time when I needed cheering up, I'm so glad I found this band. It's been so long since I've heard something like that that sounds really beautiful and grabs you when you hear it. Thanks, x.


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