Saturday, July 4, 2015

Recording: The Muscadettes

Artist: The Muscadettes

Song: My Baby Boy

Recorded at 159 Manning ("M For Manning"), June 19, 2015.

The Muscadettes - My Baby Boy

Once again Tim McCready turned his home into the city's coolest venue for a day, transforming living room, basement and backyard into performance spaces for a chill day-long party. A backyard stage under an arch of trees at the very far end of the lot made the show feel even more like it was taking place off in some friendly forest. The programming, thanks once again to an alliance with M for Montréal and an association with a large local corporate rock festival, mixed a few mostly-Montréal out-of-towners with local faces.

Of the new-to-me bands in the day's Montréal contingent, this five-piece — fronted by twin sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge — was the coolest discovery. Claiming to be "raised on 60's surf and 90's grunge", this one shows there's also a pleasing dollop of new wave in the mix as well. It's probably too obvious as a point of comparison, but you could plot this pair somewhere between the Deals and the Gillises. [The band has a tasty new EP up on their bandcamp.]

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