Posts Tagged ‘Men I Trust’

February 28, 2018

I can’t believe the music portion of SXSW starts in less than two weeks. This means, I get to see Montreal’s Men I Trust for the very first time in two weeks, and I’m really excited for the chance to take in the band’s dreamy wafting, hazy grooving tunes live. Just in time for the bedazzlement comes Men I Trust’s first song of the year, a slow grooving, silky gliding song gem named Show Me How. The languorous delight even arrives with a video directed by the band themselves. Keep up with Men I Trust on tumblr, here. I vote for the band to play The Roadhouse if David Lynch decides to bring back Twin Peaks for a fourth season. They’d be perfect, alongside the likes of Au Revoir Simone, the Chromatics, and other acts forever entwined in the DNA of the show, don’t you think? 

November 13, 2017

Men I Trust specializes in a soft fleecy, woozy nostalgic mixture of funk pop and dream pop. The Montreal trio never fail to thoroughly intoxicate me with their inebriating brand of foggy swirling, dreamy wafting music, which they serve up in abundance on languorous glimmering new song ‘I hope to be around’. The song comes with a laid back charmer of a music video, too. Sway in bliss to the single, which combines the weightless aesthetic of Air, the satiny sheen of Rhye, the misty groove of Yumi Zouma, and the vaporous hypnosis of Chromatics. ‘I hope to be around’ and Men I Trust’s prior releases are available from Bandcamp, here.

September 22, 2017

The charming music video Men I Trust just released the other day affords us the perfect opportunity to partake in their acclaimed recent single Tailwhip. The Montreal trio offers up an abundance of their woozy nostalgic, dreamy swirling dream pop on the soothing gem. Soft disco funk beats intertwine with luscious guitars on the sublime twirler. It’s rather fitting that Tailwhip’s video was crafted out of old VHS footage provided by the band members’ family and friends. Tailwhip evokes the faded past, which always seems alluring when viewed through rose colored glasses after the passage of time. Tailwhip is available from Bandcamp, here.

May 22, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.18.2017 – 05.21.2017

Feature Selections – May 18-21, 2017

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May 18, 2017

Honestly, Montreal’s Men I Trust couldn’t have picked a better time to return with some fresh new music. We’re T minus 4 days away from the premiere of the new Twin Peaks series, and the band’s woozy nostalgic, warped swirling pop is the perfect companion as we await Sunday night. You Deserve This is a hazy languorous float through the air. The song, which Men I Trust recorded last summer, is a soothing relaxer, an oasis of tranquility in which I dissolve completely. You can download the gem for free, here.

April 6, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.03.2017 – 04.04.2017

Featured music – April 3-4, 2017

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April 4, 2017

For the past week, I’ve been obsessively listening to Geoffroy’s debut album Coastline, a most impressive first album from the Montreal based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The record’s sound reminds me in part of various bands and artists I passionately adore, like Until The Ribbon Breaks, SOHN, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Daniel Woolhouse (fka Deptford Goth), and Woodkid. Not a single track is sub par; each song is infectious in its own way and well worthy of blasting loud through open windows as you cruise along on an open highway. Coastline even closes out with this sophisticated swaying, slinky shuffling Thirsty, which features Quebec’s Men I Trust on silky divine guest vocals. I oft find myself listening to the song at least twice before I allow the album to close out with Thirsty’s dreamy final notes, and I’m always left “thirsty” and parched for more. Geoffroy skillfully melds jazz, trip hop, soul, and indietronica on this heavenly tune. I highly recommend you give Coastline a whirl if you haven’t done so yet. Stream and purchase the album, here.

February 7, 2017

New Canadian project Bernache comes by way of singer / producer Emmanuelle Proulx, also known for her role as singer and guitarist in Men I Trust, the terrific trio from Quebec that recently spellbound us with their sultry, snazzy pop. Emma debuts her personal project with a mesmeric lo-fi entry named Your Name. The trip hop inflected indie electronic cut is a gauzy slow burner with wispy billowing vocals and warm warbling synths. The end result is thoroughly inebriating, like a languorous dive into an elaborate dreamscape that curls about us like thick heavy fog. Ethereal guitars reminiscent of The xx punctuate Your Name’s Chromatics meets Beach House murkiness alongside a hypnotic dusting of 90′s hip hop vibes. Your Name comes with a hypnagogic video that befits the song’s mood and ambiance. The passage of time itself seems to slow around us while we’re engulfed by Bernache’s weighty swirling debut. The single is a free download, here.

June 24, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.21.2016 

Featured music – June 21st, 2016

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June 22, 2016

I’ve been giddily awaiting the release of this new music video to share alongside Men I Trust’s latest spellbinding pop electronic single, Lauren. The video is subtle, very subtle, yet it captivates to no end. It feels as if we’re on the very same breezy bicycle ride with a gentle wind coursing through our hair as we become one with cool silken Lauren. The song’s snazzy funk and sultry bass line caress with a sensual tenderness as provocative as it is soothing. It leaves sharp tingles in its wake. Lauren is a free download, here.