Hailing from Montreal, where apparently some top-secret chemical in the water makes everyone join a cool band, this rock-meets-post-punk quintet, on their latest, have seamlessly merged the brooding urgency of Drive Like Jehu with hints of Southern rock and punk rock melodies la Leatherface. While they definitely aren't the first to jump on that kind of wagon, the difference with the Dirty Tricks is that they do it really well. There's an immediacy to much of the album. On songs like BLVD, Red Wave and Luu-Seí, the driving tempos are met with loud, raw vocals in an anthemic frenzy. From the get-go, Sauve hits the ground running and doesn't really pause for breath or rest until it's reached its exhausted climax.