1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4
AUTOMELODI, at the Silver Dollar, Saturday, June 16, 2 am. Rating: NNNN
There's something refreshing about seeing a hip Montreal act that's as indisputably french as Automelodi.
Not only does Xavier Paradis sing in French (unlike the vast majority of Montreal's musical exports), but the musical reference points for his take on keyboard pop is more along the lines of "La Vague Froid" than UK new wave. While the recorded work is often on the moody side, the live show was full of energy and undeniably fun. You could argue that some of the melodies and melodrama is on the cheesy side, but anything that gets goths and hipsters dancing awkwardly side by side is OK with us.