Saturday, February 23, 2008

Taken By Trees | Coming to Montreal | Feb 25

This is a bit of a late notice but I missed this show listing until just last night.

On Monday night, Taken By Trees, the solo project of former Concretes lead singer Victoria Bergsman, will be playing Museé Juste Pour Rire in Montreal. Geez, that place is getting a lot of shows these days. I thought it was a comedy club but they seem to be making inroads to the music scene.

Regardless, folks may also be familiar with Bergsman's sad but sultry voice from Peter Bjorn and John's 2006 hit "Young Folks" where she shared vocals with Peter Morén. Well, I guess she decided to leave The Concretes for solo aspirations and last summer released her debut album, Open Field. It's nowhere as poppy as The Concretes or "Young Folks". Hell, it isn't even as poppy as mope-masters Antony and the Johnsons which is to say it resides on the heavier side of the music spectrum. However, I don't want to give the wrong impression. The piano and drum machine song "Lost and Found" from the album has been one of my favorites over the last month or so.

Taken By Trees | Lost and Found | Buy

Taken By Trees | Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses cover) | Buy

Here's a live performace of her song "Julia":

1 comment:

Nick said...

Opening the gig is White Hinterland. The same project but new name version of Casey Dienel. She performed last year at the Skinny Pancake with Laura Gibson and then at the Stannard Church with Capstan Shafts and crew. Def worth checking out as well.