A Taller Us
There's not exactly a shortage of synth-pop sirens out there these days, but Montreal songstress/producer/beatmaker FOXTROTT (real name: Marie-Hélène Delorme) is one of the best.
2012 debut EP Shields and singles “Driven” and “Shaky Hands” elicited praise, and debut full-length A Taller Us is quickly grabbing blogosphere love. Deservedly so, for it is an attractive combination of clear and expressive vocals and beats that are quite minimal, with enough twists and turns to maintain your interest. She recently told Exclaim that "personally, I'm not a big fan of vocals that are more like decorations or ornaments", and her strong vocal presence helps set her apart. Word is she's also a compelling performer, and appearances at M for Montreal, Pop Montreal, and Riot Fest have been well-received. An artist to watch closely.