Light a Match
It has been a five-year gap between studio albums for the highly-regarded femme-fronted Chic Gamine, and plenty of work clearly went into their third album, Light A Match. They recruited Montreal producer/engineer Sébastien Blais-Montpetit (Groenland, Champion) to help add rich textures to their signature harmony-heavy sound. The songs here are stylistically diverse too, covering folk, pop and r 'n b terrain, and the rousing title track is a real highlight.
Chic Gamine recently played a western tour with Lindi Ortega. They play Toronto's Rivoli on Oct. 23, London's Aeolian Hall on Oct. 24, then have mores shows in the west, Nov. 12-21.