I was thinking the garage rock scene needed a new dose of energy, but I never expected it to come from Montreal. However, after hearing Cheval Fou’s new LP, Brutal Bisou, I stand corrected. I now bow before these fuzz-blasting bearers of basement rock from North of the border. Along with the typical grungy nuggets of scuzz you expect from this genre, Cheval Fou add their unique Quebecois touch; think a French-Canadian version of the Pogues. The band's distinct regional identity rings clearly through the waves of distortion. If you’re a fan of 60s-style psych punk, I highly recommend adding Brutal Bisou to your playlist.
Download the LP for free via Bandcamp right here and listen to the album's opener below: