Pile of Best Albums: Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias

Chevalier Avant Garde – Over The Fountain

Chevalier Avant Garde – Young

It’s taken us entirely too long to get to this one considering how comprehensively we agree that Chevalier Avant Garde‘s Heterotopias is one of the best albums of the year.  Foucauldian electro-pop doesn’t get much better than this.  The album begins on a high with the uptempo strut of Over The Fountain, a gloomy, hooky love song that has the feel of Depeche Mode and Cocteau Twins while sounding like neither.  The more sedate tracks are equally compelling, particularly the reverb-drenched Young, and the gorgeous closer What’s Your Number Girl?  The Montreal based group have been touring in Europe of late but hopefully we’ll hear from them again on these shores in the not so distant future, these guys are too good to miss.  Heterotopias is available to download or stream here.

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