Clues (Ex-Unicorns + Ex-Arcade Fire) Prep Debut, Offer Sample, Go On Tour

More specifically, Alden Penner (aka Alden Ginger, aka not Nick Thorburn) and ex-Arcade Firer Brendan Reed plus other Montreal musicians Ben Borden, Lisa Gamble, and Nick Scribner. Supposedly their live shows involve multiple drummers and “a bent Commodore 64,” but I haven’t seen it, so nothing’s verified. The group formed in 2007, laid low by not starting a MySpace page of Facebook (whoa), and are releasing their debut on hometown label Constellation in Spring 2009. You can take a listen to album track “Perfect Fit,” which takes after its horned father, though with some bigger dynamics in the vocal line and instrumental breakdowns.

Clues – “Perfect Fit” (MP3)

Look for their album on Constellation. Additionally, Alden runs, an online music store focusing on Montreal artists. Get shopping. Or, just check out Clues on the road:

11/04 – New York, NY @ Exit Art (election night party)
11/05 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ SMOG (Bard College)
11/06 – Burlington, VT @ TBA
11/07 – Hanover, NH @ Fuel (Dartmouth College)
11/08 – Bennington, VT @ The Student Center (Bennington College)
11/29 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli