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Join date: Aug 2004
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Amazing band from Quebec, the only french band I listen too. I just downloaded their newest album and to my surprise, the second song is the same one used in a Rogers Wireless commercial Anyway, if you can take the french vocals, check em out. They were shortlisted for the Polaris prize.

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Video for Montreal -40 degrees C (Amazingly catchy song)
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UG Monkey
Join date: Jun 2004
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oh my god.
this band is awesome dude! I'm probably gonna go shoping today and I'm gonna get this record.

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Join date: Mar 2005
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I made a thread about them last year, but it didn't get much attention. Mind you, I don't think Trompe l'Oeil had been released outside of Quebec yet.

Great band that deserves a lot more recognition. Their album was one of my favourites from last year. Their debut, Le Compte Complet, is worth getting too, but I don't like it as much.

Saw them live in september. If you get the chance, go see them. One of the best live shows I've ever seen.

Oh, if Malajube's your only french band, I'd recommend you check out Harmonium. They're well worth your time, and Malajube borrows a lot from them. Here are two songs :

Dixie : http://www.passthecat.racknine.net/Canrock/04%20Dixie.mp3
En pleine Face : http://www.passthecat.racknine.net/Canrock/01%20Vert.mp3

Their second album, Si on avait besion d'une cinquieme saison, is easily their best, and one of my favourite albums ever. You should really check out that one. Their albums are on demonoid, if you use bittorrent.

Anyways, if you're wondering, https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=404975
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Join date: Aug 2004
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Trompe-L'oeil is pretty solid. One of my favourites from 2006.
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Join date: May 2004
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quite catchy...maybe it will be a good reintroduction to the french language for me
UG Monkey
Join date: Jun 2004
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I just ordered trompe-l'oiel
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Join date: Mar 2005
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Harmonium doesn't sound anything like malajube...

My dad listens to harmonium.

The vocals have certain similarities. But you're right, their general sounds are quite different. I just wanted to use the opportunity to promote one of my favourite bands, really .

Your dad is cool.
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Join date: Jan 2006
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i liked tromp leoil alot when it came out i will have to start listening to it again
UG Monkey
Join date: Jun 2004
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they're great \o\
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UG's Pretentious Asshole
Join date: Dec 2005
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I have their newest album (can't be bothered to try and spell it right) and I really enjoy it. I hear a bit of the Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse in them, but in French, of course.