Torngat – from Montreal, SXSW, MP3, video, WNYC stream
by BrooklynVegan Mike
DOWNLOAD: Torngat - You Could Be (MP3)
Torngat was a real discovery highlight for me at this past Pop Montreal. The instrumental trio modestly refer to themselves as "French horn, keyboards, and drums" on their myspace, but their brilliant and unique songs weave compelling melodies that are all encompassing and welcoming, proving the axiom "the whole is greater then the sum of it's parts." The group features Pietro Amato who moonlights in Arcade Fire side project Bell Orchestre, sometimes plays with the Arcade Fire and Islands, and is in one of my favorite Montreal bands The Luyas. Patrick Watson is among those whom Torngat can call a collaborator.
You may have caught Torngat when they opened for Mum at the Wordless Music Series show in NYC on November 9th. If not, you can always listen to the whole show courtesy of WNYC. Torngat's next trip to the United States is for SXSW this March. Check out a video and more tour dates below...
Torngat - 2008 Tour Dates
Mar 14 - SXSW M for Montreal showcase Maggie Maes Austin, TX *
Mar 16 - Divan Orange with Froot Fly Montreal
Mar 22 - Petit Chicago Vieux-Hull, Quebec
* w/ Katie Moore, Caroline Keating, Plants & Animals, Martha Wainwright and Creature