Ultramarine - PAPER BAG
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Jon Falcone on April 26, 2013
This Montreal outfit is an overlooked treasure if ever there was one. They’ve made some wise moves to turn the emotional dial from despair to euphoria and have also managed to write some huge tracks here, the biggest in their catalogue yet. “New Summer” both cruises and collapses, the chorus ascensions creating soft shivers. “Privileged Poor” explosively underpins Catherine McCandless’ shamanistic croons with a rock-steady beat. There won’t be many more solid albums than this in 2013.