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Montreal’s She-Devils share dreamlike debut EP — listen

on January 12, 2016, 5:30pm

“Precise” is not a word one might use to describe She-Devils, a Montreal-based duo that paints in broad, messy strokes on their self-titled debut EP. That’s fine, because precision can be kind of boring. Instead of showing off tightly wound musical chops, Audrey Ann and Kyle Jukka create murky sonic textures that meander through various states of consciousness without fully committing to one. The EP’s four tracks fluctuate between sweet and vaguely sinister, with Jukka’s vinyl samples colliding with Ann’s voice and lending it an extra layer of emotional depth.

The album’s opening track, “Come”, exemplifies this tension. “It’s playful and mischievous,” the duo explains, adding that it’s the closest thing they have to a theme song. The EP also includes a “chopped and screwed” remix of the track, which rubs out any semblance of constraint apparent in the original. According to Ann and Jukka, “what binds everything together is the undertone of hypnotism and insidiousness … [We] find inspiration from the mysteries and the dark corners of the human brain.”

She-Devils will tour the US with Majical Cloudz this winter. Their self-titled EP is due out January 15th, which coincides with their tour kickoff in Toronto. Stream (or preorder) the EP and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

She-Devils EP artwork:

she-devils album art

She-Devils 2016 Tour Dates:

01/15 — Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
01/16 — Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory *
01/18 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
01/19 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
01/20 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
01/22 — Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt *
01/23 — Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
01/24 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
01/26 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
01/29 — Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge *
02/14 — Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

* = w/ Majical Cloudz

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