Daily Dose: AroarA, “#14”

What I love most about AroarA’s In The Pines is the album’s unpredictable intelligence. Each song could almost stand alone in genre and form, but instead of leading to incohesion they function like wind chimes–the longer they reverberate off one another, the more organic the sound becomes. With lead vocals that switch from feminine to masculine, tempos that consistently shift, and pared-down layers of instrumentation that pop in and out, In The Pines is weighted by a sense of whimsy that is playful yet commanding. Quintessentially Montreal in sound, so fun and eclectic that it’s impossible to be bored; a great Saturday in the city soundtrack.