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Malajube
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With the release of their debut record Le Compte Complet (2004), Malajube literally took over the indie rock scene, and have drawn a wide amount of praise with their second album Trompe-l’Oeil (2006), a masterpiece that found its way of springing out of the already artistically rich local music scene, with their unique and original sound. Labyrinthes (2009) confirmed that the band was one of the most prolific and talented bands from Montreal (Olivier Lalande, Nightlife Magazine, February 2009). Mark the date on your calendar, April 19 2011, Malajube releases La Caverne, its long awaited fourth studio album.

In addition of proudly winning five Felix awards over the years in their native province of Quebec, the latest for Alternative Album of the Year in 2009, Malajube was nominated twice for a Polaris Music Prize, Trompe-l’Oeil and Labyrinthes having made the short list. The band has toured relentlessly the country and abroad playing more than hundreds of shows in Canada, in Europe, in the United States and Japan, visiting festivals and events such as the SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Osheaga, Les Eurockéennes and Les Francofolies de Montréal, turning on industry heads and listeners alike. Regardless of the language barrier, Malajube’s discography, especially Trompe-l’oeil, pleased critics from all around; The New York Times, NME, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Wired, Fader, Filter, Spin, Penthouse, Men’s Health Journal, Vanity Fair and more, all praising Malajube’s music in unison.




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www.malajube.com
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Malajube - La caverne
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In a ruthless world, Malajube does it it's way, cloud the issue and present a surprisingly happy and driven with an urgency to live. From the Stone Age to the Plastic Age, between prehistoric times and show-biznesss. A carefuly chosen selection of borrrowed pop elements to create a sonic drug. A retrofuturistic musical mixture, pleasantly irreverent and animal-like.


Malajube - Labyrinthes
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" Labyrinthes is one of the most eagerly waited albums in the history of local francophone rock, and for good reason. It comes exactly three years after Trompe-l'oeil, the disc that proved a Montreal band could sing in French and still attract thousands of admirers around the world, including the U.S. More assured and ambitious than on their breakthrough predecessor, Malajube proves they are way more than merely a francophone wannabe Arcade Fire. They're one of the most inspired groups around today, no matter what language you speak."

- The Gazette


Malajube - Étienne d’août
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Étienne d’Août single is full of surprises and has an happy ending! It starts with a new version of Étienne d’Août, one of the most important songs on Trompe-l’oeil but with more piano and vocals. Then comes, nothing less,  a "remix banger" of Filles à plumes followed by a new song M. Pupille only available on this single. To end this masterpiece, a Elton John kinda version of Étienne d’Août. This version, renamed Elton d’Août will put love in  all mothers’ hearts with the strings arrangement and orchestral harmonies.


Malajube - Trompe-l’oeil
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"Already a serious contender for album of the year, this sophomore effort by Montreal’s Malajube is the best francophone indie-rock release in recent memory. Catchy, heavy, light, playful and exhilarating - it rocks non-stop, and in a multitude of ways. The underlying theme of sickness runs through the disc like death did the Arcade Fire’s Funeral. But it’s filtered through textured, sweeping and frequently beautiful songwriting. Guests include rappers Loco Locass, singer Pierre Lapointe and Dears members Martin Pelland and Valerie Jodoin-Keaton. This is a big record, a great record, by what could very well be your new favourite Montreal band." 4.5/5 (T’Cha Dunlevy, The Gazette)


Malajube - Le compte complet
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