If the only "Clues" you've heard of has something to do with a board game and Tim Curry, fear not. We've got the info on the kids who are calling themselves Clues -- among them ex-Unicorn Alden Penner and Arcade Fire's Brendan Reed -- and we'll fill you in on the all the details, including their shunning of social networking a sneak peak at material from their self-titled debut LP.
The album is set for a May release, and until then the band is promoting the old-fashioned way, building its reputation through gigs, mostly around its Montreal homebase. You won't find them on MySpace or Facebook, they don't even Twitter. How will we ever understand them, if not for the internet!?
You can start by listening to "Remember Severed Head" from their upcoming debut. It's an intriguing glimpse into what Clues is about as a band, and one that has us ready to hear more. They explore the possibilities of sound but pair that experimental attitude with a catchy hook and a killer melody and a desire to create movements within pop songs that results in one track becoming a true experience.
Clues - "Remember Severed Head"