Land of Talk (2016)

Montreal, QC

Elizabeth Powell’s gorgeous songwriting, backed up by some of the heaviest of heavy hitters in indie rock (Stars, Arcade Fire, Silver Mt. Zion) lent the lush pop of 2010’s Cloak and Cipher the grand orchestration (and occasional riff!) it deserved. Their return from hiatus is as welcome as the first breath of spring, if spring were great live and had more strings.