January 21, 2007

And you can’t come because you don’t speak French

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (or browse the right sidebar) you know that I have an affinity for world music, although lately I’ve been too lazy to be industrious and seek out new international sounds. So I was pleased when this one landed in my lap (actually, my mailbox) and provided some pleasant Sunday afternoon music.

Malajube are five French-Canadian guys who have a bright, shimmery, eclectic album with Trompe-L’oeil (2006, Dare To Care Records). It was actually makes quite the spunky soundtrack for some serious housecleaning, but they don’t put that on the press sheet. And no, I don’t know what they’re saying.

Étienne D’août – Malajube

P̢te Filo РMalajube

They’re on tour with Snowden (including Noise Pop!) and will be at SXSW this March.

02.16 Montreal, QC Café Campus
02.18 New York City, NY Mercury Lounge
02.20 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
02.21 Washington, DC The Rock And Roll Hotel
02.23 Chicago, IL The Subterranean
02.28 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
03.01 Seattle, WA Dante’s
03.02 San Francisco, CA Independent
03.06 Tucson, AZ Plush
03.09 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
03.10 Kansas City, MT The Record Bar
04.13 Sorel/Tracy, QC Marine Cabaret
04.14 Joliette, QC L’ Azile


  • Barbara Manatee!

    Love your site (and your taste in music)! Thanks for your insight!

    sharona — January 21, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

  • I just love that you made a Veggie Tales reference! My son would be so happy.

    Anonymous — January 21, 2007 @ 10:05 pm

  • A lot of people like you. Isn’t that a burden?

    Anonymous — January 21, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

  • I love it when great music falls into my lap. It’s like Christmas!

    Greg — January 22, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  • Take me to the ball, Barbara Manatee!

    :) That makes me happy. Hurray for world music!

    Amy — January 22, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  • Gotta love the veggie tales. :-)

    Thanks for the new stuff. You should check out a band called “Forro in the Dark” a brazilian party band from NY.

    Aaron — January 22, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

  • Oh, man, that IS a Veggie Tales reference! You’re cracking me up.

    Jeff C. — January 23, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

  • I love your blog…



    Anonymous — January 25, 2007 @ 1:58 am

  • I don’t really know what the other commenters are talking about, but I love these songs. I’d read about this band somewhere (Filter?) and immediately forgot about it, but thanks to the instant gratification of blogged mp3s I not only remember again, but now know that the review was not just a shovel-load of empty hyperbole. I’m gonna run right out and buy that album. Thanks a lot!

    (Canadian=World Music is a bit of a stretch, though, I have to say.)

    Alison and/orew — February 5, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

  • Alison -
    (it’s the French that makes it seem worldly, not the Canadian part….)


    heather — February 5, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

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