Malajube is a francophone indie rock band from Montreal with a unique combination sound that I have difficulty describing. It’s almost as if they’ve managed to blend Muse, Arcade Fire, and Radiohead together (among others) to form a jumble of sound that ends up working really well.
Their deput album, Le Compte complet, was released in 2004 and received positive exposure in Quebec with several of their songs receiving regular airtime.
Their second album, Trompe-l’oeil, was released in 2006 and was quite successful. Not only did it strongly follow up their debut album and solidify their status as one of the premier indie rock bands in Quebec, but they also experienced exposure in English Canada, the US, and overseas – Something remarkably rare for a band that sings exclusively in French. This was the album that introduced me to Malajube, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
Their third, and much anticipated album, Labyrinthes, was released earlier this year (2009) and builds on their earlier success. They’ve embraced their combination sound even more than in Trompe-l’oeil , making this album even more uniquely enjoyable to listen to.
I would encourage you to have a listen!