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Montreal’s The Calm:

by Archives October 23, 2007

Guitarist/vocalist Max Comeau and vocalist Rachel Diabo are the founding members of The Calm. Two became four when Matt LeGroulx on bass and Chris Dimini on drums joined the duo to make The Calm’s full length debut Are You On My Side?
“There are insecurities that come across in the songs and we liked that element in the title Are You On My Side. You know, we can’t really do it on our own. We need you,” Comeau said of the album title.
Human weakness is a common vein that runs through the quartet’s 11 track debut. “It’s something that is so universal,” the guitarist explained. “Everyone can relate to heartbreak, disappointment and shattered dreams.” But insecurities are merely the subject matter. The Calm delivers a solid brisk pop/rock album with songs of high energy like the boisterous title track, the brutally honest “Boyfriend”, “Night Train” and the captivating “Songs of You” that evokes the familiar sound of fellow Canadians Great Big Sea. The Calm found their footing in the Montreal music scene receiving praise and applause. This is only the calm before the storm.
Get on their side.
The Calm plays O Patro Vys Wed., Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. and Reggie’s Thurs., Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

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