7 Montreal bands to watch

See new music videos by local folk, punk rock, rap and electronic acts here.

A-Trak and friend
An eclectic array of Montreal musicians have been releasing some impressive music videos over the past week. We’ll start you off easy and build to an audio-visual mind-fuck:

Michael Feuerstack, “Clackety Clack”

Directed by Ian Roy
Album: The Forgettable Truth, out Feb. 17 (Forward Music)


The Barr Brothers, “Love Ain’t Enough”

Animated and directed by Dustin Grella
Album: Sleeping Operator (Secret City)


Solids, “Off White”

Directed by Martin Pariseau.
Album: Blame Confusion (Dine Alone)


Purity Ring, “Begin Again”

Video artwork by Renata Raksha.
Album: Another Eternity, out on March 3 (Last Gang)


Jonathan Emile and Kendrick Lamar, “Heaven Help Dem”

Directed by Jonathan Emile. (Read our interview with him here.)


A-Trak feat. Andrew Wyatt

Directed by Ramon Ayala


Country, “White Colors”

Animated by Sinbad Richardson
Album: Failure