Solids – Blame Confusion
Solids is the moniker of a Montreal duo consisting of Xavier Germain-Poitras on guitar and Louis Guillemette on drums. Having previously played together in another band, Germain-Poitras started writing songs that didn’t quite fit that outfit’s sound, and subsequently asked Guillemette to help him flesh them out. The pair were able to build on their existing chemistry, and quickly released a five song EP, a 7″ single, and a split with fellow Canadians, Animal Faces, out of Toronto. All of this led up to their first full length album, Blame Confusion, which was released in early 2014. An album is made up of ten tracks that consist of the what might be the densest, most blistering indie rock released so far this year.