Led by the alluring Deb Edison, Montreal’s Submissives make saccharine outsider pop gone slightly off. The group’s recent cassette releases, Do You Really Love Me? and Betty Told Me, explore the malaise of love lost or never had, or had and hated for. All of this may sound like a rather straightforward affair, but The Submissives manage to subvert all the mundanity of heart-worn song with a pitch perfect tone of soft sarcasm, turning their thematized half-anthems into jangled thoughtrock.
Uniform + ✘O ✘V ✘T + The Submissives + DJ Ron Wolf, CEO @ The Marquee | Friday May 26th | $20a/$25d