Voivod could be considered the musical
equivalent of the post office: The Canadian Progressive Metal quartet
cannot be stopped by wind, rain, snow, sleet, dark of night (in fact,
they rather prefer it), death, break-ups, lawsuits or stylistic shifts.
If you thought “Nashville” and “Stoner Rock” were
the most incongruous words to show up in the same sentence, replace
the latter with “Dream Pop” and prepare to have your mind blown by the
two-man-with-help Psychedelic Indie Rock orchestra known as Keeps.
It’s not much of a stretch to claim that
the current crop of sea-shanty Celtic/Folk Rock floor-stompers couldn’t
have risen to the heights they’ve achieved without those boards first
being softened by Great Big Sea.