Telstar Drugs are a group of weirdoes from Calgary who make music that is the exact opposite of what one would expect from Cowtown. They describe themselves as being influenced by Stereolab, Wire, and Broadcast, and while they don’t do anything similar to the lounge-pop of Stereolab or the whip-smart post-punk of Wire, their meandering vaguely ambient music is worthy of comparison at least in quality.
Their music is pretty close to the dearly-departed Women and to [whatever Viet Cong are changing their name to], and is basically a sign that creativity is alive and well in Canadian indie rock.
Thank goodness for that!
- Topher Duguay