Alternative rock
Things are looking up for Patrick Krief.

Dovetale is the new record by the Montreal singer, songwriter and guitarist, a triumphant union of contemporary pop and rock sounds that emerged from the literal honeymoon phase of Krief’s marriage. While domestic bliss doesn’t typically the inspire the kind open-heart poetry and high-octane pop sound that Krief is known for — and his previous release Automanic was an epic double album fuelled by heartbreak and self-destruction — the conception of Dovetale found him at the peak of his game artistically as well as personally.

It’s uncertain what the future will bring, though he hints that the live show to come with next year’s Dovetale tour may point the way to a new sonic realm. But for Krief, given the vibrancy, jubilation and thoughtful balladry of a new record that’s clearly a career high, the present is the place to be.

May 8, 2019 1:00 am Cameron House, Wednesday May 8
May 9, 2019 12:00 am The Paddock Tavern, Thursday May 9th
May 11, 2019 8:00 pm Bleeker with Harlequin Gold