The Lovely Feathers Fantasy of the Lot

After a three-year hiatus due to things ranging from falling in love with a runway model to getting lupus, the Lovely Feathers are back with Fantasy of the Lot. Just as frenetic as their 2006 debut, Hind Hind Legs, the Montrealers' second record manages to go from their usual chaotic indie rock with "Lowiza" to a more Eastern-inspired sound with "Agrotaker," probably due to the fact that one of the member's went on a self-discovery trip to Kathmandu. And the entire band seem to have rediscovered how to make a record, keeping it simple and making sure it's not sloppy. The time off has done the Lovely Feathers well. (Sparks)