The Quebec student strike of 2012 not only triggered a new wave of youth activism in Canada, it also inspired the formation of one of the country’s best new bands. Montreal quartet Ought claim the Printemps d’Erable as a catalyst for their sound and vision as much as righteous post-punk influences like Cap’n Jazz, The Feelies, Lungfish, Gang Of Four and early Talking Heads. Newly signed to groundbreaking Montreal label Constellation Records (home of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Do Make Say Think Colin Stetson), their debut release More Than Any Other Day, out April 29, is easily an Album of the Year contender for 2014.