As leader of the six-piece "chamber pop" band Melomane (French for "lover of melody," roughly), musical wunderkind Pierre de Gaillande has a certain way of handling musicians who forget to play their parts during rehearsal. He shoots them a sharp look and then begins insistently hum-hollering the bit until it gets played. It's not that de Gaillande's a tyrant, because he's not; it's just that he knows these majestic pop songs in their entirety. If his own able hands weren't so tied up wrangling myriad sounds from his electric guitar, he'd surely be waving a conductor's wand or at least wagging a finger in the direction of his... More >>>