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Bonsound's Top 5 Albums of 2014

Check out which albums and shows the Bonsound crew enjoyed in 2014. Besides the release date, the only other rule was to not pick an album/a show by an artist related to Bonsound (management, label, booking and/or pr).

Please note that we'll be out of the office as of Friday, December 19th. We'll be back on Monday, January 5th.

LE TOP 5 DE QUEEN 'LIZABETH SA ROYAL HIGHNESS DU LABEL
1. Savages | Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream
2. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
3. The Barr Brothers | Sleeping Operator
4. Amelia Curran | They Promised You Mercy
5. Arkells | High Noon

Show de l'année: Arcade Fire @ Parc Jean-Drapeau (duh).

LE TOP 5 DE MPG LA BOSS DE LA TIMBREUSE (en ordre alphabétique pour faire changement)
Black Atlass | Young Bloods EP
Caribou | Our Love
Country | Failure
D'Angelo | Black Messiah
Jacques Greene | After Life After Party + Phantom Vibrate (note: ça compte juste pour 1 là, c'est des bébés EP de 2-3 tounes)

Show de l'année: Violent Femmes @ Métropolis - Le show pref de mon inner-teenager.

LE TOP 5 DE JAYZUS aka JAY aka JJ aka BARBE DE VELOURS
1. Beyoncé | Beyoncé (The Platinum Edition)
2. FKA Twigs | LP1
3. Mary J. Blige | The London Sessions
4. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
5. Tinashe | Aquarius

Show de l'année: Miley Cyrus @ Centre Bell - Fallait y être pour comprendre. C'était juste crazy/fun/party.

LE TOP 5 D'ALEX LE HOTTEST MARKETING WIZ IN THA WORLD
1. The Celestics | Supreme Laziness
2. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
3. Schoolboy Q | Oxymoron
4. Future | Honest
5. Sohn | Tremors

Show de l'année: Childish Gambino @ Osheaga

LE TOP 5 DE FLOBINE LA MOM LA PLUS PRATICO-PRATIQUE EVER
1. Angel Olsen | Burn Your Fire For No Witness
2. SOHN | Tremors
3. Damien Jurado | Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
4. Jungle | Jungle
5. Sharon Van Etten | Are We There
Et je me permets une mention spéciale pleine d'<3 pour un EP: Les Deuxluxes | Traitement Deuxluxes

Show de l'année: Sohn @ Il Motore - C'était tellement bon que j'en ai momentanément oublié la violente et tenace odeur de vieux pipi provenant des toilettes.

LE TOP 5 DE MAT LE TALLEST BOOKER ON EARTH (en ordre aléatoire)
Alvvays | Alvvays
BadBadNotGood | III
Beck | Morning Phase
Spencer Burton | Don’t Let the World See Your Love
The Barr Brothers | Sleeping Operator

Show de l'année: Thee Oh Sees @ Le National - mais mention à Ronnie Spector @ Rialto, tant d’émotions!

LE TOP 5 DE JOSETTE LA PRO D'LA PROD ET DU #SELFIE
01. SOHN | Tremors
02. Eman X Vlooper | XXL
03. Odesza | In return
04. Tinashe | Aquarius
05. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo

Show de l’année: The Brooks @ Coup d’Grâce à St-Prime - J’aurais voulu que ce show-là dure forever. Une chance, l’jam dans l’garage à Noël a fait durer l’plaisir un peu.

LE TOP 5 DE GÉRANT MASSE LE RÉNO-DÉCO MASTER (en ordre aléatoire)
Beck | Morning Phase
Wu-Tang Clan | A Better Tomorrow
Leonard Cohen | Popular Problems
Karen O | Crush Songs
BadBadNotGood | III

Show de l'année: BadBadNotGood @ Club Soda / Festival de Jazz de Montréal

LE TOP 5 DE MARGAUX L'ÉTERNELLE ENTHOUSIASTE NEWBIE
01. Jungle | Jungle
02. Caribou | Our Love
03. Alt-J | This Is All Yours
04. Chet Faker | Built On Glass
05. The Dø | Shake Shook Shaken

Shows de l'année: Nils Frahm @ Métropolis / M pour Montréal + Arcade Fire @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

LE TOP 5 DE YUNG JC LE GÉRANT BIKER HIVERNAL (fais 'tention, JC!)
1. Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 2
2. BADBADNOTGOOD | III
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
5. Heat | EP

Show de l'année: Outkast @ Osheaga (parce que tsé, quand même, Outkast...)

LE TOP 5 DE MARIE-LISE LA MASTER DES DÉPÔTS DIRECTS ET DU CHÉQUIER ET DE LA MASTERCARD ET DE, ET DE, ...
1. BADBADNOTGOOD | III
2. Jungle | Jungle
3. The Celestics | Supreme Laziness
4. Allah-Las | Worship The Sun
5. Alvvays | Alvvays

Show de l'année: Justin Timberlake @ Centre Bell

LE TOP 5 DE JANE LA PLUS CUTE PR AU PLUS GROS APPÉTIT EVER
1. Temples | Sun Structures
2. Heat | EP
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Lykke Li | I Never Learn
5. Leonard Cohen | Popular Problems

Shows de l’année: Broken Bells @ Métropolis ex-aequo avec Temples @ Cabaret du Mile End

LE TOP 5 DE MER LA BOOKERESSE BARISTA-IN-THE-MAKING (dans l'ordre qu'elle les écouterait à partir du matin jusqu'au dodo) The War On Drugs | Lost in the Dream
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib | Piñata
BADBADNOTGOOD | III
Eleventeen Eston | Delta Horizon
Lewis | L'Amour
*Mention spéciale aux albums sortis sur Numero Group et Awesome Tapes cette année.

Show de l'année: BADBADNOTGOOD @ Le Cercle dans le cadre du Festival d'Été de Québec

LE TOP 5 DE PAT LE BOOKER QUI MAINTIENT L'INDUSTRIE DU DISQUE PHYSIQUE À LUI SEUL
1. SKATERS | Manhattan
2. Jenny Lewis | The Voyager
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Best Coast | Fade Away
5. Chromeo | White Women

Shows de l'année: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Albany, NY + Billy Joel @ Festival d'été de Québec
*mentions honorables: Beck @ Jazz Fest/MTL, Haim @ Osheaga, Perfect Pussy @ Suoni Per Il Popolo, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc ;)

LE TOP 5 DE GOURMET LE GÉRANT AU COAT DE CUIR 4 SAISONS
Pypy | Pagan Day
Les Deuxluxes | Traitement Deuxluxe
V/A | Peru Bravo | Funk, Soul & Funk From Peru's Radical Decade (lien)
Off | Wasted Years
Moodoïd | Le monde Möö

Show de l'année: Kraftwerk @ Métropolis = perfection

Philippe B presents a video for his song Ornithologie I

Recently awarded the Félix for Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, Philippe B now shares a video for a re-orchestrated version of his song Ornithologie I. Shot in three single-sequence shots and directed by GPG, the video gradually unveils images of Philippe at the piano, a 15-piece marching band and a choir made up of seven female singers gathered together for the occasion.

The year 2014 finishes on a high note for Philippe B, who will act as Pierre Lapointe’s advisor on the next season of La Voix (Quebec’s own The Voice). Nominated for Folk Album of the Year at ADISQ and GAMIQ, Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe’s Polaris long-listed fourth solo album, has also already made its way on many best-of-2014 lists (La Presse, VOIR, L’Actualité, Ici ARTV).

Upcoming Shows
01/30 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième salle du CNA
01/31 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson

Random Recipe to release Kill the Hook in France

Random Recipe to release Kill the Hook in France

Random Recipe will return to France in the new year to present their most recent album, Kill the Hook! Their tour will begin in Paris on January 30th and will end in Brest on Valentine's Day. The album will be available digitally on January 5th, 2015.

To end 2014 on a high note, the band will be doing Holiday shows in Montreal on December 19th and in Quebec City on December 20th.

Upcoming Shows
14/12/19 Montreal, QC // Noël dans le parc (Parc des Compagnons de St-Laurent)
14/12/20 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Feliz Navidad)
15/01/30 Paris, FR // Le Petit Bain
15/01/31 Caen, FR // Le Cargo
15/02/04 Dijon, FR // La Vapeur
15/02/05 Mulhouse, FR // Le Noumatrouff)
15/02/06 Orleans, FR // L'Astrolabe
15/02/07 Evreux, FR // L'Abordage
15/02/10 Bordeaux, FR // iBoat
15/02/11 Nantes, FR // Pôle Étudiant (Festival HIP OPsession)
15/02/12 Niort, FR // Le Camji
15/02/13 St-Nazaire, FR
15/02/14 Brest/Châteaulin, FR // Run Ar Puns

Dead Obies win 4 prizes at GAMIQ

Dead Obies win 4 prizes at GAMIQ

While they were on a plane flying to France, Dead Obies won four awards at the GAMIQ, which honours Quebec independent music. They were awarded trophies for Rap Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (Montréal $ud) and Show of the Year.

The boys are currently in France where they will be performing in seven cities, including a stop at the Trans Musicales in Rennes.

Upcoming shows
12/02 Lille, FR // La Péniche
12/04 Rennes, FR // Ubu (Trans Musicales de Rennes)
12/05 Sannois, FR // EMB
12/06 Paris, FR // Flèche d'Or
12/09 Dijon, FR // La Péniche Cancale
12/10 Laval, FR // 6 Par 4
12/12 Nancy, FR // L'Autre Canal

Milk & Bone signs with Bonsound and unveils a video for New York

Bonsound is very happy to announce Milk & Bone’s signing to its label and booking rosters. Formed by Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, the band is set to release their debut album in early spring 2015. At the forefront of the duo’s sonic universe, made of electronic textures and layers of synths, are their vocal harmonies, which form the spellbinding heart of the partnership.

Today, the electro-pop band shares their first video for New York. Director Mégane Voghell brilliantly translates the song’s melancholy and minimalism into intense and emotive black and white images.

In addition to New York, you can also check out Coconut Water, which has garnered over 43,000 plays on Soundcloud since its premiere via NYLON in August. Milk & Bone will be performing during an M for Montreal showcase this Friday, November 21st at 4pm at Café Campus. Don’t miss it!

Dead Obies release a Montréal $ud CD and book, and announce France tour dates

Dead Obies release a Montréal $ud CD and book, and announce France tour dates

To mark Montréal $ud’s first anniversary, Dead Obies is releasing a book of the same title, designed to be a companion to the album. In addition to a glossary of terms used by the band, the book talks about the Dead Obies’ journey and the production of Montréal $ud, while dissecting the lyrics of the album’s 17 songs over more than 130 pages. You can order the book on bandcamp, or buy it in stores in a few weeks.

Nominated for Album of the Year - Hip-hop and Album of the Year - Critics’ Choice at this year’s L’Autre Gala de L’ADISQ, Montréal $ud is now available on CD in stores and on their bandcamp. First released on vinyl and in digital format in November of 2013, the post-rap band’s debut album also made it onto the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Having won a cash prize awarded by CKOI 96.9 for the best showcase at the 2014 Rendez-vous Pros des Francos, Dead Obies will be off to conquer France in December, where they will perform in seven cities, including Paris and Rennes (at the Trans Musicales). In the meantime, be sure to catch them on November 21st at the SAT during M for Montreal.

Upcoming shows
10/31 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
11/14 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la Salle Rolland-Brunelle
11/21 Montreal, QC // SAT (M for Montreal)
11/29 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
12/02 Lille, FR // La Péniche
12/04 Rennes, FR // Ubu (Trans Musicales de Rennes)
12/05 Sannois, FR // EMB
12/06 Paris, FR // Flèche d'Or
12/09 Dijon, FR // La Péniche Cancale
12/10 Laval, FR // 6 Par 4
12/12 Nancy, FR // L'Autre Canal

Lisa LeBlanc's EP is out now!

Lisa LeBlanc's EP is out now!

Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted, Lisa LeBlanc's EP in English, is now available in stores, on bandcamp and on iTunes via Bonsound. You can also purchase a deluxe version on iTunes which includes a filmed performance.

Simple et maîtrisé, ce nouvel EP fouette et relève du voyage, et de la solitude qui l’accompagne. 4/5 - Julie Ledoux, VOIR

Une Lisa mature qui n’a rien perdu de son mordant. 4/5 - Jessica Émond-Ferrat, Journal Métro

Elle nous rentre […] Wow, quelle belle manière de laisser une carte de visite! 8/10 - Olivier Robillard-Laveaux, Haut-parleurs

[…] artiste pleine de richesse et de talent […] 4/5 - Justine Lalande-Church, Bible urbaine

her English debut, which mixes Americana and Maritimes music with painfully poignant lyrics, should ensure the rest of the country knows about her as well. - Jesse Kinos-Goodin, CBC Music

A ton of shows at M for Montreal

We have a great selection of shows and showcases being presented during M for Montreal this year. And some of those are free.

November 19
10:30pm: Pierre Kwenders @ Petit Campus (Mundial Montreal showcase) - Tickets

November 20
1:00pm: Secret Sun @ Petit Campus (Official selection) - Free
11:00pm: Lisa LeBlanc @ Club Soda (Official selection) - Tickets

November 21
4:00pm: Milk & Bone @ Café Campus (Official selection) - Free
9:30pm: Katie Moore @ O Patro Vys - Tickets
12:00am: Dead Obies @ SAT - Tickets

Shows

This week

19December | Friday

DJ Champion

Joliette, QC|
Place Bourget

23December | Tuesday

Safia Nolin

Montréal, QC|
Quai des Brumes

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
19
Dec.

Les Breastfeeders

QuébecQC
Scanner
La fête à Rox du Knock-Out
1:00am (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: The Sangomas, Les Vilains Puceaux
Friday
19
Dec.

DJ Champion

JolietteQC
Place Bourget
8:00pm - All Ages

DJ set

Friday
19
Dec.

Random Recipe

MontréalQC
Parc des Compagnons de St-Laurent
Noël dans le parc
7:30pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
20
Dec.

Random Recipe

QuébecQC
Le Cercle
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Tuesday
23
Dec.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Quai des Brumes
La magie de Noël (avec des shooters)
9:00pm - 18+
With Antoine Corriveau, Philémon Cimon, Oli Laroche, Daniel Leblanc Poirier, Ariane Zita
Friday
26
Dec.

DJ Champion

AmosQC
Complexe sportif d'Amos
Les Fêtes du 100e anniversaire d'Amos
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Double Radio Radio

DJ set

Friday
26
Dec.

Radio Radio

AmosQC
Complexe sportif d'Amos
Les Fêtes du 100e anniversaire d'Amos
9:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Double DJ Champion (DJ Set)

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