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Lisa LeBlanc unveils a music video for I Love You, I Don't Love You, I Don't Know

Lisa LeBlanc releases a video for her song, I Love You, I Don't Love You, I Don't Know, off her album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? released by Bonsound last fall. The video was directed by DAVAI, a production company based in Montreal.

DAVAI developed a narrative around the Acadian and her friends who perform her song for an eclectic dance battle. The competitors take over the dancefloor, making their own unique battle styles shine (including line dancing, headbanging, breakdancing and thrash).

Watch and share the video for I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know via YouTube.

Lisa LeBlanc will be in Saint John, NB, on April 27, as she is performing for the 2017 East Coast Music Awards. Within this event, she will also be part of a showcase on April 28th at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre. She recently won the Singer-songwriter award at the 2017 Indies and was also nominated at the 2017 JUNOS Awards. The artist will be touring throughout Quebec and Canada this summer. Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all of her tour dates.

Philippe B unveils a video for Rouge-gorge featuring Milk & Bone's Laurence Lafond-Beaulne

Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, Philippe B is set to release La grande nuit vidéo on May 12th, 2017 via Bonsound. On his fifth album, he explores the human connection with fiction through the paradigm of a couple. During the writing process, he felt that he needed to include a female voice in these songs. This character is personified on the album by the voice of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne (Milk & Bone), who sings with Philippe B on three songs.

Watch and share the video for Rouge-gorge - one of the songs featuring Lafond-Beaulne - via YouTube.

The album La grande nuit vidéo is available to pre-order today. Songs Explosion and Rouge-gorge are out on all music services.

La grande nuit vidéo will be presented for the first time in Montreal during a concert on May 17th at Phi Centre. Philippe B will also perform at the Festif! in Baie-Saint-Paul this summer, and his shows will resume in the fall.

Tour Dates
17/05/17 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album Launch Show)
22/07/17 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Quai La Fabrique Culturelle (Le Festif!)
20/10/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
26/10/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
27/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James
02/11/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
04/11/17 Ottawa, ON // Centre national des Arts
24/02/18 Val Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
24/03/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

Pierre Kwenders unveils a music video for Woods of Solitude off his upcoming album

Premiering today on The FADER, Pierre Kwenders delivers a new music video for Woods of Solitude, the first single off his upcoming album to be released in September via Bonsound. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed effort Le Dernier Empereur Bantou (2014).

Woods of Solitude is available now on all digital platforms.

Directed by duo Epher Heilland (who also directed Pierre Kwenders’ video for Mardi gras) the video was shot around Seattle and in the rain forest. The first time I met up with Tendai “Baba” Maraire, ‘Woods of Solitude’ was the first song we worked on together, the singer-songwriter explains. The black and white images create a cinematic aesthetic. The guitars and synths lend a unique sound to the song.

Pierre Kwenders recently opened for Arcade Fire during the Kanaval KANPE event at the Montreal Metropolis. The artist is heading off to Europe this spring for a string of dates with Mozart's Sister on the POP Off tour presented by POP Montreal.

Upcoming shows
04/20/17 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
05/13/17 Wrexham, Focus Wales Festival // Rewind Wrexham
05/17/17 London // The Old Blue Last (DJ Set)
05/18/17 Brighton, The Great Escape // Canada House (Green Door Store)
05/23/17 London // Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
05/25/17 Glasgow // The Glad Café
05/26/17 Liverpool Sound City // Constellation
05/27/17 Liverpool Sound City // Pirate Stage on Clarence Dock
05/29/17 Paris // Le Pop-Up du Label
06/01/17 Berlin, Torstraßen Festival warm up show // Acud
06/03/17 Krakow, GreenZOO Festival // Club RE
06/22/17 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Jazz Festival

Groenland: a video for Cabin and a European tour

Currently touring across the Atlantic, Groenland unveils a video for Cabin, a ballad filled with majestic strings. The track is off their sophomore effort, A Wider Space, released in September 2016 via Bonsound.

Director Jean-François Sauvé (Romeo & Fils) worked with actor Francis La Haye to produce the video, which is inspired by a true story that occurred a few years ago in Sweden. A man was trapped in his snowed-in car for two months and managed to survive by essentially hibernating.

Watch and share the video for Cabin via YouTube.

Over the next few weeks, Groenland - one of 5 Canadian bands to listen to right now according to NYLON - will bring their orchestral pop music to many European cities, including Hamburg (tonight!), Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Paris. Upon their return, the band will perform in Toronto at Supermarket on April 20th, as part of Bonsound’s Canadian Music Week showcase.

Tour Dates
30/03 Hambourg, DE // HÄKKEN
31/03 Münster, DE // Schnabulenz
01/04 Wuppertal, DE // Utopiastadt
04/04 Cologne, DE // Stereo Wonderland
05/04 Luxembourg, LU // De Gudde Wëllen
06/04 Amsterdam, NL // Melkweg
11/04 Paris, FR // Les Trois Baudets
13/04 Montreux, FR // Décal’Quai
14/04 Nîmes, FR // Paloma
20/04 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
14/07 Quebec City, QC // Festival d’été de Québec
06/08 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog
26/08 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre

Philippe B announces the release of La grande nuit vidéo

Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala for Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe B returns with a fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, to be released on May 12th, 2017 via Bonsound.

With his critically-acclaimed album Variations fantômes (2011), he explored and sampled the work of classical composers, then used multiple wind instruments to create a late-night soundtrack on the Polaris Long-Listed Ornithologie, la nuit (2014). For this new LP, Philippe B was inspired to create cinematic chord arrangements, reaffirming that he is one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (Olivier Robillard-Laveaux).

Hear and share the opening track Explosion via YouTube. Explosion is out now on all music services.

La grande nuit vidéo will be presented for the first time in Montreal during a concert on May 17th at Phi Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

Les Deuxluxes announce a series of shows and unveil a new single

A few days before their headlining show at the Fairmount Theatre on April 1st in Montreal, Les Deuxluxes celebrate the beginning of spring by sharing their new single, Diable du printemps. This is the french version of their album’s title song Springtime Devil, released last September 2016 via Bonsound. It will be included in the soundtrack of Télé-Québec’s new TV show Y a du monde à messe, which is set to air this spring and summer.

The song is available on all digital platforms.

Showcasing the band’s many colours, Diable du printemps delivers a visceral rush and keeps the same audacity and energy as in the english version. The first version of Springtime Devil was in french, the duo explains. We kept that french part in mind and decided to finish it!

Les Deuxluxes will perform during the Canadian Music Week in Toronto on April 20th, then they will head off to the Festival International de Lafayette. A Mexico tour from May 11th to June 4th will follow. For all their tour dates, visit lesdeuxluxes.com.

Upcoming shows
04/01/17 Montréal, QC // Fairmount Theatre
04/20/17 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
04/27-30/17 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane

Dead Obies: Air Max EP + Tour in France

Dead Obies: Air Max EP + Tour in France

One year after dropping their album Gesamtkunstwerk, Dead Obies release a new EP Air Max via Bonsound. This latest project takes an approach that is more pop and ethereal, but still very much inventive, rebellious and introspective, qualities that are admired by Quebec’s youngsters. Last October they gave a sneak peek of Air Max when they performed the song Never Sober, shot by Culturebox/Sourdoreille, in the streets of Montmartre, Paris.

Air Max is available now online.

The winners of the 2016 Espoir FEQ prize - who will be back at the Festival d’été de Québec in July - flew to Europe earlier this week for a third tour on the other side of the Atlantic. After inviting the French rapper Georgio to open for them at three sold-out shows in Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau last December, Dead Obies will return the favor by opening for Georgio in Liège (Belgium), Hérouville-Saint-Clair (France) and Paris in a sold-out Olympia.

Tour Dates
18/03 Liège, BE // Le Reflektor (Sold-out) $
23/03 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR // Big Band Café $
24/03 Paris, FR // Olympia (Sold-out) $
24/03 Paris, FR // Nuits Fauves (Surl) %
01/04 Charleroi, BE // Rockerill &
21/04 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
29/04 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse
17/05 Montreal, QC // Centre Bell (Bonne fête Montréal - 375e anniversaire)
22/06 Montebello, QC // St-Jean du Rockfest
06-16/07 Quebec City, QC // Festival d’été de Québec
15/07 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Bluesfest
14/09 Montreal, QC // Métropolis
14/10 Laval, QC // Annexe 3

$ with Georgio
% with Cheu-B
& with Deen Burbigo & Romeo Elvis

Geoffroy releases debut album Coastline

Geoffroy releases debut album Coastline

After releasing his single Sleeping in My Own in January, which has been streamed 870,000 times on Spotify and is in rotation on many Quebec radio stations, Geoffroy released his debut album Coastline on March 10th via Bonsound.

Co-produced by Gabriel Gagnon, Max Gendron and Geoffroy, the album Coastline reflects the artist’s fear of commitment and his desire for escape and freedom. I’ve travelled a lot in my life, Geoffroy explains, and I think it comes out naturally through my music. He collaborated with Max Gendron (Prince Club) and Gabriel Gagnon (Milk & Bone) for the composition and production of the album. Quebec City's Men I Trust and Fjord also participated to the making of two tracks off the album.

These eleven songs form an album that is both original and cohesive, and explores Geoffroy’s many states of mind. Inspired by travel and nature, as well as a strong desire for change, the artist is in full quest-mode for freedom and independence.

The album Coastline is available in stores and online.

Tour Dates
10/03 Montreal, QC // Phi Centre (SOLD-OUT)
22/03 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
20/04 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
04-06/08 Montreal, QC // Osheaga

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Wilsen

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Yann Perreau

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Magasin Général Le Brun
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La Protestante
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Duchess Says

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Monte Cristo Café Bistro
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Geoffroy

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Bar Le Cha Cha
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11:00pm - 18+

Safia Nolin

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Église Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila
Festival Santa Teresa
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Patrick Watson

Solo

MontréalQC
Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
9:00pm - All Ages
Friday
28
Apr.

Yann Perreau

MaskinongéQC
Magasin Général Le Brun
8:00pm - All Ages
Sold out
Sainte-ThérèseQC
Église Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila
Festival Santa Teresa
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Patrick Watson

Dead Obies

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse
8:00pm - All Ages