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Milk & Bone detail upcoming album and share a new track

In November, Milk & Bone released Deception Bay, the title track off their upcoming sophomore effort set to be released on February 2nd via Bonsound. The new album is available now to pre-order. Deception Bay sets the tone for the rest of the project, and opens the door for their brilliant third single, Nevermore, which is released today. The Montreal-based duo free themselves from toxic relationships in Nevermore, singing: You won’t catch me crying / On the kitchen floor / I won’t play along.

Stream and share _Nevermore via YouTube._

Just like their 2015 debut, Little Mourning, love and relationships - from every angle - are the cornerstones of these 14 new songs from Milk & Bone. Emotions ran very high on their Polaris Long-Listed debut album, and on Deception Bay, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin present themselves in a new light. From innocent crushes (Daydream, KIDS) to impossible love (Faded, BBBLUE), they now exude confidence and inner strength.

Produced with longtime collaborator Gabriel Gagnon, Deception Bay was recorded partly at Studios Apollo and La Majeure, and was mixed by Gagnon and Howie Beck (Feist, Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber). This new collection of electro-pop songs features numerous collaborations with musicians and producers, including Grammy award-winning pianist Chilly Gonzales, CRi, Max-Antoine Gendron and Jonathan Dauphinais. By pushing Milk & Bone and Gagnon to explore new avenues, each of them helped enrich the group’s soundscape, while maintaining an overall coherence throughout the album.

Tour Dates
01/03/18 Toronto, ON // Mod Club
02/03/18 Ottawa, ON // Club 27
03/03/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
04/03/18 Boston, MA // Great Scott
06/03/18 Brooklyn, NY // Baby’s All Right
07/03/18 Philadelphia, PA // Kungfu Necktie
08/03/18 Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe
10/03/18 Chicago, IL // Constellation
11/03/18 Nashville, TN // The High Watt
12-16/03/18 Austin, TX // SXSW
20/03/18 Los Angeles, CA // Bootleg Theater
22/03/18 San Francisco, CA // Swedish American Hall
25/03/18 Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge
26/03/18 Seattle, WA // Barboza
05/04/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona
11/04/18 London, UK // ACE Hotel
25/04/18 Paris, FR // Boule Noire

Groenland releases two b-sides and bids us farewell

Groenland releases two b-sides and bids us farewell

Earlier this year, Groenland announced via social media that they are taking an indefinite break at the end of 2017. We’re ready to take on new adventures! We’ll be in touch, wrote the Montreal-based band. The group recently performed their last shows, and its founding members, Sabrina Halde and Jean-Vivier Lévesque, will focus on new projects over the next few months.

To close this chapter, they now offer two previously unreleased tracks to their fans. The b-sides include a French version of Cabin, one of the tracks from their sophomore effort A Wider Space, and Propaganda, a song from the recording sessions of that same album. Both songs are available on all digital platforms.

Released in September 2016 via Bonsound, A Wider Space is a personal album that bears witness to the darker sides of adventure and the flip side of touring. Guided by Sabrina’s powerful vocals and punctuated by exuberant orchestral arrangements, these ten songs daringly mix electro and organic elements. Since releasing their debut album The Chase in 2013, Groenland has charmed audiences everywhere with its orchestral indie pop, touring in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK and across Canada.

Milk & Bone cover Santa Tell Me

For a fifth year in a row, Milk & Bone are excited to share their Christmas cover. After I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Blue Christmas and Last Christmas, the duo offers their version of Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me. Check out the video for their cover - featuring the duo and two beautiful kigurumi - on YouTube.

At last night’s pop-up shop, the group (formed by Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin) launched a special edition vinyl with three never-physically-released songs. Available today on Bonsound’s online store and Milk & Bone’s Bandcamp, the record features Natalie (the theme song from Podz’ film King Dave, which has been streamed over 4 million times on Spotify), Trust (a previously unreleased track from King Dave) and Poison.

Milk & Bone unveil the title track of their new album and announce tour dates

Following the summer single Daydream, Milk & Bone now return with Deception Bay, the title track of their sophomore effort due out February 2nd, 2018 via Bonsound. Tackling the downsides of love, humiliation and revenge, Deception Bay is a moody, intoxicating song for broken souls. You never said why you went away / We’ll meet again in Deception Bay / You promised you would be here to stay / We’ll meet again in Deception Bay, sing Milk & Bone in a chorus that is sure to become a highlight on tour. Deception Bay is that place where you send all your failed relationships, explains the duo. It’s about that love you convinced yourself would work.

Milk & Bone also announce a North American tour in support of their new album. Kicking off in Toronto on March 1st, the tour includes dates in Ottawa, Quebec City, and stops across the US. The duo will present their new show in Montreal for the first time on April 5th at Théâtre Corona, before heading out to Europe for a few dates. Tour dates are listed below (more will be announced soon).

Stream and share Deception Bay via YouTube.
The song is out now on all digital platforms.

Tour Dates (more will be announced soon)
01/03/18 Toronto, ON // Mod Club
02/03/18 Ottawa, ON // Club 27
03/03/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
06/03/18 Brooklyn, NY // Baby’s All Right
07/03/18 Philadelphia, PA // Kungfu Necktie
08/03/18 Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe
10/03/18 Chicago, IL // Constellation
11/03/18 Nashville, TN // The High Watt
12-16/03/18 Austin, TX // SXSW
20/03/18 Los Angeles, CA // Bootleg Theater
22/03/18 San Francisco, CA // Swedish American Hall
25/03/18 Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge
26/03/18 Seattle, WA // Barboza
05/04/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona
11/04/18 London, UK // ACE Hotel
25/04/18 Paris, FR // Boule Noire

Loïc April unveils Mes ruines sur tes décombres off his debut album

Today, Loïc April shares Mes ruines sur tes décombres, the lead single off his debut full-length album, due out in spring 2018 via Bonsound. Recorded at Reelroad Studio and mixed by Adrian Popovich (Solids, Duchess Says, We Are Wolves), the song brings together luminous power-pop soundscapes and dark, distorted guitar fuzz. Loïc puts forth confident riffs, a natural extension of the sounds he explored on DIV/SION, his first EP released in 2016. The track is structured like a good film, each bar a frame that builds towards a final, satisfying crescendo. The cover art, created by Hugo Jeanson, compliments the music, and is as beautiful as it is troubling.

Stream and share Mes ruines sur tes décombres via YouTube. Mes ruines sur tes décombres is available now on all digital platforms.

Loïc April has been performing music for a while, though he only started to write his solo project in 2015. He has performed at POP Montreal, the FrancoFolies de Montréal, Coup de coeur francophone and Saint-Roch Expérience, among others. He’s also opened for Safia Nolin, We Are Wolves and Gazoline. Influenced as much by Slowdive and the Pixies as by Françoise Hardy, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has a liking for unorthodox and melodious chord progressions. The result is a timeless and vivid French rock record.

Christian Sean unveils his debut single: Black For You

It is with great excitement that Bonsound joins forces with Christian Sean for the release of his debut single, Black For You.

The 23-year-old Montrealer is a versatile and devoted musician. Wrapped in a rich pop sound, Black For You offers a counter-melody that is brilliantly performed by a string trio. The song was first written and recorded on a laptop while Christian was living in São Paulo, Brazil. It passed through a total of six different versions and was recorded in five different studios around Quebec before being completed at Montreal's Planet Studios in 2017, explains the artist.

Black For You is a song about the messiness of conflicting egos in the aftermath of a breakup. When communication has failed and the fire has died, and when the hearts are all black and covered with ashes, sometimes the only thing left to do is walk away, confides Christian. In the end, it’s about realizing that some things just aren’t meant to be, and that it’s nobody's fault.

The song is out today on all digital platforms.

Born from a musical family where intricate harmonies, multi-instrumental virtuosity and late night jams were commonplace, Christian began playing drums, guitar, keyboard and bass, and developing a distinctive voice at a time when most other boys his age would have rather been playing video games or little league soccer. Following a trip to Brazil, he contributed to multiple projects on the Montreal indie music scene, including the band Mango Mango. Since 2016, he has joined Aliocha on stage and focused on his own solo project.

Tour Dates
30/11/17 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins $
16/02/18 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // Cabaret des Mauvaises Habitudes %
10/03/18 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre du Petit Champlain %

$ Opening for Aliocha
% Opening for BEYRIES

Dave Chose releases his debut single, Chez Françoise

Dave Chose, formerly part of the now-dissolved folk-punk trio Faudrait faire la vaisselle, has been working on his solo project over the past year, with the help of members from Galaxie and PONI. The Montrealer-via-Lac-St-Jean, and competitor in the 21st Francouvertes, is gearing up to release his debut album soon. He combines his folk-based music with sprawling, grimey guitar fuzz and his own crass, vibrant lyrics.

Today, Dave Chose releases the lead single off his debut album, due out in spring 2018 via Bonsound. Chez Françoise is a love song set in an asphalt-grey world full of beauty, hidden by urban wounds and scars. It’s a crude song that wants to be upbeat, explains Dave. It tries to glorify the spontaneity and candour of first encounters, those bits and pieces of normal life that can turn darkness into light, winter into summer, clouds into sunshine.

Watch and share the video for Chez Françoise (directed by Jean-Martin Gagnon) via YouTube. Chez Françoise is available now on all digital platforms.

A sucker for anything magnificently banal, like the taste of iced tea from the corner store, or the pleasure of rolling his own cigarettes, Dave Chose breathes life into his music with a generous vocabulary hailing from everywhere between his hometown of L’Ascension-De-Notre-Seigneur and the Montreal neighbourhood Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. His lyrics tell stories with a certain urban sensibility, examining common events and making them extraordinary. The songs are without any excess. They are passionate and immediate, a continuous ode to the poetry of all things lacking poetry.

Safia Nolin wins Female Artist of the Year at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ!

Safia Nolin wins Female Artist of the Year at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ!

Congratulations to Safia Nolin for wining Female Artist of the Year, one of the most prestigious trophies at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ!

The singer-songwriter also won Album of the Year - Reinterpretation for Reprises Vol.1 last Thursday.

Reprises Vol.1 was released on November 18th last year. It's available everywhere in stores, at the Bonsound store and online.

Catch her on the road with the New Constellations: Nation(s)wide Tour of Music & Arts! She will tour across Canada to perform alongside other artists. For all her tour dates, visit safianolin.com.

Bonsound artists at M for Montreal

Bonsound artists at M for Montreal

M for Montreal is back and the lineup has finally been unveiled! From November 15th to 18th, don't miss acts by BEYRIES, Geoffroy, Pierre Kwenders, Lydia Képinski and Jean-Michel Blais.

Geoffroy @ Sala Rossa
Wednesday, November 15th | 8:30pm
Other artists: Aliocha and Men I Trust
Tickets

BEYRIES @ Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
Thursday, November 16th | 3:30pm
Other artists: Eden Sela and Sophia Bel
Free

Pierre Kwenders @ Club Soda
Thursday, November 16th | 8:30pm
Other artists: Koriass and Lary Kidd
Tickets

Lydia Képinski @ Quai des Brumes
Saturday, November 18th | 2:15pm
Other artists: Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and Bad Nylon
Free

Jean-Michel Blais @ Théâtre Rialto
Saturday, November 18th | 9pm
Tickets

Duchess Says

SaskatoonSK
Amigos
Winterruption
10:30pm - 19+
Opening act: Partner

Les Deuxluxes

DisraeliQC
Cabaret des Arts
8:00pm - All Ages

Karen Young et Coral Egan

QuébecQC
Théâtre Petit Champlain
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
20
Jan.

Duchess Says

EdmontonAB
The Rec Room
8:30pm - All Ages
Opening act: Partner

Duchess Says

CalgaryAB
Gerry Thomas Gallery
Big Winter Classic
9:00pm - All Ages
Sainte-GenevièveQC
Salle Pauline-Julien
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
25
Jan.

Jean-Michel Blais

Sold out
MontréalQC
Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
8:00pm - All Ages

Pierre Kwenders

MontréalQC
Théâtre Corona
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Busty and the Bass