Geoffroy kicks off the new year in full force after travelling through Thailand over the holidays. Today, he unveils a video for the song Sleeping on My Own, off his debut album Coastline which is set to be released on March 10th via Bonsound. This album follows-up his EP Soaked in Gold, released in November 2015. Don’t miss the Montreal launch show at Phi Centre on March 10th.
Watch and share the video for Sleeping on My Own via YouTube.
Last November, director Didier Charette (Romeo & Fils), Geoffroy, and DOP Guillaume Beaudoin flew to Mexico to shoot the video. In just one week, they crossed the state of Oaxaca, passing through the mountain town of San José del Pacifico as well as other villages, until they reached San Agustinillo on the coast. During their adventures, they experienced a temazcal, which is an ancient, local, spiritual tradition in which participants purify the body with medicinal plants.
The album Coastline is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp and iTunes. The single Sleeping on My Own is also available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music services.
03/02 Ottawa, ON // House of Common (Megaphono - Bonsound Showcase)
10/03 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album Launch) (Tickets)
22/03 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Tickets)
This new year, singer-songwriter BEYRIES unveils the beautiful ballad Wondering off her first album, Landing, to be release on February 24th via Bonsound. Watch and share the video for Wondering - directed by Edith Jorisch - via YouTube.
Produced by Alex McMahon, Landing is an 11-track album which includes a french song called J'aurai cent ans. Written by Maxime Le Flaguais, the song was composed with the help of Louis-Jean Cormier, who also lent his voice to the touching duet. The recording has been named Découverte francophone by the Radios francophones publiques (Radio France, Radio-Canada, Radio-télévision Suisse and Radio-télévision Belge) for November and December 2016. Landing is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp and iTunes.
On Landing, BEYRIES delivers a collection of songs that are sometimes tender and sometimes intense, though always without pretension. They draw in audiences by using the power of universal themes like the quest for identity, human relationships, letting go, courage and acceptance. BEYRIES now allows herself to be authentic and free.
20/01 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre (Sold-out) $
21/01 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre (Sold-out) $
03/02 Ottawa, ON // House of Common (Megaphono - Bonsound showcase)
18/02 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine (Sold-out) $
25/02 Quebec City, QC // L'Impérial Bell &
28/02 Toronto, ON // Burdock (Album launch)
02/03 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse ^
18/03 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge ^
06/04 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets $
07/04 Chicoutimi, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale $
14/04 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
18/04 Montreal, QC // Casa Del Popolo
27/04 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain
12/05 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
13/05 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
24/05 Drummondville, QC // Maison des Arts $
26/05 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
$ Opening for Safia Nolin
& Opening for Half Moon Run
^ Opening for Groenland
Hot off the heels of their successful South American tour at the end of 2016, Les Deuxluxes are back home and ready to take 2017 by storm. Today they present their new video for their song My Babe & Me off their first LP Springtime Devil, released on September 2nd, 2016. Etienne Barry and Anna Frances Meyer ended the year with a bang on national television by appearing on Infoman and Belle et Bum for their respective end of year specials.
Watch and share My Babe & Me via YouTube.
Directed by Ariel Poupart, the video hits hard with its classic and striking visuals. Clad entirely in white leather, the band brings us on a blinding motorcycle odyssey, eyes blazing as they tear across the devil’s highway. We had a lot of fun doing the artistic direction, we wanted to create a blinding world that blurs the lines between the eras, the band explains. A cross between a high fashion shoot and a biker flick, all the while fully embracing the fact that we filmed everything in a studio.
In 2017, the duo will continue their tour throughout Quebec and will continue their tour throughout Quebec and will headline their first show in Montreal, since releasing their album, at Théâtre Fairmount on April 1st. Tickets are now available online.
01/25/17 Rimouski, QC // Cabaret Espace Scène - Salle Desjardins Telus
01/26/17 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // Salle Bon-Pasteur (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
01/27/17 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
01/28/17 Montmagny, QC // Salle Promutuel Assurance (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/0317 Drummondville, QC // Salle Léo-Paul-Therrien (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/04/17 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30 (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/09/17 L'Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector Charland (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/10/17 Lachine, QC // L'entrepôt (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/11/17 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
03/03/17 Shawinigan, QC // La Shop du Trou du Diable - Salon Wabasso
03/04/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // L'Ange Vagabond
03/11/17 Jonquière, QC // Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour
04/01/17 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Fairmount
05/27/17 Bois-des-fillions, QC // Bière au menu
For a fourth year in a row, Milk & Bone covers a classic Christmas song. After I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Blue Christmas, the duo offers their version of Wham!’s Last Christmas. Check out the video for their cover - a faux cooking show! - on YouTube.
20/01/17 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
21/01/17 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne - Salle Desjardins
27/01/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
28/01/17 Candiac, QC // Célébration du 60e - Féerie d'hiver, journée musicale
10/02/17 Lévis, QC // L’Anglicane
11/02/17 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins Telus
12/02/17 Amqui, QC // La Captive
24/02/17 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la salle Rolland-Brunelle
25/02/17 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
02/03/17 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse
03/03/17 Châteauguay, QC // Pavillon de l’Île
11/03/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
18/03/17 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge
22/03/17 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
25/03/17 Sainte-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
During the penultimate episode of the series Unité 9, viewers got a chance to listen to some of the song Je pars à l’autre bout du monde by Paul Daraîche, performed by BEYRIES.
After receiving tones of positive reactions, she decided to record the entire song with fellow musicians Joseph Marchand (arrangements) and Guillaume Chartrain (basse, mixage/mastering), who play on her album, set to be released in February.
Listen and share Je pars à l'autre bout du monde performed by BEYRIES via YouTube. The song is available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all the other digital platforms.
Dead Obies will end their 2016 XXXPLOSIF Tour this week with three sold-out shows, presented by Chic Choc. Recently back from their second tour in France, the winners of the 2016 Espoir FEQ prize will perform tonight at Impérial Bell in Quebec City, on Friday at Club Soda in Montreal, and on Saturday at Minotaure in Gatineau. French rapper Georgio, whose new album dropped on November 4th, will open for the band on all three dates. Dead Obies’ Montreal fans can already purchase tickets for their Métropolis show on September 14th, 2017.
To highlight the end of the XXXPLOSIF Tour, Dead Obies have released a music video - the sixth off their album Gesamtkunstwerk released on March 4th earlier this year - for Explosif. Directed by Vinoth Varatharajan (Rococo), the video follows each member of the group as they wander through the streets of Montreal at night.
01/12/16 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (SOLD-OUT) &%
02/12/16 Montréal, QC // Club Soda (SOLD-OUT) &%
03/12/16 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure (SOLD-OUT) &
04/02/17 Val-David, QC // Mouton Noir (SOLD-OUT)
25/02/17 Laval, QC // Salle André-Mathieu *
04/03/17 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois
11/03/17 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
21/04/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
29/04/17 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
14/09/17 Montréal, QC // Métropolis
& with Georgio
% with KNLO
* with Heartstreets
Congratulations to our artists who won a trophy last night at the Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec (GAMIQ)! Here are the winners:
Folk Album of the Year
Safia Nolin – Limoilou
Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Jazz Album or EP of the Year
Misc – Misc
Show of the Year
Rap Album of the Year
Dead Obies – Gesamtkunstwerk
World Album or EP of the Year
Samito – Samito
Today, Yann Perreau shares the music video for his song Faut pas se fier aux apparences featuring Pierre Kwenders and Inès Talbi off his latest album Le fantastique des astres. Excitingly, the song just reached # 1 on Quebec’s Top 100 Correspondant chart this week. This ranking, which is a career-first for the singer-songwriter-performer, involves some twenty francophone radios across the country.
The idea for the video was conceived by the advertising agency LG2 and the video itself was directed by Didier Charette (Romeo & Fils). The audience is invited to examine the force of attraction through a single unedited shot in which all the protagonists remain uncomfortably still and every visible article is for sale. Clickable squares appear next to specific objects, and in the final shot, even the artist’s close can be bought! For the ultimate shopping experience, it is better to watch the video on a computer. If viewing from a mobile device, you can find the items for sale at fautpassefierauxapparences.myshopify.com. All profits will be donated to the organization Jeunes musiciens du monde.
Following in the footsteps of the Beyoncés and the Frank Oceans of this world (lol), Safia Nolin releases a surprise album today called Reprises Vol.1. The ADISQ winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year wanted to pay tribute to music from la belle province before she begins to work on her second album of original material. She’s put her own sensitive twist on eight Quebecois classics, from La Chicane, to Céline Dion, to Offenbach. She even revisits Marie Carmen’s Entre l’ombre et la lumière with none other than… Marie Carmen!
These are super well-written songs, sung by great performers and filled with tons of emotion, explains Safia. When a song is just as good once it’s been stripped down, that’s a sign of a great song. The songs were recorded live in studio in September with her longtime collaborator, guitarist Joseph Marchand, and mixed by Mathieu Parisien.
The album Reprises Vol.1 is available today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms, as well as on CD in stores.
14/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
15/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
16/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
21/01/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // La Chèvre
02/02/17 Kingston, ON // Octave Theatre
04/02/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
10/02/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
11/02/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
17/02/17 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
18/02/17 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
25/02/17 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
09/03/17 Lasalle, QC // Théâtre Desjardins
24/03/17 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
31/03/17 Saint-Camille, QC // Le P'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille
01/04/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
06/04/17 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
07/04/17 Chicoutimi, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale
08/04/17 Lévis, QC // Vieux Bureau de Poste
14/04/17 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche
26/07/17 L'Assomption, QC // L'Ange Cornu