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.
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.
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
Congrats to Lisa LeBlanc and Dead Obies for their nominations at this year's Independant Music Awards!
Lisa LeBlanc is nominated for Singer-Songwriter of the Year and Dead Obies for Francophone Artist/Group of the Year.
Vote for both artists via the event's website. The winners will be unveiled on April 19th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto.
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.
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
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.
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
After her appearance on the popular TV show Tout le monde en parle last Sunday, Lisa LeBlanc presents the video for City Slickers and Country Boys. The song is off her latest album, Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, released in September 2016 via Bonsound.
The hard-driving rhythm and the lyrics, which create a sense of “wrong time, wrong place” for the listener, inspired director Émile Lavoie to produce an old-school horror movie. The video follows the story of a man desperate to bid farewell to his kid before he is overcome by the zombie transformation.
Watch and share the video for City Slickers and Country Boys via YouTube.
The singer-songwriter, nominated at this year's JUNO Awards for Contemporary Roots Album of The Year, will be closing the Montréal en Lumière festival on March 11th. She’ll also make a stop in Rouyn-Noranda for the Quartiers d'hiver festivities on March 9th before embarking on a Canadian tour.
09/03/17 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Agora des Arts (Quartiers d'hiver)
10/03/17 Montréal, QC // Place des festivals (Montréal en lumière)
15/03/17 Canmore, AB // The Drake Pub
16/03/17 Jasper, AB // Jasper Legion Royal Canadian
18/03/17 Plamondon, AB // Centre Festival Plamondon
22/03/17 Yellowknife, NT // Snowking Castle
24/03/17 Victoria, BC // Upstairs Cabaret
25/03/17 Vancouver, BC // Bilmore Cabaret
28/03/17 Edmonton, AB // Starlite Room
29/03/17 Calgary, AB // Festival Hall
30/03/17 Regina, SK // The Artesian
06/04/17 Toronto, ON // Horseshoe Tavern
08/04/17 Ottawa, ON // Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/11/17 Edmundston, NB // Centre Jean-Daigle
BEYRIES first album Landing is available today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms, as well as on CD in stores.
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. Produced by Alex McMahon, Landing is an 11-track album which includes a french song called J'aurai cent ans. With musicians Joseph Marchand and Guillaume Chartrain, they began to write songs over the summer of 2015, and a year later they created completed the project.
this Montreal chanteuse will enchant you with this downtempo yet dynamic batch of songs. -Kyle Mullin, Exclaim!
After his two first singles J’aime les oiseaux (Nominated for Song of the Year at the 2016 ADISQ and Top 10 BDS) and Faut pas se fier aux apparences (#1 at the Top 100 Correspondant) charted big time last year, Yann Perreau has released a third, T’embellis ma vie, off his album Le fantastique des astres (Nominated at the 2016 ADISQ for Pop Album of the Year and also at the 2017 JUNOS for Francophone Album of the Year).
This Valentine’s Day, Yann Perreau shows off his love for the mother of his children in this emotional, touching video. Oh ma dose, mon apothéose, mon grand fly, neuf ans pis j’suis encore bin high.
Watch and share the video via YouTube.
Yann Perreau will continue touring until April, when he will start to prepare for summer festivals across the country and in Europe.
This year, Misc steps out of the usual 2-year album cycle and takes on the challenge of sharing new music more regularly. The jazz trio released a self-titled album less than a year ago, making a clear and creative case for exploring the intersection of indie rock and jazz (Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen). Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, drummer William Côté and double bassist Cédric Dind-Lavoie now unveil a mixtape, appropriately titled Misctape Vol.1, made up of improvised and reworked ambient variations.
Formerly known as Trio Jérôme Beaulieu (and named Radio-Canada’s Breakthrough Jazz artist for 2013-2014), Misc occupies a unique place in the Jazz scene due to the vital role that improvisation plays in their music. They also often draw on many influences from pop and rock genres.
The trio continues to work on music as a group while evolving in other environments, namely the monthly slam nights at Ô Patro Vys. We end up playing a whole bunch of music that does not necessarily make it into our repertoire later on, but that we have just as much fun creating, playing and listening to from time to time, explains Jérôme Beaulieu when describing from where their idea to create mixtape came.