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Cold Coast by Secret Sun is out now!

Cold Coast by Secret Sun is out now!

Cold Coast, Montreal duo Secret Sun's debut album, aka the perfect fall soundtrack, is now available in stores, on bandcamp and iTunes via Bonsound! The band will be opening for Groenland in Toronto @ Rivoli on October 2nd (tickets) and for Kandle in Quebec City @ Le Cercle on December 4th (tickets).

an eclectic mix of songs that ranges from gloomy shoegaze to dancefloor-ready pop.
Sarah Murphy, Exclaim.ca

Cold Coast has created the comforting chill of its title: inviting, simplistically powerful and filled with longing as we retreat into winter.
Grayowl Point

Un très bon début, sans moments plats.
Valérie Thérien, Voir

L'ambiance musicale de Cold Coast est résolument tournée vers le rock vaporeux, où les guitares et les claviers combattent la mélancolie du quotidien.
Philippe Beauchemin, La Presse

la trame sonore de votre automne.
Marie-Pier Robillard, Scène 1425

C’est atmosphérique, planant et envoûtant. Ceux qui ont aimé le film Drive et sa bande-son ou qui aiment Beach House vont être conquis par sa délicatesse et son extravagance.
Alexandre Courteau, IciMusique.ca

2014 GAMIQ Nominations

2014 GAMIQ Nominations

The GAMIQ has revealed the artists nominated at the event's 9th edition. You can vote in five categories before October 31st! All the winners will be announced at the gala happening on November 30th at Théâtre Plaza.

Dead Obies
Artist of the Year - Public vote
Show of the Year - Public vote
Song of the Year (for Montréal $ud) - Public vote
Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Public vote
Music Video of the Year (for Tony Hawk) - Public vote
Rap Album of the Year (for Montréal $ud)

Philippe B
Songwriter of the Year
Song of the Year (for Calorifère) - Public vote
Folk Album of the Year (for Ornithologie, la nuit)

Monogrenade
Pop Album of the Year (for Composite)

Mark Berube
Pop Album of the Year (for Russian Dolls)

Pierre Kwenders
Ep of the Year (for Whisky & Tea)

Groenland shares a new single and heads back on tour!

Groenland shares a new single and heads back on tour!

After selling 25 000 copies of their debut album, The Chase, winner of the 2013 GAMIQ Pop Album of the Year award and nominated at the 2013 ADISQ for Album of the Year - Anglophone, Groenland presents a new song, one you may have already danced to during one of their shows. Don’t Fix Me Yet is streaming on Soundcloud, and is on sale on iTunes and bandcamp.

Back from a tour in Germany, during which they performed at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, the orchestral indie pop band will present their show in numerous cities this fall, kicking things off in Toronto at The Rivoli this Thursday, October 2nd. Nominated at this year’s ADISQ for Show of the Year - Other Languages, Groenland took part in many festivals in the past year (Osheaga, Montreal Jazz Festival, Festival d’été de Québec, CMQ, M For Montreal, Festival Off-Courts in France, etc.), and has played alongside reknown artists such as St. Vincent, Local Natives, Mac DeMarco and Half Moon Run.

Upcoming shows
10/02 Toronto, ON // Rivoli (Presented by Massey Hall) ^
10/03 Vankleek Hill, ON // Vankleek Hill Fairground (Beau's Oktoberfest)
10/04 Beaupré, QC // Mont-Sainte-Anne (L'Oktoberfest du Mont-Sainte-Anne)
10/07 Rimouski, QC // Coudée
10/08 New Richmond, QC // Salle de spectacles régionale de New Richmond
10/09 Gaspé, QC // Salle de spectacle de Gaspé
10/10 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC // Maison de la Culture de Ste-Anne-des-Monts
10/17 Sept-Îles, QC // Salle de spectacle Jean-Marc Dion
10/18 Baie-Comeau, QC // Centre des Arts de Baie-Comeau
10/19 Pohénégamook, QC // Centre culturel Léopold-Plante
10/24 Lévis, QC // Anglicane
10/25 Sainte-Marie, QC // Centre Caztel
11/07 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo
11/13 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
11/14 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
11/21 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville - Salle Jean-Louis-Millette *
11/23 Boisbriand, QC // Centre Communautaire de Boisbriand
12/04 Beloeil, QC // Centre culturel de Beloeil
12/05 Sainte-Geneviève, QC // Centre des Arts de la Scène Pauline-Julien *
12/06 Bécancour, QC // Moulin Michel de Gentilly
12/11 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // Cabaret Théâtre du Vieux St-Jean
12/13 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine *
01/22 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // Cabaret d’Albert
01/23 Victoriaville, QC // Cactus Resto-Bar
01/27 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson

^ w/ Secret Sun
* w/ Safia Nolin

Myriam Gendron signs with Bonsound Booking

Myriam Gendron signs with Bonsound Booking

Ottawa-born Myriam Gendron released her debut album, Not So Deep as a Well, in March 2014 on two american labels: Feeding Tube Records (Northampton, Massachusetts), in a limited vinyl edition, and Mama Bird Recording Co. (Portland, Oregon), in a digital edition. The nine-track album of love and hate, all at once brutal, mischievous, humorous and blue, was recorded and mixed in her bedroom.

We are very happy to welcome Myriam to our booking roster!

Secret Sun shares a new video before the release of their debut album

Montreal duo Secret Sun is very excited to share their new music video for Passing Cars. Directed by Hervé Baillargeon, the black and white video was shot in a wave pool in Saint-Sauveur (QC) and also features a miniature fire tornado. Baillargeon was inspired by the beat of the song, which reminded him of the mechanism behind the waves of a wave pool. The result is both epic and sensitive, which accurately reflects the band's music.

Passing Cars opens Secret Sun's debut album, Cold Coast, due September 30th via Bonsound. The song captures the disorientation and nostalgia that can creep into a long-time couple's standstill life. Produced by Sébastien Blais-Montpetit (Radio Radio's Belmundo Regal) and François Lafontaine (Karkwa), the album creates a universe of its own in which melancholy meets sensuality. It is the perfect life soundtrack as we bid adieu to hot summer days.

Cold Coast is available for pre-order on bandcamp and iTunes.

Upcoming shows
09/19 Montreal, QC // Divan Orange (POP Montreal) // Facebook Event
09/30 Montreal, QC // Le Belmont (Launch show) // Facebook Event
10/02 Toronto, ON // Rivoli (opening for Groenland) // Facebook Event

Pierre Kwenders shares a new song and announces the album launch of Le Dernier Empereur Bantou

Pierre Kwenders will present songs from Le Dernier Empereur Bantou on October 14 at Centre PHI. He will be playing with musicians Julien Sagot and Daniel Leznoff and the event is free.

Watch the album teaser and listen to the new song Mardi Gras. You can also pre-order the album on bandcamp and on iTunes.

The singer explores an innovative path using progressive music flavoured with Congolese rumba and Afro-electro beats. Chosen as one of Radio-Canada's 2014-2015 Révélations in the world music category, the Montrealer of Congolese origin puts together all kinds of sounds and rhythms. Le Dernier Empereur Bantou was recorded over two years in Washington D.C, Nova Scotia and Montreal, and includes collaborations with Jacobus (Radio Radio), Baloji and The Posterz. Nom de Plume and Poirier also participated in the making of this eagerly awaited full-length debut album.

Lisa LeBlanc announces the release of her mini album and shares a new single

Lisa LeBlanc announces the release of her mini album and shares a new single

Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted will be available on November 4, 2014 via Bonsound. Lisa heads on tour in Canada this November and shares You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too) from the upcoming mini-album.

Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted was recorded in New-Brunswick with her musical conspirators - Maxime Gosselin (drums) and Jean-Philippe Hébert (guitar). The disc includes five originals and a cover of the traditional folk song Katie Cruel, popularized by American singer Karen Dalton. The talented young Montreal-based producer Emmanuel Ethier brought an unexpected creative force out young Acadian.

Upcoming shows
27/09/14 Québec, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain (last show of her self-titled album tour in Quebec)
30/09/14 Montréal, QC // Lion d'Or (last show of her self title album tour in Montreal)
13/11/14 Ottawa, ON // Ritual Nightclub
14/11/14 Toronto, ON // The Drake Underground
26/11/14 Winnipeg, MB // Pyramid Cabaret
27/11/14 Saskatoon, SK // The Basement
29/11/14 Calgary, AB // The Palomino
03/12/14 Victoria, BC // Lucky Bar
04/12/14 Vancouver, BC // Fox Cabaret
08/12/14 Edmonton, AB // The Artery
10/12/14 Regina, SK // The Artesian

2014 ADISQ Nominations

Bonsound and our talented artists have garnered cool nominations at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ, L'Autre Gala and Gala de l'industrie.

Dead Obies
Album of the Year - Hip-Hop (for Montréal $ud)
Album of the Year - Critic's Choice (for Montréal $ud)

Groenland
Show of the Year - Other languages (for The Chase)

Lisa LeBlanc
Female Artist of the Year
Most Successful Quebec Artist Outside of Quebec

Philippe B
Songwriter of the Year
Album of the Year - Folk (for Ornithologie, la nuit)
Music Video of the Year (for Calorifère)

Radio Radio
Group of the Year
Album of the Year - Hip-Hop (for Ej feel zoo)

Bonsound
Record Label of the Year
Management Company of the Year
Publicity Team of the Year
Promo Web Team of the Year
Concert Producers of the Year
Album Artwork of the Year (for Philippe B's Ornithologie, la nuit)
Album Artwork of the Year (for Random Recipe's Kill the Hook)

Rich Aucoin's Ephemeral available now

Rich Aucoin's Ephemeral available now

After three years of relentless worldwide touring (cross-Canadian shows, European festivals, even a beach party in Madagascar – he’s done it and you were there up front), Rich Aucoin returns with his second album, Ephemeral, out now via Bonsound in Canada. With this album, the ever-ruminating philosopher distills all his big ideas into 10 sharp dance-pop songs, creating one central message. We must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together.

Purchase and listen to Ephemeral via Rich's bandcamp. The album is also available on iTunes and in stores.

Upcoming shows
09/09 Toronto, ON // The Drake (Album Launch Show)
11/09 Hamilton, ON // This Ain't Hollywood (Supercrawl)
13/09 Victoria, BC // Metro Theatre (Rifflandia Music Festival)
16/09 Vancouver, BC // Fortune Sound Club
17/09 Edmonton, AB // Starlite
18/09 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth Bar & Stage
23/09 Brooklyn, NY // Glasslands
24/09 Allston, MA // Great Scott
02/10 Ottawa, ON // House of Targ
03/10 Kingston, ON // The Underground (Q!POP Music Festival)
11/10 St. John's, NL // The Rock House
16/10 Moncton, NB // Tide and Boar Pub
17/10 Saint John, NB // Peppers Pub
18/10 Charlottetown, PE // PEI Brewing Co.

Mark Berube shares a new video before heading to Europe

Mark Berube is happy to present his new music video for Ethiopia, from his most recent album Russian Dolls. Directed by Robert D et ROS-B, the video features Mark in a retro-futuristic setting.

Before heading to Europe this fall, Mark will perform two more shows on this side of the Atlantic Ocean: Trois-Rivières on September 6th at Café Bar Le Zénob and Montreal on September 10th for Divan Orange's 10th anniversary.

Mark and his musicians won the 2014 Public Price at Les iNOUïs du Printemps de Bourges, which includes a tour in France in October: Lille, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux. They'll also be visiting other European cities.

Upcoming Shows
06/09 Trois-Rivières, QC // Café-Bar Le Zénob
10/09 Montréal, QC // Divan Orange (Divan Orange's 10th Anniversary)
23/09 Berlin, DE // Privatclub (Opening for Mo Kenney)
30/09 Tourcoing, FR // Le Grand Mix (Opening for François and the Atlas Mountains)
01/10 Nancy, FR // L'Autre Canal (Opening for Chapelier Fou)
02/10 Villeurbanne, FR // Le Transbordeur (Opening for Karimouche)
03/10 Marseille, FR // Espace Julien (Opening for Set & Match)
04/10 Bordeaux, FR // Rock School Barbey (Opening for Concrete Knives)
06/10 Berlin, DE // Fluxbau (Opening for Anna Aaron)
09/10 Fréjus, FR // Public House
16/10 Lausanne, CH // Bleu Lézard
17/10 Paris, FR // Café Pigalle
22/10 Pau, FR // La Centrifugeuse
23/10 Angers, FR // T'es rock coco
24/10 Vannes, FR // Les Valseuses
25/10 Rochefort en Terre, FR // L'étang moderne
30/10 Massy, FR // Centre culturel Paul Bailliart (Les primeurs de Massy)
01/11 Zurich, CH // Helsinki Club
08/11 Basel, CH // Parterre

Shows

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Groenland

New Richmond, QC|
Salle de spectacles régionale de New Richmond

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Wednesday
01
Oct.

Mark Berube

NancyFR
L'Autre Canal
La tournée des Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Chapelier Fou
Thursday
02
Oct.

Radio Radio

JonquièreQC
Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
02
Oct.

Rich Aucoin

OttawaON
House of Targ
- All Ages
Thursday
02
Oct.

Groenland

TorontoON
Rivoli
Massey Hall presents at the Rivoli
10:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Secret Sun
Thursday
02
Oct.

Mark Berube

VilleurbanneFR
Le Transbordeur
La tournée des Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
7:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Karimouche
Thursday
02
Oct.

Boogat

TorontoON
The Drake Underground
10:00pm (doors at 9:00pm) - 19+
Double Pierre Kwenders, DJ Medicineman
Thursday
02
Oct.

Pierre Kwenders

TorontoON
The Drake Underground
Small World Music Festival
10:00pm (doors at 9:00pm) - 19+
Double Boogat, DJ Medicineman
Thursday
02
Oct.

Secret Sun

TorontoON
Rivoli
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Opening act of Groenland
Friday
03
Oct.

Groenland

Vankleek HillON
Vankleek Hill Fairground
Beau’s Oktoberfest
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
03
Oct.

Piers Faccini

LavalQC
Maison des Arts de Laval
8:00pm - All Ages
Double Scarlett Jane
Friday
03
Oct.

Radio Radio

Dolbeau-MistassiniQC
Le Météore
9:30pm - All Ages
Friday
03
Oct.

Mark Berube

MarseilleFR
Espace Julien
La tournée des Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of Set&Match
Friday
03
Oct.

Rich Aucoin

KingstonON
The Underground
Q!POP Festival
- All Ages
Friday
03
Oct.

Dead Obies

MontréalQC
Esplanade Financière Sun Life du Parc Olympique
Les Premiers vendredis
8:00pm (doors at 4:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Le Trouble, Riddim Wise

Free

Saturday
04
Oct.

Radio Radio

Vankleek HillON
Vankleek Hill Fairground
Beau’s Oktoberfest
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
04
Oct.

Piers Faccini

Val-MorinQC
Théâtre du Marais
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
04
Oct.

Mark Berube

BordeauxFR
Rock School Barbey
La tournée des Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Concrete Knives
Saturday
04
Oct.

Groenland

BeaupréQC
Mont-Sainte-Anne
Mont-Sainte-Anne's Oktoberfest
3:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
04
Oct.

Myriam Gendron

MontréalQC
Espace Public
5:00pm - 18+
With Max Cat, Jacques Bertrand jr
Monday
06
Oct.

Mark Berube

BerlinDE
Fluxbau
- All Ages
Opening act of Anna Aaron
Tuesday
07
Oct.

Groenland

RimouskiQC
Coudée
8:00pm - All Ages
Wednesday
08
Oct.

Groenland

New RichmondQC
Salle de spectacles régionale de New Richmond
8:00pm - All Ages

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