Champion unveils What a Life, off his new album Best Seller to be released on May 6th via Bonsound. After releasing a bold vintage music video for his first single Life is Good, the artist strikes again with a track that will no doubt make the crowd dance non-stop.
Pre-order the album now via Bandcamp (CD/vinyl/digital) or iTunes, and immediately download the song.
On What a Life, Champion revels in powerful and rich sounds supported by a heavy guitar riff. Singers Lou Laurence and Marie-Christine Depestre lend their soulful voices to the song, giving the harmony a strong identity. The sound grows in an epic crescendo and explodes with a catchy chorus.
06/30 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Montreal International Jazz Festival) (Tickets)
07/09 Baie Comeau, QC // Parc des Pionniers (Eau Grand Air Festival)
07/15 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (FEQ) (Tickets)
07/23 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Scène Desjardins (Le Festif!) (Tickets)
08/11 Gaspé, QC // Festival Musique du Bout du Monde (Tickets)
08/18 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // The International Balloon Festival
08/19 St-Albert, ON // Festival de la Curd
09/17 Fredericton, NB // Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Tour Dates (more will be announced soon)
04/21 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert (Double bill w/ Milk & Bone)
05/06 Toronto, ON // The Great Hall (Bonsound Showcase at CMW)
05/07 Toronto, ON // Adelaide Hall (CMW)
07/13 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (FEQ)
07/23 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Chapiteau de la fabrique culturelle (Le Festif!)
11/03 Brossard, QC // Le Club
11/04 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, bass player Philippe Leduc and drummer William Côté released their self-titled album on March 18 via Bonsound. Today the band is proud to share a sample of their performance from the album launch. Listen to La fin, the album’s first track, via YouTube.
Misc is pronounced as it is written, a reference to the English word miscellaneous, or the literary genre miscellanées, or even the latin word miscellanea. Misc is a musically diverse trio who embodies a modern univers, deadpan humour, audacity and musical explorations with no boundaries. (Ralph Boncy, Voir)
The jazz ensemble is wooing an audience of all ages and of different musical tastes. Show dates will be announced soon, stay tuned!
Le fantastique des astres, Yann Perreau‘s fifth album, is available now online (Bandcamp / iTunes) and in stores!
An artist continuously growing in boldness and maturity, Yann Perreau is back in fine form with this fresh new album full of heartfelt and well-crafted lyrics set to lively, groovy music. Le fantastique des astres was created in the heat of the moment as both a joyful celebration of life as well as a middle finger to modern world cynicism. With his head high in the sky, both feet on the ground, the showman has created a perfect playground for himself and his listeners.
This album was produced by Tante Blanche, an enigmatic personality and sound designer who loves mixing lots of old and new material, and includes collaborations with Laurence Nerbonne, Pierre Kwenders and Yves Desrosiers.
Yann Perreau will be playing at the Impérial Bell in Québec on April 29th and will be part of the FrancoFolies de Montreal’s 2016 indoor lineup at Club Soda on June 17th.
Montreal-based singer/DJ Pierre Kwenders returns in an explosion of electro and Congo rumba from with his remix EP for his single Popolipo, available today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
The lead remix comes courtesy of Portuguese-Angolan collective Throes + The Shine, who’ve earned positive reviews from VICE, Les InRocks and SPIN. The quintet’s kuduro-infused take on Popolipo exemplifies both Kwenders’ and Throes + The Shine’s unique clash of cultures.
Critically acclaimed producer Jumping Back Slash follows with his insistent percussion-based spin on the track, showcasing his credentials as a frontrunner of the explosive South African house movement Gqom. Live African dance music project Afriquoi then offer up an irresistibly upbeat rework with a funk-inspired bass riff, before Sjamsoedin’s dark, intense take on the original track rounds off the collection with distorted vocals, schizophrenic percussion and deep synths reminiscent of Kavinsky.
Don’t miss the second edition of Wakanda Club featuring Kwenders (DJ set) and other artists this Saturday, April 16th at 129 Van Horne in Montreal! More details on the Facebook Event.
04/16 Montreal, QC // Wakanda Club (DJ set)
04/22 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane
04/23 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane
04/29 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
07/08 Quebec City, QC // Festival d’été de Québec
07/13 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Bluesfest
07/22 Dawson City, YT // Dawson City Music Festival
07/23 Dawson City, YT // Dawson City Music Festival
07/24 Dawson City, YT // Dawson City Music Festival
Champion presents the music video for Life is Good off his new album, Best Seller, to be released on May 6th via Bonsound. Pre-order the album now via Bandcamp (CD/vinyl/digital) or iTunes, and immediately get a download of the first single.
Watch and share the video forLife is Good via YouTube.
After Betty Bonifassi and Pilou, it’s now singer Lou Laurence’s turn to bring life to Champion’s music. Marie-Christine Depestre also collaborated on this new album, along with Anna Frances Meyer (Les Deuxluxes) who sings on Boy Toy. The title Best Seller is a cheeky nod to the music industry’s continuously declining record sales, and it symbolizes Champion’s motto in 2016; to do it for the hell of it and not take himself too seriously.
06/30/16 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Montreal International Jazz Festival) (Tickets)
07/09/16 Baie Comeau, QC // Parc des Pionniers (Eau Grand Air Festival)
07/15/16 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d’été de Québec) (Tickets)
08/18/16 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
08/19/16 St-Albert, ON // Festival de la Curd
09/17/16 Fredericton, NB // Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Bonsound is very excited to announce our partnership with Apple Music as the first Quebec music company to act as Curator on the platform, alongside the ranks of renowned labels such as XL Recordings, Last Gang Records, 4AD, Young Turks and more.
Apple music users will now have access to curated content, selected by the Bonsound team. Our Apple music profile includes playlists from our artists’ catalogues, several thematic playlists and a curated playlist we update weekly.
Check out our profile on Apple Music to discover our playlists.
Bonsound and SiriusXM, in partnership with Exclaim!, are happy to present a showcase on May 6th in Toronto, as part of Canadian Music Week. Safia Nolin, Les Deuxluxes, Lisa LeBlanc, Dead Obies and Radio Radio will all hit the Great Hall stage starting at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now online; all wristbands-passes are accepted. Invite your friends on the Facebook event!
Bonsound joins forces with FME for a 7@9 cocktail party open to CMW badge holders / by invitation only. On the menu: beers and smoked meat sandwiches courtesy of Jody's Montreal Deli (veggie option also available).