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Champion shares What a Life, the second single from his upcoming album

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.

Upcoming shows
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

Dead Obies shares a video for Everyday

On this April 20th (or 4/20 to those in the know), Dead Obies unveils a new video directed by Rococo Montréal for Everyday, off their most recent album, Gesamtkunstwerk.

Dead Obies will perform in Toronto for the first time since the new album’s release on May 6th and 7th, as part of Canadian Music Week.

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

Misc unveils a live performance of their song La fin

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!

Yann Perreau's Le fantastique des astres is out now

Yann Perreau's Le fantastique des astres is out now

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.

Pierre Kwenders releases Popolipo (The Remixes) EP

Pierre Kwenders releases Popolipo (The Remixes) EP

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.

Tour Dates
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 announces the release of his new album Best Seller

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.

Upcoming shows
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: Apple Music's First Quebec Music Company Curator

Bonsound: Apple Music's First Quebec Music Company Curator

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.

Yann Perreau shares T’embellis ma vie

After the release of the upbeat J’aime les oiseaux, which has taken over Quebec’s radio waves, Yann Perreau shares T’embellis ma vie off his new album Le fantastique des astres to be released April 15th via Bonsound. This song exposes a different side of the artist and emotions run high throughout the tender lyrics. Share and listen to T'embellis ma vie via YouTube.

Le fantastique des astres is available on Bandcamp and iTunes (Vinyl/CD/digital) with J’aime les oiseaux et T’embellis ma vie available for instant download.

The album launch in Montreal will take place at l’Usine C on April 12. Yann Perreau will also be playing at the Impérial Bell theater in Québec on April 29th. A party not to be missed!

Bonsound Showcase at Canadian Music Week

Bonsound Showcase at Canadian Music Week

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).

Yann Perreau unveils the video for J’aime les oiseaux off his album to be released on April 15th

Just weeks before the release of Le fantastique des astres via Bonsound, Yann Perreau shares the music video for his song J’aime les oiseaux.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes (Vinyl/CD/digital) now and get the song immediately. Yann surprised many fans with this new single, which has taken over Quebec’s radio waves.

Don’t miss out on the album launch in Montreal on April 12 at l’Usine C! Yann Perreau will also be playing at the Impérial Bell in Québec on April 29th.

Shows

This week

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Saturday
23
Jul.

Samito

MontréalQC
Sphère Nuits d'Afrique
Festival International Nuits d'Afrique
6:15pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
23
Jul.

Safia Nolin

Baie-St-PaulQC
Quai de Baie-St-Paul
Le Festif!
12:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
23
Jul.

Yann Perreau

Baie-Saint-PaulQC
Scène Desjardins - Place Des Grands Spectacles
Le Festif!
6:30pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Champion et ses G-Strings, Ariane Moffatt
Saturday
23
Jul.

DJ Champion

Baie-Saint-PaulQC
Scène Desjardins - Place Des Grands Spectacles
Le Festif!
9:30pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages
Double Ariane Moffatt, Yann Perreau
Saturday
23
Jul.

BEYRIES

DuncanBC
Rock of the Woods
Rock of the Woods
- All Ages
Saturday
23
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

CalgaryAB
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Calgary Folk Music Festival
- All Ages
24
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

CalgaryAB
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Calgary Folk Music Festival
- All Ages
Wednesday
27
Jul.

Yann Perreau

Vaudreuil-DorionQC
Maison Félix Leclerc de Vaudreuil
7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages

Voluntary contribution

Thursday
28
Jul.

Safia Nolin

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Loïc April
Thursday
28
Jul.

Samito

MontréalQC
Parc Hartenstein
7:00pm - All Ages

Free

Thursday
28
Jul.

Loïc April

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Safia Nolin
Friday
29
Jul.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Osheaga
2:45pm - All Ages
Friday
29
Jul.

Yann Perreau

St-Félix-de-ValoisQC
Terrain du Presbytère de St-Félix-de-Valois
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Radio Radio

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act: Samito

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Samito

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of Radio Radio

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Safia Nolin

L'AssomptionCA
Arrière-Scène Ange Cornu
9:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages

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