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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

Secret Sun shares a new song and announces the release of their debut album Cold Coast

Secret Sun shares a new song and announces the release of their debut album Cold Coast

Secret Sun (formed by Anne-Marie Campbell and Simon Landry) takes advantage of these last summer weeks to present a new song from their upcoming debut album, Cold Coast, to be released on September 30th via Bonsound. Album opener Passing Cars captures the disorientation and nostalgia that can creep into a long-time couple's standstill life.

Stream Passing Cars here, and pre-order the album on bandcamp to immediately get two tracks. The album will also be available for pre-order on iTunes, starting this Thursday.

Both rich and ethereal, Cold Coast was produced by Sébastien Blais-Montpetit (Radio Radio) and François Lafontaine (Karkwa), with whom the band sought to create a unique, vibrant mood. The result is ten melodious and interconnected songs; pop music that is comforting but not predictable.

Accompanied on stage by two musicians, the Montreal duo will first present their new collection of songs on August 30th in Rouyn-Noranda, as part of the Emerging Music Festival. The Montreal launch show will take place on September 30th at Le Belmont.

Upcoming Shows
08/30 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Le Cachottier (FMEAT)
09/19 Montreal, QC // Divan Orange
09/30 Montreal, QC // Le Belmont (launch show)

Rich Aucoin on the cover of Exclaim!

Rich Aucoin on the cover of Exclaim!

Rich Aucoin and his awesome cat tie are on the cover of the latest issue of Exclaim!, which you can find in a café/restaurant/store/etc. near you! You can also read the article online.

The Halifax-born's sophomore effort, Ephemeral, will be released on September 9th via Bonsound. You can pre-order it now on iTunes or bandcamp (digital/cd/b&w marbled vinyl), and instantly download two songs.

Upcoming shows
28/08 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // 7e Rue (FMEAT - opening concert)
04/09 Toronto, ON // Festival Street (TIFF)
05/09 Quebec City, QC // Complexe Méduse - Salle Multi (Envol et Macadam)
06/09 Montreal, QC // Festival OUMF
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 // tba
16/10 Moncton, NB // Tide and Boar Pub
17/10 Saint John, NB // Peppers Pub
18/10 Charlottetown, PE // PEI Brewing Co.
23/10 Halifax, NS // Halifax Pop Explosion

Lisa LeBlanc announces the last show of her tour

Lisa LeBlanc announces the last show of her tour

To end the tour that followed the release of her self-titled debut album, Lisa LeBlanc has decided to go back to where it all started. Don't miss the last show of her tour on September 30th at Cabaret Lion d'Or, in Montreal. Tickets are on sale now!

She'll also be performing in Quebec City on September 27th at Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson.

Lisa LeBlanc @ Quebec City
Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson
Saturday, September 27th | 9pm
Tickets

Lisa LeBlanc @ Montreal
Cabaret Lion d'Or
Tuesday, September 30th | 8pm
Tickets

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Radio Radio

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Philippe B

Petite-ValléeCA
Théâtre de la Vieille Forge
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Milk & Bone

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Club Soda
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Pierre Kwenders

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Café-Galerie l'Embuscade
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05
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Lisa LeBlanc

ThiersFR
Place Antonin Chastel
Festival La Pamperina
6:15am - All Ages
05
Jul.

Safia Nolin

OttawaON
Ritual Nightclub
8:45pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Opening act of Les Hay babies, Ludovic Alarie
05
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Boogat

Trois-RivièresQC
Scène Métro
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
4:00pm - All Ages
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07
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Lisa LeBlanc

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Domaine de Malaigue
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Groenland

SherbrookeQC
Place de la cité
Sherblues
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Pierre Kwenders

BoisbriandQC
Parc Claude-Jasmin
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08
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Lisa LeBlanc

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Pavillon de Grignan
Les Nuits d’Istres
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Opening act of Shaka Ponk
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Parc des Ateliers
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Boquébière
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