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Lisa LeBlanc unveils the video for her ferociously upbeat track “Gold Diggin’ Hoedown”

Lisa LeBlanc unveils the video for her ferociously upbeat track Gold Diggin’ Hoedown off her mini-album Highways, Heartaches and Time Well-Wasted (released via Bonsound).

Director Didier Charette wanted to showcase western communities outside of America. The video was filmed over 10 days in Tokyo, Japan, the perfect fast-paced city for this fast-paced song.

The video was mostly filmed guerilla style, says the director:

It was really interesting to shoot with Sanae because we couldn't really talk, she didn't speak English and I don't speak Japanese. So I had my little book, with basic Japanese stuff I had written down to tell her what I wanted to film. People would give us looks as a Japanese cowgirl was walking with three male foreigners.

Bonsound's 2015 Holiday Party

Bonsound's 2015 Holiday Party

This year, we're celebrating the holidays under the tropic lights. We have two great DJs to get you groovin' on the dancefloor: Dr. MaD and Hua Li. This is all going down on Friday, December 11th at 10pm at La Sala Rossa. There's no cover charge, so invite your friends. The more, the merrier!

Bonsound's 2015 Holiday Party
La Sala Rossa | 4848 St-Laurent blvd.
Friday, December 11th | 10pm
DJ sets: Dr. MaD and Hua Li
Free!

Radio Radio announces the release of their album Light the Sky and shares a new single

With four full-length albums and hundreds of shows under their belt, Radio Radio returns with Light the Sky, an album in english, set to be released on February 19th, 2016 via Bonsound.

Stream and share the first single, Tonight’s The Night, via YouTube.

Gabriel L.B. Malenfant and Jacques Alphonse Doucet celebrate life with their music. The energy is palpable in this joyful album full of rhythms and hip-hop/electro melodies created by Shash’U (Fool’s Gold Records), DJ Champion, J.u.D. and Alex McMahon (who also produced the album).

The album will launch officially during the Montreal High Lights Festival on Monday, February 22nd at Club Soda. (Tickets) The duo and their two musicians (Steve Caron and Kim Ho) will play shows across Quebec in February before visiting Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia in March.

Tour Dates
02/05/16 Jonquière, QC // Saguenay en Neige
02/06/16 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
02/12/16 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
02/13/16 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
02/20/16 Val-David, QC // Mouton Noir
02/22/16 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Launch / Montreal High Lights Festival)
02/26/16 Quebec City, QC // Impérial
02/27/16 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Hivernal de Baie-St-Paul
03/04/16 Ottawa, ON // Ritual Nightclub
03/10/16 Toronto, ON // Adelaide Hall
03/11/16 Guelph, ON // eBar
03/12/16 Saint Catharines, ON // Detour Music Hall
03/22/16 Calgary, AB // The Palomino
03/23/16 Edmonton, AB // Brixx
03/25/16 Victoria, BC // Upstairs Cabaret
03/26/16 Vancouver, BC // Biltmore Cabaret
04/01/16 Sudbury, ON // Salle de Spectacle de Boréal
04/09/16 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière

Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Ponctuation win prizes at the 2015 GAMIQ Awards

Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Ponctuation win prizes at the 2015 GAMIQ Awards

Congrats to our artists Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Ponctuation for winning prizes at the GAMIQ last night! Milk & Bone won 3 trophies including Pop Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Pierre Kwenders and Ponctuation respectively won the Electro Album of the Year and the Album Artwork of the Year awards.

Milk & Bone
Pop Album of the Year (for Little Mourning)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Song of the Year (for Coconut Water)

Pierre Kwenders
Electro Album of the Year (for Le Dernier Empereur Bantou)

Ponctuation
Album Artwork of the Year (Louis-Alexandre Beauregard for La réalité nous suffit)

Safia Nolin celebrates the Holidays with a new video and announces shows with Louis-Jean Cormier

Safia Nolin, possibly the world’s biggest fan of Christmas, is pleased to share a DAVAI-directed video for her song Noël partout (i.e. Christmas everywhere). Wistful and picturesque, the song is off her debut album, Limoilou, released September 11th via Bonsound.

Watch and share the video for Noël partout via YouTube.

Recently called a young, fragile and deeply moving songwriter by French magazine Les Inrocks, Safia will actually fly for her first time to play shows in Europe, nine of which are to open for Lou Doillon. Tonight she will perform in Ste-Thérèse at Bar Le Cha Cha, and will be in Ottawa this Saturday, November 28th, at NAC Fourth Stage.

The year 2016 looks just as promising for Safia Nolin. She will open for Louis-Jean Cormier, with whom she shared the stage at this year’s FME, for over 15 shows in Quebec.

For the complete show listing, visit Safia Nolin's website.

Dead Obies announces the release of their album Gesamtkunstwerk and shares a new video

Dead Obies’ sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk (out March 4th, 2016 via Bonsound), was recorded in part in studio and in part in front of a live audience last month during a series of three sold-out concerts at Phi Centre. With Gesamtkunstwerk, Dead Obies explores new avenues of powerful, melodic choruses and concise raps, juxtaposed with laid-back rhythms, ethereal synths and organic, groovy bass.

The band offers up Aweille! as their first single; an abrasive hybrid (harkening back to 2013’s Tony Hawk) of many musical influences. Available as a video, directed by Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau and shot during the band’s concert series, the song is, without a doubt, Dead Obies through and through.

For this new album, Dead Obies wanted to tailor their songs for the live performance. Where Montréal $ud was rough, dense and introspective, Gesamtkunstwerk’s universe is rallying and inclusive.

Dead Obies will kick off a new tour in Montreal on Thursday, March 10th at Le National.

Tour Dates
03/10/16 Montreal, QC // Le National (Tickets)
03/12/16 Gatineau, QC // Petit Chicago
03/17/16 Saguenay, QC // Côté Cour
03/18/16 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
03/19/16 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
03/24/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Tickets)
03/25/16 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne - Salle du Moulinet (Tickets)
03/26/16 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
03/31/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // L’Embuscade Café Galerie
04/21/16 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert (Double bill w/ Milk & Bone) (Tickets)

Geoffroy releases his debut EP, Soaked in Gold

Geoffroy releases his debut EP, Soaked in Gold

One month after opening for Milk & Bone at a sold-out Corona Theatre in Montreal, Geoffroy releases today his debut EP Soaked in Gold via Bonsound.

The Montreal-based singer-songwriter shared the title track of his EP on November 3rd which premiered via COMPLEX.

Launch parties in Montreal and Quebec City will take place respectively on November 17th at Casa del Popolo and December 3rd at Petit Impérial (presented by Festival d’été de Québec). Geoffroy will also be playing on November 20th at the RIDM Headquarters during M for Montreal.

Upcoming Shows
11/17 Montreal, QC // Casa del Popolo (EP launch show)
11/20 Montreal, QC // RIDM Headquarters (M for Montreal)
12/03 Quebec City, QC // Petit Impérial (EP launch show, presented by Festival d’été de Québec)

Watch the James Blake's Retrograde cover by Groenland

Groenland unveils today their cover of James Blake's song Retrograde, via Chart Attack! It has been recorded in what used to be Arcade Fire’s studio, at the Grand Lodge No. 24 studio in Farnham.

Retrograde has this mesmerizing, almost esoteric kind of vibe, and we were in love with it from the moment we heard the first notes. We felt it would be nice to see how Groenland could try and reinterpret the song with the strings, says lead-singer Sabrina Halde.

They’re currently in the studio recording their sophomore album.

Shows

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Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Tuesday
27
Sept.

Safia Nolin

Trois-RivièresQC
Gambrinus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Wednesday
28
Sept.

Les Deuxluxes

TorontoON
The Opera House
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Wednesday
28
Sept.

Tanya Tagaq

MontréalQC
La Tulipe
9:00pm - All Ages
Wednesday
28
Sept.

BEYRIES

QuébecQC
District Saint-Joseph
Apéros FEQ
5:30pm - All Ages

Free

Thursday
29
Sept.

Les Deuxluxes

Trois-RivièresQC
Le Satyre
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
29
Sept.

Samito

Canceled
TorontoON
Rivoli
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Thursday
29
Sept.

Lisa LeBlanc

MontréalQC
Théâtre Corona
"Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?" Album Launch
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
30
Sept.

Safia Nolin

VictoriavilleQC
Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert
8:30pm - All Ages
Opening act: Beyries
Friday
30
Sept.

Les Deuxluxes

SherbrookeQC
La Petite Boîte Noire
8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Friday
30
Sept.

BEYRIES

VictoriavilleQC
Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert
8:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of Safia Nolin
Saturday
01
Oct.

Safia Nolin

ChicoutimiQC
Le Sous-Bois
10:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
01
Oct.

Les Deuxluxes

QuébecQC
Le Cercle - Lab Vivant
8:00pm - All Ages
02
Oct.

Samito

MontréalQC
Les Jardins Gamelin
Fête de Clôture des Jardins Gamelin
2:30pm - All Ages

Free

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