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Safia Nolin presents the video for Encore

Today, Safia Nolin presents the final installment of her Dans le noir live session: Encore. Shot with a thermal camera and directed by Jean-François Sauvé, this third single-sequence video follows Miroir and Les chemins. Safia performs Encore alongside her acolytes Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault. The songs Encore, Miroir and Les chemins are off Safia’s new album, Dans le noir, released on October 5th via Bonsound.

Watch and share the video for Encore via YouTube.
The album Dans le noir is out now in stores and on all music services.

The Dans le noir tour officially kicks off this Thursday, October 18th in Montreal at Théâtre Outremont. Accompanied by Marchand on guitar, Safia will also make stops in Quebec City (October 20th at Grand Théâtre), Toronto (October 25th at Burdock) and Ottawa (November 1st at NAC) before flying out to France. The tour will resume in Quebec in February 2019. See dates below or on safianolin.com.

Like with her debut album Limoilou, this new strong collection (Brendan Kelly, The Gazette) of songs deals with the artist’s failed relationships. Each song reads like a polaroid, revealing and bringing pivotal moments to light. The singer-songwriter who has won the Félix for Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, one year after winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, manages to break your heart with each verse she finishes (Holly Gordon, CBC Music). This self-described super depressive style of writing also won her the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson and the SOCAN Breakthrough Award.

Elisapie presents a video for Arnaq

Following the release of the most significant work in Elisapie ’s career, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, the singer-songwriter presents a video for the song Arnaq, an ode to women. A heartfelt appeal for the respect of femininity in all its forms. A perfect blend between soft vocals and musical animality. In this third video directed by Jonathan Brisebois, Elisapie takes to the stage her daily life in her home village of Salluit, in Nunavik, a community of 1400 people located in the most northern area of Arctic Québec. This audiovisual work is practically a documentary. Powerful and poignant, the video presents characters willing to show their everyday lives to illustrate one of the most accomplished song from her latest, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. We discover in it the vastness of the tundra, the weight of tradition and the strength of women through simple and authentic portraits.

The album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is available in stores and on all music services. Elisapie will be heading off to Europe for a series of shows including dates in Paris and Barcelona.

Tour dates:
11/10/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville
12/10/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
13/10/18 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
16/10/18 Bordeaux, FR // Le Rocher de Palmer (En première partie de The Apartments)
18/10/18 Paris, FR // La Machine à Bulles (MaMA)
22/10/18 Paris, FR // Salle Pleyel (En première partie de Pierre Lapointe) . 26/10/18 Barcelone, ES // Artte
27/10/18 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES // WOMEX
01/11/18 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre le Patriote
02/11/18 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy-Aubert
03/11/18 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
14/11/18 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins Telus
15/11/18 Dégelis, QC // Bistro du Centre Culturel du Témiscouata
16/11/18 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC // Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des Arts
24/11/18 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
29/11/18 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
30/11/18 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
01/12/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace RONA du Centre Juliette-Lassonde
15/12/18 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec
21/12/18 Montréal, QC // MTELUS (Noël Night en famille)
22/12/18 Montréal, QC // MTELUS (Noël Night en famille)
31/01/19 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
01/02/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
07/02/19 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
08/02/19 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
09/02/19 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/02/19 Sept-Îles, QC // Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
01/03/19 Roberval, QC // Auditorium Fernand Bilodeau
02/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
03/03/19 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
22/03/19 Beloeil, QC // Centre culturel de Beloeil
23/03/19 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la Culture Francis-Brisson
07/05/19 Sudbury, ON // Collège Boréal
09/05/19 Ville-Marie, QC // Théâtre du Rift
10/05/19 Val-d'Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc
18/05/19 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

Safia Nolin's new album is out now!

Safia Nolin's new album is out now!

Finally Safia Nolin’s second LP of original songs is out now online and in store!

Recorded and mixed in eight days at WILD Studio in St-Zénon, Dans le noir is a downer-folk album produced by Safia and her two long-time, much-respected collaborators Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault.

Safia’s new tour will kick off on October 18th at Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, and includes 5 dates in France in December and more than 30 dates across Quebec and Canada. See all the dates on safianolin.com.

2018 GAMIQ Nominations

2018 GAMIQ Nominations

Congrats to all the artists nominated at this year's GAMIQ Awards! Here are the nominations garnered by Bonsound's, Make It Rain Records' and Blow The Fuse Records' rosters of artists:

Dave Chose
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Song of the Year for Chez Françoise
Indie Rock Album of the Year for Dave Chose

Les Louanges
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Video of the Year for Pitou

Loïc April
Indie Rock Album of the Year for LOÏC APRIL

Les Deuxluxes
Video of the Year for Tobacco Vanilla

Milk & Bone
Artist of the Year
Pop Album of the Year for Deception Bay

BEYRIES
Folk Album of the Year for En français

Pierre Kwenders
World Music Album of the Year for MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

Jesuslesfilles
Artist of the Year
Rock Album of the Year for Daniel

Ponctuation
Rock Album of the Year for Mon herbier du monde entier

Ouri
Electro Album of the Year for Ouri / Mind Bath

Mike Shabb
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for Northwave
Album Artwork of the Year for Northwave

Les Louanges' debut album is out now!

Les Louanges' debut album is out now!

Les louanges' La nuit est une panthère is available now on all digital platforms and in stores! Go get it!

La nuit est une panthère, probably the best Quebec album this Fall, is the album that Les Louanges (whose real name is Vincent Roberge) wanted to release a long time ago. Both down-to-earth and poetic, the 14 pieces reflect his immense talent as an artist. He sings in French and belongs to that new generation of Quebec artists whose main artistic approach is to deconstruct musical genres and styles. He leads the audience through a variety of different tones while staying true to his roots in his lyrics.

Don’t miss Les Louanges in a venue near you this autumn. Visit his website for all his tour dates.

Elisapie's new album is out now!

Elisapie's new album is out now!

Finally Elisapie's new album is out now online and in store!

The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is the most significant work in singer-songwriter Elisapie’s career. She dug deep inside herself to offer these songs. According to Olivier Robillard Laveaux (On dira ce qu'on voudra), it's as good as Martha Wainwright, Feist, Cat Power or Lhasa's best albums (…) intimate and refined (…).

Co-produced by Elisapie, Joe Grass and Paul Evans, the album was mostly recorded live in a lakeside chalet with Robbie Kuster (Patrick Watson) and Nicolas Basque (Plants and Animals). Other precious collaborators added their touch to this monument: Leif Vollebekk, Joe Jarmush (Suuns), Jason Sharp, Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, Chloé Lacasse and Howie Beck (mixing).

Elisapie will perform over 50 shows in Quebec and across Canada (as well as a show in New York City and Paris) starting this month.

Tour dates:
05/09/18 Salluit, QC
08/09/18 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
20/09/18 Toronto, TO // Burdock
27/09/18 Montréal, QC // Monument National
03/10/18 New York, NY // The Delancey
04/10/18 New York, NY // The Met
11/10/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville
12/10/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
13/10/18 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
22/10/18 Paris, FR // Salle Pleyel
27/10/18 WOMEX (Canary Islands)
01/11/18 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre le Patriote
02/11/18 Victoriaville, QC // Carré 150
03/11/18 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
14/11/18 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus
15/11/18 Dégelis, QC // Bistro du Centre culturel du Témiscouata
16/11/18 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC // Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des Arts
24/11/18 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
29/11/18 Ottawa, QC // CNA - Quatrième Salle
30/11/18 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
01/12/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace Rona du Centre Juliette-Lassonde
15/12/18 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec
31/01/19 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
01/02/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
07/02/19 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Desprèz
08/02/19 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
09/02/19 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/02/19 Sept-Îles, QC // Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
01/03/19 Roberval, QC // Auditorium Fernand Bilodeau
02/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
03/03/19 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
22/03/19 Beloeil, QC // Centre culturel de Beloeil
23/03/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salle Francis-Brisson
09/05/19 Ville-Marie, QC // Théâtre du Rift
10/05/19 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc

2018 ADISQ Nominations

2018 ADISQ Nominations

Bonsound and our talented artists have garnered nominations at this year's ADISQ galas. Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year!

Milk & Bone
Album of the Year - Anglophone for Deception Bay

Pierre Kwenders
Album of the Year - World Music for MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

BEYRIES
Show of the Year - Anglophone for Landing

Geoffroy
Show of the Year - Anglophone for Coastline

Philippe B
Album of the Year - Reinterpretation for producing the album Desjardins

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

Les Louanges unveils a music video for DMs and details about his album La nuit est une panthère

A couple days before the release of his debut album, Les Louanges splinters himself into different parts in his new music video for DMs. Flirting with humor and illusion, the video leaps into the artist’s imagination and reveals one of his biggest fantasies: being able to call on a substitute to replace himself in certain situations. DMs is a long letter from someone I will never answer back, the artist explains. You can run after me if you want, but I won’t be there.

After the release of Pitou and Tercel, Les Louanges unveils the third single from his debut album La nuit est une panthère, available on all digital platforms for preorder. The album will be out on September 21st via Bonsound.

La nuit est une panthère is the album that Les Louanges (whose real name is Vincent Roberge) wanted to release a long time ago. Both down-to-earth and poetic, the 14 pieces reflect his immense talent as an artist. He sings in French and belongs to that new generation of Quebec artists whose main artistic approach is to deconstruct musical genres and styles. He leads the audience through a variety of different tones while staying true to his roots in his lyrics.

Don’t miss Les Louanges in a venue near you this autumn. The artist will perform a series of shows, starting with his album launch show in Montreal (sold-out) on September 20th at Le Ministère and on September 22nd at Maelstrøm in Quebec city (also sold-out).

Upcoming shows
09/20/18 Montreal, QC // Le Ministère (Album launch show - SOLD-OUT)
09/21/18 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz (Opening act of Philippe Brach) (Tickets)
09/22/18 Quebec city, QC // Maelstrøm Saint-Roch (SOLD-OUT)
10/05/18 Shawinigan, QC // Centre des arts de Shawinigan (Opening act of Philippe Brach) (Tickets)
11/01/18 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Bar le Cha Cha
11/03/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Café Bar Le Zénob
11/16/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Tickets)
11/29/18 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane (Tickets)
01/19/19 L'Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector-Charland (Opening act of Philippe Brach) (Tickets)
01/26/19 La Baie, QC // Bistro Café Summum
02/01/2019 Sherbrooke, QC // La petite boîte noire (Tickets)
02/02/19 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie (Tickets)
02/22/19 Montreal, QC // MTELUS (Opening act of Ariane Moffatt) (Tickets)
02/23/19 Gatineau, QC // Le Petit Chicago (Tickets)
03/22/19 Quebec city, QC // Impérial Bell (Opening act of Ariane Moffatt) (Tickets)

Safia Nolin presents Miroir, off her album Dans le noir

After unveiling the dark Les chemins this past spring, Safia Nolin returns with Miroir, a song about unrequited love, one of the worst things in the world, according to the singer-songwriter. Je m’excuse de mon corps / Pour mon cœur [I am sorry for my body / For my heart], she sings softly at the beginning of the song before ripping into hard-hitting lyrics that explore the unhealthy report many of us have with our reflection. Also out today: the song Encore, which tackles the sense of abandonment and the impostor syndrome. Miroir and Encore are the second and third singles off Dans le noir, Safia’s second LP of original songs, to be released on October 5th via Bonsound.

Miroir is accompanied by a performance video - a sequence shot directed by Jean-François Sauvé. Watch and share it via YouTube.
Miroir, Encore and Les chemins are available now on all music services. The album is available to pre-order.

Safia’s new tour will kick off on October 18th at Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, and includes 5 dates in France in December and more than 30 dates across Quebec and Canada. See all the dates on safianolin.com.

Yes Mccan unveils Over, the 3rd single off his upcoming album OUI (tout, tout, tout, toutttte)

Yes Mccan (Jean-François Ruel) unveils his song Over, following his singles Forêts and Désirée (first heard in 2018’s popular Quebec TV series Fugueuse in which he played the role of pimp Damien). A bold pop track, more so than anything he’s previously released, Over is accompanied by a video directed by Martin C. Pariseau that stars Yes Mccan on a film set. Over, Forêts and Désirée are off his debut solo album, OUI (tout, tout, tout, toutttte), to be released on August 31st via Make It Rain Records.

Co-produced by Yes Mccan, Ruffsound and Yen Dough, with the help of beatmaker vxnyl on certain songs, OUI (tout, tout, tout, toutttte) is both concise and eclectic, and features collaborations with Ogee Rodman (Dead Obies), Caballero & JeanJass, Rowjay and Cape Tula. Yes Mccan’s early fans will find what they’re looking for on rap tracks like Money Convos and Slick Rick, while other pop-sounding songs (Over, Près de moi) will please new audiences. The final product is consistent with the album artwork - sunny, colourful, without any filters - and marks the beginning of a new chapter for Yes Mccan.

Pre-order the album OUI (tout, tout, tout, toutttte) now.

Tour Dates   31/08/18 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Scène Paramount - FME
13/09/18 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada   14/09/18 Montreal, QC // Rialto   21/09/18 Quebec City, QC // Complexe Méduse   22/09/18 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure   28/09/18 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150   29/09/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot   05/10/18 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // La Boîte - Événements & Spectacles   11/10/18 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // La P'tite Grenouille RDL   13/10/18 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis   26/10/18 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher   27/10/18 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
02/11/18 Terrebonne, QC // Le Moulinet   03/11/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Cabaret de l’Amphithéâtre Cogego   10/11/18 Laval, QC // Annexe 3   23/11/18 Thetford Mines, QC // La P'tite Grenouille de Thetford Mines

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