Following last fall’s unveiling of the song But You, Everybody Is, Antony Carle returns with Save Face, the second single off The Moment, his debut EP due out May 17th via Bonsound. It’s an empowering song about survival, determination and unity. CRi’s slick production and the gripping vocal arrangements illustrate an urgent need to exist and matter while showcasing Antony Carle’s impressive vocal range. The title gets repeated multiple times at the end of the song, almost like a mantra, so the listeners know that, regardless of the challenges they face, better days are coming, explains the artist. According to The 405, _ Save Face makes a compelling case for Carle as one of 2019's breakout stars_.
From classical church singer to songwriter and queer pop artist, Antony Carle is a talent who leaves nobody indifferent. On The Moment, he delivers seven tracks inspired by nightclubs, faded love affairs, social injustice, and personal (and universal) experiences. The EP reflects the artist’s path towards success, as well as the boldness and pride that comes with being a young, queer individual in the city. It screams authenticity, individuality, identity, recognition, and an inherent desire to “make it”. Brilliant producers Ouri, CRi and Victor Bongiovanni all assisted with this project. Antony Carle is an exciting new talent who puts on a show from whom nobody can walk away.
Don’t miss the Montreal launch show at Diving Bell on Thursday, May 23rd.
Singer-songwriter Dave Chose unveils a music video for the song Chilling, off his self-titled debut album released last year.
With its brutal images shot in a post-snowstorm Lac-Saint-Jean, the video directed by Jean-Martin Gagnon depicts the harsh and often ignored reality of many young folks living in rural areas. While some may be shocked and others may recognize themselves in its characters, Chilling is a song about boredom and the extreme situations into which people will put themselves in order to avoid it.
Watch the video now!
Elisapie recently unveiled a three-part music video for the song Una off her album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, via NPR.
Watch and share the video for Una via YouTube.
The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is available on all music services.
With this song, the Inuk singer draws her inspiration from one of the most significant moments of her life. Una - which means "I give you" in Inuktitut-, is an open letter written by Elisapie to her birth mother, asking her how she felt giving her daughter up for adoption days after her birth. After Elisapie gave birth to her second child, she was struck by the profound question: how could her birth mother leave her in the arms of another mother?
Elisapie is embarking on a 10-date European tour. She will also perform at several festivals in Quebec, Canada and Europe this summer. Visit elisapie.com for more information about her upcoming concerts.
Alongside today’s theatrical release of Éric Morin’s new film Nous sommes Gold, Philippe B unveils the movie’s original soundtrack via Bonsound. The mini-album is mainly made up of songs played by GOLD, the fictional band at the heart of the motion picture. Philippe B created the songs in tandem with Morin’s development of the screenplay, ensuring that the lyrics reflect the characters’ mindset and relationships. Actors Emmanuel Schwartz and Monia Chokri contribute to the film’s authenticity by lending their voices to the songs on-screen.
Philippe B moves away from his highly-praised folk music to deliver alt-rock songs tailored for Nous sommes Gold’s narrative. The Rouyn-Noranda singer-songwriter reconnects with the movie’s director, both of whom played in the indie rock band Gwenwed (1998-2005). This is the second film collaboration between Philippe B and Morin, who also teamed up for the 2013 movie Chasse au Godard d’Abbittibbi.
The mini-album Nous sommes Gold (Bande originale du film) is out now on all music services.
A year after the release of JUNO award-winning Deception Bay, Milk & Bone returns with the song Ride or Die, off their upcoming retrowave EP (due out in 2019). The EP’s first single was co-produced with Alex Lustig and is the first official collaboration between the Montreal duo and the Belgian producer. Backed by Lustig, Milk & Bone explores new soundscapes. They channel 80’s nostalgia using sharp synths and pumping bass, and sing lyrics that are both heartbreaking and empowering.
It's the first time Milk & Bone shares new material since they dropped their second album Deception Bay, released February 2018 via Bonsound.
Stream and share Ride or Die via YouTube.
The song is available now on all music services.
Milk & Bone will resume touring this spring. Head over to milknbone.com for all tour dates.
Congratulations to Milk & Bone on winning the JUNO for Electronic album of the year, for Deception Bay! It was the duo's second nomination, after being nominated as Breakthrough group of the year in 2016, for their first album Little Mourning.
2018 ended on a great note for Les Louanges. Just months after its release, his first album La nuit est une panthère appeared on several year-end lists, in addition to rounding-up a series of sold-out shows. Today, with spring right around the corner, Les Louanges shares a brand new video by Phil Chagnon for the song Westcott. He’s also announcing his first european tour since playing at the Transmusicales de Rennes last December.
In the upcoming weeks, Les Louanges will cross the american border for the first time, to play SXSW. In April, he will fly over to France for a series of six shows, including one for INOUïS, as part of Printemps de Bourges. Les Louanges will be back home in May to continue touring Quebec. He will headline his biggest show yet at Club Soda on June 18th for the Francos de Montréal. Visit his website for all the tour dates.
11/03/19 Austin, TX // Bungalow - SXSW (Bonsound showcase)
14/03/19 Austin, TX // Mohawk - SXSW (M pour Montreal showcase)
15/03/19 Austin, TX // Swan Dive - SXSW (Pop Montreal showcase)
22/03/19 Québec, QC // Impérial Bell (en première partie d'Ariane Moffatt)
13/04/19 Belvezet, FR // L’Arbousier
15/04/19 Paris, FR // La Boule Noire
16/04/19 Bordeaux, FR // TBA
18/04/19 Bourges, FR // 22 Ouest - Printemps de Bourges
20/04/19 Arbois, FR // MJC D’Arbois
21/04/19 Besançon, FR // L’Antonnoir
10/05/19 Sherbrooke, QC // La Petite Boîte Noire
16/05/19 Bois-des-Filion, QC // Bière au menu
18/05/19 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure
13/06/19 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins, Studio EGR
18/06/19 Montréal, QC // Club Soda - Francos de Montréal
29/06/19 Petite-Vallée, QC // Chapiteau de la Vieille Forge - Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
11/07/19 L'Assomption, QC // L'Ange Cornu
13/07/19 Lac-Mégantic, QC //Chapelle du Rang 1
18/07/19 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Scène Desjardins - Le Festif!
11/08/19 Trois-Pistoles, QC // L'Oeil de la tempête
25/10/19 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
26/10/19 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC // Vox Populi
22/11/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salon Wabasso
Dead Obies unveil Doo Wop, the third single off their album DEAD. available now in stores and online. Arguably one of the catchiest song the guys have released to date, Doo Wop showcases each of the four MCs’ (20SOME, Joe Rocca, Ogee Rodman and Snail Kid) distinct style and energy. To go along with the single, the group is also releasing a video directed by Jean-François Sauvé. The colorful images captured by Sauvé perfectly illustrate the playful spirit of the song.
Watch and share the video for Doo Wop via YouTube.
Doo Wop is out now on all music services.
Doo Wop follows two singles released last fall; the catchy, piano-driven Run Away, and the lo-fi, concise power track André.
Isolation is the latest music video from Canadian composer Flying Hórses, whose upcoming album Reverie is due out on February 22, 2019, via Bonsound. Isolation tells the story of a couple, drifting apart. The woman is having flashbacks of the moments where she was realizing that she was better off alone. The end of the video shows her by herself (isolated) and still standing, explains Bergeron. Director Dylan Toombs stages the story of the slowly collapsing relationship on a breathtaking backdrop of images shot in the Canadian Rockies and upstate New York. Toombs successfully opposes the loneliness that inevitably comes with a breakup to sheer beauty. It's about coming to terms with the realization that it's better to be alone than be with the wrong person.
Reverie, the sophomore album from Flying Hórses, is due out February 22, 2019 via Bonsound and is available for pre-order now.