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Dead Obies unveils new single and video BREAK

After releasing the Euro-braggadocio anthem Monnaie last October (recorded at Grande Ville Studio in Paris), Dead Obies is back with a new ear worm called BREAK. The single is accompanied by a video directed by Martin C. Pariseau, in which we find the group enjoying a writing retreat in rural Quebec. The video immortalizes the five members’ day-to-day life while they go through the creative process for their upcoming album. The song is out now on all music services.

BREAK is the first in a mini series of singles that Dead Obies will unleash before releasing their third full-length in winter 2019. The album follows Gesamtkunstwerk (2016), a real stepping stone for the band who went on to perform a string of sold-out shows across Quebec and tour Europe a couple of times. BREAK also marks the beginning of a new era for the Polaris Long-Listed group since the recent departure of Yes Mccan, who will be focusing on his solo career.

The four MCs Snail Kid, 20some, Joe Rocca and OG, along with producer VNCE CARTER, have been working on new material for the past few months. They will be back on stage several times this summer, starting this Friday, May 18th in Gatineau and Sunday, May 20th at the Santa Teresa festival.

Tour Dates (more will be announced soon)
18/05 Gatineau, QC // Le Cégep débarque au centre-ville
20/05 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Festival Santa Teresa
12/07 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // Régates de Valleyfield
14/07 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Festival de la Gibelotte
20/07 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc - FRIMAT
04/08 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC // Festival du Bleuet
09/08 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Osisko en Lumière
11/08 Saguenay, QC // Festival Rythmes du Monde

Pierre Kwenders wins the Rap/R&B artist of the year Award at the 2018 INDIES

Pierre Kwenders wins the Rap/R&B artist of the year Award at the 2018 INDIES

Congratulations to Pierre Kwenders for winning the Rap/R&B artist of the year Award at this year's Independant Music Awards during the Canadian Music Week!

He was nominated alongside Majid Jordan, Allie, Quake Matthews and SonReal. All the winners were unveiled at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last Saturday.

Pierre Kwenders' sophomore album MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time was released on September 2017. For all his tour dates, visit his artist page.

Loïc April unveils a new video for Fais de ma tête ton jouet

Less than a month after releasing his self-titled debut album, Loïc April is back with a video for Fais de ma tête ton jouet. The young singer, who was described by La Presse as great addition to the province’s emerging music scene, offers a music video that begins with a slow motion shot of a young man in an unfortunate situation and ends with a surprise. Director Pablo Escobar Tuduri creates a visuel universe that is bewildering, enigmatic and twisted. Loïc April’s album is available now on all digital platforms.

Loïc will be performing in Quebec city on May 15 at L'ANTI Bar & Spectacle and in Sainte-Thérèse on May 20th as part of the Festival Santa Teresa.

Tour dates:
15/05 Québec, QC // L'ANTI (En première partie de Weaves)
20/05 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Bar Le Cha Cha (Festival Santa Teresa)
31/05 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
16/07 Montréal, QC // Bar Le Ritz PDB

Avec ses textes riches et tristes entonnés par une voix éthérée, Loïc April célèbre la grisaille urbaine de manière bien mélancolique.
-Journal Métro

(…) un premier album éponyme soigné et efficace, qui plaira aux amateurs et amatrices de sonorités pop et de musique qui grafigne (…)
-Impact Campus

Yann Perreau presents his EP Voyager léger

Yann Perreau presents his EP Voyager léger

Two years after releasing his successful album Le fantastique des astres, Yann Perreau returns with an unexpected EP, Voyager léger. The mini-album consists of four road-trip songs, recorded with his long-time band at Studio Chenapan.

Voyager léger is available now on all digital digital platforms.

Yann was truly inspired by his latest travels. The music provides a kind of relief from a tragic event last October. This project is an effort to find joy in everyday beauty and to push towards new experiences.

The opening song, full of California vibes, plays with The Doors’ psychedelic sound and Beck’s humour, and tells the story of a lonesome traveler who falls for a seductive Belle d’Hawaii. The second song, bright and shiny with a touch of rococo bongos and vocals, revolves around the Atlantic shore and two lovers on vacation who Go with the Flow. The third ballad brings us to a San Telmo (Argentina) bordello, where two tango dancers find each other in a Petite chambre à Buenos Aires. The journey ends with a cover of Voyage voyage as a duet with La Bronze. Back in the summer of 1987, young Perreau travelled to Germany to see his older sister. This Desireless hit was playing on every radio station and marked the imagination of the now-popular singer/globetrotter. This is what Yann Perreau shares this spring: four adventures in four songs.

Dave Chose's new album is out now!

Dave Chose's new album is out now!

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

An artist to watch in 2018 according to La Presse and VOIR, Dave Chose explores his personal experiences from the summer of 2015 (Lacteur rose) to fall of 2017 (0.5%) on his debut LP. The 12 songs are marked with a charming naïveté and highlight banalities like the taste of iced tea from the corner store, or the pleasure of rolling his own cigarettes. I never had as much fun in my life as I had as a kid, confides the Montrealer-via-Lac-St-Jean. Being an adult is complicated… it’s dull. This nostalgia is translated by a use of common parlance and stories of intense vulnerability.

The linguistic simplicity is all the more heightened by elaborate arrangements that are rich and electric. Dave Chose exploits this clash between lyrics and music with the help of the album’s two co-producers, Benoît Bouchard (who also engineered and mixed the album) and Nicolas Beaudoin. They were joined by other talented musicians, including Jonathan Bigras, Julien Sagot, Dany Placard, Alex McMahon and Louis-Philippe Gingras.

BEYRIES en français: new EP out now

BEYRIES en français: new EP out now

Due to popular demand, BEYRIES will release a compilation of her 5 french songs on CD. It’s so good to have them all on one cd. It seems like her soft voice is even more intimate, if possible, recently shared Ici Musique.

The EP BEYRIES en français will also include a cover of Diane Tell’s Si j'étais un homme. The song is available today for download, as well as on CD via Bandcamp. (The CD will be available in stores on May 4th.)

BEYRIES is part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival's line-up this year. She will play on July 5th at the Théâtre Maisonneuve | Place des Arts. It's a major festival premiere for the artist. Tickets are on sale now. The singer-songwriter will travel to Europe to perform in London, Istanbul and in several cities in Germany. Check out her website for all the details.

Tour Dates
27/04 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard (SOLD OUT)
24/05 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Desprèz
26/05 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun (SOLD OUT)
14/06 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins - Salle Léo-Paul-Therrien
05/07 Montréal, QC // Théâtre Maisonneuve de la PdA (Festival de Jazz de Montréal)
26-29/07 Calgary, AB // Calgary Folk Festival
02/11 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
03/11 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane
15/11 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
16/11 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la salle Rolland-Brunelle
23/11 Lasalle, QC // Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux
29/11 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre Le Patriote

Mélissa Laveaux signs with Bonsound and releases a new album

Bonsound team is very proud to welcome artist Mélissa Laveaux to our label and booking rosters in Canada. Hailing from Haïti and currently living in Paris, Mélissa is a Montreal-born singer-songwriter who incorporates folk, blues, indie-pop and Creole influences into her music. Her soulful, vibrant vocals are the central thread of her art whose very essence is marked by her Haitian cultural heritage. Today, she releases her new album Radyo Siwèl digitally via Bonsound and unveils the music video for Angeli-ko. This is her third album and her first entirely composed of folkloric repertory and original songs in Creole.

Watch and share the music video for Angeli-ko via YouTube. Her album Radyo siwèl is available now on all digital platforms.

This new album was created from rich tones and multiple musical influences. I always try to do something different on every album. I’ve always listened to hip-hop, I grew up with it. Rap, Brazilian music, trip-hop, and electronic music , she told Le Devoir.

Melissa Laveaux will perform in Montreal shortly. For all her tour dates, visit her artist page.

Upcoming shows
06/28/18 Chicago, US // Millennium Park
07/01/18 NYC,US // SummerStage TBC
07/05/18 NYC, US // Lincoln Center

Elisapie shares a new single and a video for Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules

Inuk-Montrealer Elisapie shares Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules, the first single off her upcoming album to be released in September via Bonsound. The singer-songwriter/director will perform at the Monument-National in Montreal on September 27th.

The cover Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules is the first stone that triggered the whole creative process around her new album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl.
To visually accompany Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules, Elisapie produced a collage of archival footage filmed up north during the 60s. The montage explores the winds of change descending upon the Inuit community at that time. Watch and share the video for Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules via YouTube. Elisapie’new song is available on all digital platforms.

The album Spirit Child (1981) by Inuk folk-singer Willie Thrasher was a major influence on Elisapie’s work. It almost became an obsession for her. Willie Thrasher gave me strength. I was finding myself in him. Somehow, his life was torn from him. He was sent to a residential school in the south. He lost his language and his traditional Inuit way of life. Willie Thrasher did not have an easy path, but he is a fighter.

This first single (mixed by Howie Beck) is a return to the essential for Elisapie. The folk sound, full of personality, leaves all the necessary space for her to express her sensitivity. The guitarist-singer Joe Grass, who lends his warm voice to the chorus, admirably accompanies Elisapie on the track. Other contributors include Nicolas Basque (Plants & Animals) on guitar, Robbie Kuster (Patrick Watson) on drums, and Jason Sharp on saxophone.

Tour dates:
08/09/18 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
20/09/18 Toronto, TO // Burdock
27/09/18 Montréal, QC // Monument National
04/10/18 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Salle Georges-Codling
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
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

Geoffroy unveils a video for Bad Habit and announces a European tour

Geoffroy recently announced a headline show at MTELUS on July 7th (during the Montreal Jazz Festival) after selling out Club Soda last February. He’ll also open for Bonobo at the Festival d’été de Québec on July 6th at the Parc de la Francophonie. Until then, Geoffroy will pursue the European market where he’ll warm up the crowd for French electro artist Fakear. The tour includes dates in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany, and kicks off this Saturday, April 7th in Nîmes, FR. For all tour dates, see below or visit Geoffroy's website.

Today, the Montreal-based artist shares a video for the song Bad Habit, his last video off his debut album, Coastline, released in March 2017 via Bonsound. Directed by the DAVAI collective, and shot at the Joshua Tree National Park in California and in the Louisiana bayous, the video interprets Bad Habit as an introductory and spiritual journey. Between dreams, hallucinations and hypnosis, Geoffroy wanders into a mystical world, where he meets various characters. The video is a quest tinged with fantasy and introspection, reflecting the artist’s work.

Tour Dates
07/04 Nîmes, FR // Paloma %
08/04 Biarritz, FR // L’Atabal %
11/04 Paris, FR // Pop-Up du Label
21/04 Saint-Lô, FR // Le Normandy %
23/04 Glasgow, UK // Broadcast %
24/04 Leeds, UK // Headrow House %
25/04 London, UK // Koko %
27/04 Manchester, UK // Soup Kitchen %
28/04 Bruxelles, BE // Les Nuits Botaniques %
30/04 Leipzig, DE // Distillery %
02/05 Cologne, DE // CBE %
03/05 Berlin, DE // Gretchen %
04/05 Munich, DE // Rote Sonne %
05/05 Hambourg, DE // Nochtspeicher %
06/07 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie - Festival d’été de Québec
07/07 Montreal, QC // MTELUS - Montreal Jazz Festival

% w/ Fakear

BEYRIES shares a video for Same Light

Today BEYRIES announces a beautiful cinematic video collaboration with photographer (and first time music video director) Shayne Laverdière for her song Same Light. They filmed the video by mounting a russian arm (a flexible, stable camera system) onto the roof of a mobile platform to capture fast-moving images. The results are extremely powerful, just like the the breathless song that accompanies them. What I like about this concept is the hope and positive feeling that can linger after viewing it, explains the photographer. Well-known director of photography André Turpin, and actors Laurence Leboeuf and Pierre-Yves Cardinal also worked on the Metafilm-produced video.

Watch and share the video for Same Light via YouTube.

Shayne Laverdière's CV speaks for itself - he’s a photographer who has an ongoing creative partnership with Xavier Dolan, and who works with leading magazine publications, fashion brands and celebrities. Over the last three years, he has led campaigns for international brands such as Louis Vuitton and Marco Polo. His work has been published in some of the world’s most reputable magazines, including American Vogue, L’UOMO Vogue and Vanity Fair.

This spring, BEYRIES will be touring France, England, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey. Her album Landing just celebrated its first year anniversary and she’s performed over 75 shows, most of which have been sold out. She’ll be playing next in Toronto at the Drake Hotel on April 6. All her tour dates are HERE.

Shows

This week

25May | Friday

Boogat

Montreal, QC|

26May | Saturday

Boogat

Toronto, ON|

Lydia Képinski

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Bar Le Cha Cha
20
May.

Duchess Says

NantesFR
Festival Wine Nat / White Heat
7:00pm

It It Anita

Sainte-ThérèseQC
La Protestante

Dave Chose

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Le Saint Graal

Lysistrata

Sainte-ThérèseQC
La Protestante
20
May.

Les Deuxluxes

ChicoutimiQC
Bar à Pitons

Loïc April

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Bar Le Cha Cha

Mara Tremblay

BromontQC
Centre Culturel St-John
8:00pm

Make-Overs

Sainte-ThérèseQC
La Protestante

Dead Obies

Sainte-ThérèseQC
Scène extérieure - Stationnement de l'hôtel de ville
Tuesday
22
May.

Lisa LeBlanc

BarcelonaES
Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm

Karen Young et Coral Egan

TerrebonneQC
Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne | Salle Desjardins
8:00pm
Friday
25
May.

Boogat

MontrealQC
rue Saint-Denis
10:00pm

Karen Young et Coral Egan

MaskinongéQC
Magasin Général Le Brun
8:00pm
Friday
25
May.

Geoffroy

MontrealQC
L'Arsenal
7:00pm
Saturday
26
May.

Boogat

TorontoON
RBC Echo Beach
Sold out
MaskinongéQC
Magasin Général Le Brun
8:00pm
Saturday
26
May.

Milk & Bone

TorontoON
RBC Echo Beach