Following their TV performance at Radio-Canada’s show Les Échangistes, Milk & Bone unveil a new version of their song BBBLUE dubbed Summertime Sadness Edit. The original piece is off the duo’s sophomore effort, Deception Bay, released last February and nominated on this year’s Polaris Music Prize Long List. 'Cause I’m baby blue / I wish I was your baby too, Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne sing on the chorus of this ode to a hopeless love. The song is available now on all digital platforms.
Camille and Laurence were recently part of an all-women concert on Les Plaines d’Abraham, during the Festival d’été de Québec, opening for Lorde and Cyndi Lauper. The duo was also invited to join in on Lauper's massive hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun during the evening show. Milk & Bone will be at Osheaga this Saturday, August 4th at 3:20 pm on the Scène de la Vallée. Their tour is still ongoing for the next months with shows in Quebec, western Canada and Europe.
A little over a year following the release of his fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, Philippe B presents a video for the song Autoportrait (sans lunettes). Using stop motion animation, the video was directed by Montreal-based artist and photographer Pascal Grandmaison, who used the song while working on an experimental shoot of his in an old Roman villa.
Philippe B will perform a brand new show in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival: Philippe B & The Alphabet. The singer-songwriter will step onto the stage with a rock orchestra for this unique concert, which includes a rhythmic section, a brass section, guitars, keyboards and back vocalists. Philippe B will revisit his catalogue, backed by nine musicians, while keeping his favourite instrument, the guitar, front and center. Tickets are on sale now.
06/07/18 Laval, QC // Bibliothèque Sylvain-Garneau (Festival Diapason)
14/07/18 Niagara Falls, ON // Queen Victoria Park
29/09/18 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo
12/10/18 Lasalle, QC // Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux
08/11/18 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Coup de coeur francophone) - Philippe B & The Alphabet
23/02/19 Jonquière, QC // Côté-Cour
Following the viral success of the song Désirée, which has been streamed over 3.5 million times on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, Yes Mccan (Jean-François Ruel, ex-Dead Obies) returns with Forêts, featuring vocals by Ogee Rodman (Dead Obies) and Belgian rappers Caballero & JeanJass.
The song comes with a video directed by Baz, who brought together Yes Mccan, Ogee Rodman, Caballero & JeanJass as well as many other figures from the Montreal rap scene.
Singles Forêts and Désirée will be on Yes Mccan’s debut album, titled OUI (tout, tout, tout, toutttte), due out on August 31st, 2018 via Make It Rain Records. The release will be followed by a Quebec tour.
23/07/18 Pointe-Calumet, QC // Beachclub (Opening for Migos)
17/08/18 Scott, QC // Festival de l’épi
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
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
10/11/18 Laval, QC // Annexe3
24/11/18 Saint-Georges, QC // La P'tite Grenouille Saint-Georges
Tercel, Les Louanges’ new song, perfectly embodies the tenderness, nostalgia and carefree feelings of summer. Stuffed with suburban references, the song is an ode to that unique period that bridges our adolescence and adulthood.
After the release of Pitou, a funky all-encompassing first single (Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, VOIR), Les Louanges unveils the second single from his debut album La nuit est une panthère available now on all digital platforms. The album will be out on September 21st via Bonsound.
The song was created under the musical direction of Les Louanges and Simpson SanHill, who produced the jazzy, R&B-inspired beat. Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu (Misc, Bellflower) took the melody apart during a jamming session in their recording studio. They used some parts of that session to make loops, which added to the very textured final result.
Today, the artist also announces a series of shows, starting with his album launch show in Montreal on September 20th at Le Ministère and on September 22nd at Maelstrøm in Quebec city.
09/20/18 Montreal - Le Ministère (Tickets)
09/22/18 Quebec city - Le Maelstrøm (Tickets)
11/03/18 Trois-Rivières - Le Zénob
11/16/18 Saint-Hyacinthe - Le Zaricot (Tickets)
12/07/18 Lévis - L’Anglicane (Tickets)
02/01/19 Sherbrooke - La petite boite noire (Tickets)
02/02/19 Lavaltrie - La Chasse-galerie (Tickets)
Elisapie, singer-songwriter from the Great North, presents a second single off her new album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl to be released on September 14th via Bonsound and European label Yotanka. The love song Don’t Make Me Blue was written by Elisapie and composed in collaboration with Joe Grass. The song explores a complex and contradictory love, one that pulls people between a roller coaster of desire and a need for stability, protection and authenticity.
Don’t Make Me Blue builds a rich universe of sensual vocals, chiaroscuro and ostinato rhythms, and the music includes elements of her inuit animism. Elisapie is accompanied by Joe Grass, Nicolas Basque, Robbie Kuster, Jason Sharp (bass saxophone) and Paul Evans (programming).
The song is accompanied by a video directed by the talented Adrian Villagomez. The video illustrates the search for a balanced love, without superficiality. Watch and share the video for Don’t Make Me Blue via YouTube. Elisapie’s new song is available on all digital platforms.
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
Philippe B will present a brand new show in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival: Philippe B & The Alphabet. The singer-songwriter will step onto the stage with a rock orchestra for this unique concert: a rhythm section, a brass section, guitars, keyboards and background vocalists. Philippe B will revisit his catalogue, backed by nine musicians, while putting his primary instrument front and centre: the guitar.
Tickets for the show Philippe B & The Alphabet at Club Soda are on sale now.
Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala for Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe B returned with a fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, released in May 2017 via Bonsound. With its cinematic chord arrangements, the album impressed critics and fans right out of the gate. Described by Le Devoir newspaper as a great musical success, La grande nuit vidéo was one of 40 albums long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize and was nominated for two awards at last year’s ADISQ Gala: Folk Album of the Year and Album of the Year (Critic’s Choice). Philippe B was also nominated for Francophone Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Philippe B will also perform (with his usual two musicians) on July 6th at Festival Diapason in Laval, on September 29th at the Maison de la culture in Waterloo (QC) and on October 12th at Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux in LaSalle.
Named Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2016, and Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, Safia Nolin announces her new album, Dans le noir, will be released on October 5th via Bonsound. This second LP of original songs will be available three years after her debut album Limoilou, which introduced her downer-folk music to the world. Safia’s new tour will kick off on October 18th at Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, and includes five dates in France in November and more than 30 dates in Canada. See all the dates on safianolin.com.
The album Dans le noir is available now to pre-order, and includes an immediate download of Les chemins.
Les chemins, the first single off the new album, is accompanied by a performance video that is both grandiose and spooky, directed by Jean-François Sauvé. Written in December 2016 during a creative residency at Alberta’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Les chemins touches upon the way death’s inevitability affects our life and our relationships. Tant que la mort n’est pas loin / Je pourrai passer [As long as death isn’t far off / I could swing by], sings Safia in a high-pitched register that is surprising, gripping, and totally poignant.
Watch and share the video for Les chemins via YouTube.
The song is available on all music services.
Today, the Montreal-via-Lac-St-Jean artist Dave Chose presents a new video for 0.5%. The track is off his self-titled debut album (a tremendous start, according to Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, Radio-Canada) released on April 27th via Bonsound. The record has already racked up numerous flattering reviews.
Taking a page out of the grunge music of his youth, 0.5%’s lyrics are a self-reflection on the monotony and ennui Dave felt throughout a long period of sobriety. J’carbure au tonic / Flat comme un vieux rubber / Pis me semble que ça va / Mais fuck c’est / Pas débile [I’m running on tonic water / As flat as old rubber / And everything seems fine / But fuck it’s not awesome], he sings on the track. In the video directed by Jean-Martin Gagnon, we find Dave surrounded by his loved ones in a diner where he celebrates his birthday, a scene reminiscent of his childhood, a period of his life that he’s particularly fond of.
08/06 Montreal, QC // Francos de Montréal
08/09 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Double bill w/ Louis-Philippe Gingras)
22/09 Quebec City, QC // L’ANTI Bar & Spectacle