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.
Congrats to all the musicians who are nominated at this year's JUNO Awards! Bonsound is proud to announce the nominations gathered by our talented artists Milk & Bone and Elisapie!
Milk & Bone
Electronic Album of the Year - Deception Bay
Indigenous Music Album of the Year - The Ballad of the Runaway Girl
In a wonderful role reversal, the music video for Dagues casts Safia Nolin as another spectator amongst the crowd. Safia watches as Montreal drag queen Verona Verushka performs her song. We follow the young man backstage and to the privacy of his home, revealing the solitude that often goes with living in the limelight. Once again, Safia worked with trusted director Jean-François Sauvé to follow previously released videos Les Chemins, Miroir and Encore, all off Safia’s sophomore album Dans le noir, released on October 5th via Bonsound.
Back from France, where she opened for singer-songwriter Pomme in January, Safia will be playing throughout Quebec this winter. Head over to safianolin.com for all tour dates.
Just a few weeks before releasing her second album Reverie, Flying Hórses shares a breathtaking video for the song Unsettled. This is her second offering from the album, due out on February 22nd, and follows in the footsteps of Sorg Sea I and II (released last fall). The music video, directed by Timothée Lambrecq, finds the artist caged in a glass cube that is filled with a thick smoke, creating a literal representation of the artist's state of mind, when she wrote the song.
The smoke-filled box is a metaphor for the overwhelming feeling of being unsettled. Although you can see there is beauty and light nearby, your mind cannot reach it until you face the darkness, instead of trying to escape it, explains the artist.
Reverie, is due out February 22 via Bonsound and is available for pre-order now.
Camille and Laurence have been performing the song for a couple of years and, after many requests from their fans, have decided to officially release it on all music services. Trust is one of the songs that Milk & Bone wrote for Podz' film King Dave. It is featured on a limited 12 that also includes Natalie and Poison (feat. Deebs).
Milk & Bone's Quebec tour will resume in 2019. Head over to milknbone.com for all tour dates.
A few weeks after releasing Run Away, Dead Obies return with André, the second single off their next album DEAD. due out February 15th, 2019. While Run Away is carried by a catchy chorus and empowering piano chords, André is a concise power track that doesn’t let up. VNCE CARTER creates a rowdy, lo-fi production on which each MC - Ogee Rodman, Snail Kid, 20SOME and Joe Rocca - delivers stand-out verses amidst ostentatious distortion.
The video for André was directed by Jason Saint-Hilaire (touchemoipas) and features the five members from Dead Obies as well as the Run Away video’s young, pink-haired protagonist.
The 13-date DEAD. Tour kicks off on February 28th, 2019 in Chicoutimi, and culminates in Montreal on April 26th at MTELUS. Fans who buy a ticket for one of the shows can also purchase an exclusive DEAD. Tour t-shirt at a special price. See dates below or on deadobies.com.
28/02/19 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
01/03/19 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
15/03/19 Trois-Rivières, QC // Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco
16/03/19 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure
21/03/19 Joliette, QC // Salle Rolland-Brunelle
22/03/19 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus
23/03/19 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // La P'tite Grenouille
29/03/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
30/03/19 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
12/04/19 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30
13/04/19 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
19/04/19 Saint-Lazare, QC // Bar Chez Maurice
26/04/19 Montreal, QC // MTELUS
Bonsound is proud to welcome Antony Carle to our label roster. Today, the singer-songwriter unveils But You, Everybody Is, the first single off his debut EP to be released in 2019. The powerful and sensual ballad was produced by Ouri, with whom he has developed a friendship that goes beyond their musical affinity. With its DIY aesthetic and cold lighting, the video - which was directed and edited by Antony - perfectly translates the themes evoked in But You, Everybody Is. The song is out now on all music services.
But You, Everybody Is showcases Antony’s silky voice, and is wrapped in oneiric synths and unusual sounds. The single’s lyrics are as personal as they are universal, tackling the quest of identity and the journey towards self-realisation. The song stresses the importance of being in control of your own fate and being aware of your own power, explains Antony Carle.
Antony Carle is a Montreal-based, classically-trained singer who started making music when he was 18 years old with producer Pomo as the duo Nouvel Âge, before undertaking a solo career. Performing as a soloist allowed him to unleash the whole of his talents and to express himself the way he’d always desired. Antony Carle’s music reflects the realities faced by today’s queer artists, but also the boldness and pride entwined with his identity. His poetry and music are inspired by the nightclub scene, his rebel friends, faded love affairs and current social injustices.