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Bonsound presents an official showcase at SXSW 2019

Bonsound presents an official showcase at SXSW 2019

On Monday, March 11, Bonsound hits Austin to present an official showcase at this year's edition of SXSW!

Preceded by a special performance from Elisapie at the #SXSWQC cocktail, the showcase, presented at Canada House (Bungalow), will feature Les Louanges, Helena Deland, Ouri and Moonshine (Pierre Kwenders & Jerico).

While at SXSW, Elisapie and Les Louanges will be part of a few more showcases!

Elisapie
03/14 : 8PM @ Flamingo Cantina (WOMEX)
03/15 : 8PM @ Victorian Room at the Driskill (Folk Alliance)

Les Louanges
03/14 : 12AM @ Swan Dive (M for Montreal)
03/15 : 12AM @ Swan Dive (Pop Montreal)

See you under the warm Texas sun!

Christian Sean unveils two singles and announces new album for 2019

One year to the day after the release of his single Black for you, Christian Sean offers a new glimpse of his art with his double single release Heavy Focus. Heavy Focus features Suez and These Eyes, two songs with unique electronic vibes and interlinked themes.

Suez and These Eyes are available on all digital platforms today.
You can also stream them via YouTube HERE and HERE.

The two singles were composed by Christian and recorded at Planet Studios and Ohm Studios during the summer of 2017. They showcase the artist’s unique vocals embraced by his signature orchestral-soul pop.

Christian Sean recently performed at M for Montreal festival where he played his anthemic pop (Brooklyn Vegan). His debut album will be out autumn 2019.

Les Louanges unveils a new music video and announces new dates in France

This autumn was a turning point for Les Louanges. Named Breakthrough artist of the year at the GAMIQ awards last Sunday, the young singer-songwriter won over critics and audiences with the release of his debut album, described in VOIR as possibly one of the best Quebec albums this season. Today, he presents a music video for his title track La nuit est une panthère, directed by Pablo Escobar Tuduri (Martine aimait les films) and featuring himself and dancer Cassandre Émanuel.

Les Louanges will head off to France next week for a series of five dates in Rennes during the Trans Musicales festival and another stop in Paris at the Pop-Up du Label. Visit his website for all his tour dates.

Upcoming shows
11/29/18 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane (SOLD OUT)
12/05-09/18 Rennes, FR // Théâtre L'Aire Libre (Trans Musicales - Opening act of Aloïse Sauvage)
12/12/18 Paris, FR // Le Pop-Up du Label
01/17/19 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Bar Le Cha Cha
01/19/19 L'Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector-Charland (Opening act of Philippe Brach)
01/26/19 La Baie, QC // Bistro Café Summum
02/02/19 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
02/22/19 Montreal, QC // MTELUS (Opening act of Ariane Moffatt)
02/23/19 Gatineau, QC // Le Petit Chicago
03/22/19 Quebec city, QC // Impérial Bell (Opening act of Ariane Moffatt)
06/13/19 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins - Studio EGR
06/18/19 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Francos de Montréal festival)

Canadian composer Flying Hórses signs with Bonsound for her new album Reverie

Recently signed to Bonsound, Flying Hórses announces Reverie, her sophomore album, due out on February 22, 2019 and now available to pre-order.

This is a heartbreak record, everyone has one. If popstars can have them, so can composers, explains Jade Bergeron, the Canadian behind the Flying Hórses moniker. I think we’re finally in a place where it’s okay to talk about the heavy stuff. It isn’t as necessary to have a filter on the darkness, like we used to. My records are generally a reflection of where I am personally. That said; I didn’t want to the music to bring listeners down. The silver lining being that; you can always wake up from a bad dream.

Watch the video for Sorg Sea, filmed on location in Iceland and directed by Timothee Lambrecq. Sorg Sea was released as a short film which also fits within Reverie’s narrative. It is now being offered as a song in two parts (Sorg Sea I and Sorg Sea II), and are, for the first time, available on all streaming services.

Loïc April unveils the video for the song Le silex qui aimait trop le froid

Loïc April shares a music video for the song Le silex qui aimait trop le froid before his upcoming performance at M for Montreal. The video was directed by production company DAVAI and was shot primarily using a handheld camera. The story follows a young man traveling through Montreal on his skateboard at a furious pace while remembering difficult moments in his life.

Watch and share the video for Le silex qui aimait trop le froid via YouTube.
Loïc April’s album is available now on all digital platforms.

In addition to his showcase as part of M for Montreal on November 17th at Quai des brumes, Loïc will be at Bars en Trans in Rennes on December 6th at the Penny Lane.

Dead Obies unveil Run Away, the 1st single off their upcoming album

After taking a few months off, Dead Obies are back with Run Away, the first single off their upcoming third studio album, DEAD., to be released on February 15th, 2019 via Bonsound. Run Away is a return to our initial instincts with a more solemn perspective in the lyrics that reflects our current state of mind, explain Dead Obies. On the new track, producer VNCE CARTER’s arrangements compliment the live instrumentations recorded by Jean-Michel Frédéric (keys) and Mark Alan Haynes (bass). The empowering piano chords round out the 4 MCs’ (Joe Rocca, 20some, Snail Kid and Ogee Rodman) fully developed skills.

Run Away is accompanied by a video, directed by Romain F. Dubois, which follows a teenager who refuses to return home. Watch and share the video for Run Away via YouTube.
The single is out now on all music platforms.

The 13-date DEAD. Tour kicks off on February 28th, 2019 in Chicoutimi, and culminates in Montreal on April 26th at MTELUS. See dates below or on deadobies.com.

Tour Dates
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

Milk & Bone unveil a video for BBBLUE (Summertime Sadness Edit) and announce new European dates

Following a tour in Europe last September, Milk & Bone will return to the other side of the Atlantic for a few concerts in December. The duo, who was nominated at this year’s ADISQ Gala for Anglophone Album of the Year, now shares a video for their latest single BBBLUE (Summertime Sadness Edit), off their Polaris Long-Listed sophomore album Deception Bay. '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.

Directed by Soleil Denault, the video references the colour blue from the song’s lyrics. The director offers a reinvented romantic approach, where solitude and technology overlap one another.

Milk & Bone will headline the MTELUS on November 16th for the first time as part of M for Montreal.

Tour Dates
02/11/18 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
03/11/18 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave (SOLD-OUT)
08/11/18 Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC // Imago Village (Yourte Fest)
09/11/18 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
10/11/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
16/11/18 Montreal, QC // MTELUS (M for Montreal)
17/11/18 Gatineau, QC // Le Minotaure (SOLD-OUT)
21/11/18 Charlottetown, PE // The Mack
22/11/18 Halifax, NS // Seahorse Tavern
23/11/18 Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
24/11/18 Fredericton, NB // The Capital Complex
04/12/18 Paris, FR // La Bellevilloise (Aurores Montréal)
06/12/18 Stockholm, SE // Lilla Hotellbaren
08/12/18 Stuttgart, DE // Wouahou Winterdor Festival
11/12/18 Amsterdam, NL // Sugar Factory Small Hall
10/04/19 Gaspé, QC // Salle de spectacle de Gaspé
20/04/19 Lac-Brome, QC // Théâtre Lac-Brome
24/04/19 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la Ville - Salle Jean-Louis-Millette

Philippe B unveils a video for Anywhere / Only 2 weeks to go before his concert Philippe B & The Alphabet at Club Soda

After collaborating with the visual artist Pascal Grandmaison for his Autoportrait (sans lunettes) video, Philippe B invited another artist, Léna Mill-Reuillard, whose practice is based around photography research, to interpret his song Anywhere. The result falls midway between photography and video. Anywhere, which features vocals by Milk & Bone’s Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, is off Philippe B’s fifth album La grande nuit vidéo, released a little over a year ago.

Philippe B will perform his brand new show, Philippe B & The Alphabet, in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival. 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.

Dave Chose releases the video for Que’que chose

Today, the Montreal-via-Lac-St-Jean artist Dave Chose releases a new video for Que’que chose, directed by Yoakim Bélanger. The track is off his self-titled debut album (an excellent album, according to the Canal auditif) released on April 27th via Bonsound. While album highlight Chez Françoise, a rough ballad with an exhilarating chorus, shows off the artist’s melancholic side, Que’que chose is an outright in-your-face rock song. The record has racked up numerous flattering reviews and Dave Chose is up for three GAMIQ awards: Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Indie Rock Album of the Year.

The album Dave Chose is out now in stores and on all music services.

Dave Chose will perform at L’Escogriffe in Montreal on November 1st as part of Coup de coeur francophone, and will open for Lisa LeBlanc at Impérial Bell in Quebec City on November 29th.

Tour Dates
01/11/18 Montreal, QC // L’Escogriffe (Coup de coeur francophone)
29/11/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (Opening for Lisa LeBlanc)
15/03/19 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo (Double bill w/ Cédrik St-Onge)
28/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets (Opening for Galaxie)

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