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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.

Dave Chose runs on 0.5% and announces the release of his debut album

Dave Chose returns with 0.5%, a new track off his self-titled debut album due April 27th via Bonsound, following last fall’s release of his first single, Chez Françoise. The album is available for pre-order now, and will be launched in Montreal at Le Ministère on Thursday, April 26th.

While Chez Françoise, a rough ballad with an exhilarating chorus, shows off the artist’s soft side, 0.5% takes a page out of the grunge music of his youth. 0.5% was the last song he wrote for the record. The 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.

An artist to watch in 2018 according to La Presse and VOIR, Dave Chose explores his personal experiences from the summer of 2015 to fall of 2017 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.

Yes Mccan drops new single Désirée

Yes Mccan (Dead Obies) is excited to release a brand new song, Désirée. The single was produced by Yen Dough and Ruffsound, and features additional vocals by Cape Tula and Yen Dough.

Désirée is one of his collaborations with Ruffsound and Yen Dough from last summer, when he started working on his solo album. I wanted to keep both tracks, but [Désirée] doesn’t really fit with the direction the album is taking, explains Yes Mccan.

The past few months, Yes Mccan has been devoting his time to the creation of his debut solo album, to be released later this year via Make It Rain Records. He has also continued his work on Dead Obies’ third album, due out in 2019.

Geoffroy unveils his new single Wanderer

Following a sold-out show at Montreal’s Club Soda last Friday, Geoffroy now delivers a brand new song, Wanderer, which is available on all digital platforms via Bonsound. Produced by Tim ''Heartfelt'' Buron from Cult Nation’s collective New Gospel (Charlotte Cardin, Nate Husser), the single touches on Geoffroy’s need to embrace the unexpected, and expresses a joie de vivre and a thirst for escape. I’ve been travelling a lot recently and it has reminded me how important it is to live fully, to break free from routine and comfort, explains the artist.

More electro-tinged than his other songs, Wanderer is not necessarily a preview of his next album, which is currently in the works for a 2019 winter release. It’s a one-off single that I decided to release for the fans, adds Geoffroy, to keep them waiting for the follow-up to Coastline, his Polaris Music Prize Long-Listed debut album released in March 2017.

Tour Dates
02/03 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
03/03 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
08/03 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Agora des Arts
23/03 Ottawa, ON // The 27 Club
03/05 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Salle Georges-Codling
04/05 Terrebonne, QC // Salle du Moulinet

Nive and the Deer Children

OttawaON
Tartan Homes Stage, Lisgar Field
7:30pm

Nive and the Deer Children

OttawaON
Centre National Des Arts
6:00pm
Saturday
23
Jun.

Radio Radio

LongueuilQC
Vieux Longueuil
9:00pm

Pierre Kwenders

Sold out
ClevelandOH
Cleveland Museum of Art
8:00pm
Saturday
23
Jun.

Lydia Képinski

MontrealQC
Place du Bonheur-d’Occasion
7:00pm
24
Jun.

BEYRIES

LavalQC
Centre de la nature
9:00pm