Dave Chose nous offre un départ canon, et s’impose comme l’une de nos plus intéressantes révélations de la dernière année. Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, ICI Radio-Canada Première
Le plus illustre des inconnus du moment André Péloquin, Le Journal de Montréal
A sucker for anything magnificently banal, like the taste of iced tea from the corner store, or the pleasure of rolling his own cigarettes, Dave Chose breathes life into his music with a generous vocabulary hailing from everywhere between his hometown of L’Ascension-De-Notre-Seigneur and the Montreal neighbourhood Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.davechose.com
Dave Chose's self-titled debut album is out now online and in store.
While Chez Françoise released last fall, 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 (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.
Dave Chose, formerly part of the now-dissolved folk-punk trio Faudrait faire la vaisselle, has been working on his solo project over the past year, with the help of members from Galaxie and PONI. The Montrealer-via-Lac-St-Jean, and competitor in the 21st Francouvertes, is gearing up to release his debut album soon. He combines his folk-based music with sprawling, grimey guitar fuzz and his own crass, vibrant lyrics.
A sucker for anything magnificently banal, like the taste of iced tea from the corner store, or the pleasure of rolling his own cigarettes, Dave Chose breathes life into his music with a generous vocabulary hailing from everywhere between his hometown of L’Ascension-De-Notre-Seigneur and the Montreal neighbourhood Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. His lyrics tell stories with a certain urban sensibility, examining common events and making them extraordinary. The songs are without any excess. They are passionate and immediate, a continuous ode to the poetry of all things lacking poetry.
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