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February 21st, 2024

Folk singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes unveils Kindergarten Heart, her sophomore album

Shaina Hayes
February 20th, 2024

Virginie B signs with Bonsound!

Virginie B
February 16th, 2024

Champion celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chill 'Em All with a first-ever vinyl edition and a show at the MTELUS

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February 8th, 2024

Elisapie nominated at the Junos!

February 7th, 2024

Annie-Claude Deschênes highlights the absurdity of good manners on PHONES, second single from her debut solo album, and announces new tour dates

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February 1st, 2024

Laurence-Anne reveals a new music video for Vitesse and announces Mexican tour dates

January 23rd, 2024

Corridor returns with the single Mourir Demain and announces Mimi, a new album out in April

January 18th, 2024

Joe Rocca makes a comeback with Focus / 21 Grammes, a double single that demonstrates the extent of his artistic growth

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January 16th, 2024

Milk & Bone is back with a remix of Green Dot by BROODS, just a month before their Montreal show

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January 11th, 2024

Shaina Hayes unveils Sun and Time, the perfect folk-pop song to overcome the winter blues

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December 13th, 2023

Milk & Bone treat us to a new version of the song Movies

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December 7th, 2023

Population II unveils an exhilarating live performance of the song Orlando

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December 5th, 2023

Elisapie and Population II awarded at the GAMIQ 

November 22nd, 2023

Elisapie presents a cover of Eurythmics' Love Is A Stranger and a new version of her song Arnaq exclusively via Spotify

November 15th, 2023

Shaina Hayes unveils the single New Favorite and announces the release of her sophomore album

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November 8th, 2023

Annie-Claude Deschênes signs with Bonsound and releases MENACE MINIMALE, a dystopic yet catchy first single

Annie-Claude Deschênes
October 30th, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc unveils an electrifying live performance of the song Dans l'jus before embarking on an international tour and a series of orchestra concerts

Lisa LeBlanc
October 26th, 2023

Shaina Hayes signs with Bonsound

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October 12th, 2023

Our 2023 GAMIQ nominations

Folk singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes unveils Kindergarten Heart, her sophomore album

Today, folk singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes will unveil Kindergarten Heart, her sophomore effort and debut Bonsound release. Two days earlier she presented the album’s title-track, an uplifting and playful song with a distinctive country feel. The Kindergarten Heart album launch show will take place at Le Ministère in Montréal on April 4th. Over the next few weeks, Shaina Hayes will be flying to Austin, Texas, to perform at SXSW, before taking her show on the road across Quebec.

With the previous singles Sun and Time and New Favorite, Shaina Hayes garnered attention from Consequence, KCRW (NPR), The Line of Best Fit and Under the Radar, as well as an enthusiastic review in UK magazine Uncut for her new album.

On Kindergarten Heart, Shaina Hayes gets back in touch with the childlike, carefree parts of herself that she sometimes forgets exist. With delicate restraint, the song begins with sparkling fingerstyle guitar over an ambient pedal steel. Hayes’ angelic voice describes the patient act of peeling back the inhibitions of adulthood in order to recover the magic and ‘’kindergarten heart’’ at one's core. With its playfulness, Kindergarten Heart lays the table for the journey down memory lane into which the singer-songwriter takes us throughout her new album

Kindergarten Heart is Shaina Hayes’ follow-up to to coax a waltz, released independently in 2022. On both albums, the singer-songwriter worked with Francis Ledoux and David Marchand (from the band zouz) who co-produced the record. Together, the three worked to gently weave elements of nostalgia, wonder and lightheartedness into this collection of songs. The result is a sophomore album which is both whimsical and earnest, and whose soothing charm is also reflected in the record’s artwork, thanks to Lawrence Fafard’s pictures. In its final form, the album is about the act of looking back, either through an active lens to inform the current moment, or through a more passive lens, as a means of honoring one’s memories and the people they contain.

Tour dates
02/24/2024 - Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu (Supporting Elisapie)
03/16/2024 - Austin, TX - Las Perlas (SXSW)
03/22/2024 - Maskinongé, QC - Magasin Général Le Brun
03/23/2024 - Brossard, QC - Le Club DIX30
03/29/2024 - Drummondville, QC - Espace Mandeville
04/04/2024 - Montréal, QC - Le Ministère (Album launch show)
04/06/2024 - Québec City, QC - Théâtre Petit Champlain
04/19/2024 - Lévis, QC - Vieux Bureau de Poste
04/20/2024 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
05/03/2024 - Sainte-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
05/04/2024 - Longueuil, QC - Salle Jean-Louis-Millette - Théâtre de la Ville
05/16/2024 - Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Louis-Philippe-Poisson
05/25/2024 - Gatineau, QC - Cabaret La Basoche