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April 11th, 2024

Virginie B pays an irresistible tribute to femininity on hana

Virginie B
April 5th, 2024

Annie-Claude Deschênes releases LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE, her debut album

Annie-Claude Deschênes
April 3rd, 2024

Annie-Claude Deschênes unveils the title track of debut album LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE two days before its release

Annie-Claude Deschênes
March 26th, 2024

Joe Rocca announces the release of Hybride, his sophomore album

Joe Rocca
March 26th, 2024

Elisapie wins the JUNO Award for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year

Elisapie
March 13th, 2024

Annie-Claude Deschênes reveals the details of her debut solo album LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE

Annie-Claude Deschênes
March 12th, 2024

Population II announces new EP Serpent Échelle and unveils the single R.B.

Population II
March 6th, 2024

Corridor shares new synth-forward single Mon Argent, off their upcoming album Mimi

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March 1st, 2024

Elisapie delves into a childhood memory in the music video for Sinnatuumait, her cover of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams

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February 29th, 2024

Joe Rocca opens up about his insecurities on new single Qui d'Autre

Joe Rocca
February 28th, 2024

Virginie B goes full-on hyperpop on Madone, her first single via Bonsound

Virginie B
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

DJ Champion
February 8th, 2024

Elisapie nominated at the Junos!

Elisapie
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

Annie-Claude Deschênes
February 1st, 2024

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

Laurence-Anne
January 23rd, 2024

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

Corridor
January 18th, 2024

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

Joe Rocca
January 16th, 2024

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

Milk & Bone

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

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