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April 19th, 2024

Population II’s new EP Serpent Échelle is out now

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April 19th, 2024

Champion celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chill 'Em All with the first vinyl edition and announces new shows with his G-Strings

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Joe Rocca shares R&B ballad Amours et Contradictions and announces the release of Hybride, his sophomore solo album

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Population II unveils Comme tu le souhaites (Ding Dong) two days before the release of their new EP Serpent Échelle

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April 11th, 2024

Virginie B pays an irresistible tribute to femininity on hana

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

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April 3rd, 2024

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

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March 26th, 2024

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

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March 26th, 2024

Joe Rocca announces the release of Hybride, his sophomore album

Joe Rocca
March 13th, 2024

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

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March 12th, 2024

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

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March 6th, 2024

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

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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

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February 28th, 2024

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

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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!

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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

Laurence-Anne unveils Politesse and announces the release of Oniromancie, her third album

Laurence-Anne's dreamy landscapes turn into nightmares on Politesse, a new single that follows the bewitching track Polymorphe released in March. Both songs will be featured on Oniromancie, the singer-songwriter's third album, in which she explores the many facets of the night, dreams and the imagination. Now available for pre-order (vinyl, CD and digital), Oniromancie will be released on September 8th via Bonsound.

Propelled by a hypnotic rhythm and an eerie arpeggio synth melody, Politesse unveils a darker side of the artist, with a sound that is more akin to darkwave than dream pop. Using the technique of automatic writing for the lyrics of this song, she lets her subconscious express itself through cryptic poetry. Soaring saxophone and clarinet sequences by Ariel Comtois and François Zaïdan add depth and emphasize the sense of anxiety that exudes from the song.

Being a person of few words, automatic writing has always been a useful tool for me when working on lyrics, as it helps me to externalize and understand my emotions, fears and needs. When I dream, I have this same type of interaction with my subconscious. Everything becomes clearer to me, explains Laurence-Anne of her writing process. Politesse points to the end of something, to the clues that were there before my eyes when I kept them shut for too long.

On Oniromancie, Laurence-Anne dives deep into the nocturnal world, moving seamlessly between sweet dreams and paralyzing nightmares. Produced alongside François Zaïdan, this album further pushes the groundwork established on her previous releases, proving to be denser and darker, while still remaining faithful to her penchant for creating a conceptual and immersive universe. Through a combination of dream/art/synthpop with coldwave and experimental influences sprinkled in here and there, Laurence-Anne creates eleven distinct landscapes. The result is a dreamy and intimate record on which she opens up more than ever whilst still deepening the mysterious aura that surrounds her. Drawing from the depths of its creator's subconscious, Oniromancie manages to spellbind listeners by revealing a universe that exists only to those who lend an ear.

Last month, Laurence-Anne went on a mini tour of the United Kingdom to perform at several music festivals, including Wide Days (Scotland), Liverpool Sound City (England) and Focus Wales, in addition to a show in London. Her previous single, Polymorphe, has played on some of the country's most influential radio stations, including BBC Radio 6 and BBC Scotland, with the latter even granting Laurence-Anne an interview. This fall, Laurence-Anne will present her new album to audiences in Montreal and Quebec City with a launch show at the Sala Rossa (as part of POP Montreal) and at Le Pantoum, respectively. Check out the list below for all her upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates
24/06/2023 - Calgary, AB - The Palomino (Sled Island)
08/07/2023 - Saint-Paulin, QC - Aux Berges du Castor (Double bill with VioleTT Pi)
28/09/2023 - Montréal, QC - Sala Rossa (POP Montréal)
30/09/2023 - Québec, QC - Le Pantoum
15/03/2024 - Saint-Félicien, QC - Salle Azimut du Cégep de St-Félicien
16/03/2024 - Alma, QC - Café du Clocher

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