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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

Corridor
March 1st, 2024

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

Elisapie
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

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

Less than half a year since releasing their explosive sophomore album Électrons libres du québec, Population II are back with R.B., a taste of their EP Serpent Échelle, due out on April 19th, 2024 via Bonsound. Available for pre-order now, the EP will be released on a limited-edition cassette tape and on all digital platforms.

Shifting between orchestral and lysergic riffs without warning, the Montreal-based band addresses the urgency of living in the age of global doom while still enjoying life’s simple pleasures like love, friendship, and wine. Among the song’s distinctive features are guitarist and keyboardist Tristan Lacombe's farfisa, Sébastien Provençal's melodic bass line, singer-drummer Pierre-Luc Gratton's hazy, sinister vocals, as well as their friend Emmanuel Ethier's violin.

Formed in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac in the Lower Laurentians – a picturesque region of Quebec dubbed " Le pays de la pomme " by those in the know –, Population II looks back on their origins while continuing to move forward with Serpent Échelle, a new EP packed with symbolism and eccentric riffs. Serpent Échelle stands out from the trio's previous releases thanks to wilder, more adventurous sounds and a heavier atmosphere. More than ever, Population II demonstrates their skills for musical composition and a newfound commitment to songwriting, as evidenced by the songs Hélène, R.B. and Comme tu le souhaites (Ding Dong). The three-piece band continues to nurture their taste for improvisation on the instrumental track Le Serpent.

After a run of shows supporting Osees in the U.S. back in 2023, as well as performing in Quebec on numerous occasions - including at FME, M for Montreal, and Taverne Tour - Population II will perform at SXSW in Austin this week. The trio will be back in the U.S. for five shows, opening for Meatbodies, with an additional date in Toronto. See the list below for more details.

Tour Dates
03/12/2024 Austin, TX - SXSW - Swan Dive
03/16/2024 Austin, TX - SXSW - Las Perlas
04/19/2024 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry *
04/21/2024 Chicago, IL - Schubas *
04/23/2024 Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
04/24/2024 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
04/25/2024 Troy, NY - No Fun *
04/27/2024 Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel *

*Supporting Meatbodies

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