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June 21st, 2024

Elisapie releases a Taima song for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Elisapie
June 18th, 2024

Claudia Bouvette unveils new single CALL ME BACK !

Claudia Bouvette
June 14th, 2024

Elisapie, recently honoured on a Canada Post stamp, announces Montréal, Toronto, New York City and Vancouver dates

Elisapie
June 13th, 2024

Virginie B announces the release of her sophomore album

Virginie B
June 12th, 2024

Our artists on the Polaris Prize Long List!

June 6th, 2024

Virginie B returns with Hyperboi, a quirky pop banger

Virginie B
May 24th, 2024

Joe Rocca releases Hybride, his sophomore solo album

Joe Rocca
May 22nd, 2024

Joe Rocca reveals new song Blues de Jeans two days before the release of his second album Hybride

Joe Rocca
May 16th, 2024

Les Breastfeeders are back with the rock n’ roll earworm Les pieds chez toi

Les Breastfeeders
April 29th, 2024

Täbï Yösha takes home the award for Musical Revelation of the Year at Gala Dynastie

Täbï Yösha
April 26th, 2024

Corridor's new album Mimi is out now!

Corridor
April 25th, 2024

Täbï Yösha shares a remix of Loving You With a Broken Heart by Dogzout

Täbï Yösha
April 23rd, 2024

Corridor unveils the song Jump Cut with an enthralling music video, a few days before the release of their new album Mimi on Friday

Corridor
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

DJ Champion
April 19th, 2024

Population II’s new EP Serpent Échelle is out now

Population II
April 18th, 2024

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

Joe Rocca
April 17th, 2024

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

Population II
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

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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