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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

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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

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October 26th, 2023

Shaina Hayes signs with Bonsound

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October 18th, 2023

Sophia Bel teams up with Thierry Larose on the enchanting new French single Dans les marguerites

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October 12th, 2023

Milk & Bone unveils a new version of their song Piggyback remixed by Blue Hawaii

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October 12th, 2023

Our 2023 GAMIQ nominations

October 10th, 2023

Population II unveils Électrons libres du québec!

Population II
October 4th, 2023

Population II unveils Pourquoi qu’on dort pas just two days before the release of Électrons libres du québec

Population II
October 3rd, 2023

Les Louanges turns the page with an emotional music video for the song Facile

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September 20th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette captures the thrill of freedom on her new single Cowgirl Radio

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September 20th, 2023

Elisapie releases Inuktitut, her highly anticipated fourth album!

September 20th, 2023

2023 ADISQ Nominations

September 13th, 2023

Elisapie unveils a poignant rendition of I Want To Break Free two days before the release of Inuktitut

September 8th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases Oniromancie, her third album!

September 6th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases the distressing single Vitesse two days before the release of Oniromancie, her third album

August 30th, 2023

Milk & Bone presents a stripped-down version of their song Sour

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August 29th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette and Sophia Bel extend the summer with First Date (Version française)

August 23rd, 2023

Population II presents C.T.Q.S, a psych-rock ticking time bomb

Population II

Population II unveils Pourquoi qu’on dort pas just two days before the release of Électrons libres du québec

Having just returned to Montreal from a five-date U.S. tour supporting the legendary Osees, Population II now presents Pourquoi qu'on dort pas, the third single from their album Électrons libres du québec, and a nod to the song Why Are We Sleeping by English band Soft Machine, one of the trio's most significant influences.

Électrons libres du québec, which received an 8/10 score in a review published yesterday by Exclaim!, will be out this Friday, October 6th, on Bonsound. This release is preceded by a launch show which will take place tomorrow, October 5th, at La Sala Rossa in Montreal. The band will also perform at Le Pantoum in Québec City on October 13th.

Pourquoi qu'on dort pas (translating to ‘’why aren’t we sleeping’’) emerged from a number of late-night strolls through the streets of Montreal's Ahuntsic neighborhood. During the time we wrote that song, Pierre-Luc (singer/drummer) used to go running at night when he couldn't sleep, explains the trio. As the flora and fauna of Ahuntsic is very diverse, he often came across geese. Anything but drowsy, Pourquoi qu'on dort pas is a true musical epic that captures the feeling of detachment from reality and explores the theme of birds as symbolic figures. Here, the trio is joined by Colin Fisher (Caribou, Born Ruffians), whose saxophone licks combine harmony and dissonance, bringing Population II's second album to a magnificent and tumultuous close.

Pourquoi qu'on dort pas follows the psych-rock time bomb C.T.Q.S., and Beau baptême, a catchy, frenetic track that topped the CISM charts for two consecutive weeks. Thanks to these two singles and their exhilarating live performances, Population II recently caught the attention of Brooklyn Vegan, Gonzaï, Exclaim!, Radio-Canada and PopMatters, who described their sound as ‘’ferocious’’ and their chemistry as ‘’mind-boggling’’.

Tour Dates
05/10/2023 Montréal, QC - La Sala Rossa (Album launch)
11/10/2023 Rimouski, QC - Bains Publics (Phoque Off x ROSEQ)
13/10/2023 Québec City, QC - Le Pantoum (Album launch) ✻
21/10/2023 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot °
23/02/2024 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire

° Double bill with Yoo Doo Right
✻ Double bill with Motherhood