Saturday Nov. 23 – 11:30 p.m. @ Quai des Brumes – Presented by M for Montreal & Indie Montreal.
Also, Ainsley McNeaney is playing on November 27 at Le Petit Campus and she will be performing new songs from her upcoming album, set for release at the end of February 2014!
Saskatoon electro-pop duo We Were Lovers (WWL) announces the release of their much anticipated LP, titled Pyramids. The album is set for a self-release on November 19th and will be available via iTunes.
Recorded and produced throughout 2012 by Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael, the nine dynamic tracks on Pyramids were tweaked and polished by Israel Medina (Los Angeles) who mixed and Jamie Sitar (Winnipeg) who mastered the album. Featuring dance beats and dreamy vocals, Pyramids is a blend of pop, disco, rock elements that will have you dancing in no time.
ABOUT WE WERE LOVERS
We Were Lovers recorded their last self-titled EP in NYC with Producer / Engineer Chris Coady who has worked with the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, and more. No stranger to the road, WWL have spent many months on tour across Canada and much of the U.S. with stops in NYC, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, where they showcased at the legendary Viper Room. Having also opened for Janelle Monae, Metric, Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, Handsome Furs, Diamond Rings, Awol Nation, and the New York Dolls, as well as showcasing at various festivals such as the Sasktel Jazz Festival, CMW, NXNE, and SXSW in Austin, TX, We Were Lovers are primed to take on the bigger opportunities that are surely on the horizon
“Saskatoon indie-electro dance-rockers Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have a penchant for post-punk guitars which lands them squarely in Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs territory.” - NXNE.com, Toronto
“A little bit of 80s new wave with a little bit of New York grit… We Were Lover’s new self-titled EP shines over four songs, capturing the attention of club kids and Brooklyn beat followers every where.” - Amy Dittmeier, www.heavemedia.com, Chicago
“Sure to be Canada’s sweetest export since Maple Syrup, We Were Lovers combines their solid pop sensibilities with an untamed rock and roll edge… WWL create popular music with an original twist…” - CMJ Magazine, New York
CANADA: Isabelle Gauthier
USA: Garrett Barker
I have the privilege to be working with the lovely singer-songwriter Gabriella Hook for her upcoming shows this fall. Her first album Build a Storm (released in May 2012) traces the bohemian journey of the singer with a sparkling voice brushed through with brass, piano and accordion pop arrangements.Dates: October 11, 2013 @ Taverne St-Casimir, St-Casimir October 12, 2013 @ Bistro Café Summun, La Baie October 19, 2013 @ Brasserie Dunham, Dunham October 27, 2013 @ Vice et Versa, Montreal November 22, 2013 @ La Petite Boîte Noir, Sherbrooke
In case you were wondering what is going on with Ainsley McNeaney, here is a little promo video for her next album with some behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process. She’s been very busy lately travelling to Toronto in quest to hone a perfect album! ”Bones Are Forever” is set for release at the end of February 2014. There’s some gig news coming up so I’ll keep you posted!
Pop Montreal‘s over and I am super tired. But… What a fun weekend, taking in as much music as possible! Sunny and hot, we couldn’t have asked for better weather too. This year, I wasn’t really excited about the lineup so we decided to just walk around different venues and discover new music. So far, only one band caught my attention: Montreal singer-songwriter Ariane Zita. Too bad we caught the end of her set, but what we have seen and heard was amazing. The band was super tight and her voice fantastic. Also, the way a band looks on stage plays a huge part in capturing the attention of the audience and she was great. Ariane Zita released her self-titled debut EP in November of 2012 and it’s a perfect balance of indie-pop and folk with some country influences on the side. You can listen to it below. Enjoy!
Happy Monday! Hope your week has been off to a good start. I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be working with the amazing Saskatoon-based band We Were Lovers. Super catchy melodies, dancey pop beat, Elsa’s dreamy voice, I am now a huge fan of the band! Combining pop and rock, electro and disco, this duo will make you want to dance for sure! Here’s their music video for ”Islands”, first single off their album Pyramids, set for release in November. Stay tuned for more info!
Happy Monday everyone! As you probably noticed, I took some time off from blogging. Now I am back with some new music. This week I discovered the L.A.-based duo We Are Twin. Their self-titled debut EP, released on August 20 via A&M/Octone, is super catchy. The bluesy voice of Gabi Christine reminds me of Amy Winehouse. The combination of pop, rock and soul, the guitar riffs and the handclaps… All in the best ways! I couldn’t make it all the way through “Keep on lovin’ you” without bobbing my head. You should listen to it.