Constellation Records’ Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche joins the team!

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We’re super happy to announce the signing of Montreal’s Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche who has exciting plans for this summer/fall!

Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche "Face à l’instant" (excerpt) from Constellation Records on Vimeo.

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Over the past few years, Montreal kraut-funk quartet Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche has established itself as something of a local supergroup its members have been active in this city’s experimental rock communities for well over a decade, including participation in Panopticon Eyelids, Pas Chic Chic, Red Mass, Set Fire to Flames, and, from the Constellation roster, Fly Pan Am – and gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular, rubbery grooves.

Avec le soleil formed in Montreal in 2011 as a trio of bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy (of Fly Pan Am), guitarist/engineer Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan, with several lineup expansion and contractions over the following couple of years. Summer 2014 found the group solidified into a tight four-piece unit (Truchy, Fournier, Eric Gingras on guitar and, with the departure of Hasan, Samuel Bobony in the drummer’s chair), careening towards mastery of a highly original, deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk.

The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces featured on Zubberdust!, the band’s debut LP, are the culmination of the group’s first two years of conceptual and somatic development. (The pieces are subdivided into sections for CD and digital track IDs.) This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays – along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. JS Truchy’s wordless lead vocals (and the choral arrangement on Face à lâ instanté) add compelling textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.

Crosss signs with Joyful Noise

Excited to share that Crosss has signed with wonderful Joyful Noise Recordings. The label will be re-releasing their LPs Obsidian Spectre and LO as a limited edition 2xLP gatefold. Stay tuned here for release tour announcements!

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Living Hour drops their debut record!

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Living Hour’s self-titles debut record drops today! Out digitally and on CD from Lefse Records, you can order the album from www.thehours.bandcamp.com or Lefse’s website.

Listen to the album online:

Catch Living Hour on their upcoming North American tour with Sub Pop Records’ Cullen Omori!
03/19/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Lucky Cat
03/20/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
03/22/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
03/23/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam
03/24/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
03/25/16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon*
03/26/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
03/28/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
03/29/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
03/30/16 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
04/02/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club*
04/03/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
04/05/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independant*
04/07/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
04/08/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
04/09/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
04/11/16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr*
04/12/16 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar*
04/13/16 – Houston, TX @ Raven Tower*
04/15/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
04/16/16 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt*
04/17/16 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
04/18/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
04/19/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/21/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
04/22/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
04/23/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange*
04/24/16 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
04/27/16 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox

* = w/ Cullen Omori

Micah Visser heads East

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Micah Visser will be heading out east this March, look for Micah and the band in your city this spring.

03/17/16 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
03/18/16 – Sudbury, ON @ The Speakeasy
03/19/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Supermarket
03/20/16 – Ottawa, ON @ TBA
03/21/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bad Lunch
03/23/16 – Hamilton, ON @ Homegrown Hamilton
03/25/16 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
03/26/16 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
03/27/16 – Sault Ste. Marie, On @ Cafe Natura
03/30/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club

Animal Teeth Goes West

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Look out for Winnipeg’s Animal Teeth as they hit up all the spots on their Western Canada tour in February in support of their debut LP release: Happy To See You.

Listen to the first single off the record, “22”:

–TOUR DATES–
02/10/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
02/11/16 – Regina, SK @ German Club
02/12/16 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Farm
02/13/16 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
02/14/16 – Kamloops, BC @ Barnacle Records
02/16/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Red Gate Arts Society
02/17/16 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s Pub
02/18/16 – Jasper, AB @ Whistle Stop Pub
02/19/16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Almanac
02/20/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern

Black Cloud Releases Debut Record & Hits the Road

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After a successful release show for their debut record, “Sundogs”, Black Cloud is ready to hit the road for 10 days in Southern Ontario.

Stream the record in it’s entirety:

–TOUR DATES–
04/21/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ Handsome Daughter
04/22/16 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
04/23/16 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Cafe Natura
04/24/16 – London, ON @ SCAB
04/25/16 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/26/16 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
04/27/16 – Toronto , ON @ Holy Oak
04/28/16 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
04/29/16 – Montreal, QC @ Barfly
04/30/16 – Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir
05/02/16 – Guelph, ON @ 42 Jane
05/03/16 – Hamilton, ON @ Homegrown Hamilton