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Whitehorse “Éphémère sans repère” (Lyric Video)

Lose yourself in the stop-motion beauty of a midnight northern flight in this a new lyric video for the title track, made by Martin Tielli, here – http://youtu.be/ga7RfQWkO84

Évadez-vous en regardant -ici- le magnifique vidéo réalisé Martin Tielli, qui utilisant la technique “stop-motion” avec comme trame sonore la pièce -titre, raconte l’histoire d’un magnifique voyage aérien.

Whitehorse annonce la sortie du EP Éphémère sans repère, le 1er avril, sous étiquette Six Shooter Records

Le duo Whitehorse prouve sa polyvalence en lançant un EP dans la langue de Molière, Éphémère sans repère.

Éphémère sans repère offre des versions françaises de quelques-unes des pièces qui figuraient sur les deux premiers opus de Whitehorse, dont le second, The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss, avait été accueilli à sa sortie par un concert d’éloges.

En outre, il contient une toute nouvelle pièce, Le cadeau, ainsi qu’une reprise acoustique renversante du classique Un Canadien errant.?
Les pièces qu’on peut entendre sur Éphémère sans repère ont été traduites par nul autre que le réputé auteur et producteur Pierre Marchand. À en juger par l’enthousiasme délirant du public québécois qui a pu entendre Whitehorse les interpréter sur scène, les traductions de Marchand sont à la hauteur de toutes les espérances, et l’interprétation de Melissa et de Luke, aussi bien sur disque que sur scène, reste telle qu’on l’a connue : vibrante d’authenticité.

Pour vous donner un avant-goût de ce que vous réserve le EP, allez écouter les trois performances toutes récentes du duo, une gracieuseté de BRBR et de TFO, aux adresses suivantes:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Ce qu’on trouve sur le EP :

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant


WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES FRENCH EP: ÉPHÉMÈRE SANS REPÈRE
OUT APRIL 1, 2014 ON SIX SHOOTER RECORDS.

Whitehorse flexes their French-language muscles and displays their versatility with Éphémère sans repère, out April 1, 2014 on Six Shooter Records.

The new EP showcases choice cuts from both their debut album and acclaimed sophomore release, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss. As well, this French-language EP contains a brand new song, “Le cadeau,” and the duo’s show-stopping acoustic version of the traditional Francophone ballad, “Un Canadien errant.”

The songs on Éphémère sans repère were translated by renowned songwriter and producer Pierre Marchand. Whitehorse has performed “Éphémère sans repère” to wild enthusiasm from Francophone audiences, a response that confirms the artistic excellence of Marchand’s translations and Luke and Melissa’s ability to express themselves authentically on stage and on disc.

See three brand new live performances, looping and everything, courtesy of TFO’s BRBR here:

Éphémère sans repère: http://youtu.be/VBaoF0T890c
Je suis devenue lionne: http://youtu.be/vENrP5x9kzw
Un Canadien errant: http://youtu.be/S79hS71v0Hg

Track Listing:

1. Éphémère sans repère (Devil’s Got A Gun)
2. Je suis devenue lionne (Out Like A Lion)
3. Les oiseaux de nuit (Night Owls)
4. Le cadeau (The Gift)
5. Brisée (Broken)
6. Un Canadien errant

Whitehorse will celebrate the launch of Éphémère sans repère with a limited capacity show at Montreal’s Verre Bouteille on April 9, 2014. Details to follow.

HARLAN PEPPER launch their new album with a Tuesday Blitz

The day is finally here! After talking about Harlan Pepper for months and years, we are very pleased to unleash their new album, “Take out a twenty and live life to the fullest.” Subsequently, my own album “Take out a twenty and don’t check the remaining balance or it will ruin your day” has been shelved until further notice. Oh well, good for you, Harlan Pepper!

To celebrate, we’re sending the band on a “Take Out a Twenty Promo Blitz,” which will see them perform songs from the new album in as many different locations as we can dream up in a day (which realistically amounts to 6 locations. Admittedly, we ate a bunch of raw kale right before bed, which meant that most of the spots in our dreams were places like Mars, a kiddie pool full of squid ink, and “the boat where Breaker High was filmed” etc). First up, the boys play live on CHCH-TV (Hamilton) for some good ole right-of-passage hometown morning television goodness. They then head over to Hamilton’s sweet Magnolia Cafe to play some tunes and pick up some coffee. Then they’ll jump on the 403 and do a guerrilla-style set in the Mothership atrium (yes, the CBC…but shhh, don’t tell them — we don’t actually have permission to do this and are hoping to pull off a full song before getting kicked out). We’ll make them brave the cold at Trinity Bellwoods hockey rink before heading over to Exclaim.TV. And don’t miss their in-store performance at Soundscapes at 7 pm. This is all happening tomorrow!

And after this full day of awesomeness / hauling gear all over the damn place, they’re going to rock the night away at the Cameron House for their Tuesday night residency in March (showtime is 10 pm sharp!). Join us at any of these stops along the way. You can pick up a copy of their new album and we’ll give you a free Harlan Pepper lighter! Of course, we don’t endorse the use of lighters for anything other than lighting tea lights around a bathtub, so we urge you to only use said swaggage for relaxing ventures of this nature.

NQ ARBUCKLE “THE FUTURE HAPPENS ANYWAY”

We are currently putting the finishing touches on the artwork of NQ Arbuckle‘s new album, “The Future Happens Anyway,” a work that was four years in the making! I’m guessing that the album title might have something to do with how long this album has taken to come to fruition. I promise you, my friends, it will be well worth the wait! NQ is undoubtedly still THE dude. Here’s a sneak peek:

For those of you who NEED your NQ fix NOW, you’ll be happy to know that there are a number of shows coming up, including the most awesome Blacksheep Inn (Wakefield), the much-loved Jane Bond (Waterloo), the legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto) and the mysterious “more”. Please note that, being in my privileged position of having seen the above linked video before most of you, I have already learned every single dance move featured therein, so you better do the same before these shows, or get outta my way on the dance floor. See tour dates for deets.

JOE NOLAN’S TORNADO IS COMING TO ALBERTA

Reviews for Joe Nolan’s new album, “Tornado,” continue to roll in and he is getting ready to blow your minds at his hometown album launch concerts in Alberta this month. I am very much looking forward to this, since I made the mistake of watching the Oscars and I haven’t been able to get that stupid song from the movie Frozen out of my head ever since. I could really stand to have my mind blown by Joe Nolan at this point, so I can finally let it go. In addition to a bunch of other Alberta shows, Joe and his band are playing March 13 at the Ironwood in Calgary and the Roxy Theatre on March 28 in Edmonton. See tour dates for more dates.

THE STRUMBELLAS ARE “SAILING”

You love The Strumbellas, right?! And you want to hear them on the radio, right?! Well, guess what? You can make this happen by hounding your your local station and letting them know! Get your fingies tapping on that smart device, and social media the heck out of your local station to tell them that you won’t make it through another hour of non-stop hits without hearing ‘Sailing’! Indie 88 in Toronto is already on it, but it’s time for our western station friends to go in on this stellar jam. Here are some examples of how I would (and will) be hollering:

Twitter:

If I don’t hear Sailing by @thestrumbellas on @sonic1029 soon, I’m gonna EXPLODE!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Hey @X929 many crying puppies request you play Sailing by @thestrumbellas!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Sailing by @thestrumbellas = the tightest jam. @ThePeak should play this!
http://indie88.com/the-strumbellas-sailing-your-first-listen/

Facebook posts:

Just listened @theStrumbellas song “Sailing” on repeat a gazillion times. @Sonic1029 when can i hear it pon di radio? http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Strumbellas

This song is top of my playlist – @TheStrumbellas “Sailing”. @X929 – you should play this

Whoa, biggest beard in Canada might be in @theStrumbellas. @ThePeak you need more beard in your playlist – Play “Sailing” http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Strumbellas

Stay tuned for an epic arctic (well, Sudbury. That’s pretty arctic, I’d say) expedition music video for this song from The Strumbellas, coming soon.

DEEP DARK WOODS’ “RED, RED ROSE”

Speaking of videos…we are supremely hella stoked to be launching Deep Dark Woods video for “Red, Red Rose” directed by Jeremy Regimbal (the same talented dude who directed their deep dark video for “18th of December”, filled with all kinds of bad advice for youngsters). Filmed on location in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland during the band’s recent European tour, this video features many beards and a very large set of fries. This video actually makes touring look pretty fun, maybe I should try it.

AMELIA CURRAN AND ALL OF HER ECMA NOMS

There is seemingly no end to the number of accolades and awards that folks love to bestow on our own Amelia Curran, and the East Coast Music Awards do not disappoint. She just racked up another five noms for her beautiful album, “Spectators”:

- Solo Recording of the Year
– Folk Recording of the Year
– Song of the Year – “What Will You Be Building”
– Songwriter of the Year – “Years”
– Video of the Year – “Blackbird on Fire”

The video category is actually a Fan’s Choice situation, meaning that you can be an important part of Amelia’s TOTAL DOMINATION by casting your vote. Do it here, every damn day if you want to, from now until March 27: http://www.pei2014.ca/ecma

Oh, and hey, our pal Jenn Grant is in that category too! You’ll have to alternate your daily votes between them.

Hmmm, y’know, I think I might suggest that Amelia actually names her next album TOTAL DOMINATION. It has a nice all-caps kinda ring to it, and it would take the guesswork out of who is gonna win ALL DA REWARDZ next time around. Oh wait, maybe she should call her next album ALL DA REWARDZ….

DANNY MICHEL’S “SCHOOL NIGHT MONDAYS”

I’m pretty sure that I’ve already gone on record to say that Chris Hadfield is the coolest astronaut ever (duh). This was reconfirmed for me last Monday, to the quadrahyper-cosmicth degree (that’s a space term I learned from Chris, no big deal), when Chris Hadfield beamed himself in to be the special guest at the first week of Danny Michel’s Dakota Tavern March residency in Toronto!! Dude can not only fly spaceships… turns out he’s pretty good with an acoustic guitar and some self-penned tunes! His music flew a spaceship right into my heart. Did you ever watch Hadfield’s video about what it looks like when you cry in space? That was my reaction. Except for the space part. Danny Michel’s awesome “School Night Mondays” recognizes that not everyone can party until dawn every single night of the week (I can, of course), but that you might rather take in some good live music as opposed to being a slave to your Netflix queue. This is food for your soul (not to be confused with chicken soup) and you’ll still be home in bed by 11!

And for those of you who don’t mind staying up all night, The Beauties are back! Every Sunday night at the Dakota Tavern for the rest of the month, you can party until the wee hours of the morning.

BORN REBELS: ALL THE MUSIC YOU LOVE ON MARCH 21

Six Shooterer Jen Rogers has been toiling some long hours to prepare for the launch of our new company, Born Rebels, the Ultimate Cover Band Agency. From corporate events to bat mitzvahs to festivals, Born Rebels is a full service music company and can do it all! With awesome bands already on board, like Hot Rock, Loving in the Name Of, Sheezer, The Mercenaries, Tommy Youngsteen, The Black Pearls, and Big Sound, this is going to be the most amazing new company ever. EVER. No hyperbole. Like more amazing than Apple, or Google, or the company that makes travel underwear that you can wash in your hotel room sink. For those of you in Toronto, you can join in all the fun as we Party with Reckless Abandon at the Great Hall on March 21 for the official launch, featuring The Black Pearls, The Mercenaries, Tommy Youngsteen and Hot Rock. Tickets available here.

For more info and to stay up to date, check out the spanking new website here: www.bornrebels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

LADYBIRD SOIREE 2014

Melissa McClelland and her pals would like to invite you to the Ladybird Soiree 2014, on April 23 in Toronto, a fundraiser to raise money for the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, a volunteer-run animal rescue charity they founded. As a massive animal lover myself, I wholeheartedly hope you attend and throw giant buckets of money at them! I actually have a somewhat relevant story for you here. I just took a little break from writing this newsletter to take my dog for a walk. At the dog park, there was a dude there who was taking his parrot for a walk too, which was pretty sweet. At one point he put the bird (not sure if the bird was a lady, but let’s make that assumption for increased relevance) up on a tree branch, and when he reached up to get her back down, she totally pooped all over his arm! Ha ha ha!

The Ladybird Soiree will feature intimate performances by Jim Cuddy and Whitehorse, and you can also take part in a killer silent auction which includes items like tickets to Aretha Franklin, guitar lessons by Luke Doucet, and much more. Info & tix here: http://www.ladybirdanimalsanctuary.com/site/ladybird-soiree-2014/

INTERSTELLAR RODEO ANNOUNCE + ON-SALE DATES

We haven’t even announced the line up yet, but we’ve been fielding a lot of calls from folks who are already anxious about getting tickets to Interstellar Rodeo 2014. Geez, you guys are chomping at the bit! Don’t worry, if you bought a weekend pass last year through our web-store, you will be invited to participate in a presale. Here are the timelines we’re aiming for:

April 1 (or earlier): 2014 Artist Line Up Announcement (this will of course be a fake lineup, because April Fools, duh. Unless we release it earlier, then I suppose it might be real.)
April 4-5: Passholder Pre-sale (weekend passes only)
April 7: Public On-sale (weekend passes and single day tickets)

Oh, and could someone please invite this guy to Interstellar Rodeo this year? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk