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Helena Deland – “There Are a Thousand”

HELENA DELAND THERE ARE A THOUSAND

We are extremely proud to share the beautiful first song from the debut release on our new label Luminelle Recordings, from extraordinary Montreal artist Helena Deland. I was immediately taken by these songs after serendipitously happening upon them by mistake a couple months back, and Helena's elegantly sophisticated and layered songwriting is still revealing new magic after countless listens...

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new Young Galaxy – Under My Wing

DOWN TIME

Montreal duo Young Galaxy shares the first single from their new album Down Time, the group's first album in 3 years and their "first ever as a fully independent band", which I believe is another collab with the great Dan Lissvik. The band says of the new record on facebook:

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Men I Trust share live album 4 ever live

MEN I TRUST 4 EVER LIVE

Merry Christmas from Montreal's Men I Trust: the group just released a new record on bandcamp featuring some of their beautiful live recordings, including a dreamy version of our favorite song of the year, and they'll be adding more live versions of their tracks to the album as they record them. Stream 4 ever live below + pay what you'd like for it here:

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Ouri + Mind Bath team up for new EP, watch the video for “Wild Mother”

OURI x MIND BATH

Montreal producer Ouri is on absolute fire these days -- we're still vibing hard on the amazing recent tracks she's done with Forever -- and today she's teamed up with Michael Brock aka Mind Bath to unveil an intoxicating new 3-song collaborative EP, which the duo just dropped this morning...

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Men I Trust share new single I hope to be around

MEN I TRUST IHTBA

Montreal group Men I Trust's most recent single "Tailwhip" is a perfect song, a stylishly understated indie-dance-pop track with an irresistibly velvety groove, a magical, infectious melody, and poignant, casually profound lyrics that are impossible to shake ("this country dog won't die in the city")...

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Forever – Stolen Car

photo: michael brock
photo: michael brock

June Moon aka Forever follows up her resplendent recent single (and self-directed video) with another twinkling Ouri-produced gem. Listen to the yearning, hauntingly seductive shuffle of "Stolen Car" below, and catch Forever live in Montréal on December 7th at La Vitrola...

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Jacques Greene x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Tiga

TIGA WOKE

Tiga is a bit of a towering mythical figure in Montreal, in part due to his amazing larger than life persona but also because pretty much every facet of the local nightlife owes something to him. He's run an essential record store, venues, still operates a label (Turbo) and has come down to earth to play great sets and educate people (myself amongst them) on the delights of freak nightlife and dance music...

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Jacques Greene x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Blue Hawaii interview

Blue Hawaii credit Landon Speers

Blue Hawaii are a great band from Montreal composed of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, who also plays in Braids, and Alex Cowan. After a four-year hiatus they are finally coming back to release Tenderness on Arbutus later this year. I've loved this band for quite some time and thought it would be a perfect time to catch up with both of them on Skype. -- Jacques Greene

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video premiere: Exit Someone – Absent Lover

ABSENT LOVER

Our favorite Canadian couple Thom Gillies + June Moon aka Exit Someone star in the dreamy, pastel-hued new visual presentation for their woozy latest single, "Absent Lover". Watch the Cameron Mitchell-directed vid below, and catch the group at one of their upcoming dates this month in Toronto + Montreal:

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Blue Hawaii share new single “No One Like You”

BLUE HAWAII TENDERNESS

Taken from the duo's forthcoming LP Tenderness, out October 6th:

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