So you read part 1 of our Montreal bands at South By Southwest coverage and your still asking what’s all the fuss about?
Close the curtains and turn of the lights cause you are about to either be cranking along with Katie Moore or dancing your 80’s off to Peer Pressure – either way your going to want some privacy as you jump head first into Montreal’s up-and-coming SXSW hopefuls.
In the lead up to her Only Thing Worse album launch at Sala Rosa September 12th, Katie Moore is shopping her folksy charms around the tale end of the Americas.
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle mp3
Keeping their swear box chock fill of pennies with their offhand, don’t call it slacker, indie pop – the Nymphets save a a few choice words for the people of Texas.
Wednesday Morning mp3
I Don’t Care mp3
Live at Casa Del Popolo Video
Long renound as purveyors of party in Montreal -the go to crew for NYE, Shalloween, Igloofest are bound to set some toes a-tapping.
Sky is frowning Mix mp3
Old as Time Mix mp3
Hatchmatik In-deed Mix mp3
Plants and Animals
Buy Parc Avenue Album
Proof that deftly crafted pop orchestrations needn’t be as bombastic as the Flaming Lips or as worthy as Coldplay, Plants and Animals carve themselves a piece of 60’s nostaligia and invite you to their love in.
Bye Bye Bye mp3
Faerie Dance mp3
Feedback in the Field mp3
Earning a tip of the hat for Producer of the Year at this years Juno Awards, Skratch is on his way to much wider recognition – why not dip your toe?
The Dirty Dirty mp3
11 Minute Set Video
Worth investigating if only to justify his contention that there’s nothing wrong with a jewish cowboy – citation needed.
You Are Never Alone mp3
Heart Attack Feeling mp3
These Are the Good Old Days mp3
This is Part 2 of our 4 part series on Montreal Bands at SXSW 2008. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, or why not grab our feed.
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Montreal bands have proved once again that when it comes to producing great music you needn’t leave the island. Arcade Fire and Patrick Watson lead the way with nominations in the dubiously titled ‘ Alternative Album of the Year‘ category Chromeo bust it out with their gay for miles funk, and er…other notable Quebec originators Avril Lavinge and Celine Dion illustrate you dont have to be innovative to be a recipient.
The 2008 Juno Awards on Sunday, April 6th, marks the 37th celebration of the best of best of Canadian music by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and will broadcast from Calgary Alberta on CTV.
Below is the list of Quebec’s 2008 Juno Award nominees:
Arcade Fire capped of a successful 2007 with nods for Group of the Year and Alternative Album of the year for Neon Bible. If you have been listening to Nickleback for the entire noughties it’s not too late to save your ever living soul by checking out the cathartic Barrack-Obama-Supporting Montrealer’s ethereal pop orchestrations
It’s also been a great year for fellow Polaris Award nominees Patrick Watson who’s Close to Paradise LP will duke in out with their more esteemed compatriots in the Alternative Album of the Year category. If you’re late to the party for these navel-gazers it’s well worth checking out
More 80’s than Paula Abdul, urban-funksters Chromeo unleashed the biggest blackest bass line in all of 2008, and non-unexpectedly, Fancy Footwork has been nominated for the Dance Recording of the Year accolade.
Other Quebecois nominees included:
Amon Tobin Foley Room for Instrumental Album of the Year, sample his haunting drum n’ bass infused Back From Space mp3
Skratch Bastid for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, but his own stuff is worth a look see too The Dirty Dirty mp3
Corneille The Birth of Cornelius for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
And you will be happy to note that such cultural luminaries as Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Claude Dubois will slug it out for you trifling affections, 3 Quebecois enter the cage – one dubious reputation exits. Celebrate as the Juno Fan Choice Awards reflect your innermost self-loathing.
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