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April 5, 2015
CŒUR DE PRIATE REVEALS "CARRY ON" AND ANNOUNCES HER TOUR

Cœur de pirate reveals “Carry On”, the first song from her much anticipated third album. Irrevocably pop, "Carry On" signals the end of an era and ushers in another, where Béatrice Martin explores richer and deeper themes based on her life up to that point. The world premiere of Cœur de pirate's new show will happen on September 16th, 2015 at the Metropolis, in the opening of the POP Montreal International Music Festival, which will kick off her tour across Quebec.

Written and composed by Béatrice Martin, this intoxicating first single was recorded in Stockholm with famous producer Björn Yttling (Peter Björn and John, Franz Ferdinand, Robyn, Lykke Li).

The first video, directed by Kevin Calero, features a powerful choreography by Nico Archambault and Wynn Holmes. With a radiant grace, Cœur de pirate twirls through the flames, supported by the ardor of her partner Sam Colbey.

 



March 31, 2015
Malajube is back on stage for La Grosse Lanterne festival

After months and months of absence, Malajube will be back on stage on August 8 as part of La Grosse Lanterne festival. Click here to attend the only Malajube show planned this summer.

La Grosse Lanterne


March 26, 2015
SOCALLED’S NEW ALBUM : PEOPLEWATCHING

Socalled is back! The singer-songwriter-producer-rapper-magician returns with a fifth collection of songs: Peoplewatching.

Peoplewatching will be available on April 28th on CD and digital. The release date for the vinyl edition has yet to be confirmed. ‘Til then, you can listen to the first single "Boyfriend Material" right now, courtesy of Dare To Care Records!

Kicking beats to power stories about booty calls, breakups, the fire next door, a magic forest (a condensed rapped version of his musical The Season!) and Genghis Khan 2.0, which he tells through a keen and spirited filter. Come and celebrate, hands in the air, hips against hips, the more smiles the better, at the following release parties, where you’ll be part of the gang too, watching Peoplewatching people:

05/14/2015, Fairmount Theater, Montreal. Tickets here.
05/08/2015, Le Cercle, Quebec. Tickets here

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March 19, 2015
KANDLE AND KARIM OUELLET BLEND VOICES FOR LA FABRIQUE CULTURELLE

Watch this beautiful video of Kandle and Karim Ouellet singing "Baby" together in order to celebrate La Fabrique culturelle's first anniversary. The result is an intimate, emotionnal performance that you'll want to watch over an over again.

Click here to watch the video and find out why Kandle picked Karim to sing her song with her.

If you want to see her live, here's where she'll be playing in the next week :

Saint-Romuald, Le vieux bureau de poste, 20 mars 2015

Sherbrooke, Boquébière, 21 mars 2015



February 6, 2015
CONTEST : 100 RELEASES FOR DTC/GROSSE BOÎTE

Fourteen years into the adventure, Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte has now reached a new milestone, with 100 releases under its belt! To mark the occasion, we are offering you the chance to be one of the 100 people who will win a Dare To Care/Grosse Boîte album of their choosing, in CD or digital format. To enter the contest, all you need is to share a good memory, experience or story related to any of our releases. Click here to participate, you have until Friday, February 13, 2015. The best stories will also be shared on our social networks.

Looking forward to hearing from you!



January 22, 2015
FONTARABIE RELEASES A NEW EP

After releasing its first album in the spring of 2014, Fontarabie strikes back with Éclipses, a five-track EP where older material and new jams collide into a slightly more pop experiment. Éclipses lays the grounds for a musical transition, while pulling no punches when it comes to the unique and sometimes dark melodies that made Julien Mineau’s brand.

To stream Éclipses, click here.
To buy the digital album, click here.



December 5, 2014
DARE TO CARE’S STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - BOOKING TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

Today we turn to our Booking team for their favorite albums of 2014

 

Julien (Booking Agent and General Manager)

Top 5 albums
1- Mac De Marco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
2- Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
3- Alvvays, Alvvays (Royal Mountain)
4- Black Atlass, Young Bloods (Fool's Gold)
5- Plaid, Reachy Prints (Warp)

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Les Appendices, "Michel a soif"

 

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Sonia (Booking agent)

Top 5 albums
1. Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)
2. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
3. Heat, Heat (indépendant)
4. Christine and The Queens, Chaleur Humaine (Because music)
5. Operators, EP1 (Last Gang Records)

*Honorable mention
Chvrches' album The Bones of What You Believe. It was released in 2013, but they played Osheaga this year so…

Video
The Barr Brothers, « Half Crazy »


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Étienne (Production Coordinator)

Top 5 albums
1. Ought, More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)
2. Sun Kil Moon, Benji (Carlo Verde)
3. Sébastien Tellier, L’Aventura (Record Makers)
4. Last Ex, Last Ex (Constellation)
5. Katerine, Magnum (Barclay)

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Last Ex, « Girl Seizure »

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Marilou (Production Manager)

Top 5 albums---in no particular order
Groenland, The Chase (Bonsound)
Fred Pellerin, Plus tard qu'on pense (Disques Tempête)
Alexandre Désilets, Fancy Ghetto (Indica Records)
Serge Fiori, Fiori (GSI Musique)
The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)

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Alexandre Désilet, « Renégat »


 



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CONCERTS
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Socalled
Québec, Qc, Canada, Le Cercle, 17.00$
May 8, 2015, 19:00
Facebook Event

Socalled
Québec, Le Cercle
May 8, 2015, 20:00
Facebook Event

Socalled
Montréal, Théâtre Fairmount, 16.00$
May 14, 2015, 19:00
Facebook Event

Mara Tremblay
Waterloo, Maison de la culture Waterloo, 30.00$
May 29, 2015, 20:00
Facebook Event

Mara Tremblay
Parc Ahuntsic, Ville de Montréal
July 6, 2015, 20:00
Facebook Event

Socalled
Ayer’s Cliff, ShazamFest
July 11, 2015, 12:00
Facebook Event

Cœur de pirate
Montréal, Qc, Canada, Métropolis
September 16, 2015, 00:20
Facebook Event

Cœur de pirate
Québec, Qc, Canada, L’Impérial Bell, 15.00$
October 1, 2015, 00:20
Facebook Event

Cœur de pirate
Saguenay, Qc, Canada, Théâtre Banque Nationale
October 2, 2015, 00:20
Facebook Event

Cœur de pirate
Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada, Théâtre Granada
October 9, 2015, 00:20
Facebook Event

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Cœur de pirate - Carry On
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Cœur de pirate - Oublie-moi (Carry On)
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Socalled - Peoplewatching (Prévente / Presale)
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Fontarabie - Éclipses EP
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Fontarabie - Fontarabie
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Cœur de pirate - Child of Light
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Kandle - In Flames
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Socalled - The Season
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Cœur de pirate - Trauma
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We Are Wolves - La Mort Pop Club
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Pawa Up First - Missing Time
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The Last Assassins - The Last Assassins
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Socalled - U.N.L.V.D.
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CLAASS - Smile At the Void (sortie digitale)
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The Last Assassins - The Wheel / On The Take
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