MP3: Marie Davidson – Excès De Vitesse

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Through the minimalism expressed by a reverb soaked drum machine coupled with a singular arpeggiating synth, Marie Davidson delivers us her latest franco-darkwave inspired spoken word piece “Excès De Vitesse”.  Sombre, strobing and exquisitely hypnotic – the creation is the second to be unveiled from her upcoming sophomore release with Austin’s Holodeck Records.

The travelogue inspired LP Un Autre Voyage will feature six original songs and is set to be released April 14th. Pre-order your copy now!

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Video: CRi – Pearl (ft. Compton Chic & Ouri)

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“Pearl” comes to us via youngblood beatsmith CRi, a rising star of Montreal’s underground new-beat scene. Co-written with Ouri and Compton Chic (of Booty Bakery notoriety), “Pearl” is a slow burning RnB feeler, supported by soft-to-the-touch synth lines and spacey rim shots. The song expands on a sound that has placed Christophe Dubé alias CRi firmly on the same level as other talented young Montreal producers such as Robert Robert, WYLN, Ryan Playground and Noo-Bap.

The video, directed by co-conspirators Kristof Brandl and Justin Owensby, was shot in the USA’s deep south – where colorful southern characters, dusty mountainous horizons and Swedish dancer Elon Höglund make for memorable and at times stunning visuals.

After a busy winter that saw him grace the stage at Montreal’s popular outdoor winter festival, Igloofest, CRi is already working on new material. In the mean time, cop recently re-released “Oda” EP over on iTunes.

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MP3: Choses Sauvages – Laura

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One year after the release of their debut Late Night EP, Montreal’s Choses Sauvages (which translates to Wild Things, if you’re curious) have some new material to offer the world as they sign with Dare To Care‘s digital-only imprint Sainte Sécile (that previously released content by the likes of Jesuslesfilles and Marie Davidson).

The Japanese Jazz EP is set to be released March 22nd and will be “pay what you can”. The EP’s first single is a tasty fusion rock song called “Laura”, which we should mention will remind listeners of good old Ariel Pink. Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to hearing the rest.

For those in Montreal: catch the EP release party at Katacombes March 28th.

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