Here's our next new release on the way in 2015: river run thee, the third installment in Matana Roberts' visionary Coin Coin series. The album follows 2011's Gens de couleur libres and 2013's Mississippi Moonchile, both genre-exploding ensemble works showered with widespread critical acclaim. With Chapter Three Roberts presents a solo work, building a hallucinatory and hypnotic soundworld from layered streams of sung and spoken vocals, pure and processed saxophone, drones, noise, sampler/fx pedals and field recordings. Click through for info and to hear music from the album, or head straight over to our release page for the full run-down and preorder options.
Here's our first new release of 2015: Nervous, the third album from Vancouver-based folk-tinged rock ensemble Siskiyou. After a long break, we're thrilled to have the group back in action, and we're honored to be offering this elegant and arresting collection of songs to open the year. The LP will be available in stores January 20. Click through for more info and to hear album opener "Deserter", or head over to its release page for the full run-down, including pre-order info.
Ought's Once More With Feeling... 10" is now a week away from its official release on October 28, and until then the 4-song EP will be streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance. Head over there now to hear it.
We're also pleased to let another new video from the band out into the world, this one for Once More With Feeling...'s thrilling centerpiece track (and regular live set-closer) "New Calm Pt. 2". The video was directed by Montreal filmmakers Aaliyeh Afshar and Max Taeuschel, and also premiered this morning by Pitchfork. Watch it now.
With their debut full-length LP, Zubberdust!, now unleashed, Montreal quartet Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche have offered us another dizzying and hallucinatory visual interpretation of music from the album, in collaboration with filmmaker Charles Barabé. The new clip, set to an abridged version of album track "Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun", was premiered on Monday via AdHoc. Head over there now to check it out.
With the release of their new EP Once More With Feeling... less than two weeks away and their latest round of North American touring drawing to a close, Ought have shared another video drawing on material from April's More Than Any Other Day. The video, directed by Lara Oundjian, captures a dance piece choreographed to "Pleasant Heart" by Kaitlyn Ramsden and performed by Kiera Hill. It was premiered on Monday by Impose Magazine. Head over there now to watch.
Ahead of the October 14 release of their self-titled debut, Last Ex have released a stunning animated video for their track "Girl Seizure", created by filmmaker Gabriel Mangold and premiered today by Drowned In Sound. They've also just announced they'll play several live dates in Europe in October and November, opening for Timber Timbre. Click through for dates, or head over to Drowned In Sound now to watch the video.
For the week remaining until its release September 30, Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche's debut album, Zubberdust!, will be streaming in its entirety via Impose Magazine. CLICK HERE to head over there and listen now.
With live dates coming up in Montreal and New York, we're happy to unleash the gorgeous, deeply unsettling video for Carla Bozulich's "One Hard Man", a standout from her LP Boy, put together by Italian filmmaker Pamela Maddaleno. It was premiered online yesterday by Self-TItled. Click here to watch it now.
Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche have teamed up with filmmaker Charles Barabé to create a dizzying and frenetic visual treatment for a short clip of their epic Zubberdust! track "Face à l'instant", premiered a couple of days ago by Secret Decoder. Click here to watch it now.
Radwan Moumneh and filmmaker Charles-André Coderre will take Jerusalem In My Heart on the road in Europe for two weeks in October and November. Click through for dates, and to see a video clip offering a brief glimpse of some their new work.
Here's a look at our slate of new releases for Fall 2014: debut LPs from Montreal quintet Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche and Ottawa-Hull-Montreal duo Last Ex, as well as a new vinyl-only EP from Ought. Click through for info and a sampler of tracks from across all three records.
After the March release of Boy, her third album under her own name and "a glorious achievement" according to Paste, Carla Bozulich spent most of the spring on the road in Europe. We're excited to announce her return to this side of the pond for a string of live dates in September.
Having taken a short breather after the releases of Fuck Off Get Free... in January and Hang On To Each Other in April, and several months on the road in the spring, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra have announced another string of live dates in Europe in September and October alongside a handful in Ontario, Quebec and Maine. Click through to see the schedule.
In early 2010 Constellation, alongside 500 Montréal-based artists and cultural workers from diverse backgrounds, signed the statement Artists Against Israeli Apartheid, in support of the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Four and half years later, and with a new round of death and destruction unfolding in Gaza, we feel compelled to voice our continued commitment to the BDS campaign.