Nick Waterhouse’s latest album Holly is due March 4 on Innovative Leisure. The new record, which follows Waterhouse’s 2012 debut Time’s All Gone, has received early critical acclaim. Rolling Stone explains “Nick Waterhouse is a soul man, through and through,” while Paste Magazine praises the music as a “cohesive selection of work that, presented together, tells a story.” To celebrate the release, Waterhouse will embark on a nationwide tour. See below for details.
Don't miss Nick Waterhouse in concert at Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on February 22nd, and at Club Soda, as part of Montreal en Lumière, on February 23th. See all tour dates below.
Holly was produced by Waterhouse and Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and includes song writing collaborations with friend Ty Segall, as well as covers of tracks by Young Holt Trio and Mose Allison among others. Of the new music, Waterhouse notes, “Thematically this record feels more like a novella, or poem with sections, or even a film, than a collection of songs. It is a work of fiction, with a protagonist, but also a floating omniscient narrator, and fragments of conversation from other characters. I was heavily influenced by my surroundings in young Los Angeles, as well as the concept of fate.”
Waterhouse grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. He established his musical sensibilities in the middle of the burgeoning Southern California psych-garage scene, while retaining his unique perspective on the spirit of American rhythm & blues and rock & roll. Waterhouse started performing as a teenager. “I found it had the same feeling I got racing motorcycles as a kid, which is a fight-or-flight feeling of things happening in ‘real time’…I felt like that was the most focusing thing about playing music versus other forms of art. You have to live with what you do in an immediate moment,” he explains.
After six years of fiddling with studio recordings and live improvisations, these nightlife superstars finally decided to form a band: Pif Paf Hangover. In 2009, Pif Paf Hangover packed up their bags and their freshly recorded EP and moved to Montreal. Together, Frank, Gab, Manu and Maxo are an inspired explosion of musicality.
UPCOMING SHOWS 03/20 Montréal, QC // Le Cabaret du Mile End (launch show) 03/27 Quebec, QC // Le Bal Du Lezard 04/04 Chicoutimi, QC // Bar à Pitons 04/05 Baie Comeau, QC // L'Ouvre Boite 04/11 Sherbrooke, QC // La Petite Boite Noire
Solids sign to Fat Possum and Dine Alone!
Barely a month after the self-release of Blame Confusion,Solids just announced that they've signed with Fat Possum, who will release the record on February 8! The album will be available in Canada on Dine Alone Records at the same time. What a great news!
Here are the upcoming shows:
11/15/2013 | The Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD w/ Native 11/16/2013 | Zaricot, Saint-Hyacinthe,QC 11/22/2013 | Cabaret Underworld, Montreal w/ Duchess Says and We Are Wolves 11/30/2013 | Cabaret de la Dernière Chance, Rouyn-Noranda w/Jambe + Rome Romeo 12/07/2013 | Brasseurs Dunham, Dunham, QC
"Blame Confusion" is now available!
Montreal band Solids went to school with bands from the 90s, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk. Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), the duo has understood that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback effects. A first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, already united fans of chaotic choruses under the banner of their intense rock. A 7” (Fog Friends b / w Blown Out) and a split 7” created with Toronto band Animal Faces have confirmed Solid’s reputation: a rare duo able to reconcile punks, rockers and metalheads. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears, etc), is the band’s first full-length album and is now available.
10/08 - Sala Rossa, Montréal 10/19 - Hardluck, Toronto, ON 10/24 - Cha Cha, Sainte-Thérèse w/ US Girls 10/25 - Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax + 11/01 - Albion, Joliette ^ 11/02 - Cercle, Québec 11/07 - Café du Clocher, Alma 11/08 - Sous Bois, Chicoutimi 11/11 - Great Scott, Boston, MA $ 11/12 - McNeil's, Providence, RI $ 11/13 - St. Vitus, Brooklyn, NY $ 11/14 - The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA $ 11/15 - The Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD $ 11/16 - Zaricot, Saint-Hyacinthe 11/30 - Cabaret de la Dernière Chance, Rouyn-Noranda 12/07 - Brasseurs Dunham, Dunham
+ - w/ Metz ^ - w/ Duchess Says $ - w/ Native
Braids live in Quebec City and Montreal
Braids' second album, Flourish // Perish, is now available in stores and on iTunes via Flemish Eye Records.
The band hits the road for Europe almost immediately upon release of the album August 20th, and now they have added an extensive run of headlining North American dates as well, including dates in Quebec:
September 21: Quebec City @ Le Cercle (with Mark Webber) | Tickets November 2: Montreal @ SAT (with Hundred Waters) | Tickets