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
Music Video: Braids - In Kind
Montreal-based band Braids presents a new music video for their song In Kind, off their upcoming second full-length album, Flourish // Perish, out August 20th via Flemish Eye Records in Canada. Directed by Angus Borsos (the man behind videos of Parlovr, Mac DeMarco, Sean Nicholas Savage, etc.), the video for in In Kind shows panoramic views of nature with the band's Raphaelle Standell-Preston belting out the song near the ocean.
Hot on the heels of a whirlwind two-month tour and sold-out show at Le National, Elephant Stone returns to Montreal at La Sala Rossa on Saturday, July 13th. The buzz surrounding Elephant Stone’s new self-titled album has been building since their sold-out album launch at Divan Orange in February to their sold-out show at Le National supporting the Black Angels in April.
Opening the evening will be the Montreal film premiere of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a feature-length documentary about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, Daft Punk, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few.
Saturday, July 13th at La Sala Rossa will not just be a regular night of indie-rock… No, this will be a celebration of the lasting legacy of rock’n’roll.