Hey Hey Internet Dwellers,

Just wanted to let you know that we’ve got a show coming up on February 24th at Jackie and Judy here in MTL.

You can join the Facebook Event Here.

On Friday, the 24th day of the Second Month of the Two Thousand and Twelfth Year since some event no one can actually remember or properly explain but which many feel still carries great significance, something of decidedly less global importance but no less positivity will take place.

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made this year’s birthday celebrations such a total blast.
A Grand Scene, People Person and Wind-Up People all played incredible sets, the visuals got pretty surreal, and everyone was smiling!

It’s been a wonderful year, and to celebrate we’ve released a brand new single featuring songs from our upcoming debut full length, to be released in 2012.

We hope you enjoy it, and you’re encouraged to spread it around to everyone you can.
We can’t wait to get back on the road, but we’ve got a ways to go still in the studio before then.

2012 is gonna be a big one,
See you then!

-D



PARTY TIME IS NIGH!

We’ve spent the past 2 years traipsing across the country back and forth, dropping jaws in every single province, releasing an EP and a pair of singles (all available by donation online) and generally having way too much fun along the way. Now, for the second year in a row, we’re getting our celebrating shoes on and throwing another epic (and a half!) birthday bash on December 3rd at the Plant in Mile End!

Chris is Excited!

With new songs, a new single, and new friends, you can be sure we’re bringing in a new year new-tastically!

In recognition of the event, we’ll be releasing a brand new single: Long Drives//Empty Bottles.

The pair of road tested rockers are but a taste of what is to come next spring when the band unleashes its Full Length debut upon the hungry masses, and boy is it ever something to salivate over. Recorded and packaged totally DIY (as always!), the single is a major step up from the ragtag, live off the floor recordings the duo have previously released. Showing off the intricacy of Dorian Scheidt’s layered guitar and vocal interplay and the positively octopalien ferocity of Chris Kavanagh behind the kit, these songs are a testament to the band’s time on the road. As a veteran of Music Technology at McGill, Electroacoustics at Concordia, production at CJLO and leader of the mobile recording squad Getting Captured, Scheidt has worked with an impressive array of artists both on the stage and in the studio (Chad Van Gaalen, Braids, Mares of Thrace, and Grimes, to name but a few) and the experience is really starting to show. With newfound studio clarity and an unparalleled level of musical chemistry stemming from a decade of performing side by side in more bands is frankly reasonable given their tender ages, Cinéma L’amour are ready to kick it up a notch. Or 11.

The event itself promises to provide previously unheard of levels of Rock and/or Roll. The band will be debuting a slew of new material from their upcoming new record, and they’ve got some friends in tow to help out! Much like last year, the Cinéma L’amour have recruited a slew of local musicians (featuring past and present members of Wind Up People, USA out of Vietnam, The Hoof and the Heel and more) to push their sonic vision well past the realm of “3D”. The all new collaborative composition slated to bring the rock show to a close will only be performed once, but its memory plans to haunt the future for years to come.

Do not be afraid.
The rock is coming.
We are all in this together.

Featuring: Wind-Up People, People Person, A Grand Scene, and Projections by Jamie Ross.

RSVP to the FB event here.

Serious Love,
D+C – CINÉMA L’AMOUR THE BAND

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Okay, so today I decided that being the capable individual I am I’d mosey down to the store formerly known as Radio Shack, pick up a replacement switch for the POG, and install it myself.

No Sweat.
Super Simple.
Easy as Pie.

It’s only two points of solder! How could anything go wrong?

I returned home from my successful shopping sortie and got busy installing the new switch. First came the easy part, and boy was it ever less easy than I anticipated. Seeing as the circuit board for the POG is almost as large as its enclosure, there was precious little space for my fingers to tighten the nut to fix the new switch in place. After considerably more frustration than such a modest task should normally generate, I found myself once again within the realm of the triumphant and victorious.

The Brand New Big Red Bass Button (as I had already christened it in my head) was fixed in place!

Hi-Fives all around!
Uncork the Champagne!
Wait a minute…

Okay, so next I had to do the tricky part and solder the thing into the circuit. No big deal. 2 wires, two sides of the switch. Little bit of solder, and Bam! there you go! Easy Peasy, Presto, or perhaps “Voila!”, as we say in this here part of the world.

Except for the whole “It actually working” part.

When I plugged my newly personalized pedal into it’s pre-wired power source, I was pleased by the immediate bright glow of it’s LED. I was less pleased by its persistent nature, regardless of how intense my interaction with the aforementioned BrandNewBigRedBassButton became.

Anyhow, after an hour’s frustration, we (the POG and myself) seemed to have arrived at an impasse.

Much thanks to Julian of the fantastic Man Your Horse and the freshly minted Marrs Pedals for his as yet unsuccessful but much appreciated advice. If I lived on the west coast, I’m certain he and I would have the thing fixed up in a flash. With an entire continent separating us, however, I’m a little less than convinced.

Wish me luck!

-D



Hey hey,

Just wanted to let everyone know we’re still alive and kicking over here! We’ve been busy jamming on new material for the last month, and we’re getting ready to get back to the recording process real soon.

We’ve got a few brand new songs in various stages of completion right now, and we’re pretty excited about that.

Today we ran into a bit of a snag. The switch on the POG (my big silver pitchshifting pedal that lets me lay down basslines) has been starting to die on me for the last few jams, and today it finally kicked the bucket.

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I had to play sans bass tone, which was okay for the most part, but kept causing us trouble in a particularly long and busy loop section in one of the new songs. There is one particular bass slide that really helps us both to define tempo that only works if we can really feel it in the low register. We made a bunch of progress, but I’m really looking forward to getting back to full range!

Can’t wait for everyone to hear it, I think you’ll know what I mean!

Luckily, it’s a really cheap part to replace, and I only have to do a tiny bit of soldering to swap it in, so I’ll be swimming in a sea of subharmonics once again soon enough.

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Anyway, that’s what’s up today.

Happy Thanksgiving,

-D