HeyHey FolkFolks!

NEXT LOCAL SHOW: Saturday September 10th at O Patro Vys alongside new friends Major House and old friends Wind Up People. Here is the FB event.


There are a few things afoot here at Cinéma L’amour HQ that I figured I’d let you know about.

First off, we had to cancel our originally planned fall trip across the east coast.
We’re extremely saddened that we won’t get to see any of our new friends from across Ontario, the Maritimes and Newfoundland again this year, but we’ve really got to focus on writing and recording right now.

It’s a bummer, we know, but we promise we’ll make it up to you!

We’re pretty deep in the recording process right now, and I’m going to be making an effort to blog more regularly on that front. We’re taking our time with it and being as exacting as possible, but the plan is for the results to be worth the wait.

Drum Recording Mode

Stay tuned.

There are a couple new items up at our live recording side project facebook page Getting Captured that I’d recommend you check out. One is a video I shot of the lovely ladies of Mares of Thrace (on FB here) when they played in Montréal at Katacombs on August 10th.

The Second is a tape by Shaker Hymns that I recorded earlier this summer that is out now on Dub Ditch Picnic Records. You can listen/buy/download online over at their bandcamp, which is here. It features members of Silver Dapple, Bronze Leaf, Hobo Cubes, and a bunch of others. While mixing it, my roommates were quite certain I’d lost my mind as I was positively unable to cease talking excitedly about “the boogie” whilst “Shaking it.”

The Shakers, Shaking.

We had a couple of great local shows at Casa Del Popolo this month, one on long notice, and one on very short.

Back on August 9th, a couple of touring bands had some trouble with some airplanes and had to cancel on our buddy David Mitchell of Proof Booking at the last minute, and luckily we were able to step up and re fill the night alongside our pals Glass Works Coastal and local heavyweights PARLOVR. It was approximately 3 and a half blasts.

Major thanks to David and everyone else involved, I’m super glad it came together!

A couple weeks later (and one week ago!) we returned to Casa, this time alongside some bands who hadn’t had any trouble with airplanes whatsoever. Thanks to the lovely Electrical Audio Message Board (Known colloquially as the PRF) we got connected with the fantastic folks in Begin by Gathering Supplies and the Columbines.

Begin by Gathering Supplies at Casa!

The Columbines at Casa!

We had a fantastic time drinking beer, eating sandwiches and playing rock music with them, and are extra excited to meet up with them on their home turf in Chicago sometime next spring. It’ll be hot fire.


We also did this.


Hey Guys,
Just wanted to let you in on the recording process here at Chez Cinéma, we’ve been hard at work recently getting ready for what’s looking like a busy fall!

First off, just over a month ago we moved back into the loft where it all started, and have been jamming on the regular in the exact same spot that the band was formed back in 2009. It’s a real pleasure being back here, and it’s been a crazy productive time as far as songwriting goes. We’ll be returning to the stage in Montréal at Casa Del Popolo on August 28th with Begin By Gathering Supplies and the Columbines from Chicago, and we’re hoping to have a couple of new ones ready to show off. Should be a fun night, I’ll be posting the poster (ha. ha.) in the next couple days, so stay tuned!

During the move, this happened:

"DIBS PLANKING'' - Chris Kavanagh

If I could explain, I would.

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If you recall, our first show of the tour took place in Sackville, NB, at Pickles Deli. The next afternoon, we found ourselves in a small room surrounded by headphones, speakers, and microphones that strongly resembled a radio station. Due to the great success of these two encounters, we wound up being invited to perform in our new friends Elliot and Ben’s living room 2 weeks later.

It was an invite we had absolutely zero interest in refusing.

Another serious perk of returning to Sackville was another opportunity to visit what we’ve dubbed “the Omega Cafeteria”. Seriously Mount Allison students, you guys have got it made. Chris and I once again wandered around aimlessly, eyes gleaming with delight, every new salad bar option or delicious roasted whatever pushing us to new heights of free food ecstasy. Surrounded, as we were by students in the middle of exams, tired of eating in the same room for an entire year, we looked rather out of place. But no matter, we enjoyed every last morsel, including the ice cream.

We found this amazing pamphlet

Chris was pleased

The house party that followed was crammed full of both people and excellence. We were super lucky to have local rockers John Wayne Cover Band perform first, and they effectively raised the temperature several degrees!

the House!

By the time we took the floor, everyone was in proper rock mode, and we had a blast! Major thanks to our Sackville Family for making it happen for us, we can’t wait to return!


At 4 am, we found ourselves on the roof of a building overlooking downtown with crazy smiles on our faces. Maria, you rock.

Hey Hey,
I know I haven’t been posting at all recently, and for that I apologize.
There are most certainly several more instalments of the Tour Blog to post, and I’ll start releasing them soon enough!

As for now, I wanted to let you know a few things:

A) We’re jamming at our old old rehearsal space again, where the band was both conceived and birthed. It feels real good. Major thanks//love to Victoria, Sophie and Lisa for letting us rock out in their place. You gals = the bomb x 4.5

B) We’re playing a crazy awesome loft party in two weeks with our good friends Wind Up People (who’s debut EP I just finished recording – Check it here) and Aim Low. It will be a serious effects nerd kinda party. The FB event is here, if you’re in Montréal then I expect you there with bells on.

C) We’re going to Ottawa the first week of June for the First Annual Ottawa Bike Fest. We’ll be playing outside with the Sheep Man and some others. Should be madness, I’ll keep you posted on that.

D) We’re playing with Man Your Horse, Glass Works Coastal (who I also just recorded, more on that later) and Crabe at Le Divan Orange on June 14th. I’m stoked outta my skull for this one. Haven’t seen the MYH boys since september when we rocked out with them in Vancouver, and apparently they’ve got some new jams that you’ve gotta check out.

E) We’re going on tour AGAIN, in August. It’s gonna look something like this: 1: Sackville
4: Charlottetown – the Alibi
5: Halifax – HELP
6: Sydney – Governor’s
8: Stephenville – HELP
9: Corner Brook – The Bar Room
10: Grand Falls/Windsor – HELP
11-13: St. John’s – Distortion/CBTG’s
16: Corner Brook/Anywhere Else on NFLD – HELP!
17: Sydney – Governor’s
18: Moncton – Plan B (TBC)
19: St. John – HELP
20: Fredericton – HELP

Let us know (contact@cinemalamourtheband.com) if you can help out with any of the dates. We’ll do a formal announcement soon. Also: if you’d like to write about us/interview us/have us play on yr radio station/podcast/boat, GET IN TOUCH!

F) On August 28, we’re playing at Casa Del Popolo with Begin By Gathering Supplies from Chicago. Shit. Awesome. Expect more to come.

Alright, I think that’s everything on the go at the moment.

Love you, internet.


Gallery Connexion in Fredericton is a pretty amazing place, and for some reason I took almost no pictures of it. Located in the basement of an otherwise generic commercial building, the gallery contained several different exhibits and installations. In one room, giant mounds of disconnected computer keys littered the floor, and on the wall were framed messages assembled from the same old keyboards.

It was neat, you’ll just have to trust me!

The opening band, Two Piece Empire were perhaps the only other “loop-rock” duo we’ve ever played with, and we had a blast swapping tips and tricks together.

After the show, we headed back to the gallery booker’s place. Maggie had recently held an art show/concert in her home, and the remnants of it were still evident. Some of her own work was displayed, which was pretty excellent.

We also had an encounter with the most energetic cat we’d run into so far on this tour. It refused to stay put for long in any one place, but I managed to capture a couple of action shots.