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Dear Internet,

The time for celebration of our third year of existence is upon us!

To get started, we’re hosting the Montréal Sessions this month on CKUT FM!
You can tune in every tuesday in November from 3 to 5 PM EST online at www.ckut.ca or at 90.3 FM in Montréal.

You can already listen to the first two episodes, Continue reading


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,

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Dear Friends,

In our first year of existence, Cinéma L’amour has played 38 shows alongside nearly 100 fantastic bands including Future of the Left, the Hoof and the Heel, the Luyas, Man Your Horse, Play Guitar, Absent Sound, The Reason, Faux Fur, Locomotive 8, Ultra Mega, Bend Sinister, Vampires, Welsh Cinema and many, many others. We’ve been on tour four times, driven over 20000 kilometers (in 6 different vehicles), seen the great lakes, the prairies, the mountains, and the pacific ocean. We’ve performed in legendary venues across the country including the Cobalt in Vancouver, Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon, the Drake hotel in Toronto, and Casa Del Popolo in Montreal. We’ve also played in a suburban living room in Waterloo, a vintage clothing and book store in Winnipeg, a hot dog restaurant in Calgary, an art gallery in Ottawa, and a few late night loft parties here at home.

We’ve also self released an EP and a Single, sold out of both and reprinted them multiple times, been written about in Magazines (both print and digital), performed live on the radio, been featured on podcasts, and posted up on blogs.

We have made countless friends, eaten in countless subway restaurants, slept on couches and floors in all manner of abodes, demolished seemingly impossible bar tabs and had way too much fun to properly encapsulate in words.

And now, on the eve of our first anniversary, we’re gonna celebrate.

On Saturday, the 13th of November, we invite you all to our home in Griffintown to begin our second year as a band on a high note. This special, not to be repeated performance will feature an ensemble of our friends, including past members of The Hoof and The Heel and Emperor Bulash, as well as a live burlesque show courtesy of Lady Josephine and Miss Sucre a la Creme! I can assure you you’ve never seen anything like it before, and to miss out on the event would be a travesty!

All of this would not have been possible without the incredible support we’ve received from our families, friends new and old, and everyone who likes to rock out at our shows. Thank you!

See you on the 13th!