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Hey All,
Just wanted to let you know we’ll be performing as part of this year’s Pop Montréal festival.
We’re opening up an incredible bill on Friday September 21st up at Brasserie Beaubien.
We’ll be rocking out alongside:

Try Harder (of Kingston, ON. Featuring Paul Saulnier of PS I LOVE YOU).
Astral Gunk (of Sackville, NB. In the middle of a swing of amazing festival dates including Sappy Fest and HPX!)
Bad Vibrations (of Halifaix, NS. “My Plan was to Rock!”)

Check out the event on the Pop Website, and on FB!

Hope to see you there,
Major Luv,

-D + C



Hey Folks,

I seem to have fallen off of blog planet this last month or so, and for that I apologize.

Just wanted to make sure the internet was kept abreast of upcoming crazy rock nonsense we’ve got on the go!

First up:

Next week, Wednesday August 8th, we’re throwing a loft party at our home/jam space, and we’d really like to see as many Montréal folks as possible there! Continue reading



The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic over at CL HQ on Boulevard St. Laurent in Montréal. The scope of our looming adventure was overshadowed only by the overwhelming nature of preparing for such a voyage. If you’ve ever spent a month living out of a van, travelling thousands of kilometers and counting on the kindness of strangers for couches and floors to sleep on, you’ll know what I mean. Tasks crawled out of the woodwork like bedbugs in a student apartment. Their existence was obvious, but their number impossible to calculate.

Still, one by one and day by day our list was slowly whittled down.
Boxes checked.
I’s dotted.
T’s crossed.

One of the most exciting things we accomplished before leaving town was screen printing a batch of new T-shirts with the help of the kind folks down at Ste. Emilie Skillshare. We had a blast burning screens, pulling ink, and waiting for things to dry with our new friends Tasha and Lia. The space is an incredible resource for independent artists and community groups in Montréal, it’s a real civic treasure!

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The Screen I burned myself!

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Lia giving the Thumbs up!

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Unicorns and Disco Sex. ‘Nuff Said.

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Chris pulling some ink while Tasha keeps the screen solid!

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So many red shirts. So much drying.

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Also: PINS!

You’ll be able to see, touch, and even purchase the fruits of our labours at all of our upcoming shows across the Maritimes, Newfoundland, and Ontario.

Warning: They’re going fast.

See you on the road!

Best,

-D



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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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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