DIMANCHE 29 SEPTEMBRE 2013
Day Party & Brunch avec Emilie & Ogden  +Royal Canoe  +Fire/Works.  +Adam Strangler
  • 21h30

Indie Montréal présente:

14h00 – Emilie & Ogden

15h00 – Royal Canoe

16h00 – Fire/Works

17h00 – Adam Strangler

Emilie & Ogden is not your typical duet but rather an encounter between a singer and a harp. Emilie grew up in a small town outside Montreal and moved to the city to study classical music. There she quickly fell in love with the harp after discovering Joanna Newsom. Emilie practiced her new instrument in the TEA band, a folk project she started with two friends in 2010. Her love of the instrument combined with a need for self-expression gave birth to Emilie & Ogden in November 2012. Her particular voice has often been described as pure and soft, resonating in perfect harmony with the harp. On her debut EP, Emilie collaborated with young producer Jesse Mac Cormack (MAK), also performing in her band, bringing a soft electronic touch to her traditional folk sound. Live, her sound is completed by Samuel Béland on synthesizers and Francis Ledoux on the drums. Emilie & Ogden could be described as "nouveau folk", drawing inspiration from other female artists such as Feist and St-Vincent.

Pop / Electronic

"...risk-taking material..." - The Globe and Mail

"Oh my holy synthesizers, coupled with falsettos reminiscent of Beck from his Midnight Vultures days..." - Discorder

Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.

They spend almost every day in a shit-hole rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Boi and manipulating bits of old records.

The band calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home – the enigmatic prairie city, which has served artists as both an abundant, creative watering hole and a debilitating quagmire. The city's mood swings from euphoric summers spent biking with beers, fence-hopping residential pools and climbing abandoned roof-tops to harsh, bitter winters that are countered first with defiance, then self-loathing, then denial, then "you've got to be fucking kidding me." Royal Canoe's songs are, in part, an effort to make sense of the resentment and romanticism of the city's divergent identities.

The universe of Montrealers Jonathan Peters and David Lagacé is a profound one, thick and aspiring, where day and night coexist. A musical world made of ethereal vocal harmonies and rich instrumentation, where melodies speak and words sing. Impulsive, pure and authentic.

A work of art that confirms a sincere endeavor, tempestuous and inhabited by a folk that burns to the core. We attach ourselves to a piece, and then to the whole of it. To the autumnal and night inspired "Underneath Your Skin" in the album's opening, that seemingly whispers in your ear; to the flight of "The Japanees One" and "Elephants" or even the emancipating orchestrations of "Ruins Ruins", "Folklore" and "Ancestor’s Shadow".

Ultimately, Shenanigans reveals itself as a complete and powerful undertaking, like rarely heard before.

 

Please don't talk to me about the weather anymore, Unless it is to tell me that you've found God's stardusts on the floor. Plucked from his eyebrows where the hair grows thick, While sweet baby Jesus is curled up at his feet.