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December 5, 2014
DARE TO CARE’S STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - BOOKING TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

Today we turn to our Booking team for their favorite albums of 2014

 

Julien (Booking Agent and General Manager)

Top 5 albums
1- Mac De Marco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
2- Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
3- Alvvays, Alvvays (Royal Mountain)
4- Black Atlass, Young Bloods (Fool's Gold)
5- Plaid, Reachy Prints (Warp)

Video
Les Appendices, "Michel a soif"

 

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Sonia (Booking agent)

Top 5 albums
1. Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)
2. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
3. Heat, Heat (indépendant)
4. Christine and The Queens, Chaleur Humaine (Because music)
5. Operators, EP1 (Last Gang Records)

*Honorable mention
Chvrches' album The Bones of What You Believe. It was released in 2013, but they played Osheaga this year so…

Video
The Barr Brothers, « Half Crazy »


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Étienne (Production Coordinator)

Top 5 albums
1. Ought, More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)
2. Sun Kil Moon, Benji (Carlo Verde)
3. Sébastien Tellier, L’Aventura (Record Makers)
4. Last Ex, Last Ex (Constellation)
5. Katerine, Magnum (Barclay)

Video
Last Ex, « Girl Seizure »

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Marilou (Production Manager)

Top 5 albums---in no particular order
Groenland, The Chase (Bonsound)
Fred Pellerin, Plus tard qu'on pense (Disques Tempête)
Alexandre Désilets, Fancy Ghetto (Indica Records)
Serge Fiori, Fiori (GSI Musique)
The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)

Video
Alexandre Désilet, « Renégat »


 



December 4, 2014
DARE TO CARE’S STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - LABEL TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

Today we turn to our Label team for their favorite albums of 2014

 

Nathalie (Project Manager)

Top 5 albums
1 - Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts)
2 - The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operators (Secret City)
3 - Lykke Li, I Never Learn (Warner)
4 - Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
5- Alvvays, Alvvays (Royal Mountain)

Video
Philippe B, "Calorifère"

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Jeanne (Project Manager)

Top 5 albums
1. Amen Dunes, Love (Sacred Bones)
2. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
3. TOPS, Picture You Staring (Arbutus)
4. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
5. Philippe B., Ornithologie, la nuit (Bonsound)

*Honorable mentions
Released in November : Pom Pom de Ariel Pink et Heartleap de Vashti Bunyan

Video
TOPS, "Way To Be Loved"

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Gabrielle (Assistant Project Manager)

Top 5 albums
1. Hundred Waters, The moon rang like a bell (OWSLA)
2. Beck, Morning Phase (Capitol)
3. Philippe B., Ornithologie, la nuit (Bonsound)
4. Damien Rice, My Favorite Faded Fantasy (Warner Bors. Records)
5. Philémon Cimon, L'été (Audiogram)

*Honorable mention / video
Ólafur Arnalds's video for the song "Ljósið".  

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Jules (Intern deluxe)

Top 5 albums
1. Alaclair Ensemble, Toute est impossible (Indépendant)
2. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
3. Alvvays, Alvvays (Royal Mountain)
4. The Black Keys, Turn Blue (Nonesuch Records)
5. Run The Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal Records)
 



December 3, 2014
DARE TO CARE’S STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - ACCOUNTING AND PUBLISHING TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

Today we turn to our Accounting and Publishing team for their favorite albums of 2014.

 

Roseline (Publishing and Licensing Coordinator)

Top 5 albums
1. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
2. MØ, No Mythologies (RCA Victor)
3. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes (ATO Records)
4. Secret Sun, Cold Coast (Bonsound)
5. Eman X VLooper, XXL (indépendant / Disques 7ième Ciel)

*Honorable mention
Beach House live at Théâtre Plaza, October 7, 2014

Video
Hurray for the Riff Raff, "St. Roch Blues" (live)

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Émily (Accountant)

Top 5 albums
1. Caribou, Our Love (City Slang)
2. Michel Cloup Duo, Minuit dans tes bras 
(Ici d'ailleurs)
3. Beck, Morning Phase 
(Capitol Records)
4. Antoine Corriveau, Les Ombres Longues 
(Abuzive Muzik / Coyote Records)
5. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness 
(Jagjaguwar Records)

Video
Antoine Corriveau, "La tête en marche"

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Julie (Accountant)

Top 5 albums
1. Ty Segall, Manipulator (Drag City)
2. Pypy, Pagan Day (Slovenly Records)
3. King Tuff, Black Moon Spell (SubPop)
4. Sonic Avenues, Mistakes (Dirtnap Records)
5. Philippe B, Ornithologie la nuit (Bonsound)

Video
Philémon Cimon, "Julie July"



December 3, 2014
2014 ADVENT CALENDAR

Our Advent calendar is back! Go to dtchohoho.com everyday until December 19, 2014 to get your free song. #DTChohoho



December 2, 2014
DARE TO CARE’S STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - PROMO TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

Today we turn to our Promotion team for their favorite albums of 2014.

 

Claudie (Press and Radio)

Top 5 Albums
1. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
2. Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts)
3. Philémon Cimon, L’été (Audiogram)
4. Hundred Waters, The Moon Rang Like A Bell (OWSLA)
5. Banks, Goddess (Harvest Records)

*Honorable mentions
The songs "Tambours de guerre" by Géraldine and « De mon enfance » by Stéphanie Lapointe and Philémon Cimon, as well as the albums À la manière des anges by Mara Tremblay and LP1 by FKA Twigs

Video
Hundred Waters, « Murmurs »

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Marianne (Publicist)

Top 5 Albums
1. Likke Li, Youth Novels (Atlantic Records)
2. La Roux, Trouble in Paradise (Polydor LTD)
3. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
4. Philémon Cimon, L'été (Audiogram)
5. Christine and the Queens, Chaleur humaine (Because Music)

*Honorable mentions
Organ Mood live at POP Montréal, Posterz live at FME/M For Montreal, and Father John Misty cause he's so great!

Video
La Roux, "Kiss And Not Tell"

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Francis (Web Promotion)

Top 5 Albums
1. Philémon Cimon, L’été (Audiogram)
2. Jamie T, Carry On The Grudge (Virgin Records)
3. Bernhari, Bernhari (Audiogram)
4. The Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt (Island Records)
5. Dumas, Dumas (La Tribu)

*Honorable mentions
Shout out to Montreal's PASSWORDS for their Foreign Pleasures EP and to Canada's legendary act Constantines for their reunion show in October.

Video
Jamie T, "Zombie"

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Florence (super Intern)

Top 5 Albums
1. The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)
2. Chet Faker, Built on Glass (Downtown Records)
3. Philémon Cimon, L'été (Audiogram)
4. Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts Productions)
5. Misteur Valaire, Bellevue Avenue (Indica Records)

Video
Misteur Valaire, "Life Gets Brutal" 



December 1, 2014
DARE TO CARE RECORDS’ STAFF PICKS FOR 2014 - MANAGEMENT TEAM

Once again this year, the staff at Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte wishes to share with you their favorite albums to have come out this past year. For obvious reasons, we have decided to exclude from our lists the albums published under the Dare To Care or Grosse Boîte label.

We start today with our Management team's top picks for 2014.

Eli (A&R, Manager and President)

Top 5 Albums
1. Beck, Morning Phase (Fonograf)
2. Philippe B, Ornithologie, la nuit (Bonsound)
3. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (Constellation)
4. Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts)
5. Mac Demarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
 

*Honorable mentions
Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems (Columbia)
Alden Penner, Exegesis (indépendant)

Video
Small Feet, "Rivers"

 

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Laurie (General Manager)

Top 5 Albums
1. Mac Demarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
2. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
3. The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator (Secret City Records)
4. Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams (Blue Note Records)
5. Alvvays, Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)

*Honorable mention
Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal (What's Your Rupture?)

Video
Against Me!, "FUCKMYLIFE666"

 

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Audrey (Management Coordinator)

Top 5 Albums
1. Sun Kil Moon, Benji (Caldo Verde Records)
2. Christine and The Queens, Chaleur Humaine (Because Music)
3. Tinashe , Aquarius (RCA Records)
4. Bernhari, Bernhari (Audiogram)
5. Vince Staples, Hell Can Wait (Def Jam Recordings)

Video
Christine and The Queens, "Saint Claude"

 

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Virginie (Executive Assistant)

Top 5 Albums
1- The Black Lips, Underneath the rainbow (Vice Records)
2- Mac DeMarco, Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
3- Tearjerker, Hiding (EP) (SQE Music)
4- Los Tones, Psychotropic (Groovie Records)
5- Fucked Up, Glass Boys (Arts & Crafts)

*Honorable mention
The song “Sharp”, by Red Mass

Video
Tearjerker, "You Can I"



November 24, 2014
Child of Light : Best Original Music at the Canadian Videogame Awards

We are very proud to announce that Child of Light's soundtrack, composed by Cœur de pirate, won the award for Best Original Music at the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards. The ceremony was held on November 21 in Toronto.

You can purchase Child of Light's soundatrack here



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CONCERTS
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Kandle
Victoria, Lucky Bar, 12.00$
December 21, 2014, 20:00

Kandle
Nanaimo, The Queen’s, 10.00$
December 22, 2014, 20:00

Mara Tremblay
Val-David, Le Mouton Noir, 25.00$
January 24, 2015, 21:00

Mara Tremblay
St-Casimir, Québec, Canada, La Taverne, 20.00$
January 30, 2015, 21:30

Mara Tremblay
St-Hyacinthe, Le Zaricot, 25.00$
January 31, 2015, 21:00

Mara Tremblay
Jonquière, Côté Cour, 25.00$
February 6, 2015, 20:30

Mara Tremblay
St-Prime, Vieux-Couvent, 25.00$
February 7, 2015, 21:00

Mara Tremblay
Saint-Adolphe d’Howard, L’Ange Vagabond, 25.00$
February 14, 2015, 20:00

Mara Tremblay
Montréal, Club Soda, 34.00$
February 24, 2015, 20:00

Mara Tremblay
Lavaltrie, Chasse-Galerie, 30.00$
February 28, 2015, 20:00

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