CHOCOLAT’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Here’s the much anticipated music video for «Ah ouin», first single of Chocolat’s new album Rencontrer Looloo. Created and animated by Jonathan Robert, the music video introduces us to Looloo, the alien with a guitar-shaped head, reigning as a true rock-and-roll tyrant.
Rencontrer Looloo is available for pre-order now and will be released on November 11th.
«DRAPEAU BLANC» NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM CŒUR DE PIRATE
«Ne me laisse jamais seule / Qu’on ne se laisse plus seules avec le temps» (Never leave me alone / May we never leave each other alone with time), sings Béatrice Martin in "Drapeau blanc", the song for Cœur de pirate’s new video, which explores a current relationship with a forwardlooking perspective.
Produced by Mélissa Matos and Emmanuel Mauriès Rinfret, the video shows a woman burdened by her past, who gradually manages, thanks to the presence of her laughing child, to revisit memories of difficult relationships and find joy in the process. Romy, Béatrice’s daughter, gets her first official film role in a casting so close to the heart it needs no explanation.
28 NOMINATIONS FOR THE ADISQ GALA
Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte, Sainte Cécile and their artists are proud to have received 28 nominations this year for the 38th ADISQ gala. The winners will be revealed during the Gala de l’industrie and le Premier Gala, on October 27th, as well as during the ADISQ ceremony on October 30th.
COEUR DE PIRATE
Song of the year «Oublie-moi (carry on)»
Album of the year - Anglophone
Quebec artist having been most distinguished outside of Quebec
Show of the year - Anglophone
Video of the year «Crier tout bas»
Lighting designer of the year - Maxine Drury
Director of the year - Nico Archambault for Roses
Sound engineer of the year - Daniel Desrochers for Roses
Songwriter or Composer of the year
Album of the year - Alternative
Arranger of the year - Éric Villeneuve and Bernard Adamus
Sound recording and mixing of the year - David Smith and Tonio Morin-Vargas
Album producer of the year - Éric Villeneuve
Album of the year - Rock
Songwriter or Composer of the year
Album of the year – Critical acclaim
Song recording and mixing of the year - Pierre Girard
Song of the year «Voyageur»
Male artist of the year
LES SOEURS BOULAY
Album of the year - Folk
Groupe or duo of the year
Album or DVD of the year - Humor
DARE TO CARE RECORDS
Radio promotion team of the year
Press relations team of the year
Record company of the year
Management team of the year
Event producer of the year
Web promotion team of the year
CHOCOLAT PRESENTS RENCONTRER LOOLOO
The first single of Rencontrer Looloo, Chocolat's second album coming this fall, is premiering exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan today! The album will be released on November 11th under Dare To Care Records in Canada, Teenage Menopause Records in France and Belgium, and Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records in the rest of the world.
COEUR DE PIRATE SOLO TOUR
Mid-November, Cœur de pirate will present a solo version of her Roses show in Italia and Spain, her first time in these cities! If you’re lucky enough to be on the old continent at that time, don’t miss it! Tickets are on sale here :
COEUR DE PIRATE: SPOTIFY SESSION
Celebrate the one year anniversary of Roses with Cœur de pirate’s Spotify session! Recorded in front of a live audience, the session features acoustic versions of three songs from the albums, as well as «Place de la République» and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ «Dead Flowers». Listen to it here!
JOB OFFER: ACCOUNTANT
*Offer description in French only at the moment
KROY PRESENTS HER DEBUT ALBUM: SCAVENGER
After collaborations with David Giguère and Jason Bajada that were met with critical acclaim, after winning the heart of Montreal’s electropop scene with the band Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin now takes the plunge and is set to release her first solo album on September 23, under the name of KROY. The album SCAVENGER marks a turning point in the singer’s career as she is venturing down a more personal road. SCAVENGER will be released under Dare To Care records and a digital EP version of the album will be available in the US under the label Honeymoon.
SCAVENGER is available for pre-order on iTunes, Dare To Care online store and Bandcamp and a clear limited edition of the LP will be available online only. The first single "River" is offered as instant download with the pre-order and can be listened on any streaming platform.
KROY: CANADIAN TOUR
SOCALLED SUMMER SHOWS
This summer, keep your eyes wide open, you could catch a musical or puppet show by Socalled near you! Here’s the list of his next outings :
July 28th - Sea Shack, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
July 29th - Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur, Carleton-sur-Mer
July 31st - Jardins Gamelin, Montreal
August 4th - Parc Emilie Gamelin, Montreal
August 28th - Festival Marionnettes plein la rue, Montreal
BEATS 1 X DARE TO CARE
Our « The New Canada » takeover hosted by Cœur de pirate is now available! Broadcasted live last Saturday on Beats 1, our DTC special is the third episode highlighting Canadian labels and artists. Listen now to the complete series on Apple Music.
KROY’S NEW SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO
KROY revealed yesterday in Premiere with Noisey her music video for her new single "River".
Don't miss her next September 23rd at Artgang Montreal for her album release with POP Montréal. Tickets are available here.
DARE TO CARE: APPLE MUSIC CURATOR
Proud to announce that Dare To Care is now a Curator on Apple Music! Follow us for exclusive playlists, updates and content. Each Monday, a DTC team member will present their favourite songs of the moment on the Dareto(e)s playlist.
Now take a trip down memory lane with our Dare To Be 15 playlist, highlighting iconic songs from our past releases.
COEUR DE PIRATE FALL TOUR
Following a summer of festivals across Canada and Europe, Cœur de pirate’s Roses tour will be presented in more than 20 different cities across the world starting this September. Visit coeurdepirate.com for all dates.
KROY: CMW SHOWCASES
This weekend, head out to the Queen City for Canadian Music Week! Electro-indie-pop fans will enjoy KROY's showcases on Saturday May 7th, at Stingray's PausePlay stage in the afternoon and at Silver Dollar with Pop Montreal later that evening. If you wish to learn more about KROY's writing process, you can read her Pop Montréal interview right here.
For the full schedule, visit the festival website.
KANDLE’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Kandle revealed today her most recent music video for the song «Gimme a pill». Released two years ago on the album In Flames, the song describes the struggle of living with chronic pains: "Living with chronic pain is the biggest challenge in my life. As much as I fight to stay positive and to pursue traditional and alternative treatments for my pain, some days I still can't find the strength to get out of bed or have to cancel a show and go to the hospital. My condition at times consumes me and the mixture of medications that I've come to rely on erodes me instead. But I refuse to drown in self pity and instead I choose to create art out of my situation and show a representation of what it's like for all of us being held back by pain. My best pal Maya Fuhr brought to life a beautiful little video for us of 'A day in the life' trying to escape from the struggle and fighting to be free!"
Don't miss her at Anachronik Festival on May 5th. Tickets are available here.
We are currently looking for three summer interns in our public relations, booking and marketing departements.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com before April11th, 2016 and include which internship you are applying for in the subject line.
For additional details on the positions, go to the Facebook event page.
DARE TO CARE IS TURNING 15!
This spring, Dare To Care is celebrating 15 years of great releases! And who says anniversary says lots of special events!
To kick off the celebrations, the Sainte Cécile Fest, presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, will take place from April 7th to April 9th at l’Esco and TRH-Bar in Montreal, and on April 29th at l’Anti, bar & spectacles in Quebec City.
Then, since the label has always released vinyls, it only seemed natural to partner up with Aux 33 Tours record store to celebrate the 2016 Record Store Day. Stop by the store on April 16th to get a limited edition vinyl compilation, only the first 1000 customers will receive one!
Other festivities marking the 15th anniversary will be announced throughout the year. Make sure to stay updated by clicking the thumbs-up on Dare To Care's Facebook page and don’t forget to RSVP to the first announced events: Sainte Cecile Fest / Record Store Day
ON A TOUS UNE LYDIA LEE
Marie-Jo Thério is proud to present her new show On a tous une Lydia Lee. Inspired by her double album hailed by critics, Chasing Lydie, On a tous une Lydia Lee will be presented from March 16th to 19th at Théâtre de Quat'Sous.
In this musical and theatrical road trip, Freddy, played by Marie-jo, invites us to follow her great aunt Lydia LeBlanc, alias Lydia Lee, a cabaret singer. On a tous une Lydia Lee is a dreamlike adventure where the imagination often outweighs the realism of clocks, characters and places. So, ready to follow Freddy? Book your tickets now.
KROY JOINS DARE TO CARE
Dare To Care is proud to welcome KROY in its family! Solo project of musician Camille Poliquin, KROY was described by VOIR as “the next indie pop montrealer sensation” and is one of the "artists to watch in 2016" according to Noisey.
After releasing Birthday, her first EP, in June 2014, KROY played at many occasions in Quebec, Europe and the United States. Among other things, she showcased her music at M For Montreal and as the opening act for Cœur de pirate. Currently touring with her duo Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin is also working on KROY's debut album to be released this fall.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM CŒUR DE PIRATE
Cœur de pirate reveals today a new music video for the latest single from her album Roses “ I Don’t Want To Break Your Heart ”. A thoughtful reflection on the dying embers of a relationship that once burned bright, the cinematic video directed by Martin Pariseau stars Beatrice Martin herself alongside rising hip-hop sensation Allan Kingdom.
Happy Holidays from the Dare To Care Team and best wishes for the year to come!
Our office wil be closed from December 19th to January 3rd. All online orders will be shipped during that week.
ROSES CERTIFIED GOLD AND NEW TOUR DATES
A few weeks only after its release, Roses has already sold more than 127,000 copies worldwide and has been certified gold in Canada as well as in France. Cœur de pirate’s third album to date includes the acclaimed single "Oublie-moi (Carry on)", which has topped radio charts in Quebec for nine weeks in a row and continues its climb on the Billboard US dance charts. The single "Crier tout bas" was released in the wake of this success, allowing two songs from the same album to appear in BDS’ top 10 radio hits for three weeks.
THE SOLD OUT TOUR WILL CONTINUE IN 2016
After playing to systematically full houses this fall in North America and Europe’s largest cities (including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Brussels, and London), Cœur de pirate will continue her triumphant tour this winter to present her album Roses to fans around the world. Tickets are available now on coeurdepirate.com.
DTCHOHOHO ADVENT CALENDAR
Our annual advent calendar is live! Every day until our traditional holiday party, click on one of our team members to download the free song of the day. At the same time, you'll discover that person's best albums of 2015!
LOOKING FOR INTERNS
We are currently looking for interns in our public relations, marketing and booking departements. Click on the division that interests you to view the full listing (french only).
Still hooked? Send your resume and a presentation letter by email before November 20th, with the internship's name as the subject.
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ADISQ GALA: VOTE NOW FOR SONG OF THE YEAR
The voting period for Song of the year has officially started! This year, two of Dare To Care and Grosse Boîte's artists are in the finalists: Coeur de pirate with « Oublie moi (Carry on) » and Jean Leloup with « Paradis City ». Both songs were at the top of the BDS Radios charts for several consecutive weeks!
You have until November 8th to submit your vote on the gala's website.
12 NOMINATIONS AT GAMIQ 2015
Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte, Sainte Cécile and their artists are proud to have received 12 nominations for the tenth annual GAMIQ awards! You can vote now to support your favorite artists, the winners will be revealed at the gala on November 29th.
Rock album of the year Chocolat Tss Tss
Rock album of the year Femme Accident Hum
Rock EP of the year Choses Sauvages Japanese Jazz
Rap album of the year Socalled Peoplewatching
Roots album or EP of the year ORKESTAR CRIMINAL TUMMEL
Vidéo of the year Kandle "Not Up To Me"
Artist of the year Chocolat
Artist of the year Kandle
Show of the year Canailles
Show of the year Socalled
Album illustration of the year Socalled Peoplewatching (Healthy Pants)
Record label of the year Dare To Care Records
20 ADISQ NOMINATIONS
The 2015 ADISQ awards nominations were revealed on Tuesday. Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte, Sainte Cécile and their artists are proud to have received 20 nominations in 16 categories, including a first nomination for Sainte Cécile!
ADISQ Gala (November 8th, 2015)
Songwriter or Composer of the year Fanny Bloom and Étienne Dupuis-Cloutier, Pan
Songwriter or Composer of the year Jean Leloup, À Paradis City
Male artist of the year Jean Leloup (VOTE HERE)
Song of the year Coeur de pirate, «Oublie-moi (Carry on)»
Song of the year Jean Leloup, «Paradis City»
ADISQ Autre Gala (October 27th, 2015)
Album of the Year – Alternative Chocolat, Tss Tss
Album of the Year – Critical acclaim Jean Leloup, À Paradis City
Album of the Year – Best seller Jean Leloup, À Paradis City
Album of the Year – Rock Jean Leloup, À Paradis City
Quebec artist having been most distinguished outside of Québec Cœur de pirate
Quebec artist having been most distinguished outside of Québec Les sœurs Boulay
Industry Gala (October 27th, 2015)
Album of the Year – Instrumental Artistes variés Tu dors Nicole
Album or DVD of the Year – Comedy Les Appendices, Les Appendices chantent les chansons de la 7e saison et quelques autres qu'ils trouvaient bonnes
Album producer of the year Étienne Dupuis-Cloutier, Pan (Fanny Bloom)
Album producer of the year Emmanuel Ethier, Tss Tss
Record company of the year Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte
Event producer of the year Dare To Care Records
Management team of the year Dare To Care Records
Web promotion team of the year Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte
Radio promotion team of the year Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte
MARA TREMBLAY AT COUP DE COEUR FRANCOPHONE
Almost a year after the release of her latest album À la manière des anges, Mara Tremblay announces her return in Montreal during Coup de coeur francophone, on November 14th at L'Astral. Tickets are on sale now, click here to get yours. Mara Tremblay will be on tour during the next few months, visit the concerts page for details.
KANDLE ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR