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November 11, 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).

PUBLIC RELATIONS
MARKETING
BOOKING

Still hooked? Send your resume and a presentation letter by email before November 20th, with the internship's name as the subject.

Don't hesitate to share this post to your friends!



October 20, 2015
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.



September 30, 2015
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



September 23, 2015
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



September 22, 2015
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.

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August 26, 2015
KANDLE ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

Kandle gets back on the road for the fall and will travel the country from the West Coast to the Maritimes. For all details and to get your tickets, visit the concerts page or kandlemusic.com



August 7, 2015
COEUR DE PIRATE ROSES PRE-ORDER

Coeur de pirate’s third album, Roses, is available for pre-order now! It features eleven new tracks, including three for immediate download.

For Roses, Cœur de pirate has partnered with three brilliant producers : Bjorn Yttling, Rob Ellis and Ash Workman. Béatrice Martin’s meticulously crafted melodies are as resplendent as ever and will enrapture longtime fans once again. The singer fiercely explores coming-of-age themes that are at times painful. The lyrics are the reflection of a young woman bravely facing her fears. The final result is at once catchy and daring, dark and light, exhilarating and moving, romantic and epic. The English and the French songs combine to form Cœur de pirate’s most accomplished album to date.

CDs will be released August 28th, and LPs September 16th.

To pre-order your copy, click here



August 4, 2015
DARE TO CARE IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

We are currently looking for three fall interns in our public relations, booking and marketing departements.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to stage@daretocarerecords.com before August 14th, 2015, and include which internship you are applying for in the subject line.

For additional details on the positions, go to the Facebook event page.



July 28, 2015
MALAJUBE AT LA GROSSE LANTERNE

After a three years hiatus, Malajube is back slowly but surely, in preparation of their fifth album to be released in 2016. The quartet will offer an intimate show for one night only this summer, at La Grosse Lanterne Festival in Bethanie.

The show will be held on August 8 at 21:30, to purchase tickets, visit lagrosselanterne.com



July 16, 2015
KANDLE ON TOUR THIS AUGUST

Kandle’s Canadian summer tour is expanding in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, with more than ten dates in August.

Go to the concerts section for complete details.

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July 2, 2015
CŒUR DE PIRATE INCLUDED ON THE SPOTIFY CANADA SPOTLIGHT LIST

For its first Spotlight list, Spotify Canada chose Cœur de Pirate as one of the 16 most promising canadian acts of 2015. Spotify’s Spotlight lists have highly contributed to the international success of artists such as FKW Twigs, Lorde and Hozier.

Roses will be available August 28th.

Cœur de Pirate is currently on tour in France and Quebec, go to coeurdepirate.com for dates.


 



June 16, 2015
NEW VIDEO FOR KANDLE

Kandle's new video for the song "Baby" is now available on ELLE Canada's web site. Inspired by cult movie The Neverending Story, this new video stars Kandle as a princess who, consumed by loneliness, watches her kingdom as it fades away and dies. It's the second time Kandle works with director David Valliquette, who was also behind the "Demon" video.

"Baby", which features guest vocals by Cœur de pirate, is the third single from the album In Flames.

WATCH "BABY" ON ELLE CANADA'S WEB SITE



June 5, 2015
KANDLE & THE KROOKS LIVE IN BROMONT ON JUNE 13

Kandle & The Krooks will be playing in Bromont on June 13 as part of the closing ceremony for the town's 50th anniversary celebrations. The show, which will also feature Misteur Valaire and Galaxie, will start at 7:30 PM. Click here for all the details.

Kandle & The Krooks will also be playing Montreal's Folk sur le Canal festival on June 19.



June 3, 2015
PEOPLEWATCHING NOW AVAILABLE IN LP

The wait is now over for Socalled's fans! The Montreal artist's latest release, Peoplewatching, is now available in LP format. Visit our online store to order your copy right away. 



May 21, 2015
NEW VIDEO AND TOUR DATES FOR SOCALLED

A few weeks after releasing his album Peoplewatching, Socalled now has a video out for the album's first single, "Boyfriend Material". Thrown back in his high school days, we follow the Montreal artist as he tries to catch the attention of his secret crush in this quirky video filled with dancing, pictures-in-her-locker and secret notes passed in biology class.

Socalled also announced new tour dates for North America and Europe. All the details are available, or will be made available in the next few days, in the show section of our website.

May 21 2015 - Point Éphémère, Paris, France
May 22 2015 - Gefundenes Fressen, Hamburg, Germany
May 23 2015 - Sound City Festival, Liverpool, England
May 29 2015 - Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Québec, Canada
June 14 2015 -Kulturefest, New York City, USA
June 24 2015 - Luminato Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 3 2015 - Péribonka, Auberge Ile du Repos, Québec, Canada
July 4 2015 - Tadoussac, Salle Bord de l’eau, Québec, Canada
July 5 2015 - Saint-Fabien, Vieux Théâtre de Saint-Fabien, Québec, Canada
July 6 2015 - Le Naufrageur, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada
July 11 2015 - ShazamFest, Ayer’s Cliff, Québec, Canada
July 18 2015 - Yidstock, Amherst, MA, USA
July 25 2015 - Clagary Folk Fest, Calgary, Canada
August 5 2015 - Festival Rock’n'Loule (near Valence), France
August 12 2015 - Yiddish Summer Fest, Weimar, Germany
Agust 13 2015 - Festival Theaterspektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
September 5 2015 - Le Sous-Bois, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
 



May 8, 2015
JOB OFFER : DARE TO CARE IS LOOKING FOR A PUBLICIST

For all the details (in French only) : http://bit.ly/1F4hHDW

You have until May 22, 2015 to submit your application 

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Description du poste : L’attaché de presse devra générer une interaction proactive entre les artistes représentés par Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte et les médias. Il aura à sa charge toutes les tâches relevant des communications et des relations avec les médias. La rédaction de textes et la présence aux divers événements de l’industrie seront aussi au cœur de ses fonctions.




April 28, 2015
SOCALLED’S NEW ALBUM "PEOPLEWATCHING" NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

Since this morning, you can buy Socalled’s latest album, Peoplewatching, in physical format as well as on digital and streaming stores. Unfortunately, due to a mishap beyond our control, the vinyl version of the album will only be available at the end of the month of May; however, it can be preordered now to ensure getting it as soon as it will be possible.

Do not miss the launch shows that will take place in Montreal and in Quebec City. Rumour has it there will even be a "selfie corner", so bring your selfie sticks! For all touring dates in Canada, United States, and Europe, visit the concerts section of our website

RELEASE SHOW IN QUEBEC | LE CERCLE | MAY 8, 2015
RELEASE SHOW IN MONTREAL | THÉÂTRE FAIRMOUNT | MAY 14, 2015



April 22, 2015
KANDLE AT CBC SEARCHLIGHT

Kandle is now one step closer to winning the CBC Searchlight contest, as the young songwriter made it through the regional finals this week! Armed with her intoxicating and mesmerizing first album In Flames, which was released last year on Dare To Care, the singer keeps on winning hearts and minds across the country, and we invite all of you to keep on voting for her everyday on CBC's website



April 20, 2015
SOCALLED’S NEW ALBUM "PEOPLEWATCHING" EXCLUSIVE STREAM

You can now listen to Socalled's upcoming album Peoplewatching on Exclaim!'s website. 

The album drops on April 28th!



April 5, 2015
CŒUR DE PRIATE REVEALS "CARRY ON" AND ANNOUNCES HER TOUR

Cœur de pirate reveals “Carry On”, the first song from her much anticipated third album. Irrevocably pop, "Carry On" signals the end of an era and ushers in another, where Béatrice Martin explores richer and deeper themes based on her life up to that point. The world premiere of Cœur de pirate's new show will happen on September 16th, 2015 at the Metropolis, in the opening of the POP Montreal International Music Festival, which will kick off her tour across Quebec.

Written and composed by Béatrice Martin, this intoxicating first single was recorded in Stockholm with famous producer Björn Yttling (Peter Björn and John, Franz Ferdinand, Robyn, Lykke Li).

The first video, directed by Kevin Calero, features a powerful choreography by Nico Archambault and Wynn Holmes. With a radiant grace, Cœur de pirate twirls through the flames, supported by the ardor of her partner Sam Colbey.

 



March 31, 2015
Malajube is back on stage for La Grosse Lanterne festival

After months and months of absence, Malajube will be back on stage on August 8 as part of La Grosse Lanterne festival. Click here to attend the only Malajube show planned this summer.

La Grosse Lanterne


March 26, 2015
SOCALLED’S NEW ALBUM : PEOPLEWATCHING

Socalled is back! The singer-songwriter-producer-rapper-magician returns with a fifth collection of songs: Peoplewatching.

Peoplewatching will be available on April 28th on CD and digital. The release date for the vinyl edition has yet to be confirmed. ‘Til then, you can listen to the first single "Boyfriend Material" right now, courtesy of Dare To Care Records!

Kicking beats to power stories about booty calls, breakups, the fire next door, a magic forest (a condensed rapped version of his musical The Season!) and Genghis Khan 2.0, which he tells through a keen and spirited filter. Come and celebrate, hands in the air, hips against hips, the more smiles the better, at the following release parties, where you’ll be part of the gang too, watching Peoplewatching people:

05/14/2015, Fairmount Theater, Montreal. Tickets here.
05/08/2015, Le Cercle, Quebec. Tickets here

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March 19, 2015
KANDLE AND KARIM OUELLET BLEND VOICES FOR LA FABRIQUE CULTURELLE

Watch this beautiful video of Kandle and Karim Ouellet singing "Baby" together in order to celebrate La Fabrique culturelle's first anniversary. The result is an intimate, emotionnal performance that you'll want to watch over an over again.

Click here to watch the video and find out why Kandle picked Karim to sing her song with her.

If you want to see her live, here's where she'll be playing in the next week :

Saint-Romuald, Le vieux bureau de poste, 20 mars 2015

Sherbrooke, Boquébière, 21 mars 2015



February 6, 2015
CONTEST : 100 RELEASES FOR DTC/GROSSE BOÎTE

Fourteen years into the adventure, Dare To Care Records/Grosse Boîte has now reached a new milestone, with 100 releases under its belt! To mark the occasion, we are offering you the chance to be one of the 100 people who will win a Dare To Care/Grosse Boîte album of their choosing, in CD or digital format. To enter the contest, all you need is to share a good memory, experience or story related to any of our releases. Click here to participate, you have until Friday, February 13, 2015. The best stories will also be shared on our social networks.

Looking forward to hearing from you!



January 22, 2015
FONTARABIE RELEASES A NEW EP

After releasing its first album in the spring of 2014, Fontarabie strikes back with Éclipses, a five-track EP where older material and new jams collide into a slightly more pop experiment. Éclipses lays the grounds for a musical transition, while pulling no punches when it comes to the unique and sometimes dark melodies that made Julien Mineau’s brand.

To stream Éclipses, click here.
To buy the digital album, click here.



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