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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



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



October 28, 2014
5 Félix awards for the Dare To Care / Grosse Boîte family

The Dare To Care Records / Grosse Boîte family wishes to congratulate all of its artists on another increbile year. We also wish to congratulate all the winners and nominees from this year's ADISQ Gala, as well as all the people who work all year long to make sure our industry keeps on glowing for years to come. Most of all, we wish to thank everyone who listens to our artists's music. You guys have made our days sunnier for close to 15 years now, and so we wish to share these five awards with all of you. 



September 19, 2014
KANDLE & THE KROOKS IN MONTREAL

Back from their West Coast tour, Kandle & The Krooks will be playing Montreal’s Cabaret du Mile End on October 16 ! You can buy your tickets right here.

 



September 15, 2014
WE ARE WOLVES EUROPEAN FALL TOUR

Hey Europe, we've got great news for you : We Are Wolves will be touring your part of the world this fall! Don't miss your chance to catch them live!

2014.10.10 Orleans (FR) @ L Astrolabe
2014.10.14 Bordeaux (FR) @ I Boat
2014.10.15 Besancon (FR) @ Les Passagers Du Zinc
2014.10.16 Le Havre (FR) @ Ouest Park Festival
2014.10.17 Paris (FR) @ MaMa Event
2014.10.18 Liege (BE) @ Live Club
2014.10.19 Strassbourg (FR) @ Le Molodoi  

WAW


September 3, 2014
FONTARABIE AND FANNY BLOOM FOR THREE NIGHTS (FREE)

We are very happy to announce that Fontarabie will be playing on October 1st at the Montreal Metropolis, on the 4th at the Imperial in Quebec City, and on the 5th at the Odyssée in Gatineau. Tickets for the shows are free and available right now through the venues' ticket counters or online at evenko.ca.

Fanny Bloom, whose new album Pan will hit the stores on September 23, will also be part of the show series, while Montrealer Bernhari will be opening on all three dates. 



August 6, 2014
KANDLE AND WE ARE WOLVES PLAYING AT FESTIVAL DE L’OUTAOUAIS ÉMERGENT

Kandle and We Are Wolves will be playing at the Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent. The festival will take place from September 4th to the 7th, in Gatineau. Tickets available here



July 15, 2014
FONTARABIE PLAYING AT FME

Fontarabie will be back on stage during the Festival de musique émergente (FME) on August 29 at l'Agora Arts!

For the occasion, at least six musicians will take the stage alongside Julien Mineau to interpret the songs of Fontarabie. "De Luxe" and "Regular" passports will be available here starting on July 22 and individual tickets will go on sale here on August 5. 



June 27, 2014
KANDLE RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR "NOT UP TO ME" IN ASSOCIATION WITH CANADIAN WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

Kandle presents her brand new video for "Not Up to Me"!

"This is the story of a girl who’s slipping into darkness. Many young females today deal with so much emotional and physical abuse. However, whether it is from fear or insecurity, some girls don’t feel they deserve the love and assistance they need to get back on their feet. I’ve been that girl, I’ve fought for that girl, and I can prove it is possible to find light at the end of the tunnel." - Kandle

“In my personal experience, other women have created the most insecurities in my life. I was drawn to this story because it’s one of those rare occasions where sisterhood reveals its true potential.” - Natalie Robison, video director (Much Music Video Awards winner)

To support her message of empowerment and self-confidence for girls across Canada, Kandle is encouraging everyone to help a girl believe in herself and realize she matters by making a donation to the Girls’ Fund at the Canadian Women’s Foundation: www.canadianwomen.org



June 10, 2014
FONTARABIE NO AVAILABLE

Fontarabie, Malajube frontman Julien Mineau's solo projet, is on sale here and in record stores. Available in digital, CD and LP formats

Don't miss the one-time only orchestral show, gathering around 15 musicians. This event is on June 15, 2014, during Les FrancoFolies de Montréal. A few tickets are still available here



June 3, 2014
DARE TO CARE RECORDS IS HIRING

We are looking for an executive assitant to general manager.

Don't hesitate to look at the job offer details
You can also join the Facebook event here



June 2, 2014
LOOKING FOR AN INTERN

We are looking for an awesome intern to join our team for the summer. 
All infos available here



May 29, 2014
AWESOME CONTEST

Win a pair of tickets to see ALL THESE SHOWS during Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and the Montreal International Jazz Festival

June 15 | Fontarabie au Théâtre Maisonneuve (PdA)
June 20 | Les sœurs Boulay au Métropolis
June 21 | FAUVE au Métropolis
July 3 | Cœur de pirate au Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
July 4 | Kandle au Théâtre Maisonneuve (PdA)

To participate, just share one of these events on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #DTCFestif. Make sure your post is public so we can find you on the wonderful world wide web.

Fontarabie : https://www.facebook.com/events/278288322332018/
Les sœurs Boulay : https://www.facebook.com/events/650834431633226/
FAUVE : https://www.facebook.com/events/283832515101322/
Cœur de pirate : https://www.facebook.com/events/670130039727623/
Kandle : https://www.facebook.com/events/244377079086888/

Contest ends Thursday June 12 2014 at 3pm. The winner will be contacted by a Dare To Care Records' team member.  



May 8, 2014
NEW VIDEO FOR WE ARE WOLVES

Today, We Are Wolves presents its brand new music video for the song "As the moon sets"! The band is playing at the Canadian Music Week this Saturday in Toronto as a part of the Osheaga Showcase.

For more details, visit the Facebook event here.  



April 30, 2014
DARE TO CARE RECORDS IS HIRING

We are looking for an account manager. 
Don't hesitate to look at the job offer details. You can also join the Facebook event here.



April 29, 2014
CHILD OF LIGHT NOW AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL

The instrumental album signed by Cœur de pirate for the videogame Child of Light is now available online via iTunes and Bandcamp. The physical copies will be on sale on May 13, only in Canada. In the meantime, you can pre-order the record here!



April 28, 2014
WE ARE WOLVES AT CLUB SODA

We Are Wolves will be playing this saturday, headlining the Anachronik Festival. The wolves will take the stage at Club Soda and tickets are available here



April 24, 2014
KANDLE PLAYING AT THE CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Kandle will be headlining the BRBR showcase, Le French Tickler, on May 8 at the Canadian Music. The show will take place at the Galdstone Hotel in Toronto. 

For more details, visit the Facebook event here



April 23, 2014
CŒUR DE PIRATE AND KANDLE AT MONTREAL’S INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

This summer, Cœur de pirate and Kandle will take part of the 35th edition of Montreal's International Jazz Festival.

Cœur de pirate will present her album Trauma in its entirety with a few little bonus treats in a unique show on July 3-4-5 at Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde. It’s the ideal opportunity to plunge into her touching, stripped down covers of songs by Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers, Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones. Tickets available here !

Kandle will be the opening act for Moriarty during a peformance on July 4 at Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place-des-Arts. Tickets here

Tickets go on salle on April 26. 



April 14, 2014
FONTARABIE

Today, Dare To Care Records is proud to present Fontarabie, Julien Mineau's new project. You can now buy the digital record and the physical copies will be available June 10.

Fontarabie will be presented on June 15, 2014, at the Francofolies de Montréal, during a one-time orchestral show that will gather around 15 musicians.

Tickets here.

fontarabie.com



April 10, 2014
CŒUR DE PIRATE CREATED THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE VIDEO GAME CHILD OF LIGHT

To recreate the fairy and magical atmosphere of the game, Ubisoft Montreal asked Cœur de pirate to composed the musiC for Child of Light. The singer produced an intimate and nostalgic soundtrack that becomes magical with each adventures. With the support of The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal-based artist was also able to recreate the epic and operatic ambiance of in-game fight sequences.

The album is scheduled for April 29, 214, the day before the release of the game, You can pre-order it on iTunes, Bandcamp and Dare To Care Records' online store



April 4, 2014
IN FLAMES ALBUM LAUNCH REVIEW

Kandle's first full length album has undoubtedly captured everyone's attention, and the launch held on March 5, was a tremendous success. Here is a recap video of a wonderful night at Cabaret La Tulipe. 



April 2, 2014
"SO BAD" IS SONG OF THE WEEK ON ITUNES

The song "So Bad" by Kandle is Song of the week on iTunes. Get it by clicking here!