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Sleepless Nights release cover of Acadian classic « La molue » by Eric Surette

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In celebration of National Acadian Day, Sleepless Nights release « La molue » – a cover of the South Shore classic by Acadian musician Eric Surette. Listen HERE.

In the place of the original’s country inflections, a power pop groove provides the foundation for murky organs and fuzzed-out guitars that may be more at home amongst the discographies of The Knack and The Cars than on the wharves of the Carino. Staying true to the dialect and the accent of Par-en-Bas – an Acadian region in Southwestern Nova Scotia – this new rendition is a souped-up homage to the track which was first released on Surette’s 1988 cassette Chansons du Bas De l’Île.

“Eric Surette was the only professional, French-language musician we knew growing up,” says AA Wallace of Sleepless Nights. “He’s one of the only people we knew from our region that was recording and releasing albums and creating a career for himself. In retrospect, that had a tremendous impact on us.”

Now living in Toronto, Wallace originally hails from Wedgeport, NS. Rounding out the band lineup on the recording are two of the longest rotating Sleepless Nights members who are also from Par-en-Bas communities: Josh “Pinky” Pothier of Lower Eel Brook, NS on drums and Trevor Murphy of Surette’s Island on bass.

The track was recorded by Thomas D’Arcy at Taurus Recording (drums) and by AA Wallace at An Undisclosed Location (everything else), and is available to stream today on all digital platforms via Acadian Embassy.

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À l’occasion de la Fête nationale des acadiens, Sleepless Nights dévoilent « La molue » – une reprise de la chanson classique par le musicien acadien Eric Surette. Écoutez ICI.

À la place des inflexions country de l’originale, un groove power pop crée la fondation pour des orgues boueux et des guitares électrifiées qui sont peut-être plus à l’aise parmi les discographies de The Knack et The Cars que sur les quais du Carino. Restant fidèle au dialecte et à l’accent de Par-en-Bas – une région acadienne du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse – cette nouvelle interprétation est un hommage inspiré à la chanson qui était sortie pour la première fois en 1988 sur la cassette de Surette intitulé Chansons du Bas De l’Île.

« Eric Surette était le seul musicien professionnel francophone que nous savions en grandissant, » explique AA Wallace de Sleepless Nights. « Il était l’un des seuls gens de notre région qui enregistrait et sortait des albums enfin de créer une carrière pour lui-même. Rétrospectivement, cela a eu un impact énorme sur nous. »

Vivant maintenant à Toronto, Wallace est originaire de Wedgeport, N.-É. Complétant le groupe sur l’enregistrement sont deux des plus anciens membres de Sleepless Nights, eux aussi originaire des communautés de Par-en-Bas : Josh « Pinky » Pothier de Lower Eel Brook, N.-É. à la batterie et Trevor Murphy de l’Île Surette à la basse.

La piste a été enregistrée par Thomas D’Arcy à Taurus Recording (batterie) et par AA Wallace chez An Undisclosed Location (tout le reste). Elle est disponible aujourd’hui sur toutes les plateformes numériques via Acadian Embassy.

Rain Over St. Ambrose Releases Drop

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Rain Over St. Ambrose releases, “Drop,” a brand new single available to stream today. Click HERE to listen on your platform of choice.

The latest stand-alone track from Rain Over St. Ambrose is a zoomed-out contemplation of existential context that effectively straddles two worlds. Like a hesitant step towards the dance floor, the song moves between bending leads and booming drum rolls before a descending bass line leads the way to a cavernous half-time chorus rife with choral-esque backup vocals and a raspy reflection on rock n’ roll in the era of pop dominance. Culminating with a delicate piano outro and a gentle vocal delivery, the song emphasizes an attentive sense of what could have been in the face of what is.

Interweaving nervous nostalgia with grounded precaution, frozen memories and thriving futures fuse together in an uncomfortable haze.

“Drop” was recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia by Thomas Stajcer (Joel Plaskett, Erin Costelo, Mo Kenney), and mixed at the Castle of Doom in Glasgow, Scotland by Tony Doogan (Wintersleep, Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian)

WATCH: “Drop” [Official Lyric Video]

KUATO AWAKENS!

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…post-rock powerhouse announces Halifax show and releases back catalogue material to streaming services.

Nearly four years after slipping quietly into hibernation, Kuato awakens. The acclaimed instrumental post-rock powerhouse reanimates for a one-night-only performance at The Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, NS on Friday, April 26.

Ahead of the show, the band releases 2011 – a four-song EP that gathers material from their back catalogue previously unavailable on digital service providers. A compilation of the band’s favourite tracks from both the Summer and Winter EPs, 2011 features brand new artwork from James Farrell – a visual artist once part of Kuato’s inaugural incarnation who would later conceptualize live paintings during their shows.

“We figured people would want to add us on their gym workout playlist and thankfully this release will help make that possible,” says Kuato drummer, Josh Pothier. “You could call it a money grab, except we probably won’t make a dime.”

Stream the album on your platform of choice by clicking HERE.

Rain Over St. Ambrose returns with “Dedication”

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You never call me anymore,
I never call you anymore.
We got places to be.

Crashing through the foggy banks of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Rain Over St. Ambrose returns with “Dedication.” The single is the first new music from the band in over three years and is available to stream on all digital platforms. Click HERE to listen.

The band celebrates the track’s launch with two shows this month. Dates are as follows:
March 16 – Yarmouth, NS @ Haley’s Lounge
March 29 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern

A frenetic drum fill sets the pace for the pop-rock quick-hitter out of the gate. Wasting no time, a bouncing bass riff and ethereal guitar lines coalesce under verse lyrics reflecting inevitable changes acknowledged through the callous passing of time. Brief omens of levity and hope – presented both in the anthemic choruses and the Dire Straits-influenced bridge – infuse “Dedication” with a silver lining; an anchored reverence in the face of transformation.

“Dedication” was recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia by Thomas Stajcer (Joel Plaskett, Erin Costelo, Mo Kenney), and mixed at the Castle of Doom in Glasgow, Scotland by Tony Doogan (Wintersleep, Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian).

WATCH: “Dedication” [Official Lyric Video]

Rain Over St. Ambrose Returns To Haley’s Lounge

March 16 - Instagram - ROSABack to where it all began, Rain Over St. Ambrose returns to Haley’s Lounge in Yarmouth for a special limited-access show.

Acadian Embassy is proud to present the St. Paddy’s Day Pre-Game on Saturday, March 16 featuring everyone’s favourite hometown heroes and special guest Cameron Nickerson!

SUPER limited amount of tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/ROSA-March16

Get yours today. They will sell out quick! RSVP on Facebook.

Quiet Parade releases new single, “Thunder,” and announces Maritime tour dates

QuietParade(Thunder)Quiet Parade unveils their brand new single, “Thunder. The track is available to purchase on Bandcamp and iTunes, and is also streaming right now on your platform of choice. The band has also coupled the single’s launch with a lyric video. Watch it on Facebook or YouTube.

Recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, NS, “Thunder” finds Quiet Parade leaning hard into their signature fog rock style, reveling in winding guitar lines, fading choruses, and words that go straight for the heart. Punctuated by chiming down-tuned electrics, haunting backup melodies, and crashing rhythms, “Thunder” is a story of longing for answers to questions never asked; a coastal-soaked sense of searching, mired in mist.

The follow-up to their French-language debut, Nous Étions Icitte, “Thunder” is the first brand new music from the group in nearly three years.

On the heels of the new song, Quiet Parade also announces several shows throughout the Maritimes including performances at the Halifax Pop Explosion and Nova Scotia Music Week.

Dates are as follows:

October 17 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern (Acadian Embassy Showcase at HPX 2018)
October 20 – Halifax, NS @ The Stubborn Goat (HPX 2018)
November 03 – Truro, NS @ Marigold Cultural Centre (NSMW 2018)
November 23 – Charlottetown, PE @ Baba’s Lounge

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