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VIDEO : PETER PETER – PORTE BONHEUR (Alternative/Rock – Canada)

Quebec-based singer songwriter Peter Peter released his self-titled debut album in March 2011 on Audiogram (also home to David Giguère, Ariane Moffat or Lhasa), earning him accolades and praises across the board.

The second single taken off this album is the riff-heavy “Porte-Bonheur”, a tale of love and longing whispered like a confession. It is backed by a video featuring Peter Peter and Sea Oleena and directed by Frédérick with Elizabeth Delage on DoP.

Peter Peter - Porte Bonheur (Live at Ubisoft)     

Want more? Check out Peter Peter’s previous single, the sweet and sour “Tergiverse”, featuring Coeur de Pirate on guest vocals…

Peter Peter - Tergiverse (Feat. Coeur de Pirate)     

For more info and music, check out Peter Peter’s official site or Facebook. Buy the album on

COEUR DE PIRATE – BLONDE (Retro/Pop – Canada)

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Canadian singer/pianist Béatrice Martin, better known as Coeur de Pirate, released her much-anticipated sophomore release, Blonde, on November 8th via Grosse Boite Records. This new record is bouncier and more upbeat than the young chanteuse’s previous effort, giving plenty of room for seeping strings arrangements and jazzy big band elements. The first single is the lively retro pop number “Adieu”, which you can sample below.

Coeur de Pirate - Adieu     

If you dig this sound, check out Coeur de Pirate’s collaborations with Peter Peter and Bedouin Soundclash and listen to her heartfelt cover of The Weeknd’s song “Wicked Games”, recorded in her home studio a couple of months ago.

Coeur de Pirate - Wicked Games (The Weeknd Cover)     

For more info, find Coeur de Pirate on Facebook or check out her official site. Buy the album on BandCamp or

PETER PETER – TERGIVERSE (Folk/Indie – Canada)

French Canadian star-in-the-making Peter Peter is a folk/rock artist who sings minimal pop songs with a touch of diffuse sorrow. His self-titled debut album was released in March 2011 on Audiogram, earning him accolades and praises across the board.

The first single taken off Peter Peter’s album is the sweet and sour “Tergiverse”, which features guest vocals by Quebec’s singer-songwriter Coeur de Pirate (aka Béatrice Martin). The song is now available for free download from Peter Peter’s official site.

Peter Peter - Tergiverse (Feat. Coeur de Pirate)     

This debut is raw and feels almost like a demo at times, which makes sense when you know that it is the first full-length album of a 26-year-old artist who is still searching for his own voice. This is still a lot of experimentation and probing in this work, like a work in progress, an exploration of the artist’s mind, his doubts, his inspirations, his influences. Talking about influences, there are a few here that are undeniable: Jim Morrison, Pink Floyd, but also many contemporary indie rock acts. But Peter Peter’s imprint is strong, especially through his wounded rhymes and whispery vocals. So let him take you into this world over the course of these twelve delicious songs…

For more info and music, check out Peter Peter’s official site or Facebook. Buy the album on Peter Peter - Peter Peter

BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH – LIGHT THE HORIZON (Reggae/Downtempo – Canada)

Two years after their third album, Street Gospels, which yielded hits such as “Walls Fall Down” and “Until We Burn In the Sun (The Kids Just Want a Love Song)”, Bedouin Soundclash announce the release of their new album Light The Horizon.

The band, originally from Kingston, Ontario, met while attending Queen’s University and the lineup remained unchanged until January 2009, when drummer Pat Pengelly decided to leave. It took a year for Jay Malinowski (vocals and guitar) and Eon Sinclair (bass) to find a replacement but finally in February 2010 Sekou Lumumba became the new official drummer of the band, starting off by joining them in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic performances.

Bedouin Soundclash - Shelter     

Light The Horizon charts a new course for Bedouin Soundclash, more positive and confident than ever. According to Eon the new album is “a really optimistic and hopeful record. (…) We’re just feeling more self-assured and more confident in doing what it is that we do in Bedouin Soundclash. It’s positive and optimistic and forward-looking.” Here is one of the nicest tracks on the album. It strays away from their expected sound with the progressive percussion and awesome featured vocals of Coeur De Pirate.

Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts (Ft Coeur de Pirate)     

Get more info on Bedouin Soundclash’s official website or MySpace. You can buy all of their music on Bedouin