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Last show in Montreal for 2014

Hello everybody,

I’m taking a moment from perfect summer evening balcony weather to invite to a concert we’re having at DIVAN Orange on Wednesday, Sept 10th. We’ll be sharing the stage with the very talented Joe Grass as well. It’s also part of the 10 year celebrations of Divan Orange! Impressive – a 10 year anniversary for one of the best and most loyal music venues in the city.

In other news, we are also moving to Berlin for the next year or two as of Sept 16th. We have quite a bit going on in Europe musically these days, so we thought we’d make the jump and go try it out. Needless to say, we won’t be back in Montreal for a concert for a while. We would love to see you and at least be able to have a last drink/song with you.

Please check out this video of Joe Grass.

Here’s the FACEBOOK invite as well.

Yours and yours,

Mark and Kristina


Date: le 10 septembre, mercredi
Porte: 20h / Show 21h30
Billets: 10$ à l’avance / 12$ à la porte


So long 2013!

It is with the warm glow one can only feel in one’s favourite Montreal pub, with a pint in hand, a heater pointed at one’s feet, while looking out at fat swirling snowflakes transforming themselves into glittering mountains that we say goodbye to 2013.

2013 – you were a year that gave us much joy, some sorrow and a good many ups and downs, but over all thanks for the music music music.

Here are ten of our most poignant/exciting/dreadful/hilarious moments in no particular order of importance:

10. Thanks to the kind folks (with excellent taste) at vimeo our most recent video for Russian Dolls got a record number (for us) of hits in the last week or so. The fact that many parts of the country have been -19°C and covered in snow might or might not have to do with people spending more time watching music videos…

9.  Our new album Russian Dolls! We loved every single second that went into it’s making from the writing and arranging, to recording and mixing, hanging out with Jace at the Breakglass Studios, to working on the graphics, videos and all that jazz.

8.  A tough one was saying goodbye to Amélie Mandeville and Tonio Morin-Vargas, our wonderful band of the past few years with whom we had travelled many kilometers on a road that ended with Russian Dolls. Thanks guys!

7. A particularly bizarre and confusing modern communications fail that resulted in a couple of people missing their flights back home from Europe, and therefore missing out on 1 of 3 precious days off between tours. For some reason everyone seems to avoid bringing that subject up…

6. The birth of Mark’s second child. A beautiful boy who even came out to support his daddy at the Russian Dolls album launch this fall.

5. Six weeks of bliss at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff Alberta. A more perfect place for artists surely does not exist. From it’s mountains, trees and rivers and slightly menacing wildlife, to the secluded log cabin studios and the people at the Centre who make it all possible. We can’t wait to go back for more.

4. Finding new kindred souls with whom to play. Pete Pételle and Stephane Petrocca, we’re so happy we found you guys!

3. Our short stint touring with Sophie Hunger in Euorpe. She is a musical force. And she and her musicians are some of the kindest, funniest and most impressive people we have had the pleasure to share a stage with.

2. Our last show in support of 2011’s June in Siberia at Le Mouton Noir in Val David. One of our favourite venues in Canada, and the crowd that night made it a perfect place to say goodbye to the old album.

1. How 2014 is shaping up. We’re bursting at the seems with exciting stuff. But for now….Byebye2013

Let Me Go Video

Grace à notre ami Matias Meyer de Mexique, nous avons un nouveau clip, une interpretation ou ‘variation’ de la chanson. Vous pouvez le voir ici:


Thanks to our friend Matias Meyer from Mexico, a film maker, we have a new video for our song Let Me Go. It’s more a visual treatment or interpretation of the song using old archived footage of his that he’s been shooting over the last 15 years. Here it is:

Il y en aura une autre aussi pour Hello que je vais mettre bientôt!




Il y en aura une autre aussi pour Hello que je vais mettre bientôt!

Another one for Hello coming soon!

Holidays and habits

Allo Allo, après tous les festivals pendant les dernières semaines, plus récemment notre première partie pour M Ward et Dawes à L’Imperial à Québec pour le Festival D’été, on va prendre une petite pause avant qu’on commence les shows et les tournées en automne.

C’est pas mal Montréal en été…les terrasses, les terrasses, et les terrasses.


Nos amis de la Suisse, Les petits chanteurs à la gueule de bois, arrivent ce weekend pour une tournée au Québec qui va durer trois semaines.

On va jouer avec eux au Quai de Brumes à Montréal jeudi le 27 juillet.

Aussi, c’est triste à dire, mais ce soir-là sera notre dernière show avec Patrick Dugas officielle parce qu’il retourne aux études en septembre. On va faire un show comme on a fait à l’époque de notre résidence à L’Inspecteur Epingle. Manquez-le pas!

à bientôt


Hello friends,

Our run of festivals (Montreal Jazz Fest, FestiVoix Trois-Rivières, Montreal Folk Fest and most recently the Festival d’été de Québec) are now behind us, and we have now embarked on a well-deserved little holiday before hitting the road again. Families, friends – prepare your guest-rooms, we’re coming to visit!

Although Montreal is also an excellent place to have time off…

New summer tradition: breakfast-picnic on the mountain, followed by some book reading, people watching and a little snooze, and then a long leisurely winding bike ride down to a favourite micro-brewery terrasse for an afternoon beer.

What bliss.

But it is not quite all rest and relaxation. In a very short while, we welcome to Montreal our dear friends from Switzerland Les petits chanteurs à la gueule de bois – a guaranteed good time for all personality types and astrological birth signs.

We couldn’t help ourselves, so we’re going to be taking time off from our vacations to do a little show with them on July 27th at Quai des Brumes. You guys should come – it’s just a few blocks over on St-Denis. We’ll see you there!

Then after all that, we’ll fill you in on what coming up… signing off now before we spill the beans…

See you on the terrasse!