CITY AND COLOUR ANNOUNCE NEW EP Limited Edition “Live at The Orange Lounge” available on Record Store Day, April 17 and online, April 20
Qi Fall 2010 collection retails for under $200! The must have in transitional dressing!
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Free download of Jamaica track
“I Think I Like U 2″
STEP 1: CHOOSE A NAME
When French born Antoine Hilaire and Flo Lyonnet decided to start a band, they spent many hours trying to think of the name that they would forever be remembered by. They were surprised to find that no one had ever used the bold and smarty, JAMAICA.
STEP 2: WRITE SONGS
They took three weeks to write songs that focused not only on sleek melodies, but also on rousing guitar riffs and dry bass grooves. By scattering in piano chords or acoustic guitars as well as resurrecting the guitar solo, JAMAICA created a sound that is a meeting between a grungehead’s obsession and a rockers wet dream.
STEP 3: RECORD THE SONGS
Before they could begin recording the album, JAMAICA had to find someone up to the challenge of producing their songs. Antoine and Flo looked through lists of Grammy Award winners and came up with two candidates: Peter J. Franco and Xavier de Rosnay. Both were available and agreed to work with the band on one condition: that no synthesizers would be involved. Shortly thereafter they settled into Motorbass studio in Paris, France with a minimal and unconventional set up. Within a few months they had completed an album which meets today’s thirst for chromed production.
STEP 4: SHOOT A VIDEO
With its upbeat structure and cocky guitar chorus JAMAICA’s “I Think I Like U 2″ seemed an appropriate starting point for a first video and to present the storyline of the duo. Fortunately Antoine and Flo had a talented young video director among their friends by the name of So-Me. His brilliant idea was to structure the video relaying the band’s history from A to (fabricated) Z. The video follows the musicians from their modest beginnings and the formation of the band through JAMAICA becoming an overwhelming international success to their fall into psychedelic trips and eventually jail.
STEP 5 : GET IN A COMMERCIAL
An instrumental version of “I Think I Like U 2″ is featured in the new
Volkswagen ‘Tiguan’ SUV commercial
STEP 6: LEARN MORE!
Plants and Animals will be streaming their forthcoming album La La Land in it’s entirety via secretcityrecords.com, with one twist: they’ll be revealing the album in stages, offering a new piece of the album once every few days leading up to the April 20th release date. The staggered album reveal begins today with the one-two punch of “Swinging Bells” and “American Idol,” tracks 2 and 3 on the album following the already circulated lead track, “Tom Cruz.” Additionally, the single “The Mama Papa” is currently featured as the Single of the Week on the iTunes Store, who are also giving fans the option to Pre-Order the album for access to exclusive bonus material.
Listen to La La Land unfold: http://www.secretcityrecords.com/albums/la-la-land
The band is coming off a zealous run at SXSW where they played six different shows, and received best of SXSW praise from The New York Times to KEXP in Seattle and beyond. They are now announcing more tour dates in support of La La Land, including a free show in Toronto on April 20th at the Horseshoe Tavern, and a last minute pre-release show in Brooklyn at Union Hall on Tuesday, April 13th. The now complete list of La La Land tour dates is below.
Plants and Animals are also offering a few other ways for fans to get their La La Land fix before the album drops. They’ve released a series of promotional videos online featuring clips from most of the songs on the record, all of which star actor and close friend of the band, Joe Cobden, and a pickle. Joe is also featured in the official video for “The Mama Papa” that debuted in early March.
[Watch the La La Land spots starring Joe Coben, the songs, and a pickle.]
Singer/Songwriter Prita Chhabra to Sing the National Anthems at this Sunday’s Toronto Raptors NBA Game!
Fresh off a tour in Florida which included being featured alongside Russell Peters at Tampa’s first India Film Festival and singing at Orlando’s Amway Arena, R&B songstress Prita Chhabra will be returning to Toronto to sing the US/Canada anthems at Nav “Superfan” Bhatia’s annual ‘Baisakhi Day’ Raptors game at the Air Canada Centre this Sunday April 4th. Prita will also be singing the Canadian national anthem at Parliament Hill for key Canadian government MP’s, ministers and dignitaries on April 15th.