From Poirier’s “Jump”
Along with the usual flow of bands releasing singles, there are loads of Montreal acts launching (or on the brink of launching) records. Whatever the reason, there’s been a wealth of quality videos coming out lately. Here are nine:
Sean Nicholas Savage, “Romeo”
Check out this cinematic video for one of the best tracks off Other Death, the latest record by dreamy local crooner Sean Nicholas Savage. The video was directed by Angus Borsos.
Wake Island, “The Other End”
Shot in Beirut with the band’s own cellphones, and featuring additional footage by Zoé Joly-Lopez, the new video by Wake Island is a teaser for their new album, coming up in April — get ready for some real indie rock anthems. The band will be playing locally at Bad Lunch on March 26.
Plants and Animals, “Stay”
Indie rockers Plants and Animals are back with a new record, Waltzed in From the Rumbling, on April 29 on Secret City. Check out the video for the first single, directed by Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Yves Bourgeois.
Heartstreets, “Crawling South”
This rap duo’s break-up song gets a video exploring the concept of a break-up box, directed by Charlotte Ratel. The song is also the debut single off Heartstreets‘ next EP, coming out in April.
The Barr Brothers, “Love Ain’t Enough”
Metropolis was the setting of this video, directed by Nicolas Gouin, for the latest single off the Barr Brothers‘ 2014 album Sleeping Operator. (Last year the band released an EP called Alta Falls, incidentally.)
Xania, “Dance With the Robot”
Electro-pop artist Xania has released a new video for a track of her album All Alone Together, co-directed by Robert Donachie, Xania and Sylvain Brossett.
CeasRock, “Protege X Self-Poortrait”
Two tracks from rapper CeasRock‘s record DSNRZ: ThePatternTape — featuring production by Avtograf, Vincent Pryce and Dr.Mad — come together in this video, directed by Xavier MC.
Dead Obies, “Where They @”
Bilingual hip hop crew Dead Obies are releasing a new record via Bonsound on March 4, launching at le National on March 10 — consider this self-directed video an advance taste.
Poirier enlisted the talent of MC Red Fox on his new single, and the Kassédo dancers for this video, which was shot in a hair salon in Plaza St-Hubert. The Montreal producer’s Migration LP will be out on U.K. label Nice Up! on March 4.