surprise ! we kept it secret a little bit but here it is, after the well received demo that I pressed on a 12″ 2 years ago, Monplaisir are back with a new album called ‘The Agreement’. With the pressing time production, expect this to be physically out by the end of the year, but you can now stream 2 songs off of this masterpiece right now.
I was actually supposed to put the label on hold after the Daitro ‘Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes’ re-releases but watching the band playing their new songs live a couple times in Lyon gave me no choice, I had to release this because it’s way TOO good.
Recorded in february 2018 at Mikrokosm (Baton Rouge, Thurston Moore Group), with Benoit Bel, then mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago, this first LP is the result of months of hard work in their practcie space. Expect brillant guitar licks and layers, amazing driving bass lines and inventive drum patterns, as they did on their first effort, but with some magic added. Last but not least, beautiful vocals mostly recorded in one take. The sound of the LP is full of dynamics, space and sound. Something really happens on that record.
I think I can tell without any doubt that this is by far one of the best record I had the chance to put out with Echo Canyon. And to make it even more exciting, this LP is another great co-release with my good old buddy Robert from Adagio 830 in Berlin. Hope you’ll all be as enthusiastic as the band, Robert and I are about this one.
Preorders will come when the test pressings will be aproved.
As the 300 copies sold super fast, I repressed a new batch of Daïtro‘s Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes for those who couldn’t get it, it’s out now. You will get the same thing (flyers, DL code, lyrics and a small article about the writing / recording process) and they still look like this picture below.
Don’t wait, there are only 200 copies available and I don’t plan to repress it again since I’d like to slow down the label activity a bit in 2018.
Also, the Contractions demo tape is available again as well as shirts in the mailorder section, they look like this :
DaitroLaisser Vivre les Squelettes repress LP is out now ! Here’s a picture of what you will get with this limited repress, another labour of love…
300 copies on black vinyl with reproduction of flyers of shows / tours, lyrics and translations, an article about the making / recording of the album and a download code. What is crazy is that it almost sold out with the preorders, I have about 20 left now, so don’t lose time to get your copy before it’s too late.
By the way, thanks a lot to all the people who preordered it, your orders all shiped a week ago and my good old buddy Seb / Purepainsugar and I spent a whole evening to pack orders until 1am.
Surprise ! A new repress of Daïtro’s first full length Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes is on its way. It’s a small pressing of 300 copies for those who were still looking for it on vinyl. It is pressed on black vinyl and will come with a lyric sheets and an extra insert with my personnal memories on the making / recording of the album, as well as flyers, DL code etc
It will be released on nov. 20th.
you can preorder it right now and order a special priced bundle with the Mihai Edrisch LP (both album were released in the same time back in 2005) for those who didn’t get their copy yet.
Also, I did a sale on the back catalog to get some space. Check the mailorder page to find cheap oldest releases !
I am stoked to announce that the Mihai Edrsich Un Jour Sans Lendemain LP is finally available again !
500 copies pressed on colored vinyl, comes with a 12 pages booklet with an interview of the band members from 2017, pictures and lyrics, reproductions of flyers and a DL code. A true labor of love !
Repressed for the first time of their full length released on Purepainsugar in 2005…
For those who are not familiar with the band, Mihai Edrisch was like a comet in the sky… shortlived but full of light. Active in the early 2000s, in a time when bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Epoque, Gantz, Hyacinth, Sed Non Satiata & co were releasing records and touring, [b]Mihai Edrisch[/b] as well had that (what is trademarked now as) ‘french screamo’ touch but they pushed the intensity, complexity and depth further than their peers. Driven by emotional high-ends guitars, heavy drums, aerial bass lines and desperate vocals, that album is a true masterpiece for the genre and it was time to bring it under the light once again.
Featuring members of Celeste, Daïtro, Baton Rouge, Lost Boys, Pinku Saido & more
The demo from the new band Contractions is out now ! Contractions is a new band from Lyon & Besançon playing a kind of mix of indie and 60s garage and if you enjoy Greg Cartwright’s bands such as Reigning Sound or Compulsive Gamblers, Kevin Morby’s ones and 60s UK bands well, maybe you should like it.
The band is comprised of your humble servant singing and playing guitar, as well as Buanx who plays in great bands such The Irradiates, Red Gloves and Hawaii Samurai and Lopin who also plays in the terrific Whoresnation, in case you already saw / met them… The band started with Camille, who sings and plays bass on the demo but she left and is now replaced by Lopin.
Also, it is announced for a couple years now but it will soon become true : the MIHAI EDRISCH ‘un jour sans lendemain’ LP repress is at the pressing plant at the moment and it should be out in a month or so.
For those who are not familiar with them, Mihai Edrisch was like a comet in the sky… shortlived but full of light. Active in the early 2000s, in a time when bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Epoque, Gantz, Hyacinth, Sed Non Satiata & co were releasing records and touring, Mihai Edrisch as well had that (what is trademarked now as) ‘french screamo’ touch but they pushed the intensity, complexity and depth further than their peers. Driven by emotional high-ends guitars, heavy drums, aerial bass lines and desperate vocals, that album is a true masterpiece for the genre and it was time to bring it under the light once again. Featuring members of Celeste, Daïtro, Baton Rouge, Pinku Saido, Defaite, Telecommande, Lexomyl etc
Stream 2 songs to get familiar with them if you didn’t know them
Hey friends, I’m stoked and proud to announce you that the unannounced Torino new 12″ called ‘De l’Autre Côté De La Ville’ (the other side of the city) is available now ! This will be their last E.P. since the band is currently on hiatus so get your copy before they’ll be gone for ever.
I can’t be objective with them but you can trust me, this EP is definitely a grower and its magic is hidden in details…
6 new songs on the side A of refreshing french melodic punk rock and a wonderful huge silk screen on the side B… comes with a 2 color printed insert, folded in a cardbord jacket, each copy is hand numbered.
35 copies printed in blue / red and 65 copies in green / dark blue.
(There is a special priced bundle with their split with Zero Gain in case you didn’t get it yet… I have a few copies left.)
listen to it here :
the thing is looking like this :
Meanwhile, I am also working on the repress of ‘un Jour Sans Lendemain’ of Mihai Edrisch to have it out in september ! FINALLY !
hey friends, today is the release day of the Kindling‘s No Generation EP. A quick reminder for those who didn’t know yet : Kindling (from Western Massachussetts in the USA) plays the shoegaze you’ve always dreamt of : dynamically layered monolith of towering guitar noise & wistfully hazy vocals, balancing deafening heaviness with a lightness and beauty; a pop sensibility rarely found when the volume and attack ends up this far in the red.
This is an exclusive vinyl release for Europe only, brought to you in collaboration with the amazing Adagio830 once again ! Having members who played in bands such as Ampere,Landing, Ritual Mess or Foreign Objects, you know you’re in good hands…
You can also now stream another song from the EP on echocanyonrecords.bandcamp.com, purchase your copy there as well, or on the mailorder section right here as usual is you want to get some other releases. A tape version is also released in the US on Old Frame Records ! 500 copies pressed on solid pink due due to a lucky mistake from the pressing plant… don’t miss it !!
the Monplaisir demo 12″ is out now. Get your copy while it’s available ! 300 copies pressed on black vinyl, with cardboard jacket with a 2 colors screened obi wrapped all around. Have a look, they’re beautiful !
Kindling 12″ No Generation is up for preorder !
For some reasons, streaming is delayed but it is coming soon. But trust us, you can’t miss that one ! Another great coreleased with my buddy Robert / Adagio 830 in Berlin.
Let’s remind you that this is an EXCLUSIVE 12″ release for Europe… well, we will of course ship worldwide but still…
Some words about the 12″ : Kindling is comprised of my good buddies Stephen and Andy who also play in WMass hardcore outfit Ampere, as well as Gretschen (who plays guitar and sings) and Andrew, who plays bass. I can tell you these people have the most solid musical knowledge I know… While it would be easy to compare them to My Bloody Valentine, a closer listen will also led you to find evident traces of Superchunk guitar riffs, Teenage Fanclub and Jesus & Mary Chain melodies to serve a very personnal and unique sound…
They blur they dreamy melodies into a wall of a massive fuzz sounds with a a pop sensibility rarely found when the volume and attack ends up this far in the red.
While they spent a week at Sonelab in rural Easthampton, MA with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Speedy Ortiz, Sonic Youth, etc.) to record their first full length Galaxies for the amazing No Idea Records in Florida, they cut 6 extra songs for this euro-only release ! Adagio 830 and Echo Canyon team up one more timeto bring you this amazing EP for you !