Les Jupes - News http://headinthesand.ca/ Les Jupes Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:10:25 CST Les Jupes: Some Kind Of Family out April 14
Produced by Marcus Paquin (The National)
Mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83)

And made for you. Enjoy it.

Purchase Some Kind Of Family
In our store

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Les Jupes: Intro Version out May 6 w/ USA & Canadian tour
Introversion came out of the juxtoposition of this winter. On one hand you didn’t want to walk outside or talk to anyone and you just want to hole up and pack it in and quit everything and do your best to fight off the cynicism and self-questioning, so you start going a little stir crazy and are ready to pop. Introversion also sort of picks up where Sky Ferreira’s original Nobody Asked Me leaves off. It’s a breakup song, but if you put that aside and just focus on that one title line, it’s such a poignant expression of isolation and frustration and abandonment.

And there's tour dates to match:

May 8 > Chicago > Township
May 9 > Minneapolis > Riverswest
May 10 > Bloomington IN > Bear's Place
May 11 > Pittsburgh > Thunderbird
May 14 > Brooklyn > Silent Barn
May 16 > Manhattan > Piano's (8 pm)
May 17 > Burlington VT > Radio Bean
May 18 > Montreal > Divan Orange
May 19 > Toronto > The Piston
May 21 > Minneapolis > Turf Club
May 23 > Winnipeg > WECC (Bands vs Filmmakers)
June 16 > Winnipeg > Jazz Winnipeg @ Union Sound Hall (supporting Timber Timbre)

NYC Piano's


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Les Jupes: Eastern Canada & USA in November
Nov 21 - Montreal - M for Montreal - Petit Campus 2 pm
Nov 23 - Philadelphia - North Star (w/ Honey Wild)
Nov 25 - New York (Manhatten) - Arlene''s Grocery
Nov 26 - New York (Brooklyn) - The Rock Shop
Nov 28 - Toronto - The Supermarket
Nov 29 - Chicago - Township

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Les Jupes: Negative Space out Sept 10 / Oct 1 Negative Space is coming out September 10 in Canada and October 1 in the USA & UK.

Winnipeg release show: Fri Sept 20 @ WECC.

Produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities) and engineered by Cam Loeppky (The Weakerthans).

Pre-order your copy here.

Check the Shows page for updated tour dates.

Listen to the first single Hold Me Down:

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Les Jupes: Oshima - The Age Of Shapes: Free download

Where do songs go to die? Ideally, the good ones don’t. The good ones will always find a way to survive. For Les Jupes frontman Michael P Falk, Oshima is the revival of songs written that didn’t always fit the ambitious rock arrangements of Les Jupes. Songs he thought were too intimate to share with the public. “I’m trying to become more comfortable with allowing listeners in to some of my more quiet and vulnerable moments,” says Mike.

Oshima began through a week of initial recording sessions with Twilight Hotel's Dave Quanbury. Sifting through Mike’s grab bag of half-finished songs Quanbury picked the ideas he liked the best, and together they collaborated on arrangements and brought the once dead songs into existence. Several live-off-the-floor takes from those sessions have even made it into the final versions. Mike says, "Dave is such a talented musician and skilled arranger. We have a long history of collaboration and running new songs past each other. Our aesthetics differ sometimes, but we share a love of song-craft and have a deep mutual respect for each other's skills."

Developing slowly throughout the following year, the album was completed with the addition of Curtis Nowosad's drums and vocals from Keri Latimer (Nathan) and Jaymie Friesen (From Giants).

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Les Jupes: Fall tour supporting Paper Lions; with all-new songs
Paper Lions have been generating some serious buzz for their catchy-as-all-hell new EP "At Long Creek".

Les Jupes will be performing all new material for these shows, trying out songs that will form the next record.

Wed Nov 14 > Vancouver > Media Club
Thu Nov 15 > Kelowna > 97 Street Pub
Fri Nov 16 > Edmonton > Avenue Theatre
Sat Nov 17 > Calgary > The Gateway @ SAIT

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Les Jupes: European tour in August
This is the band's third European tour in one year, and they are excited to meet some new people in new countries. ]]>
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Les Jupes: UK & Benelux release of Modern Myths
Modern Myths is being released in September in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Thanks, as always, to Shain Shapiro (CIMA) for helping connect the dots to new fans.

We're excited to work with our new UK partners Kobalt/AWAL and Division PR. And with our new Dutch partners Dying Giraffe and Paperclip Agency.

See you in September!
Adam, David, Kelly & Mike

...will be updated as more shows confirmed

Aug 12 > M'era Luna Festival
Aug 14 > Mainz > Schon Schon
Aug 16 > Rees-Haldern > Haldern Pop Bar
Aug 18 > Berlin > The Lido
Aug 21 > Kassel > Warte Furkunst Gallery
Aug 22 > Cologne > Blue Shell
Aug 24 > Obstwiesenfestival
Aug 29 > London > Wilmington Arms
Sept 5 > Glasgow > The 13th Note

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Les Jupes: If This Is The Light & USA tour
So - we’re giving it away for free! (And the remixes too.)

Simply sign up for our email list here
or on Bandcamp.

And there’s more. We also shot a video with Aaron Zeghers and Ryan Simmons for the song – we’re pretty pumped about it and excited to share it with you. Its going to debut in the USA on Wednesday – keep your eyes on our Twitter and Facebook or this page.

Here our USA & Western Canada tour dates:
March 8 – Milwaukee – Riverwest Public House
March 9 – Chicago – Pancho’s
March 10 – Omaha – Barley St. Tavern
March 15 – Austin – SXSW (Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room @ 10 pm)
March 17 – Kansas City – The Record Bar
March 18 – Tulsa – Hunt Club
March 21 – Englewood (Denver area) – Moe’s
March 23 – Portland – Kelly’s Olympian
March 25 – Seattle – The Comet
March 27 – Calgary – The Palomino
March 28 – Edmonton – Wunderbar
March 29 – Saskatoon – Vangelis Tavern

See you out there!
Adam, Kelly, David & Mike
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Les Jupes: Head In The Sand wins Label Of The Year at WCMAs
Head In The Sand won Independent Record Label of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Thanks to all of our artists for working just as hard as us.

Thanks to our partners at Killbeat, Paquin Entertainment, K-U-M Publishing, Endearing/Bearsuit Publishing, The Instrument Village, and Target Concerts.

But most importantly, thanks to everyone who has bought a record of one of our artists and told their friends about what we're doing. You are golden.

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Les Jupes: Les Jupes sign to The Instrument Village, tour with Handsome Furs
Modern Myths will be released in Germany, Austria + Switzerland on September 2nd, and a tour supporting Handsome Furs will follow shortly thereafter.

Here's our new German label:
The Instrument Village.


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Les Jupes: Modern Myths to be released January 11
Winnipeggers can join us for the album launch party at the Plug In Institute Of Contemporary Art January 15.]]>
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Les Jupes: WCMA nomination
Releases by Ian La Rue & The Condor, Record Of The Week Club, Paper Moon, Todd Hunter and more have all recently borne his characteristic sonic stamp.

He is currently working on new albums for Les Jupes and The Liptonians. ]]>
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Les Jupes: Debut single + new additions to Head In The Sand
And Head In The Sand is proud to announce two new acts joining our entourage, with brand new albums in tow.

Royal Canoe (feat. Waking Eyes + Liptonians + Jicah)

Tom Keenan (produced by Waking Eyes' Matt Peters and Twilight Hotel's Dave Quanbury) ]]>
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Les Jupes: Album progress
Album artwork will be courtesy of Seattle photographer Steven Miller.

The band is currently working on tour & release plans and will have more news soon. ]]>
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