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Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar)
Louis Guillemette (drums)

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Montreal band Solids went to school with bands from the 90s, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk. Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), the duo has understood that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback effects. A first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, already united fans of chaotic choruses under the banner of their intense rock. A 7” (Fog Friends b / w Blown Out) and a split 7” created with Toronto band Animal Faces have confirmed Solid’s reputation: a rare duo able to reconcile punks, rockers and metalheads. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears, etc), is the band’s first full-length album and will be available on February 18 on Dine Alone Records (Canada).

Whether playing on stages of majors events such as South by Southwest, Osheaga, POP Montreal and The Fest (in Gainesville, Florida) or in some packed and humid decrepit basements, Xavier and Louis sweat blood because they don’t know any other way of making music. Solids is somehow a gift for all those who never feel as alive as when they’re submerged in decibels!
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Solids release debut album, premiere new video

After months of waiting, Blame Confusion, the debut album from Montreal's Solids is now available. Praised by Pitchfork, NME, and the like, this album is a force to be reckoned with.

smarturl.it target="_blank">Click here to purchase Blame Confusion on iTunes.

bit.ly target="_blank">Order Blame Confusion here on vinyl.

BLAME CONFUSION TRACK LIST
1. Over the Sirens
2. Off White
3. Traces
4. Haze Away
5. Blame Confusion
6. Laisser Faire
7. Cold Hands
8. Through the Walls
9. Not Complaining
10. Terminal

The duo premiered a new video for single "Haze Away" today exclusively via NME. The technicoloured cartoon illustrations synch well with the laid-back vibe of the song, and can be watched above or www.nme.com target="_blank">HERE at the source.

In support of the album, Solids are slated to celebrate its release on Thursday, February 20 at The SIlver Dollar Room in Toronto, followed by an extensive string of North American tour dates including multiple SXSW sets. Find a list of Canadian stops below and their full tour route bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

SOLIDS CANADIAN TOUR DATES
02/20 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
02/21 London, ON @ Call The Office
02/25 Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall
02/26 Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons Pub
02/27 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
02/28 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
03/01 Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
03/03 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
03/28-29 Montreal, QB @ TRH Club
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Solids announce North American tour, premiere song

Montreal guitar and drum duo SOLIDS have announced a massive string of North American tour dates, kicking off during the later end of February in Toronto and wrapping up in March with back-to-back hometown shows.

February 18 will see the partnering of Dine Alone Records (Canada) and Fat Possum Records (world) for the re-release of the pair's independently released debut album, Blame Confusion. In anticipation, the band is offering up a free stream of second track, Haze Away" via AUX. Fans can pre-order the album right now on iTunes.

bit.ly target="_blank">Click to hear Haze Away on AUX.

smarturl.it target="_blank">Click here to pre-order Blame Confusion on iTunes.

SOLIDS - CANADIAN TOUR DATES
02/20 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room
02/21 London, ON @ Call The Office
02/25 Winnipeg, MB Union Sound Hall
02/26 Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons Pub
02/27 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
02/28 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
03/01 Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
03/03 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
03/28-29 Montreal, QB @ TRH Club

bit.ly target="_blank">Click here for a full list of North American tour dates.
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Solids to play Drake Hotel's What's In The Box Fest

Montreal duo solids are slated to play The Drake Hotel's "What's In The Box" Boxing Week Music Fest in Toronto on Friday, December 27. The premise of the event is simple: 5 nights for $5 admission each night - what more could you ask for?

View more event details bit.ly target="_blank">HERE on the venue's site and RSVP on the event page on.fb.me target="_blank">HERE.

The band's debut album, Blame Confusion, is slated for a February 18 re-release with the partnering of Dine Alone Records (Canada) and Fat Possum Records (world), pre-order launching December 10.
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Dine Alone welcomes Montreal duo Solids

Dine Alone is proud to announce the latest addition to our roster, Montreal duo SOLIDS. February 18 will see the partnering of Dine Alone Records (Canada) and Fat Possum Records (world) for the re-release of the pair's independently released debut album, Blame Confusion, which perked ears and prodded the public and press alike to discover their direct, distorted, masterfully crafted songs. Pre-order for the album

The outfit is guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette, two musicians who understand that melody shines brightest when forced through and juxtaposed with layers of distortion and feedback. Growing up with bands from the 90’s, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk, Toronto band Animal Faces confirmed Solid’s reputation and influenced sounds: a rare duo able to reconcile punks, rockers and metalheads. Pitchfork recently premiered the album's lead track, "Traces".

pitchfork.com target="_blank">Click to hear "Traces" via Pitchfork.

Blame Confusion was recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears). “We are infinitely stoked about Blame Confusion coming out on Dine Alone Records in 2014” remarked Xavier and Louis. “Extensive touring will ensue. We look forward to meeting you, world. Amour.”

Solids has already played SXSW, Osheaga, Pop Montreal and The Fest as well as some packed and humid decrepit basements. The promise for the band in 2014 is strong. Xavier and Louis sweat blood because they don’t know any other way of making music. Solids, somehow, is a gift for all those who never feel as alive as when they’re submerged in decibels. Solids will play a select few shows this fall in the U.S. and in Quebec. Those dates are reflected below. More details surrounding the upcoming album release, additional tour dates and further band plans will follow soon.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
11/11 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
11/12 - Providence, RI @ Salon *
11/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus *
11/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary *
11/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
11/16 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Zaricot #
11/22 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld #
11/30 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Cabaret de la Derniere Chance
12/07 - Dunham, CQ @ Brasserie Dunham #

* w/ Native
# w/ Duchess Says
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