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".
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