In November, Milk & Bone released Deception Bay, the title track off their upcoming sophomore effort set to be released on February 2nd via Bonsound. The new album is available now to pre-order. Deception Bay sets the tone for the rest of the project, and opens the door for their brilliant third single, Nevermore, which is released today. The Montreal-based duo free themselves from toxic relationships in Nevermore, singing: You won’t catch me crying / On the kitchen floor / I won’t play along.
Just like their 2015 debut, Little Mourning, love and relationships - from every angle - are the cornerstones of these 14 new songs from Milk & Bone. Emotions ran very high on their Polaris Long-Listed debut album, and on Deception Bay, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin present themselves in a new light. From innocent crushes (Daydream, KIDS) to impossible love (Faded, BBBLUE), they now exude confidence and inner strength.
Produced with longtime collaborator Gabriel Gagnon, Deception Bay was recorded partly at Studios Apollo and La Majeure, and was mixed by Gagnon and Howie Beck (Feist, Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber). This new collection of electro-pop songs features numerous collaborations with musicians and producers, including Grammy award-winning pianist Chilly Gonzales, CRi, Max-Antoine Gendron and Jonathan Dauphinais. By pushing Milk & Bone and Gagnon to explore new avenues, each of them helped enrich the group’s soundscape, while maintaining an overall coherence throughout the album.
Following the release of Deception Bay, Milk & Bone will embark on a North American tour which kicks off on March 1st in Toronto. The tour includes stops in Ottawa, Quebec City and many US cities. The winners of the 2015 SOCAN Breakthrough Artist Award will present their new show in Montreal for the first time on April 5th at Théâtre Corona, before heading out to Europe for a few dates. Tour dates are listed below and on milknbone.com.
01/03/18 Toronto, ON // Mod Club
02/03/18 Ottawa, ON // Club 27
03/03/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
04/03/18 Boston, MA // Great Scott
06/03/18 Brooklyn, NY // Baby’s All Right
07/03/18 Philadelphia, PA // Kungfu Necktie
08/03/18 Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe
10/03/18 Chicago, IL // Constellation
11/03/18 Nashville, TN // The High Watt
12-16/03/18 Austin, TX // SXSW
20/03/18 Los Angeles, CA // Bootleg Theater
22/03/18 San Francisco, CA // Swedish American Hall
25/03/18 Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge
26/03/18 Seattle, WA // Barboza
05/04/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona
11/04/18 London, UK // ACE Hotel
25/04/18 Paris, FR // Boule Noire