At the same moment last year, Les Louanges was a few weeks away from releasing his debut album La nuit est une panthère. The coming months held more surprises for Vincent Roberge than he could’ve ever imagined. The Polaris Music Prize Short List, Révélation Radio-Canada, SXSW, Printemps de Bourges, Rapsat-Lelièvre Prize, Félix-Leclerc Prize, and tons of sold-out shows. 2019 led Les Louanges all over Quebec, as well as to Europe and the United States. Countless miles flown and driven that slowly pulled him away from home. It’s this whirlwind that inspired Attends-moi pas.
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The track is out now on all music services.
Vincent called upon director CAO to illustrate some of his most evocative lyrics to date. CAO followed Les Louanges for a few weeks this summer to capture everything from concerts to moving, to visits to mom and dad’s. The demand was simple: document real life as transparently as possible. Attends-moi pas is about the hardships of maintaining relationships while on tour, with a fast paced life, it’s about people we leave behind or disappoint, because we’re gone all the time, or too busy, shares Vincent.
Attends-moi pas is the first single off the Expansion Pack EP, to be released on September 27th, via Bonsound. Recorded alongside his friend and co-producer Félix Petit, the five new songs pick up where La nuit est une panthère left off. The jazz-infused, undeniably groovy pop sound that made Les Louanges’ name has evolved, as well as its subject matters, resulting in an even richer, more fleshed out sound.
Many additional shows have been announced across Quebec for 2019 and 2020. A new tour in Europe is also set for November, with shows in Belgium, Switzerland and France, namely a night at Paris’ La Maroquinerie. See dates below and at leslouanges.com.
01/09/19 Montréal, QC // Festival Mile Ex End
04/10/19 Victoriaville, QC // Cactus Resto-Bar
11/10/19 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
02/11/19 Liège, BE // Le Reflektor
04/11/19 Lille, FR // La Bulle Café
05/11/19 Paris, FR // La Maroquinerie
06/11/19 Bordeaux, FR // Église Sainte-Marie-de-la-Bastide
08/11/19 Chalon-sur-Saône, FR // LaPéniche
09/11/19 Sion, CH // Le Porc Franc
13/11/19 Saint-Brieuc, FR // Bonjour Minuit
21/11/19 Montréal, QC // Quai 5160 (Maison de la culture de Verdun) // SOLD-OUT
22/11/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salon Wabasso (La Shop du Trou du Diable)
23//11/19 Québec, QC // Impérial Bell
28/11/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
29/11/19 Terrebonne, QC // Salle du Moulinet
12/11/19 Boucherville, QC // Café Centre d’Art // SOLD-OUT
14/12/19 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
23/01/20 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
30/01/20 Chicoutimi, QC // Bisto Café Summum
31/01/20 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
01/02/20 Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC // Vox Populi
25/04/20 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30