Luke Lalonde, frontman of Toronto’s Born Ruffians, released his first proper solo album, Rhythmnals, just last week. Both the recording and creative process was somewhat internal for Lalonde, and lasted two full years at home and in studio. Though he had intentions of completing the project via home demos, Lalonde hooked up with producer Roger Leavens of Boombox Sound and eventually completed the whole album in studio.
Montreal’s premier indie festival Pop Montreal returns for the 11th year, in arguably its biggest and most exciting one yet. Dozens of artists, members of the media and fans were packed in the PHI Center on Wednesday morning to attend a press conference to preview this year’s festival.