New Arrivals and Recent Releases to Shop at Quebec City Société des Loisirs
Don't you just miss shopping vinyls at a record store? Trust, us too. You can still do it online on Quebec City's new record store Société des Loisirs. Here's a list of what's new in store!
photo: Charles Boutin
Solange debuted in the early 2000s with pop-oriented contemporary R&B material and has since grown into one of the millennium's more adventurous, expectation-defying artists. The singer, songwriter, and producer steadily emerged from the background of Destiny's Child, her sister Beyoncé's group, and broke through commercially and critically as a solo artist with the colorful retro-soul flavorings of Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams (2008). Since then, she has released A Seat at the Table (2016) and When I Get Home (2019), simultaneously potent and tender works reflecting upon the effects of systemic racism and the comfort of romantic bliss, among other subjects.
Jon Hopkins is a classically trained composer and electronic musician from England whose solo and collaborative works, including deeply cerebral ambient techno recordings and immersive film scores, have received widespread acclaim as well as Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations. Initially gaining exposure through his work with Brian Eno, Coldplay, and King Creosote beginning in the mid-2000s, he gradually found his voice as a solo artist, blending intricately crafted beats with serene, meditative textures. Immunity (2013) and Singularity (2018), two intense, ambitious sets of spiritually minded techno and ambient tracks, were among the decade's most lauded electronic albums.
Creating a twisted musical language all their own, Animal Collective grew from a closely knit group of childhood friends with exploratory tastes into world-famous recording stars, defining the face of independent experimental rock during the 2000s and 2010s. Teenage interest in Pavement, Pink Floyd, and Sun City Girls expanded into an appreciation for more experimental sounds as the band developed and incorporated the influence of minimal techno, Krautrock, avant-garde composers, and slasher movie soundtracks.
Rival Consoles is an electronic musician from England who creates driving, experimental dance tracks primarily with analog equipment. Over the course of his career, his music has ranged from the challenging IDM of his early EPs to more overtly club-oriented electro-house releases like 2011's Kid Velo, with works such as 2015's Howl consisting of intricate compositions focusing on a restricted amount of sounds.
Thundercat is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner, a mercurial talent and GRAMMY Award winner (2016). His 2020 album “It Is What It Is” is GRAMMY nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. Highly respected and much in-demand with his peers, Thundercat has previously worked with the likes of many international artists.
The music of Cigarettes After Sex invokes not only the powerful feelings of euphoria inherent in the band’s name itself, but somehow manages to recreate emotions found only in the most romantic of movies; immersive, achingly nostalgic, thoroughly transporting, and intensely visual. It’s these powerful and unique qualities which have enabled the love songs of Cigarettes After Sex to reverberate across countless countries, and excite the most devoted kind of following. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” the singer, guitarist, and creator of Cigarettes After Sex, Greg Gonzalez, wanted to project his worldview onto a bigger screen, a broader canvas.