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Milk & Bone
From the Promoter
Montreal's Milk & Bone will perform in support of their 2018 Polaris Music Prize long-listed album, Deception Bay (Bonsound), at The Seahorse Tavern in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m.
Released in February, Deception Bay is Milk & Bone's sophomore effort. The title track sets the tone for the rest of the project, and opens the door for their brilliant latest single, Nevermore.
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 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.
Milk & Bone's debut album, Little Mourning (Bonsound), got the attention of The Guardian, NYLON, V Magazine, The Globe and Mail and Interview Magazine, and was long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. The single "Pressure" hit 5 million streams on Spotify. The band won the 2015 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada Breakthrough Award and was nominated at the 2016 JUNO Awards for Breakthrough Group of the Year. They were also nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards for Achievement in Music - Original Song for Podz' movie King Dave, and the film’s popular theme song, Natalie, has over 4 million streams on Spotify.