Jef Barbara Premieres ‘Song For The Loveshy’ Video On IMPOSE

Watch ‘Song For The Loveshy’ On IMPOSE!

Listen To “Soft To The Touch” LP Here!

No rest for the wicked – following a successful run of European tour dates in support of the release of his latest album, Soft to the Touch, Jef Barbara returns home to Montreal to catch his breath, prior to heading out on the road again. During his time touring across the pond he played gigs such as Vogue’s Fashion Night in Paris.

Blending debonair Roxy Music-like textures and Bowie-esque, diva-discerning glam, Jef’s new video “Song for the Loveshy”, is an elixir for the lonely; consoling them with the lush, velvety, quiet embrace of Montreal’s afterglow.  See the video here!

Jef’s next set of tour dates includes album release shows in Montreal, NYC and Toronto, as well as opening for friends, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. More tour dates to be announced soon.

Listen To “Soft To The Touch” On Brooklyn Vegan!

Watch ‘About Singers’ On No Fear Of Pop!

Watch ‘I Know I’m Late’ Video On Brooklyn Vegan!

Tour Dates: 

Nov 6th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison *
Nov 7th – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right
Nov 20th – Montreal, QC – 3450 St Urbain RIDM festival party
Nov 29th – Montreal, QC – La Référence, 808 Beaubien.

* w/ Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Praise For Jef Barbara: 

“…Minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam… all with élan and wit.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Barbara creates a timeless sense of longing and yearning through the 50s model to create loveshy sentiments for a new golden era.” –IMPOSE

“The singer dresses social and political metaphors in flair, delivering a theatrical take on topics like love, sex and Florida.” – Diffuser

“…Barbara’s pretty, gently melancholic croon is brought to the fore where it may shine…” – No Fear of Pop

“…Suave, sophisticated and hypnotic…” – US Examiner


POP Montreal Announces More Of It’s 2012 Lineup

Here are some more flashy names to add to the list of super high calibre artists playing the festival. We are very happy to announce that the special David Byrne & St. Vincent tour will be coming to Montreal September 21st, as part of the festival. The artists will be releasing their first collaborative album on September 11 entitled Love This Giant, to be released worldwide by 4AD under exclusive license from Byrne’s label Todo Mundo. Recorded over two years, this new effort has been described as a collaboration in the “truest sense of the word”, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. A promotional copy of the album opener “Who” is available online for download.

Grimes and Purity Ring, both break out sensations of POP 2011, are back, woohoo! Local label Fixture Records will bring us a great line-up of underground gems highlighted by Chevalier Avant Garde. Printemps d’érable heroes Avec pas d’casque will play an intimate show on the breathtaking Ubisoft Rooftop. The dreamy pop perfection of Captured Tracks’ artist Wild Nothing play at Il Motore, and local hip hop pranksters Alaclair Ensemble will headline at Sala Rossa. We also welcome back Canadian musical trailblazer Ian Blurton as he reforms the seminal genre defying rock band Change of Heart. Finally, the incomparable, unforgettable and incredibly sexy Arthur H. will also join the party. There’s still lots more to come, more tickets, more passes, more art, more music, more film, more fun, more basketball. Check ça les amis.

POP Montreal 2012 Festival Lineup

David Byrne & St. Vincent – Cadence Weapon – Born Ruffians – Mirel Wagner – Arthur H. – Rich Aucoin – Change of Heart – Grimes – Purity Ring – Wild Nothing – Avec pas d’casque – Alaclair Ensemble – Metz – Doldrums – Cuff The Duke – Brave Radar – Mavo – Freelove Fenner – Cresting – Sheer Agony – Chevalier Avant Garde – Cold Showers – Body Language/Transfixed – Monomyth – Crosss – Soupcans – Elite Gymmastics – Myths – Jef Barbara – Loud, Lary, Ajust – Maybe Watson – Eliza Gilkyson – Dry The River – Aroara – Lisa Leblanc – Christina Martin – Hundred Waters – Evian Christ – Headache – Merchandise – Mozart’s Sister – World Provider – POP vs Jock – Dam Funk – Hot Snakes – Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Katatonia

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