We just got back from a couple days in a beautiful house in the woods recording vocals for our upcoming EP. We decided to leave the comfort of our studio in order to disconnect and work with a different vibe in tune with nature. Burning wood in the fireplace in middle of the forest, with great food and unlimited open bar, and total tranquility shared with only great company. Everyone was there, the band, our manager and our friend Mat to track some back vocals and help us with the recording of the songs.
Day 1: It started off late because of computer glitches that got fixed with believe it or not a vintage 8pin mouse! We ended up tracking until 6 in the morning! We managed to get all the vocals we needed for two songs, “Artificial Joy” and “Out Of Bounds”. The choral at the end of “Artificial Joy” (which you will be hearing soon), was actually recorded at 5 in the morning, everyone with a drink in hand, and barely able to stand.
Day 2: We woke up only a few hours after falling asleep. The smell of bacon and eggs Luc was cooking up made us all get out of bed. After a good dose of coffee, we took a little time to listen to that we had recorded the night before. All good! After a few hours of R&R and breathing in fresh air, it wasn’t too long before I was ready to return and face the mic for another session. We started by tracking the vocals and back vocals for “Fall for you” and finished up our In the Woods recording sessions with “Stay”.
We’re now looking at a few more days in the studio to edit the material we recorded and then we move on to the MIX !!!
What a surprise I had this morning when I saw a post about our Rinocerose remix appear on the re-known British Magazine NME website. On the same page as Noel Gallagher, Pixies and Artic Monkeys. We’re in great company!
A couple months ago, we put together a remix for the French band Rinôçérôse’s latest single called “Angles and Demons”. Rino is a band for whom we have great respect. Their music has always influenced us and it still does today.
To our great surprise, last week, they tweeted about our remix to their fans. It made my day.
COCA-COLA AND THE EASTON ELLISES HELP FANS DISCOVER “52 SONGS OF HAPPINESS”
Montreal, Oct 30, 2013 – The Easton Ellises have been selected as one of only 52 worldwide artists to be part of a game changing new music distribution platform from Coca-Cola – “52 Songs of Happiness.”
Coca-Cola has partnered with music licensing agency Music Dealers who reached out to over 20,000 unsigned artists and invited them to write and submit a track inspired by a place, which has special meaning to them. The brief also asked the artists to find a way to incorporate the five-note Coca-Cola motif, creating a piece of music that is true to their authentic sound.
The 52 selected artists’ tracks are currently being showcased through the extensive Coca-Cola global digital channels which, combined, reach an audience of over 70 million worldwide. This platform gives The Easton Ellises an unparalleled opportunity to reach new fans around the globe.
Joe Belliotti, Director of Global Entertainment Marketing for Coca-Cola said: “The 52 Song project was inspired by a walk through our archives. I saw a project from the 60′s and 70′s where artists like the Supremes, James Brown, The Who – over 60 different artists – each created a song inspired by Coca-Cola and used our line from the time ‘Things Go Better with Coca-Cola’. We wanted to refresh that idea for today, this time partnering with unsigned artists to create songs inspired by ‘a place that they love or that inspires them.’ The results have been fantastic and we are releasing one song each week via our Coca-Cola Placelists app on Spotify.”
The Easton Ellises song “So Good Inside” is a ride to happiness. Away from the hassle of every day life. It’s a trip to a place where time and space no longer exists, where all that matters is the present moment. The feeling of being free as a bird.
The partnership delivers on the Coca-Cola brand vision to create genuine shared value from all of its partnerships. The benefits from this approach for both the brand and the artists involved are unparalleled. Coca-Cola benefits from a bank of high quality, rights cleared music that incorporates the brand’s signature sound. The artists benefit from unprecedented global reach for their music through the scale and reach of Coca-Cola. CEO and Founder of Music Dealers Eric Sheinkop comments: “We are really challenging existing industry models with ‘52 Songs of Happiness.’ Music Dealers has generated over $10m for unsigned artists in the last 3 years: brand partnerships and the use of brand networks have become a valid and powerful way to break new bands.”
The Easton Ellises – www.easton.cc
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.
About Music Dealers
Music Dealers™ is a global music technology company that provides clients in the advertising, television, film and gaming industries with the highest quality emerging music to enhance their work. Powered by a global artist community of the world’s top breakout artists, Music Dealers crowdsources existing and original music, procures brand partnerships, live performances and offers the largest emerging artist music-licensing database in the world. In 2011, Music Dealers cemented a groundbreaking partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, which secured Music Dealers’ position as the organization’s exclusive global music partner and earned Coca-Cola a minority stake in the company. Music Dealers is based in Chicago, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, London and Mexico City. For more info, please visit: www.musicdealers.com
So Friday night, I went to perform at the legendary Montreal radio station CHOM FM 97.7 with my good friend Mat Joly to help promote his new single. We played Mat’s “Turn Up your Life” and a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”.
It gave me a chance to meet the radio host Jason Rockman (aslo frontman of Canadian metal band Slaves On Dope), who presented me and The Easton Ellises on air. Thanks a lot man, that was much appreciated. Jason is a really nice guy, he has lots of experience in the music industry, did lots of touring and speaks with wisdom. What a pleasant and memorable experience this was.
Here’s the link to listen to Mat’s new single. Please go check out “Don’t Tell the Girl” and download this killer track! Here’s the Itunes link
What a great weekend! We spent the whole day at Red Rhino Studio last Saturday recording guitars and bass for the upcoming EP. Everything went really well. We had Richard Vincent (who worked with Elli Goulding in the past as engineer), a really nice guy and we had a lot of fun with him during the session. His dog Bauer listened to the session carefully to make sure Gé played it tight and right. ;oP
Everything was recorded and patched through a SSL4040G+ console and it sounds FAT and we now have real analog TONE. As of Saturday night we have professionally recorded drums, bass and guitars, and we’re slowing getting closer to mixing the new material! Before we get to lay down a mix, the next step and by far not least, is recording the vocals. We’re most probably going to rent a home in the Laurentian mountains for a couple days and record in harmony with nature…
If all goes well, we should be mixing the track by mid-late October. I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to keep you posted with the progress.
I also want to thank Arthur from Landmark Events for helping us book the studio an such short notice. Really appreciate your help dude! Red Rhino and Richard are amazing!
You might remember that last January we were selected along side 51 other artists amongst thousands of candidates to write a song to be part of a worldwide marketing campaign called “52 Songs of Happiness”. Its been quite a long time since we sent in the material but we are really happy to finally start seeing the campaign begin to roll out. We were informed yesterday that Coca Cola Japan did a collaboration with Soundcloud and kicked off their version of the campaign!
At the time I write this, our song “So good inside” has already been played over 12,000 times and has hundreds of people giving it a thumbs up!
Click the image below, choose the Coca Cola “52 songs of happiness” playlist and give “So Good Inside” a spin with a thumbs up” ;oP
After several weeks locked in our studio working on our next EP, we were more than happy to start recording REAL instruments in a professional studio. Step one, the drums. So we booked some studio time with Alex Sergerie at Emery Street Studio in downtown Montreal. We know the place very well since we have spent endless hours there in the past for an old project. The drum booth sounds huge and they work on a vintage anlalog Cadac British console (Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti). Simon played like a pro with intensity and groove. It feels so good to have some “analog” on the songs. Next step, we’ll be tracking the bass.
I’ll Keep you posted.
You all know Easter Island…ever heard of Easton Island ?
Sorry we havent given much news lately, Its only because we’ve all been very busy enjoying the rays and working on some new material in the bunker. We’re working on 4 new songs for a new ep that we’re looking to finish this fall. We’re almost finished the writing phase and we are recording drums in studio next Sunday with Alex Sergerie from Emery Street Studio and I’m really excited!
Coca Cola kept us busy this summer too since we had to record a whole bunch of material that they requested for their 52 doses of Happiness campaign. We spent a whole day touring Montreal in the tour bus on a beautiful sunday afternoon. We even did a lap on Montreal’s Formula One race track, le circuit Gilles Villeneuve with the bus and it was pretty funny thing to do but I don’t think we made any records laps though.
Our compadre Charles Henri Debeur was with us to capture all the footage, and when you see it you’ll see that we had a blast as usual.
We’re also finishing up a project with the popular Dutch DJ & producer Bart Claessen. A few months ago Bart reached out to us explaining that he was looking for a male singer to sing his new track. After hearing our song “Dance it, dance all” he decided he wanted to work with us! When I first heard the instrumental, I knew right away that I wanted to work on it because the track is a dancefloor bomb!
So thats pretty much the latest. We’re really looking forward to finishing the new material. Maybe we’ll even let you hear some rough mixes of the songs if you join our mailing list…
It’s always flattering to hear your music in a commercial or in a short-film. Most of the time we get a lot of exposure. And we make new fans!
There are thousands of videos out there using our music as soundtracks, and we usually end up seeing most of them. Its a great feeling. We must be doing something right. ;oP
Here’s a few of our favorites: ”Endorphin” was used in a 18 Camera HD Californian Drifting promotional video. “Ersatz” was used into a promo video for Maxim Magazine in Miami. But the cherry on the sunday is, “Sex like Art” in a “Victoria’s Secret” promotional video.
“Dance it, Dance all” has been used in thousands of videos including in a promo for the Portuguese magazine called ”Hot Magazine” with the very sexy model, Inês Morais. It’s been used as the soundtrack of a few Californian fashion companies . And we even have found some fans in Japan using our music for beauty tip videos!
This month, Coca-Cola launched its campaign”52 doses of happiness” all over the world. Our song “So Good Inside” is one of the official songs you’ll be hearing sometime this year. We are really looking forward to see what exactly Coke is going to do!
Our music definitely seems to inspires fashion, women and sports.
I like that.
Featured song: Sex Like Art
Featured song: Sex Like Art
Featured song : Dance it, Dance All
Featured song : Endorphin
Featured song : Dance It, Dance All
Featured song: Dance It, Dance All
Featured song : Dance It, Dance All
The ocean has always been a great source of inspiration for me. The sound of the waves, the smell of the sea, the endless horizon, it always brings to me a sense of wellness and peace of mind.
As we’re planning the release of a new EP for September 2013, I needed to disconnect for a while and focus on lyrics of the new songs. That’s why I had to go meet my good ol’ friend…Mr.Ocean. So I left the bucket and the shovel home and brought with me a laptop, a set of headphones and a SM58 microphone!
You might remember that a few months ago we made a song for the Coca Cola Company that was accepted by Coke Music in LA for a national Coca Cola Campaign called 52 Doses of Happiness. As with all corporate adventures, it usually takes a good while before anything starts moving. Last Tuesday, we found out that Coca Cola Canada had jumped the gun on the campaign and made a promotional video clip with our song called “So good inside”
This is a first song placement we see with Coke, and there are going to be many more to come.
So we invite you to open some happiness and enjoy!
June 1 @ The Ale House
Tickets available HERE
(Version française ci-dessous)
Last Sunday was Land Mark Events finals at Club Soda in Montreal, 18 bands, 3 winners, 3 prizes. We finally took home a silver medal. 2nd out of the 200 bands that applied is a great success. We really gave one hell of a show! We’re proud of what we accomplished that night. The crowd reaction was insane and we’ve made lots of new fans.
We had two special guests on stage with us. Mat Joly came to sing “She Dreams of Murder” and Marie-Luce Béland for “Woman”, Insomnia” & “Dance it, Dance all”. Thanks to both of you for helping us setting the place on fire. You both did a great job.
Also huge thanks to the best photographer, Charles-Henri Debeur, who took incredible shots of the band , to artist Eric Santerre for his delightful canvas and to all our fans who screamed at the top of their lungs when we were playing.
For those of you that were present, we will have a Live Recording of the night available shortly, and the ambiance mics we had above you recorded your reaction so you might recognize yourself on the tape!
Next stop, Kingston Ontario at The Alehouse on June 1st. Yeah Baby !
We love you all.
Dimanche passé avait lieu la finale du LME battle of the bands. Parmis les 200 bands qui ont tenté de s’y rendre, 3 seulement ont été élus gagnants de l’édition de cette année. Nous nous y sommes classés 2e! Même si nous n’avons pas arraché la pole position, nous sommes extrêmement fiers de notre performance. Ce fut un spectacle hors du commun, haut en énergie et de tous points de vue, une réussite!
Nous aimerions aussi remercier nos deux invités spéciaux qui sont venus partager la scène avec nous. Il s’agit de Mat Joly venu chanter “She dreams of murder” et de Marie-Luce Béland qui a chanté “Insomnia, “Woman” et “Dance it, Dance all”. Ils nous ont permis de rendre le spectacle encore plus intense et réussi.
Un autre énorme merci au grand photographe Charles-Henri Debeur qui, avec son oeil unique, a capturé sur pellicule le spectacle sous toutes ses coutures. Aussi à Éric Santerre, peintre émérite qui a prêté son talent en créant une toile commémorant le spectacle. Et finalement, à tous nos fans qui se sont époumonés lorsque nous performions!
Nous avons un enregistrement de la prestation que nous rendrons bientôt disponible. Si vous y étiez, il se pourrait fort bien que vous vous y entendiez!
Nous remettons déjà cela la semaine prochaine pour Kingston, le 1er juin!
Keep on Rockin’!
What a night! Great venue, amazing crowd, and a killer time! Here’s the photo report by Kodak Kingpin Charles Henri Debeur.
Billet Regulier: Admission Générale
VIP : Accès exclusif a la mezzanine avec le jury et l’Industrie. (Encore 28 billets disponibles)
VIP + Recording : Accès exclusif a la mezzanine avec le jury, incluant un Enregistrement multi piste Live sur Pro Tools HD10.
Une fois la transaction complétée, votre nom sera automatiquement ajouté à la liste des invités pour l’événement qui aura lieu le 19 mai prochain au Club Soda. Le soir du spectacle, vous n’aurez qu’à vous présenter et mentionner que vous êtes sur liste d’invités des Easton Ellises, et le forfait que vous avez acheter. On vous demandera ensuite vos infos et un courriel afin de valider votre achat de billet.
Regular Tickets : General Admission
VIP : Exclusive access to the mezzanine with jury and music industry. (28 tickets left)
VIP + Recording : Exclusive access to the mezzanine with jury and a Pro Tools HD10 multi track recording.
Upon completion of the transaction your name will be added to our Guestlist. You will have to mention that you are on the Easton Ellises guest listwhen you arrive at Club Soda. We will require some basic info and your email address to validate your purchase.