MANITOBA INDIE ROCK/POP DUO MISE EN SCENE RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM DESIRE’S DESPAIRNOVEMBER 13, 2012
CANADIAN TOUR SET FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FOR “HEY VELVET”
In two short years, Mise en Scene, the boisterous Manitoba Indie Rock/Pop duo made up of guitarist/vocalist Stefanie Blondal Johnson and drummer Jodi Dunlop, have grown exponentially. First, a critically applauded EP, and now to their highly anticipated debut album Desire’s Despair set to be released on November 13, 2012 through Winnipeg imprint Pipe & Hat.
The music on Desire’s Despair is clamorous and captivating, with hints of everything from ‘60s pop and alt-country to early punk and garage rock – organic and unadulterated by studio trickery. From Johnson’s powerful leads and subtle harmonies through to Dunlop’s manic vigor, Mise en Scene don’t pull any punches; in fact, they’re throwing haymakers.
With the guidance of an incredible team of revered producers – Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers), Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Cœur de pirate), Tony Berg (Beck, Jakob Dylan), and Ron Obvious (D.O.A, The Subhumans), who also produced their EP; Desire’s Despair showcases a much more defined and explosive band.
First uniting in small-town Manitoba through a mutual love of the arts, Johnson and Dunlop began painting together during the off-hours of their respective summer jobs. The partnership born of brushes and canvas soon evolved into one of road-worn six-strings and broken drumsticks.
Their debut EP earned them slots at festivals like CMW and NXNE, crammed club shows across the country, and a highly coveted 2011 residency at the Banff Centre of the Arts. To check out the short documentary on Mise en Scene’s experience at the prestigious Banff Centre visit:
This fall, Mise en Scene will take their new material and their captivating energy on the road. Kicking off in Calgary, AB on September 29, cities across western and central Canada will get the opportunity to dance the night away with this dynamic two-piece. Full tour details are below, with more dates to be announced shortly.
Upcoming 2012 Tour Dates:
09/29 – The Palomino – Calgary, AB*
09/30 – Rose & Crown – Banff, AB*
10/01 – Rose & Crown – Banff, AB*
10/04 – 9one9 – Victoria, BC^
10/06 – The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC^
10/09 – Northern – Fernie, BC*
10/11 – Slumland Theatre– Red Deer, AB#
10/12 – The Artery – Edmonton, AB*
10/31 – West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB**
** w/The Pack A.D & Topanga
(Photo Credit: Stefanie Blondal Johnson & Jodi Dunlop)
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