For those of you who don’t know Cinema L’Amour, they are a quirky Montreal band, lovingly described as nerdy loop-rock. (It’s also a porno theatre on St. Laurent and Duluth, from which they got their name.) The band is composed of Dorian Scheidt and Chis Kavanagh who both love experimenting with their music and exploring rhythmic complexity and texture. They are currently on an east-coast Canadian tour and ForgetTheBox will be following them… well not really, but sort of.
While they are on the road, Dorian will be sending us blog posts detailing their adventures and exploring what it’s like touring across Canada. For the next few weeks we’ll be posting their updates culminating in their big welcome back show on June 2nd. So without further ado, here is the first installment!
Day 1: Be Prepared
The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic over at the Cinema L’Amour HQ on Boulevard St. Laurent in Montréal. The scope of our looming adventure was overshadowed only by the overwhelming nature of preparing for such a voyage. If you’ve ever spent a month living out of a van, travelling thousands of kilometers and counting on the kindness of strangers for couches and floors to sleep on, you’ll know what I mean. Tasks crawled out of the woodwork like bedbugs in a student apartment. Their existence was obvious, but their number impossible to calculate.
Still, one by one and day by day our list was slowly whittled down.
One of the most exciting things we accomplished before leaving town was screen printing a batch of new T-shirts with the help of the kind folks down at Ste. Emilie Skillshare. We had a blast burning screens, pulling ink, and waiting for things to dry with our new friends Tasha and Lia. The space is an incredible resource for independent artists and community groups in Montréal, it’s a real civic treasure!
Lia giving the Thumbs up!
Unicorns and Disco Sex. ‘Nuff Said.
Chris pulling some ink while Tasha keeps the screen solid!
So many red shirts. So much drying.
You’ll be able to see, touch, and even purchase the fruits of our labour at all of our upcoming shows across the Maritimes, Newfoundland, and Ontario.
Warning: They’re going fast.
See you on the road!