La Sécurité (Montréal/Tiohtià:ke) is a collective whose art punk is equal parts: jumpy beats, off-kilter arrangements, and minimalistic melodic hooks; run through an insomniac filter, the result of excessive exposure to the city’s neon lights. The music is all about living dangerously, perfectly agreeable to being blasted onto dancefloors; while the lyrics share the ethos of the Riot Grrrl movement, and celebrate the autonomization of women, friends (mean and nice) as well as benevolence. After years of writing earworms for the pleasure of beautiful weirdos, all the while strutting their style on tour with their many different projects (Choses Sauvages, Laurence-Anne, Silver Dapple, DATES, Pressure Pin, etc.), the motley bunch now meanders the fringes of punk, new wave and krautrock, mischievously flouting stylistic form every chance they get. These five scattered, yet creatively concerted entities also propose a wide arsenal of D.I.Y. music videos, visuals, screenprints, patented dance moves, etcetera! You can find La Sécurité sporting thrift-shopped goodies in dark underground venues, on the rooftop of a tanning salon or on VHS tape, indulging in a symbiotic hurrah of disheveled music, cloaked poetry and improv dancing, with movement as a main creative fuel. Since coming together in the Spring of 2022, the five-piece has been invited to perform at SXSW, FME, Phoque OFF, Taverne Tour and DISTORSION Psych Fest, also sharing the stage with the likes of Automatic, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp and Annie-Claude Deschênes (Duchess Says). With debut singles “Suspens” and “Try Again”, La Sécurité painted sonic graffitis evoking a polymorphic reality through themes such as restlessness or video games. For their first full-length album, the collective again turned to producer Samuel Gemme at Gamma Recording Studio(Corridor, Population II), printing songs that are empowering, flush with urgency, but also denote a dash of melancholia. In turn, Stay Safe! (June 16th, 2023 via Mothland) is manic, yet surprisingly laid-back, and should no doubt strike a chord with fans of Le Tigre, Automatic, Wet Leg, Devo, E.S.G. or The B-52’s.
JUNE 15TH - 18TH 2023
Music + Art + Installations + Community Projects + and more +
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
On the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples
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