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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montreal/Toronto, January 12th 2011

DARE TO CARE RECORDS & PIRATES BLEND RELEASE
ARMISTICE

Montreal / Toronto – Pirates Blend and Dare To Care Records are teaming up to release Armistice’s eponymous EP on February 15, 2011. Armistice is the collaboration between Beatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate) and Bedouin Soundclash frontman, Jay Malinowski. With music and lyrics written, the pair headed to Los Angeles late last summer to record the album at Big Game Lodge with El Bronx. The EP was produced by Jay Malinowski and Joby J. Ford (The Bronx) and mixed by Jeff Chestek (The Roots, Justin Timberlake).


Martin and Malinowski first worked together artistically when Beatrice lent her voice to the track, “Brutal Hearts” on Bedouin Soundclash’s fall release, Light The Horizon. The song was proclaimed a highlight of the album by critics and the public alike. Out of this came the idea to join forces to create Armistice. They enlisted the help of legendary Los Angeles hardcore punk band, The Bronx. The Bronx, best known for their heavier side, has been busy releasing music with a mariachi flare under the name of their alter ego, El Bronx. Armistice set their sights on El Bronx, knowing that their songs of love and war would be best set against a mariachi backdrop.


Western spaghetti meets swingjazz and doowop inflected voices, Armistice is a keeper.  The EP’s first single, “Mission Bells” (available on 45tours.ca), showcases the undeniable magic between Martin and Malinowski’s voices. Michael Maxxis directed the video, aptly filmed in the California desert in December (available soon). “City Lights Cry”, which begins with Martin’s wispy melancholy vocals is driven by El Bronx’s fast getaway in the middle of the night percussion beat. “Neon Lights” brings the harmonies in flashback to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra fashion. The album also includes Armistice’s version of “Jeb Rand”, a song originally recorded by Bedouin Soundclash. It finishes off with the haunting strings and piano driven tale of “God Will Get His Man”.  Beatrice Martin, most commonly recognized as the enchanting Coeur de pirate, took home 3 Victoires in France and and 2 Felix, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year, in Quebec, for her self-titled debut album in 2009. Selling over 600,000 albums worldwide, Beatrice produced her own show for Montreal’s FrancoFolies’ big stage this past summer and has been widely recognized as one of this country’s brightest stars since her career set sail in 2008.


Jay Malinowski’s duties for Juno nominated Bedouin Soundclash have been many as of late. In early 2010, he and other band members Eon Sinclair and Sekou Lumumba, along with manager Dave Guenette, launched their own record label, Pirates Blend. An artist friendly label, Jay’s critically acclaimed solo album, Bright Lights & Bruises, was the label’s inaugural release. Having shared the stage with No Doubt and Ben Harper, Jay has always been very focused on giving back to his community, in particular in his hometown of Vancouver, BC where he participated in the torch relay for the 2010 Olympics and has donated time and money to the St. James’ Children’s Choir. Most recently, Bedouin’s September release, Light The Horizon, has kept Jay on the road with tours around the world, including China, Australia, India, The UK, US and across Canada.

For more information :
armistice.bandcamp.com
myspace.com/armisticeofficial
facebook.com/armisticeofficial

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Publicity – Quebec: Marie Létourneau, Dare To Care Records
promo@daretocarerecords.com, ph. (514) 271-2273 x 225

Publicity - Canada (excl. Quebec): Joanne Setterington, Indoor Recess
joanne@indoorrecess.com, ph.(416) 703-5217

Visit : http://www.daretocarerecords.com/communiques/DTC039/AlbumLaunch
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Armistice is the collaboration between Beatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate) and Bedouin Soundclash frontman, Jay Malinowski.  With music and lyrics written, the pair headed to Los Angeles late last summer to record the album at Big Game Lodge with El Bronx.  The EP was produced by Jay Malinowski and Joby J. Ford (The Bronx) and mixed by Jeff Chestek (The Roots, Justin Timberlake).

Martin and Malinowski first worked together artistically when Beatrice lent her voice to the track, “Brutal Hearts” on Bedouin Soundclash’s fall release, Light The Horizon.  The song was proclaimed a highlight of the album by critics and the public alike.  Out of this came the idea to join forces to create Armistice.  They enlisted the help of legendary Los Angeles hardcore punk band, The Bronx.  The Bronx, best known for their heavier side, has been busy releasing music with a mariachi flare under the name of their alter ego, El Bronx.  Armistice set their sights on El Bronx, knowing that their songs of love and war would be best set against a mariachi backdrop.

Beatrice Martin, most commonly recognized as the enchanting Coeur de pirate, took home 3 Victoires in France and and 2 Felix, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year, in Quebec, for her self-titled debut album in 2009.  Selling over 600,000 albums worldwide, Beatrice produced her own show for Montreal’s FrancoFolies’ big stage this past summer and has been widely recognized as one of this country’s brightest stars since her career set sail in 2008.

Jay Malinowski’s duties for Juno nominated Bedouin Soundclash have been many as of late.  In early 2010, he and other band members Eon Sinclair and Sekou Lumumba, along with manager Dave Guenette, launched their own record label, Pirates Blend.  An artist friendly label, Jay’s critically acclaimed solo album, Bright Lights & Bruises, was the label’s inaugural release.  Having shared the stage with No Doubt and Ben Harper, Jay has always been very focused on giving back to his community, in particular in his hometown of Vancouver, BC where he participated in the torch relay for the 2010 Olympics and has donated time and money to the St. James’ Children’s Choir.  Most recently, Bedouin’s September release, Light The Horizon, has kept Jay on the road with tours around the world, including China, Australia, India, The UK, US and across Canada.

MISSION BELLS

I can still feel you there

Are we tangled in time somewhere

And it's been a while since you've been ‘round here

Since you locked me in some devastated stare

 

Oh then we could ring out like mission bells

Across the yard we knew so well

Come on come on give me my turn

To sing once more

And let it burn

 

‘Cause I’m

I’m just no good

So leave me, as you should

And surrender to some unholy war

‘Cause we forgot what we first came here for

 

Oh then we could ring out like mission bells

Across the yard we knew so well

Come on come on give me my turn

To sing once more

And let it burn

 

Come on come on come on now you sing it

Laying me low in bells that come ringing and,

 

We could ring out like mission bells

Across the yard we knew so well

Come on come on give me my turn

To sing once more

And let it burn

 

released 15 February 2011

Armistice is Beatrice Martin & Jay Malinowski 

Produced by Joby J. Ford & Jay Malinowski 

Mixed by Jeff Chestek 

Mastered by Ryan Morey et Ryebread Mastering 

Recorded at Big Game Lodge, Van Nuys, California 

Engineered by Beau Burchell & Joby J. Ford 

Photos: Melanie Swerdan 

Design and Layout: Vanda Daftari 

Armistice Featuring Mariachi El Bronx : 

Joby J. Ford - Vihuela, guitar, ukulele, percussions, back ground vox 

Jorma Vik - drums, percussions 

Ray Suen - Violin 

Brad Magers - Horns 

Karla Tovar - Guitarron

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