The Night Before: Pop Montréal & Torstrassen Festival present Wake Island + L.A. Foster
June 3rd, 8pm
Acud Macht Neu
Building on the success of last years collaborating, Pop Montréal and Torstarssenfestival have teamed up again, this time to bring you a free show featuring two Pop curated acts: Wake Island and L.A. Foster.
L.A. Foster: After growing up in Edmonton, Foster has spent the past ten years living in Buenos Aires and Montreal. Playing with these geographical contrasts, Foster’s premiere release is a mix of emotion ranging from southern heat to gritty cold-weather-break-ups. Blending cumbia, reggaeton, and house; her mix of samples, melodic hooks and cutting vocals provides the perfect setting for a melancholic dance party.
Wake Island: Wake Island is an electronic duo formed by Lebanese musicians Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal and based in Montreal and New York City. The band fearlessly blends electronic dance music with indie rock songwriting to create a positive, uplifting experience. Their new album, OUT, was mostly self-recorded in isolated cabins across the Quebec Eastern Townships and mixed at Montreal’s Breakglass Studios with Jace Lasek (Suuns, Wolf Parade). Through this beautiful and eclectic collection of songs, the band encourage us to stay positive and to open up to the world around us. OUT comes out on April 29th through Oh Hi, an artist collective they co-founded in Montreal. Their live show echoes bands like Caribou, Moderat and Beach House and is sure to elevate your spirit and make you dance.