Around midnight on August first 1981, MTV aired it's first Music Video. The Buggles' ''Video Killed the Radio Star'' saw a new platform of entertainment consumption stretch a wider spectre on what it meant to be a popular artist in the ''modern age''.
Forget the 10 cent singles and the semi-gods of your grandpas favorite Am radio station.
The video star has now reached it's late fourties ; continuously trying to stay relevent on a platform that seems to have replaced him with his mid-life evolution : Reality and short attention span entertainment.
Caught in the mist of communication
a couple of bums in an empty loft in Montreal with empty pockets
Yes I know, this is the millionth album you've seen released on your facebook wall this year, so be it
Let the Public ''choose'' it's content / Let the Public ''be'' it's content
Let the Public ''hype'' it's content / Let the Public ''judge'' it's content
If social media brought you here, so be it
If the love of music brought you here, so be it
The hype might caress the hymns of this record
The hype might let it fast asleep
Anyways, isn't this euphoric and paranoid rush why we love releasing music so much?
2017 is patiently waiting at the crossroads. ; Internet Killed the Video Star
released December 13, 2016
Justin Courcelles (j.Heftee) : Music/Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Mandoline, Piano on track 5
Kelog Labrosse : Percussions, Kazoo
Mantisse : Bass Guitar, Vocals
Solane Sancho : Vocals, Skat on track 8
Roberto Viglione : Production, Mixing, Mastering, Synthesizer, Piano
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered at Marsonic Studios and the Viglione household
Louis-Solem Pérot : Arrangements, Cello
Marilou Lepage : Violin
David Vallée-Cherrier : Trombone
Guillaume Pelletier-Lefaivre : Trumpet
Sandrine Fragasso : Saxophone
Artwork : j.Heftee / Mantisse
Foojaak (track 4)
Bk : Vocals, Lyrics, Backvocals on track 7
Fouki : Vocals, Lyrics
Ph Vendou : Vocals, Lyrics
Special thanks to Vincent Barrière's amp for the crazy springlike guitar sound on track 8.