For Immediate Release:
(Vancouver, BC) - San Francisco/Bay Area band, the Madeline Tasquin Trading Company will be making the trek up to Canada this summer for a tour stint throughout British Columbia, starting in Vancouver on July 17 at Skinny Fat Jack's. The 20-date, 40 day tour brings Madeline Tasquin back to her BC home with her new band, to spread the word about her forthcoming full-length release set to come out later this year. To go along with the tour, Tasquin has released the first peek at her new album - a summery track called 'Free Love' - and will be posting instructions on her website on July 1st for a collaborative music video project inviting footage contributions from her fans throughout the summer.
Singing in both English and French, Canadian-Californian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Madeline Tasquin weaves nimbly from jazz-tinged folk to odd-meter soul, from twisted pop ballad to delicately dark fairy-tale, delivering it all with a radiant stage presence. Raised in Quesnel, British Columbia by her opera singer mother and Austrian gold-miner father, Tasquin began playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys and developed her acute sense of harmony by singing on long car trips as a child with her mother and two younger sisters. In her teenagehood, art rock bands Primus and Mr.Bungle played on repeat alongside Rachmaninoff, Satie and Chopin. After completing a degree in Architecture in Sydney Australia, she returned to her musical roots upon relocating to Berkeley in 2006 and has since added the concert ukulele and guitar to her repertoire, next to her first love, the piano.
Tasquin honed her performance skills, and tamed her stagefright, through four years as the front-woman of the Oakland-based polyrhythmic funk/rock band Antioquia. She began her solo career in 2011 and released her debut EP Another Trip Around The Sunin 2012. The Madeline Tasquin Trading Company is a recent merger of musical minds featuring Justin Rock (guitar/vocals), Giulio Xavier Cetto(bass/vocals) and Mike “Wolf” Quigg (percussion/vocals). The group will be a part of Tasquin's new album due out later this year. The brand new track 'Free Love' will be included on the upcoming new album.
"'Free Love' is a cheeky portrayal of the raw, almost painful and totally illogical obsession of a romantic encounter with someone who's already taken and who lives hopelessly far away on the other side of a massive body of water," Tasquin explains. "Lyrically and stylistically it's not familiar territory for me, so in the spirit of embracing vulnerability, I'm excited to lead with it on the album. Visually it ties in nicely to the last track of Another Trip Around the Sun, 'Flying a Kite in my Underwear,' and I think the delicious production by Daniel Wright, sexy tremolo guitar and my doo-wop backup vocals make it a saucy addition to the soundtrack for summer 2015."
With her 4-octave range, dynamic compositions, and passion on and off the stage, it looks like 2015 is “full steam ahead” for the prolific Madeline Tasquin. Don't miss the Madeline Tasquin Trading Company on tour this summer throughout the Pacific Northwest with tour dates starting in Canada on July 17th in Vancouver. And look for Tasquin's first full-length album out later this year! For more info and the most up-to-date tour schedule, please visit: tasqu.in
MADELINE TASQUIN TRADING CO. // 2015 SUMMER TOUR
July 11-13 - Veneta, OR @ Eugene's Oregon Country Fair
July 15 - Seattle, WA @ The Royal Room
July 16 - Olympia, WA @ Rhythm & Rye
July 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Skinny Fat Jack's
July 23 - Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl
July 24 - Sooke, BC @ Concerts at Hilltop House
July 25 - Duncan, BC @ The 39 Days of July Festival (afternoon show)
July 25 - Duncan, BC @ Duncan Showroom (evening show)
July 26 - Nanaimo, BC @ The Globe Hotel
July 29 - Quesnel, BC @ The Occidental
July 30 - Williams Lake, BC @ Central Cariboo Arts Centre
July 31-August 3 - Wells, BC @ ArtsWells Festival
August 4 - Prince George, BC @ House Concert
August 5 - Dunster, BC @ Shara & Seth's
August 8 - Golden, BC @ The Golden Taps
August 9 - Invermere, BC @ The Station
August 11 - Golden, BC @ Jita's Cafe
August 14 - Salmon Arm, BC @ Lunchbox Series
August 15 - Kaslo, BC @ Langham Cultural Centre
August 19 - Detroit, OR @ Breightenbush Hotsprings
“…a creative tour de force.”- SF Chronicle.
“Her songs are at once delicate and exuberant, misty and adventurous, like a ride in a hot air balloon.” - Oaktown Indie Mayhem
LISTEN / POST Madeline Tasquin Trading Co. - 'Free Love'
STREAM Madeline Tasquin - Another Trip Around The Sun HERE
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