Published Jun 04, 2015Quebec City blues-rock unit Caravane released their debut album Chien Noir back in the fall, but they're offering up some fresh takes on the material with a surprise new acoustic EP and accompanying videos — and Exclaim! has got your first access to both.
Appropriately called Chien Noir (EP acoustique), the EP delivers acoustic reinterpretations of four tracks from Chien Noir, though from the opening strums and pounding percussion of "Minuit," it's clear that these are no throwaway tunes. Lush, melodic and ranging from the buoyant bounce of "Briser Ton Coeur" to the darker, more blues-tinged nature of "Harmony Rocket," the four-song compilation puts a refreshing spin on some of the full-length record's stand-out songs.
In addition to the EP, the band have offered up four new videos to accompany the acoustic tunes. They capture the band performing said songs live atop Hôtel Bonséjour rooftop in Quebec City. It's a taste of what you can expect at Caravane's upcoming live dates.
They'll be touring their home province this summer, and you can see the upcoming gigs listed below. Scroll past the shows to listen to the EP and keep going to check out a playlist of the four new videos.
You can get the EP here on iTunes.
06/04 Lévis, QC - Petite Grenouille
06/05 Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Brasserie Lafontaine
06/06 Rimouski, QC - Cactus
06/12 Montréal, QC - Francofolies
06/20 Montebello, QC - Rockfest
06/21 Québec City, QC - Fête de la Musique
06/23 Saguenay, QC - 24 Heures Festival
06/26 Lac Etchemin, QC - Wake it up
06/27 Thetford Mines, QC - Woullay Fest
07/07 Îles de la Madeleine, QC - Les Pas Perdus
07/09 Québec City, QC - Festival d'Été
07/10 Québec City, QC - Festival d'Été
07/11 Québec City, QC - Festival d'Été
07/16 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC - Le Malbord
07/17 Gaspé, QC - La Voute
07/18 Gaspé, QC - Le Voute
07/19 Percé, QC - Pub du P'tit Caribou
07/24 Sainte-Lucie, QC - Festival sportif
08/21 Desbouleaux, QC - Festival Desbouleaux
08/15 Saint-Jean, QC - Festival des Montgolfières
08/22 Neuville, QC - Fêtes gourmandes