Galaxie (band)

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Galaxie
Galaxie live in June 2011
Galaxie live in June 2011
Background information
Also known as Galaxie 500
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie rock
garage rock
Years active 2002-present
Labels C4
Associated acts Groovy Aardvark
Karkwa
Les Breastfeeders
Website Galaxie 500
Members Fred Fortin
Pierre Girard
Vincent Peake
François Lafontaine
Olivier Langevin
Past members Michel Dufour
Simon Gauthier

Galaxie is a francophone indie garage rock formed in 2002 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formerly known as Galaxie 500, they should not be confused with the American alternative rock band Galaxie 500.

History[edit]

Under their original name, the band released two albums, Galaxie 500 (2002) and Le Temps au point mort (2006), on the C4 Records label.

Following the release of Le Temps au Point Mort, Galaxie 500 was nominated for the Group of the Year award in the 10th annual MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) awards.[1]

The lineup that recorded Galaxie 500 consisted of Olivier Langevin (guitar and vocals), Pierre Girard (guitar), Fred Fortin (guitar and vocals), Simon Gauthier (bass), and Michel Dufour (drums).[2]

Several changes in personnel occurred between the recording of the two albums. For Le Temps au point mort, Langevin was joined by returning members Girard (guitar) and Fortin (drums), and by Vincent Peake (bass) of Groovy Aardvark (1986–2005) and Frank Lafontaine (keyboards) of Karkwa.[3]

Under its current name, the band released its third album, Tigre et diesel, in 2011.[4] The album was subsequently named a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[5]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Fred Fortin (2002–present)
  • Olivier Langevin (2002–present)
  • Daniel Thouin (2011–present)
  • Pierre Fortin (2007–present)

Former[edit]

  • Pierre Girard (2002–2009)
  • Vincent Peake (2005–2009)
  • Frank Lafontaine (2005-2009)
  • Michel Dufour (2002-????)
  • Simon Gauthier (2002-????)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Galaxie 500 (2002)
  • Le Temps au point mort (2006)
  • Tigre et diesel (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10e anniversaire MIMI 2006", Hour.
  2. ^ Parazelli, E. "Nouveaux visages". Voir, April 11, 2002.
  3. ^ Gélinas, K. & Laveaux, O. R. "Sous les étoiles", Voir, November 16, 2006.
  4. ^ "Nouvel album: Galaxie lâche son Tigre et diesel". Rue Frontenac, February 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "Arcade Fire, Ron Sexsmith shortlisted for Polaris Prize". CBC News, July 6, 2011.

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