Bonjour Brumaire

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Bonjour Brumaire
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Background information
Origin Canada
Genres Indie pop, francophone
Years active 2007 – present
Labels Indica Records
Members Youri Zaragoza (lyrics, vocals, and guitar)
Nathan Howard (guitar, vocals)
Francois Lessard (drums)
Karine Novelle (keyboard, vocals)
Past members Béatrice Martin (keyboards, vocals)
Patrick Brownson (keyboards, vocals)
Mathieu Dumontier (bass guitar, vocals)
Jordan Larocque (bass guitar, vocals)

Bonjour Brumaire is a francophone indie pop band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Formed in January 2007, the quintet recorded its first demo with acclaimed producer Ryan Battistuzzi (Malajube, Les Breastfeeders) only 3 months after the members first met.

After playing its first show in June 2007, the band then went in studio for five months beginning in November 2007 to record its first full-length album, De la nature des foules, with Ryan Battistuzzi. It was released on April 1, 2008, on Indica Records.

The song "Brooklyn" premiered on the Anti-Hit List Podcast on April 19, 2008.[1]

After playing most summer festivals all around Quebec during the summer 2008 (Woodstock en Beauce, Osheaga, Francofolies, Festival d'Été de Québec, and more) the band won the "Breakthrough artist" and "Indie pop album of the year" awards at the 2008 Gala de l'Alternative Musicale Indépendante du Québec (Quebec Indie Music Awards).

The band, currently on tour, played at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2009 and will be in Europe on tour in May and June 2009. The band is also said to be writing new material for a possible next album.[citation needed]


  • De la Nature des Foules (2008)


  • "Brooklyn"' (2008)
  • '"Prunelle" (2008)
  • "L'insouciance ne s'improvise pas" (2008))

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Nominee for FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP at 9th Independent Music Awards (The Indies 2009)
  • Nominee for BEST REASON TO LEARN FRENCH for song "Le Candidat" at CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards 2008
  • Nominee for SOCAN's ECHO PRIZE 2008 for song "Argelès"
  • Award-winner for BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2008 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)
  • Award-winner for INDIE POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2008 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)
  • Award-winner for SODRAC prize for BEST MUSIC for song "Argelès" at Francouvertes 2008 contest
  • Nominee at 2008 MIMI Awards (Montreal International Music Initiative)
  • Award-winner for Telus DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2007 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)

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