Chinatown (band)

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Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie Rock, Pop
Years active 2006–present
Members Félix Dyotte
Pierre-Alain Faucon
Julien Fargo
Toby Cayouette
Gabriel Rousseau

Chinatown is a Canadian francophone pop band formed in 2006 in Montreal.

According to Philippe Fehmiu who worked at Radio-Canada, "The story behind Chinatown is linked, not so much to the movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson, but to The Stills, an anglophone band from Montreal that contributed to the formation of the reputation of Montreal as a mecca of alternative music with the release of their first album in 2003, Logic Will Break Your Heart. Félix Dyotte, the guitarist, was in fact a member of the ska ancestors of The Stills, The Undercovers. Furthermore, Chinatown composed "Retour à Vega", a song recorded by The Stills (for the 2004 Wicker Park soundtrack) that served to finance Chinatown thanks to its songwriting money. Félix Dyotte first joined Pierre-Alain Faucon (piano) and then Julien Fargo (guitar and vocals). Since then, the band has released two mini-albums: Mes Long Beach and a self-titled disc. In 2009, the band released an EP titled L'amour, le rêve et le whisky was released. That same year their first full album was also released, titled Cité d'or.[1]

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  • 2009: L'amour, le rêve et le whisky (EP)
  • 2009: Cité d'or
  • 2012: Comment j'ai explosé


  1. ^ Chinatown, Radio-Canada (French)

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