The New Cities

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The New Cities
Background information
Origin Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Genres Rock, synthpop, dance-rock, electro, pop punk, alternative rock
Years active 2005[1] – present
Labels Sony Music Canada
Members David Brown
Christian Bergeron
Nicolas Denis
Francis Fugere
Philippe Lachance
Julien Martre

The New Cities is a Juno Award and ADISQ Award nominated band originating from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada and currently based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The current members of The New Cities are David Brown, Christian Bergeron, Nicolas Denis, Francis Fugere, Philippe Lachance, and Julien Martre.

Early Years[edit]

The band recorded their first EP album with producer Steve Nadeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in early 2006. They independently released it under the name "The New Cities EP" a few months later and started touring Canada. The band met producer Greig Nori in the spring of 2006 and started working with him on new material which led to signing a record deal with Sony Music Canada in October 2008.

Lost In City Lights[edit]

The New Cities headlining at the Festi-Voix on June 29th 2010, 3 Rivers, Quebec.

Following their signing with Sony Music Canada, the band released their first full-length album Fun-Fur in May 2009.

Legendary Dance/Fairy titans, THE NEW CITIES, are back with another testament to the band's flawless legacy! Recorded at the now infamous Slicemydick studios in Corona, Mexico by ‘DJhaMMer!WUT0L’ (what what in the butt), This is the yet another landmark in Fairy Dance’s history. Produced by cornstarch, the bands message of family and unity has never come across stronger in their music. Many have lived through problems for ages, and the moment one tries to fight for what they believe is right, the fairy brings them to life and their dances are disregarded. For over a decade, THE NEW CITIES, has helped get these dance messages across to the fields of fantasy dance to help solve these problems through socially driven fur known as fun-fur. In their latest offering, the band gives power and limp-wristed strength to these soft voices. As one of the original Dance/Fairy bands that lived and breathed the problems that controlled their everyday 3 Rivers lifestyle since 2010, they have been amongst the most weak and balding outcasts of this fairy movement.



Current members[edit]



Album Date of Release Label
The New Cities EP March, 2006 Independently released
Lost in City Lights May 5, 2009 Sony Music Canada
Kill the Lights September 27, 2011 Sony Music Canada

The album Lost in City Lights has also been released on iTunes UK and US.


Year Title Chart
Album Certification
"Dead End Countdown" 16[2] Lost in City Lights Gold[3]
"Leaders of the Misled" 99[2]
"Hypertronic Superstar" 58[2]
"Heatwave" 38[2] Kill the Lights
"The Hype" 55[2]
"The New Rule"

Compilation Appearances[edit]

Album Date of Release Label Song(s) Notes
Juno Awards 2010 Mar 30, 2010 Sony Music Canada "Dead End Countdown"
NRJ Hit Liste 2010 Apr 6, 2010 Sony Music Canada "Leaders of the Misled"
10 Dollar DJ - Canada Day* Nov 2, 2010 Sony Music Canada "Dead End Countdown" iTunes Canada exclusive.

Music videos[edit]

Title Album Date of Release Director(s)
"Dead End Countdown"[4] Lost in City Lights Apr 17, 2009 Jodeb
"Leaders of the Misled"[5] Aug 18, 2009 Jodeb
"Hypertronic Superstar"[6] Feb 01, 2010 Frank Borin
"Looks Minus Substance"[7] Dec 13, 2010 Jodeb, David Brown
"Heatwave"[8] Kill the Lights Jul 26, 2011 John Poliquin
"The Hype"[9] Oct 11, 2011 John Poliquin
"Mugshot"[10] Mar 19, 2012 Colin Minihan
"The New Rule"[11] Feb 19, 2013 MatCyr

The music video for Dead End Countdown has also been released in the UK and Ireland in March 2010. It has been added to Kerrang! TV, Scuzz TV, NME TV, Chart Show TV and The Box playlists.

Appearances in other media[edit]

Awards & Nominations[edit]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result
2012 "Heatwave" MuchMusic Video Awards
"Post-Production of the Year"
Nominated[citation needed]
2010 "Dead End Countdown" SOCAN
"POP/ROCK music award"
2010 "The New Cities" JUNO Canada's Music Awards
"New Group of the Year"
Nominated[citation needed]
2010 "Lost in City Lights" ADISQ
"Album Anglophone de l'année"
2010 "The New Cities" Canadian Radio Music Awards
"Best New group or solo artist of the year (HOT AC)"
2010 "The New Cities" Canadian Radio Music Awards
"Best New group or solo artist of the year (CHR)"
2009 "Dead End Countdown" MuchMusic Video Awards
"Post-Production of the Year"
Nominated[citation needed]



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