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Sick Friend are unintentionally elusive, having worked intensely on an album’s worth of tunes over the past year only to throw them out in order to re-record them next month! But here they are, as part of the March Montreal Sessions. They played an excellent live set, which you can listen to below, and then stuck around to answer some of our questions.

In the first hour of the show we DJed an almost all-Canadian set including tunes from Brave Radar, Parlovr, The Besnard Lakes, Coulees, Starvin’ Hungry, Braids, Shapes & Sizes, Lhasa, Maximilien Bouchard and lots more! Have a listen to the whole show in the CKUT archives (March 22nd 2011).

Next week’s show is our last as hosts of the March edition of the CKUT Montreal Sessions and we’ll be the band featured. Do tune in on the 29th between 3-5pm to have a listen! We’ll be playing lots of our new tunes and the like- we’re so excited!

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Our dear friend, Maximilien Bouchard, took some photos of our set on Saturday night at Divan Orange. Thanks Max! (Check out his sweet croon on the tune “Oh how I walked down your street“)

…And your new desktop background, courtesy of NASA: Montreal at night as seen from the cosmos!

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Check out this lovely found footage (NFB archives) video Mitz and Lara have shared on their blogs:

Here’s a list of Quebecois films from the 1960s to check out. Here’s another list of films from the 1960s made by the NFB that you can watch on-line!

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Tessa models Lalouka summer threads designed by Lara Kaluza!

Hey. Hey. We know it’s hot. So this is Nightwood’s own public service announcement about how to stay cool in the Montreal heat. Sorta. Indie music lovers need as much cool down pointers as elderly folk, else they waste away from a combination of too many beers, popsicles and, oh yes, iced coffee (we’re looking at the FIFA-loving-cafe-dwelling-creatures-in-the-nothernly-lands-of-the-Mile-End). This advice works for other sweltering cities too, plus most of our recommendations are cheap/free!

Swim for free in the river in Verdun! There are two “docks” from which to swim plus a sizable pool complex designed in the thirties called the Natatorium ($2 entry or free with a Montreal Access Card). Chain up your bikes and take the metro deep down in the earth to get some extra cooling action (metro Verdun on the green line). To reach the docks, go to the river front park on Lasalle Blvd and walk west past the two huge apartment buildings; there’s one soon after them and then another quite close to the Natatorium. Note: as of today the City of Montreal have extended pool hours as a measure to deal with the heat wave.

Close your curtains but keep your windows open during the day. This blocks the sun but allows the air to circulate!

Make some lemon mint water and the drink tons of it. Fill a pitcher with cold water, slice up a lemon (a half or whole will do) and throw the slices in- no need to squeeze ’em, and then wash a good handful of mint and toss it in too (stems and all). Keep this in your fridge and the flavors will slowly infuse and then, not to exaggerate, you’ll have the most refreshing tasting water known to humans anywhere in the whole world.

Go to the Dollar Cinema or your local grocery store for some air-con.

Invest in a fan, much cheaper than AC. Pick up a hand fan too plus maybe one of those dollar store spritzer bottles to spritz yourself (try adding a cooling essential oil to the water, just three drops).

Other stuff: try sitting with your feet in a bowl of water when you feel super over heated. Some of our buds like to rest ice packs on their belly or wherever during heat waves. Be mindful of the sun- not too much time in the rays, especially during the middle of the day. If you do plan to get some sun, wear an awesome (straw?) hat, sunblock and shades. Loose clothing is good, too.

Denim Mini Dress with Floral Panelling

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Poster by Conor Prendergast

This is gonna be an excellent and ridiculous time. Come count our mosquito bites! Trace the lines around our eyes! Gawk at our exhausted happiness! With the ever awesome Mavo and Burlington/Toronto’s Sandman Viper Command! Facebook event is right here.

More tour diary stuff coming soon. Tonight we play Phog in Windsor with The Locusts Have No King (Windsor’s own) and Welsh Cinema (NFLD)!

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Monday, April 26th 2010 at 5:30pm. Summer in Spring.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 at 5:30pm. Winter in Spring.

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Pretty sunny.

Pretty chilly.

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