Dare To Care Records

Dare To Care Records

Profil:
Summer of 2005. a hot and humid evening in an apartment of Montreal’s Rosemont neighborhood. Inside a room that has been converted into an artist’s workshop, a dozen hands get busy. Cardboard, precision knives, hot glue and cold beer: everything is laid out to assemble the 1000 copies of Malajube’s debut album, Le Compte complet. Fuelled by unanimous praise from the media, the album sells like hotcakes in record stores. Gathered around the table are a couple members of the band, Eli Bissonnette, co-founder of Dare To Care (DTC) records, and three volunteers. Everyone is working relentlessly to get the job done, oblivious to the clock.

From the independent label’s inception in 2000 up to Malajube’s second release in 2006, all of Dare To Care’s albums were hand-made on its premises. This arts-and-crafts approach reflects the philosophy that led to label’s creation, in an apartment located in the south-central area of Montreal. At the time, the young Eli Bissonnette played trumpet in the punk-ska outfit(?) Naked N’ Happy; he and his partner Hugo Mudie (lead vocalist of The Sainte-Catherines) wanted to create a company with a truly unique and human approach: a record label where artists would be directly involved in the decision-making processes and in the various tasks required to market their work. A strictly DIY work ethic. “Founding Dare To Care was the best way for me and Hugo to release our own bands’ albums,” explains Eli.

On April 24th, 2001, DTC’s first recording was released: Naked N’ Happy And Friends Live At L’X. At the time, l’X was Montreal’s temple of punk. The venue was located right below the Soundcentral music store, where Eli and Hugo rented out a portion of the back-office to run DTC in 2003. A year later, the two partners went their separate ways. Eli continued to manage DTC on his own, carrying the label’s activity to his Rosemont apartment. As releases multiplied (The Sainte-Catherines, Planet Smashers, Selfmademan, Rollerstarter, Fall Out Project, La Descente du Coude), Dare To Care developed an enviable reputation on Quebec’s ska and punk scenes.

Things began to take an unexpected turn in 2005 and 2006, with signings such as Malajube, Pawa Up First and Avec Pas d’Casque. All of a sudden, the label was tending towards indie-rock, post rock and country. Driven by a strong desire to penetrate the French-language music industry, Eli founded Grosse Boîte, a sub-division of DTC, in the fall of 2006. “Over time, Dare To Care has targeted Quebec as well as the international market,” mentions Eli. “Grosse Boîte focuses strictly on the francophone population.”

In just two years, Grosse Boîte has signed artists such as Le Husky, Chocolat, Cœur de Pirate and Tricot Machine, a roster that has gained the label credibility alongside Quebec’s major record companies. Tricot Machine’s success proves that DTC/Grosse Boîte is not just about one band (Malajube) and that the label can equally satisfy fans of abrasive music and pop songs. Out of 15 nominations at l’ADISQ, including one for record label of the year, DTC has won six Félix awards, taking home the Revelation of the Year prize in 2006 (Malajube) and again in 2007 (Tricot Machine).

Between 2006 and 2008, the label’s staff grew from one to ten employees, who now work in a “real office” located on Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Although the label has expanded, it has remained true to its initial philosophy. Thus, almost everything is done in-house: media relations, radio tracking, concert productions, and artist management in some cases.

“We try to keep a friendly and laid-back approach while working to expand our company, and this challenge influences our decisions,” explains Eli. “We could choose to release certain albums with the goal of making a lot of money; however, we are not prepared to put out music that doesn’t reflect who we are. To us, the important thing is not to sell a lot of records, but to release truly authentic music. Given the current state of Quebec’s music industry, this authenticity may not allow us to become rich, but it can be profitable. It’s all about finding the right bands.”

As such, Dare To Care/Grosse Boîte has become a major player in discovering unique and innovative new artists.
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Coordonnées:
Dare To Care Records
C.P. 463, Succ. C
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4K4
Canada
Fax: (514) 504-5460
Sites:
[l41833]

Label

Cat N°  Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N°  Country Année
233712 Sleepover pochette d'album Socalled Sleepover(CD, Album, Gat) Dare To Care Records, Membran 233712 Germany 2013 Vendre cette version
276 293 3 Armistice pochette d'album Armistice* Armistice(CD, EP) Dare To Care Records, Pirates Blend, Universal Music France, Barclay 276 293 3 France 2011 Vendre cette version
278 541-7 Blonde pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Blonde(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Barclay 278 541-7 Europe 2011 Vendre cette version
376 984 4 Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé) pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé)(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records 376 984 4 Europe 2014 Vendre cette version
376 984-5 Trauma pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Trauma(CD, Album, Car) Dare To Care Records 376 984-5 France 2014 Vendre cette version
377 050-0 Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé) pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé)(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Dare To Care Records 377 050-0 France 2014 Vendre cette version
474 487-7 Roses pochette d'album Cœur de pirate Roses(CD, Album, Dlx, Dig) Dare To Care Records 474 487-7 France 2015 Vendre cette version
474 487 8 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 474 487 8 Europe 2015 Vendre cette version
474 745-5 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Maison Barclay 474 745-5 Europe 2015 Vendre cette version
532 508 6 Cœur De Pirate pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Cœur De Pirate(CD, Album, RP) Barclay 532 508 6 France 2010 Vendre cette version
532 599-8 Pour Un Infidèle pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Pour Un Infidèle(CD, Single) Universal 532 599-8 France 2010 Vendre cette version
675 497-8 En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé (Album) 675 497-8 France 2018 Vendre cette version
675 498-1 En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé (Album) 675 498-1 France 2018 Vendre cette version
4749891 Roses / Edition Special Fnac pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses / Edition Special Fnac(CD, Album, S/Edition, Dig + CD, Maxi) Dare To Care Records 4749891 France 2015 Vendre cette version
7549819 Cœur De Pirate En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Mercury Music Group, Virgin 7549819 France 2018 Vendre cette version
6 02547 44877 4 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album, Dig) Dare To Care Records 6 02547 44877 4 Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
060254744878 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 060254744878 Europe 2015 Vendre cette version
0602547557759 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 0602547557759 Europe 2015 Vendre cette version
0602547559470 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album, Dlx) Dare To Care Records 0602547559470 Europe 2015 Vendre cette version
ADISQ2009 Merci Pour La Chanson Vol.6 pochette d'album Various Merci Pour La Chanson Vol.6(CD, Comp, Promo) ADISQ ADISQ2009 Canada 2009 Vendre cette version
DCT063-LP Feu Doux pochette d'album Feu Doux Feu Doux(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DCT063-LP Canada 2018 Vendre cette version
DT0006 The Machine Gets Under Way pochette d'album The Sainte Catherines The Machine Gets Under Way(12", EP) Dare To Care Records DT0006 Canada 2002 Vendre cette version
DT042-LP La Caverne pochette d'album Malajube La Caverne(LP) Dare To Care Records DT042-LP Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC001 Live At L'X pochette d'album Naked N' Happy And Friends* Live At L'X(CD, Comp) Dare To Care Records DTC001 Canada 2001 Vendre cette version
DTC002 Early Summer Campfire Songs pochette d'album Various Early Summer Campfire Songs(CD, Comp) Dare To Care Records DTC002 Canada 2000 Vendre cette version
DTC003 Dare To Care Split Series pochette d'album The Couch Addiction / Yesterday's Ring The Couch Addiction / Yesterday's Ring - Dare To Care Split Series(CD, Album, Comp) Dare To Care Records DTC003 Canada 2005 Vendre cette version
DTC 004 Dare To Care Split Series Vol. 2 pochette d'album Selfmademan / Suck La Marde Selfmademan / Suck La Marde - Dare To Care Split Series Vol. 2(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC 004 Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
DTC005 We Strongly Failed pochette d'album Naked N' Happy We Strongly Failed(CD) Dare To Care Records DTC005 Canada 1999 Vendre cette version
DTC006 The Machine Gets Under Way pochette d'album The Sainte Catherines The Machine Gets Under Way(12", EP, RE, Gol) Dare To Care Records DTC006 Canada 2002 Vendre cette version
DTC-007 Collected In Comfort pochette d'album Fifth Hour Hero Collected In Comfort(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC-007 Canada 2003 Vendre cette version
DTC7 The Scenario pochette d'album Pawa Up First The Scenario(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC7 Canada 2005 Vendre cette version
DTC009 Onze Chansons Pour Faire Pleurer Les Morts-Vivants pochette d'album Yesterday's Ring Onze Chansons Pour Faire Pleurer Les Morts-Vivants(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC009 Canada 2003 Vendre cette version
DTC010 Montreal Spirit: A Dare To Care Records Family Compilation pochette d'album Various Montreal Spirit: A Dare To Care Records Family Compilation(CD, Comp, Dig) Dare To Care Records DTC010 Canada 2004 Vendre cette version
DTC-011 The Art Of Arrogance pochette d'album The Sainte Catherines The Art Of Arrogance (Album) DTC-011 Canada 2003 Vendre cette version
DTC012 Mighty pochette d'album The Planet Smashers Mighty (Album) DTC012 Canada 2003 Vendre cette version
DTC014 Three Chord Revolution pochette d'album Ann Beretta Three Chord Revolution (Album) DTC014 Canada 2003 Vendre cette version
DTC16 It Will Be That Sound pochette d'album The Insurgent It Will Be That Sound(CD, Comp, Gat) Innocent When You Dream, Dare To Care Records, Square Of Opposition Records, Troy (2) DTC16 USA & Canada 2004 Vendre cette version
DTC017 Croyez-Moi, Ca Fait Mal! pochette d'album La Descente Du Coude Croyez-Moi, Ca Fait Mal!(CD, EP) Dare To Care Records DTC017 Canada 2004 Vendre cette version
DTC 018 Le Compte Complet pochette d'album Malajube Le Compte Complet (Album) DTC 018 Canada 2004 Vendre cette version
DTC 018-LP Le Compte Complet pochette d'album Malajube Le Compte Complet(LP, Album, RE) Dare To Care Records DTC 018-LP Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
DTC019 El Rancho pochette d'album Yesterday's Ring El Rancho(CD) Dare To Care Records DTC019 Canada 2005 Vendre cette version
DTC021 Hopes & Ropes pochette d'album The Fallout Project Hopes & Ropes(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC021 Canada 2007 Vendre cette version
DTC 022 L'indécence Du Coup pochette d'album La Descente Du Coude L'indécence Du Coup(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC 022 Canada 2005 Vendre cette version
DTC 023 Trompe-L'Oeil pochette d'album Malajube Trompe-L'Oeil (Album) DTC 023 Canada 2006 Vendre cette version
DTC024 Trois Chaudières De Sang pochette d'album Avec Pas D'Casque Trois Chaudières De Sang(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC024 Canada 2006 Vendre cette version
DTC024-LP Trois Chaudières De Sang pochette d'album Avec Pas D'Casque Trois Chaudières De Sang(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC024-LP Canada 2017 Vendre cette version
DTC025 Back From El Rancho pochette d'album Yesterday's Ring Back From El Rancho(CD, EP, Fol) Dare To Care Records DTC025 Canada 2006 Vendre cette version
DTC-026 Sangue Puro pochette d'album Les Georges Leningrad Sangue Puro (Album) DTC-026 Canada 2006 Vendre cette version
DTC027 Introducing New Details pochette d'album Pawa Up First Introducing New Details(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC027 Canada 2006 Vendre cette version
DTC-029 Fight And Kiss pochette d'album We Are Wolves Fight And Kiss(7", Gra) Dare To Care Records DTC-029 Canada 2007 Vendre cette version
DTC-030 Total Magique pochette d'album We Are Wolves Total Magique(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC-030 Canada 2007 Vendre cette version
DTC-030LP Total Magique pochette d'album We Are Wolves Total Magique(LP, Whi) Dare To Care Records DTC-030LP Canada 2007 Vendre cette version
DTC-031 Diaspora / Fight & Kiss pochette d'album We Are Wolves Vs. Ghislain Poirier We Are Wolves Vs. Ghislain Poirier - Diaspora / Fight & Kiss(12") Dare To Care Records, Antenne-A DTC-031 Canada 2008 Vendre cette version
DTC034 Carte Postale De Montréal pochette d'album Stereo Total Carte Postale De Montréal(CD, Comp) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC034 Canada 2009 Vendre cette version
DTC035-LP Invisible Violence pochette d'album We Are Wolves Invisible Violence(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC035-LP Canada 2009 Vendre cette version
DTC036 Sweet As Pie pochette d'album Lake Of Stew Sweet As Pie(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Woodhog Recording Company DTC036 Canada 2009 Vendre cette version
DTC037 Sevens Project pochette d'album Sevens Project Sevens Project(CD, Album, Dig) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC037 Canada 2010 Vendre cette version
DTC038 Baby Ouh! pochette d'album Stereo Total Baby Ouh!(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC038 Canada 2010 Vendre cette version
DTC039 Armistice pochette d'album Armistice (3) Armistice(CD, EP) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records, Pirates Blend DTC039 Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC040 Chasing Lydie pochette d'album Marie-Jo Thério Chasing Lydie(2xLP, Alb) Dare To Care Records DTC040 Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC042-K7 La Caverne pochette d'album Malajube La Caverne(Cass, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC042-K7 Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC 043 U.N.L.V.D. / Sleepover pochette d'album Socalled U.N.L.V.D. / Sleepover(7", Single) Dare To Care Records DTC 043 Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC049-lp La Mort Pop Club pochette d'album We Are Wolves La Mort Pop Club(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC049-lp Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC050 Trauma pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Trauma(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC050 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC053 Child Of Light pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Child Of Light(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC053 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC054 Fontarabie pochette d'album Fontarabie Fontarabie(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dep DTC054 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC054-LP, DTC5-4415 Fontarabie pochette d'album Fontarabie Fontarabie(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC054-LP, DTC5-4415 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC056 Peoplewatching pochette d'album Socalled Peoplewatching(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC056 Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC056-LP Peoplewatching pochette d'album Socalled Peoplewatching(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC056-LP Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC057 DTC2-4563 Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC057 DTC2-4563 Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC057-LP Roses pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Roses(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC057-LP Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC057-LP DTC5-5463 Roses pochette d'album Cœur de pirate Roses(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Dare To Care Records DTC057-LP DTC5-5463 Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC058 Dare To Care 15 Ans pochette d'album Various Dare To Care 15 Ans(LP, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte DTC058 Canada 2016 Vendre cette version
DTC059 En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC059 Canada 2018 Vendre cette version
DTC060-LP Rencontrer Looloo pochette d'album Chocolat (2) Rencontrer Looloo(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dep DTC060-LP Canada 2016 Vendre cette version
DTC065-LP 1001 Chansons Pour Agrémenter Vos Repas pochette d'album Les Marmottes Aplaties 1001 Chansons Pour Agrémenter Vos Repas (Album) DTC065-LP Canada 2018 Vendre cette version
DTC066-LP Épisode Sanglant pochette d'album Les Marmottes Aplaties Épisode Sanglant (Album) DTC066-LP Canada 2018 Vendre cette version
DTC067-LP Décadents pochette d'album Les Marmottes Aplaties Décadents DTC067-LP Canada 2018 Vendre cette version
DTC073 Jazz Engagé pochette d'album Chocolat (2) Jazz Engagé(2xLP, Album, Cle) Dare To Care Records DTC073 Canada 2019 Vendre cette version
DTC073 DTCCD4779 Jazz Engagé pochette d'album Chocolat (2) Jazz Engagé(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC073 DTCCD4779 Canada 2019 Vendre cette version
DTC074-LP Indivisible pochette d'album Organ Mood Indivisible(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC074-LP Canada 2019 Vendre cette version
DTC6403 Labyrinthes pochette d'album Malajube Labyrinthes(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC6403 Canada 2009 Vendre cette version
DTC6411 Brun pochette d'album Bernard Adamus Brun(LP, Cle) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6411 Canada 2010 Vendre cette version
DTC6427 Sleepover pochette d'album Socalled Sleepover(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC6427 Canada 2011 Vendre cette version
DTC6434 Manger Du Bois pochette d'album Canailles Manger Du Bois(LP, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6434 Canada 2016 Vendre cette version
DTC 6436 No. 2 pochette d'album Bernard Adamus No. 2(LP, Album, Gat) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC 6436 Canada 2012 Vendre cette version
DTC6439 Dommage Que Tu Sois Pris pochette d'album Avec Pas D'Casque Dommage Que Tu Sois Pris(12", MiniAlbum) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6439 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4240 La Mort Pop Club pochette d'album We Are Wolves La Mort Pop Club(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4240 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4264 Missing Time pochette d'album Pawa Up First Missing Time(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4264 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4272 DTC051 Socalled The Season(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4272 DTC051 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4302 Maladie D'Amour pochette d'album Jimmy Hunt Maladie D'Amour(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4302 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4312 La Montagne De Feu pochette d'album Jacquemort La Montagne De Feu(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4312 Canada 2013 Vendre cette version
DTC24351 Trauma pochette d'album Cœur De Pirate Trauma(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte DTC24351 Canada 2014
DTC2-4353 In Flames pochette d'album Kandle In Flames(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4353 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4363 Ronds-Points pochette d'album Canailles Ronds-Points(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4363 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4364 Chantent Les Chansons De La Sixième Saison pochette d'album Les Appendices Chantent Les Chansons De La Sixième Saison(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4364 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4432 Chantent Les Chansons De La 7e Saison pochette d'album Les Appendices Chantent Les Chansons De La 7e Saison(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4432 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4442 Pan pochette d'album Fanny Bloom Pan(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte DTC2-4442 Canada 2014 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4452 Chocolat EP pochette d'album Chocolat (2) Chocolat EP(12", EP) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4452 Canada 2015 Vendre cette version
DTC2-4634 Fanny Bloom pochette d'album Fanny Bloom Fanny Bloom(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte DTC2-4634 Canada 2016 Vendre cette version