Dare To Care Records

Dare To Care Records

Profile:
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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Contact Info:
Dare To Care Records
C.P. 463, Succ. C
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4K4
Canada
Fax: (514) 504-5460
Sites:
[l41833]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0000 Oootchh  album cover Eliza Oootchh(500xCD-ROM, Album) Dare To Care Records 0000 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
233712 Sleepover  album cover Socalled Sleepover(CD, Album, Gat) Dare To Care Records, Membran 233712 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
278 541-7 Blonde  album cover Cœur De Pirate Blonde(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Barclay 278 541-7 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
376 984 4 Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé)  album cover 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 Sell This Version
376 984-5 Trauma  album cover Cœur De Pirate Trauma(CD, Album, Car) Dare To Care Records 376 984-5 France 2014 Sell This Version
377 050-0 Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé)  album cover Cœur De Pirate Trauma (Chansons De La Série Télé)(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Dare To Care Records 377 050-0 France 2014 Sell This Version
474487-7 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses (Album) 474487-7 France 2015 Sell This Version
474 487 8 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 474 487 8 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
474 745-5 Roses  album cover Cœur de pirate Roses(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records 474 745-5 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
532 508 6 Cœur De Pirate  album cover Cœur De Pirate Cœur De Pirate(CD, Album, RP) Barclay 532 508 6 France 2010 Sell This Version
675 497-8 En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé  album cover Cœur De Pirate En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé (Album) 675 497-8 France 2018 Sell This Version
675 498-1 En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé  album cover Cœur De Pirate En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 675 498-1 France 2018 Sell This Version
675 498-1 en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé  album cover Cœur De Pirate en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé(LP, Album, Red) Dare To Care Records 675 498-1 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
7549819 En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé  album cover Cœur De Pirate En Cas de Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records 7549819 France 2018 Sell This Version
6 02547 44877 4 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album, Dig) Dare To Care Records 6 02547 44877 4 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
060254744878 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 060254744878 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0602547557759 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records 0602547557759 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0602547559470 Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(CD, Album, Dlx) Dare To Care Records 0602547559470 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
ADISQ2009 Merci Pour La Chanson Vol.6  album cover Various Merci Pour La Chanson Vol.6(CD, Comp, Promo) ADISQ ADISQ2009 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
DCT063-LP Feu Doux  album cover Feu Doux Feu Doux(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DCT063-LP Canada 2018 Sell This Version
DT0006 The Machine Gets Under Way  album cover The Sainte Catherines The Machine Gets Under Way(12", EP) Dare To Care Records DT0006 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
DT042-LP La Caverne  album cover Malajube La Caverne(LP) Dare To Care Records DT042-LP Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DTC001 Live At L'X  album cover Naked N' Happy, The Sainte Catherines, Issue 16, MAP (9), The Delegates (5) Naked N' Happy, The Sainte Catherines, Issue 16, MAP (9), The Delegates (5) - Live At L'X(CD, Album, Comp, Liv) Dare To Care Records DTC001 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
DTC002 Early Summer Campfire Songs  album cover Various Early Summer Campfire Songs(CD, Comp) Dare To Care Records DTC002 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
DTC003 Dare To Care Split Series  album cover 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 Sell This Version
DTC005 We Strongly Failed  album cover Naked N' Happy We Strongly Failed(CD) Dare To Care Records DTC005 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
DTC006 The Machine Gets Under Way  album cover The Sainte Catherines The Machine Gets Under Way(12", EP, RE, Gol) Dare To Care Records DTC006 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
DTC-007 Collected In Comfort  album cover Fifth Hour Hero Collected In Comfort(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC-007 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
DTC7 The Scenario  album cover Pawa Up First The Scenario(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC7 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
DTC009 Onze Chansons Pour Faire Pleurer Les Morts-Vivants  album cover Yesterday's Ring Onze Chansons Pour Faire Pleurer Les Morts-Vivants(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC009 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
DTC-011 The Art Of Arrogance  album cover The Sainte Catherines The Art Of Arrogance (Album) DTC-011 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
DTC012 Mighty  album cover The Planet Smashers Mighty (Album) DTC012 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
DTC014 Three Chord Revolution  album cover Ann Beretta Three Chord Revolution (Album) DTC014 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
DTC16 It Will Be That Sound  album cover 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 Sell This Version
DTC017 Croyez-Moi, Ca Fait Mal!  album cover La Descente Du Coude Croyez-Moi, Ca Fait Mal!(CD, EP) Dare To Care Records DTC017 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
DTC 018 Le Compte Complet  album cover Malajube Le Compte Complet (Album) DTC 018 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
DTC 018-LP Le Compte Complet  album cover Malajube Le Compte Complet(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC 018-LP Canada 2004 Sell This Version
DTC019 El Rancho  album cover Yesterday's Ring El Rancho(CD) Dare To Care Records DTC019 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
DTC021 Hopes & Ropes  album cover The Fallout Project Hopes & Ropes(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC021 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DTC 022 L'indécence Du Coup  album cover La Descente Du Coude L'indécence Du Coup(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC 022 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
DTC 023 Trompe-L'Oeil  album cover Malajube Trompe-L'Oeil (Album) DTC 023 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DTC024 Trois Chaudières De Sang  album cover Avec Pas D'Casque Trois Chaudières De Sang(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC024 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DTC024-LP Trois Chaudières De Sang  album cover Avec Pas D'Casque Trois Chaudières De Sang(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC024-LP Canada 2017 Sell This Version
DTC025 Back From El Rancho  album cover Yesterday's Ring Back From El Rancho(CD, EP, Fol) Dare To Care Records DTC025 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DTC-026 Sangue Puro  album cover Les Georges Leningrad Sangue Puro (Album) DTC-026 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DTC027 Introducing New Details  album cover Pawa Up First Introducing New Details(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC027 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DTC-029 Fight And Kiss  album cover We Are Wolves Fight And Kiss(7", Gra) Dare To Care Records DTC-029 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DTC-030 Total Magique  album cover We Are Wolves Total Magique(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC-030 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DTC-030LP Total Magique  album cover We Are Wolves Total Magique(LP, Whi) Dare To Care Records DTC-030LP Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DTC-031 Diaspora / Fight & Kiss  album cover 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 Sell This Version
DTC034 Carte Postale De Montréal  album cover Stereo Total Carte Postale De Montréal(CD, Comp) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC034 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
DTC035-LP Invisible Violence  album cover We Are Wolves Invisible Violence(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC035-LP Canada 2009 Sell This Version
DTC036 Sweet As Pie  album cover Lake Of Stew Sweet As Pie(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Woodhog Recording Company DTC036 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
DTC037 Sevens Project  album cover Sevens Project Sevens Project(CD, Album, Dig) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC037 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
DTC038 Baby Ouh!  album cover Stereo Total Baby Ouh!(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC038 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
DTC039 Armistice  album cover Armistice (3) Armistice(CD, EP) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records, Pirates Blend DTC039 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DTC040 Chasing Lydie  album cover Marie-Jo Thério Chasing Lydie(2xLP, Alb) Dare To Care Records DTC040 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DTC042-K7 La Caverne  album cover Malajube La Caverne(Cass, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC042-K7 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DTC049-lp La Mort Pop Club  album cover We Are Wolves La Mort Pop Club(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC049-lp Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC050 Trauma  album cover Cœur De Pirate Trauma(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC050 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC053 Child Of Light  album cover Cœur De Pirate Child Of Light(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC053 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC054 Fontarabie  album cover Fontarabie Fontarabie(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dep DTC054 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC054-LP, DTC5-4415 Fontarabie  album cover Fontarabie Fontarabie(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC054-LP, DTC5-4415 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC056 Peoplewatching  album cover Socalled Peoplewatching(CD) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC056 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC056-LP Peoplewatching  album cover Socalled Peoplewatching(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC056-LP Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC057 DTC2-4563 Roses  album cover Cœur de pirate Roses(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC057 DTC2-4563 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC057-LP Roses  album cover Cœur De Pirate Roses(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC057-LP Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC057-LP DTC5-5463 Roses  album cover Cœur de pirate Roses(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Dare To Care Records DTC057-LP DTC5-5463 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC058 Dare To Care 15 Ans  album cover Various Dare To Care 15 Ans(LP, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte DTC058 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC059 En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé  album cover Cœur De Pirate En Cas De Tempête, Ce Jardin Sera Fermé(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC059 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
DTC060-LP Rencontrer Looloo  album cover Chocolat (2) Rencontrer Looloo(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC060-LP Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC065-LP 1001 Chansons Pour Agrémenter Vos Repas  album cover Les Marmottes Aplaties 1001 Chansons Pour Agrémenter Vos Repas (Album) DTC065-LP Canada 2018 Sell This Version
DTC066-LP Épisode Sanglant  album cover Les Marmottes Aplaties Épisode Sanglant (Album) DTC066-LP Canada 2018 Sell This Version
DTC067-LP Décadents  album cover Les Marmottes Aplaties Décadents DTC067-LP Canada 2018 Sell This Version
DTC6403 Labyrinthes  album cover Malajube Labyrinthes(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC6403 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
DTC6411 Brun  album cover Bernard Adamus Brun(LP, Cle) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6411 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
DTC6427 Sleepover  album cover Socalled Sleepover(LP, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC6427 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
DTC6434 Manger Du Bois  album cover Canailles Manger Du Bois(LP, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6434 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC 6436 No. 2  album cover Bernard Adamus No. 2(LP, Album, Gat) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC 6436 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
DTC6439 Dommage Que Tu Sois Pris  album cover Avec Pas D'Casque Dommage Que Tu Sois Pris(12", MiniAlbum) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC6439 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC2-4240 La Mort Pop Club  album cover We Are Wolves La Mort Pop Club(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4240 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC2-4264 Missing Time  album cover Pawa Up First Missing Time(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4264 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC2-4302 Maladie D'Amour  album cover Jimmy Hunt Maladie D'Amour(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4302 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC2-4312 La Montagne De Feu  album cover Jacquemort La Montagne De Feu(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4312 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC24351 Trauma  album cover Cœur De Pirate Trauma(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Dare To Care Records, Grosse Boîte DTC24351 Canada 2014
DTC2-4353 In Flames  album cover Kandle In Flames(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4353 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC2-4364 Chantent Les Chansons De La Sixième Saison  album cover Les Appendices Chantent Les Chansons De La Sixième Saison(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4364 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC2-4432 Chantent Les Chansons De La 7e Saison  album cover Les Appendices Chantent Les Chansons De La 7e Saison(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4432 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC2-4442 Pan  album cover Fanny Bloom Pan(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte DTC2-4442 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC2-4452 Chocolat EP  album cover Chocolat (2) Chocolat EP(LP, EP) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-4452 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC2-4634 Fanny Bloom  album cover Fanny Bloom Fanny Bloom(CD, Album) Grosse Boîte DTC2-4634 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC2-4649 Rencontrer Looloo  album cover Chocolat (2) Rencontrer Looloo(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4649 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC2-4667 Scavenger  album cover Kroy Scavenger(CD, Album) Dare To Care Records DTC2-4667 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
DTC2-6444 Sorel Soviet So What  album cover Bernard Adamus Sorel Soviet So What(CD, Album, Car) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC2-6444 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
DTC5-2016 In Flames  album cover Kandle In Flames(LP) Dare To Care Records DTC5-2016 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC5-2018 Ronds-Points  album cover Canailles Ronds-Points(LP, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC5-2018 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC5-2026 Tss Tss  album cover Chocolat (2) Tss Tss(LP, Album) Grosse Boîte, Dare To Care Records DTC5-2026 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC5-2028 Pan  album cover Fanny Bloom Pan(LP, Album) Grosse Boîte DTC5-2028 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DTC5-4302 Maladie D'Amour  album cover Jimmy Hunt Maladie D'Amour (Album) DTC5-4302 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
DTC5-4651 Rites de Passage  album cover Émile Bilodeau Rites de Passage (Album) DTC5-4651 Canada 2016 Sell This Version