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Badge Époque Ensemble

Toronto’s Badge Époque Ensemble are a tireless assembly line of lysergic mood music, with November’s Self Help marking their third release in just over a year.

For their Lagniappe Session, Badge Époque picked a pair of unsurprisingly idiosyncratic songs to interpret from Henry Mancini in 1961 and Mica Levi’s 2013 Under The Skin soundtrack.

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A couple months ago, Maximilian Turnbull’s Toronto collective Badge Époque Ensemble announced its sophomore album, Self Help. We’ve heard a couple tracks from it so far, including “Sing A Silent Gospel” and “Unity (It’s Up To You),” which was accompanied by a wild claymation video.Today, as Self Help’s release approaches next week, the Ensemble have […] For more, go to: (Source)

Toronto’s instrumental wrecking crew the Badge Époque Ensemble expand to eight bodies on “Unity (It’s Up To You)” with the full-time addition of sax hero Karen Ng and the boundless talents of guest vocalist James Baley. The second single from their upcoming album Self Help is liquid and libidinous, winding through six minutes of ebbing, flowing jazz-funk. It comes complete with the Ensemble’s most ambitious video project to date, a vibrantly colourful claymation acid trip that reportedly required six months of work.

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Led by Maximilian Turnbull, Badge Époque Ensemble is a genre-colliding group from Toronto that also has ties with U.S. Girls and Andy Shauf. They’re gearing up to release their sophomore album Self Help next month, and we’ve already heard the Meg Remy-featuring opening track “Sing A Silent Gospel.” Today, they’re back with another new song.

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Badge Époque Ensemble is an adventurous outfit out of Toronto led by Maximilian Turnbull, who used to record for DFA under the name Slim Twig. The band — which also features lots of musicians linked with U.S. Girls and Andy Shauf — is preparing to release its second album, Self Help, a set of jazzy,…

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