Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It seems this little space offers me a reprieve when I need to fix the scattered parts of my mind. I'm not sure who reads but let me put some things down for myself:

I have a website now. It's nice and simple. I will be putting more on it in the coming months. You can see a fleeting, retreating and reappearing version of the album cover there. Exclaim also shared the artwork and a blurb about the new album today, including it's track list. My plan is to share the album on lukelalonde.com in stream-form leading up to it's release on the eve of All Hallow's Eve 2012. There should be a music video soon too.

From this report it would seem things are happening but I've felt a crust growing over me the past month. Maybe it's that left over feeling from olden days that fall brings on. The "I-should-be-doing-somethings" that used to come intensely after Labor Day. Maybe it's the winding down of creative projects (the Ruffians' new album is almost in the can, mixing is very nearly done) that makes me feel useless and tired. So tonight I flipped through my notebook, combed through Garageband demos and and licked my proverbial thumb to the pages in my phone's audio notes and have compiled a list of twenty five songs I have kicking around the old book shelves of my mind. This list is a couple raw eggs in a glass, protein for my self worth and one great big to-do list I hope to tackle before winter's end. 

The thought of touring right now makes me want to prepare a eulogy for this list and I hope it doesn't come too soon. Though I am excited to share the music I've had going for the past two and a half years or so. I'm not certain I'll be playing much with my solo project but I know the Ruffs will have plenty of dates lined up before year's end and we'll be hitting the stages of North America certainly in early 2013. 

I'm going to share that list here because I think like any resolution, sharing with others puts a healthy pressure to follow up. Here's a meaningless list. A meaninglist:

White Words
Just A Concept
Moves You Make
The Moon Rises Over Little Lake Park
Keep On Go
The Beginning of the Word
Attracting Attention
Looking Up
Like A Snake
You're the One
My Friend Cecilia [Choo-Choo Train]
Blue Phases
A Lower Hate
He's A Big Boy
My Friend Lydia [Razor Blade]

There, I feel better thanks.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012


In my ears lately:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Bloom

Hey Beach House, 

You can release records that sound the same forever and I will love all of them. 

Thank you.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Turn it up REALLL loud

This dude he blow my mind every time.


Monday, April 9, 2012


I mess this one up a fair bit:


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Forthcoming album Ragged Gold is fantastic. Get Ready for Call Me Up. It makes my hands sweaty.


Monday, March 12, 2012


The Elwins and I for Southern Souls. Beyoncé's Countdown

THE ELWINS & LUKE LALONDE - "Countdown" by Beyonce from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.

Arkells and I at the Horseshoe, Broken Social Scene's Cause = Time

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Wallow in self indulgent sadness, because what else has February/March 2012 been good for?


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Snippet of new song My Friend Archibald [R.I.P.] which is on Rhythymnals.


Friday, March 2, 2012


I know it's like two weeks old now but I still can't stop listening to these sounds.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Falls Wanking to the Floor

41 seconds shits my pants

Also, holy shite.

Sunday, February 26, 2012



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Some deets: I'm opening up for my buddies in Boys Who Say No, it is their album release party (their album is really good, I heard it way before you guys). I will be first of three so I'm on early (9:15ish). I'll be playing 5 or 6 songs from my (highly) anticipated debut solo album "Rhythymnals" which everyone is probably gonna pop boners over whenever it comes out. Luke (of Boys Who Say No), Jake and Adam will be assisting me in playing these songs live.

I hope to see you there.

Some other things to think about:


Monday, February 6, 2012


VALENTINE'S DAY: An acoustic affair, love songs for lost Valentines.

FEB 24: I will be debuting some of the material I've been recording for the past while with a new band. We're working on how to play these songs I've recorded live. Wish us luck. We're on first. I'm nervous.