Poirier Readies New EP Ahead of Carnival Season
- Words: Taylor Fife
While much of the Northern Hemisphere remains hunkered down during the dark winter months, folks closer to the equator are already gearing up for Carnival's street festivities, which culminate next month ahead of Ash Wednesday. While it probably won't be warm in Quebec come Mardi Gras, Montreal's Poirier is nonetheless starting to heat things up with some new high-energy riddims, and will release a new EP, Soca Road, on January 17 through the Mixpak imprint. For those engaging in the pre-Lent revelries, the release date will give you plenty of time to incorporate the tracks into your set atop a Carnival float, while the rest of us can use the record's island vibes to channel some Caribbean warmth up north. The artwork for the release is above, while a streaming preview of the record can be found below.
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