The Dove & The Wolf, Michelle Blades, MSL

/ May

The Dove & The Wolf, Michelle Blades, MSL

Front Room
07:30 pm

Wed May 22nd

BSP Kingston presents

the dove & the wolf
with Michelle Blades & MSL

$10 | 18+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

Advance Tickets ::
Also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

The Dove & the Wolf are led by Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard, who craft reflective indie rock that seems to fall in the unlikely territory between dream pop and ’70s soft rock. The French songwriting team had been playing music together for several years as teens and young adults in Paris before forming the Dove & the Wolf in early 2012. They released a four-track self-titled EP that September. By 2014, the women were touring with acts including Rachael Yamagata and Butch Walker, and they started working on their first album while in the U.S.

The duo returned to Paris when their one-year visas expired in mid-2015, expecting the renewals to take just a few weeks. They ended up taking a few months, during which time the November 2015 Paris terrorism attacks took place. The tragedy factored heavily into the resulting five-track EP, I Don’t Know What to Feel, which featured two additions to the lineup in bass player Andy Black and drummer Craig Hendrix. Recorded and produced back in Gil and Hayat-Camard’s adopted base of Philadelphia by Dave Hartley (the War on Drugs, Nightlands) and Nick Krill (the Spinto Band, Teen Men), the EP was self-released in June 2016. Fat Possum took notice and signed the band. An expanded seven-track, I Don’t Know What to Feel, followed in March 2017, marking the Dove & the Wolf’s label debut.

Michelle Blades is a Mexican-Panamanian artist born into a family salsa musicians. When she was 6 her family moved to Miami to avoid the violent political situation in the country.

She grew up around cumbia, salsa, dembow and son while moving from recording studio to studio with her family.

At the age of eighteen, she moved to Arizona and started working with local independent label River Jones Music recording her first EPs and albums. At the same time she started North Dakota with her friends Emily Hobeheidar & Mo Neuharth (Numb Bats, Nanami Ozone) and playing noisier shows in the desert scene. After a handful of tours in Europe Michelle settled in Paris, working with Midnight Special Records and releasing all her material with the local label.

In 2015 her first LP in France « ATARAXIA » was released on Midnight Special Records , the promotional tour took her to UK, Germany, Italy, USA and France where she impressed with her stage skills. Around that time that she mixed her influences from her various projects, inspired by Cate Le Bon, Frank Zappa, Delia Derbyshire and the 70’s prog and glam era.

From late 2016 to up until Spring 2018 Michelle played bass, synth & some vocals with Fishbach for the “À ta merci” tour around Europe & Canada. You could also catch Michelle behind a camera, making music videos for Cléa Vincent, Laure Briard, Numb Bats, Sofía Bolt, KIM, Alma Forrer and her own project.

Ever since recording songs on GarageBand in Miami and collaborating in Arizona she hasn’t stopped moving and creating music. In 2018 she released her LP recorded with her band in an analog studio in the south of France, melting psychedelic compositions with spaced out baroque-y folk arrangements into the sounds of a restless wanderer.

In 2019, she will release her last album Visitor, out March 29 on Midnight Special Records & Domino Publishing.

“Vocalist Mimi Sun croons like a majestic songbird in a technicolor jungle.” -Deli Magazine, NYC

Based out of Beacon, NY, MSL (pronounced missile) is the newest incarnation of Mimi Sun Longo.

Singing/playing and writing in musical projects MimiSun (’08), Higher Animals(’11), We Got Whales(’15), and a current collaboration with Knock Yourself Out, there’s no end in site for what we can expect out of MSL.