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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 CAD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is a limited (1 of 100) 180g Vinyl LP of the album, What We Started

    45RPM printed on a special colored vinyl.

    The album was printed and pressed by Precision Pressing in Ontario, Canada.


    SHIPPING
    - Please note, we do our best to get the best shipping rates, we don't make money off it and usually take a 1$ or 2$ loss. if you want faster, please read below and there are some options. Also, we can not change the price for customs purposes. The other option, come visit us at a show in Ottawa, free shipping!

    Canada - will Ship via Canada Post Expedited Parcel with Tracking Number (for local delivery, please contact us).

    USA - Two Options
    Standard: Shipped via Tracked Package with Tracking Number (5-7 Business days)
    Expedited: (Please add 3 dollars to your payment and indicate Expedited) 2-5 Business days

    United Kingdom/Europe
    Standard (Untracked) - 5-12 business Days
    AIR MAIL (Tracked) - 5-10 business days PLEASE ADD $25.00 CND to your payment if you would like a tracked package.
    - If you choose standard shipping, there is no insurance on the shipment and it is not tracked, sadly, once it is sent we can not be responsible for damage or loss. We promise, we do our best to ship safely, but without tracked shipment we can not control what happens.

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100 

      $22 CAD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    We are offering a special, limited of 20 Sets of the new album, What We Started

    Included in the Order
    1) Limited Edition Vinyl 180g pressing on super cool color vinyl signed by the band
    2) High Resolution Print of the Album cover signed
    3) Soft Cover print of "Lost Cause" the Graphic Novel signed by The Band. Story by Jay Bonaparte, written by Jay and Michelle.
    4) Some stickers/buttons and cools stuff

    ABOUT THE VINYL
    This is a limited (1 of 100) 180g Vinyl LP of the album, What We Started

    45RPM printed on a special colored vinyl.

    The album was printed and pressed by Precision Pressing in Ontario, Canada.


    ABOUT SHIPPING
    - Please note, we do our best to get the best shipping rates, we don't make money off it and usually take a 1$ or 2$ loss. if you want faster, please read below and there are some options. Also, we can not change the price for customs purposes. The other option, come visit us at a show in Ottawa, free shipping!

    Canada - will Ship via Canada Post Expedited Parcel with Tracking Number (for local delivery, please contact us).

    USA - Two Options
    Standard: Shipped via Tracked Package with Tracking Number (5-7 Business days)
    Expedited: (Please add 3 dollars to your payment and indicate Expedited) 2-5 Business days

    United Kingdom/Europe
    Standard (Untracked) - 5-12 business Days
    AIR MAIL (Tracked) - 5-10 business days PLEASE ADD $20.00 CND to your payment if you would like a tracked package.
    - If you choose standard shipping, there is no insurance on the shipment and it is not tracked, sadly, once it is sent we can not be responsible for damage or loss. We promise, we do our best to ship safely, but without tracked shipment we can not control what happens.

    Includes digital What We Started. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 20 

      $45 CAD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the original test pressing of the album, only 1 of 3 available and we will sell two of them.

    Included in the package
    1) Original test pressing, signed by the band
    2) Limited Edition Signed Copy of What We Started Vinyl
    3) CD Version of What We Started
    4) Full Color Graphic Novel, Story by Jay Bonaparte, Written by Jay and Michelle (Signed)
    5) High Resolution Print of Art for What We Started, Signed
    6) High Quality vinyl Sleeve (2)
    7) Buttons/Stickers
    8) If you want, a private little performance of songs off the album via Facebook Live/Youtube Live/Skype

    ABOUT SHIPPING
    - Please note, we do our best to get the best shipping rates, we don't make money off it and usually take a 1$ or 2$ loss. if you want faster, please read below and there are some options. Also, we can not change the price for customs purposes. The other option, come visit us at a show in Ottawa, free shipping!

    Canada - will Ship via Canada Post Expedited Parcel with Tracking Number (for local delivery, please contact us).

    USA - Two Options
    Standard: Shipped via Tracked Package with Tracking Number (5-7 Business days)
    Expedited: (Please add 3 dollars to your payment and indicate Expedited) 2-5 Business days

    United Kingdom/Europe
    Standard (Untracked) - 5-12 business Days
    AIR MAIL (Tracked) - 5-10 business days PLEASE ADD $20.00 CND to your payment if you would like a tracked package.

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 2  1 remaining

      $200 CAD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note, this is the same Vinyl as above but for local Ottawa Pick-up

    You can pick it up anytime!

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 100 

      $22 CAD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is high quality CD transfer of the album, Direct from the Master's by Joe LaPorta.

    A CD Digipack has a spine and full front/back and opens to reveal the CD inside. There is no jewel case.

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100 

      $10 CAD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the special edition box set of the album What We Started.
    Included in this is
    1) CD Digipack signed
    2) Graphic Novel of What We Started

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 30 

      $30 CAD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    This is a rare, European Print of our album, What We Started, On cassette. It includes extra songs and remixes by Nature of Wires and The Cowls. These songs are not available in North America.

    SIgned and Numberd by the band
    Includes stickers and some treats

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Started - LP (2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 4 

      $35 CAD or more 

     

about

Lost Cause is the first single off the upcoming album, What We Started (April 2020)
This intense yet dance-able song is about the cycle of violence and what it will take to get those who commit these acts the same or equal punishment as those who live with the scars of domestic violence and sexual assault. This is an anthem for anyone who wants justice.

Coming less than a year after the release of their EP Lies Between Us, it sees the dynamic musical duo of Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte reunite with producer/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner, a Danish pop music legend, best known for his band The Raveonettes. Together, over an intensive and intensely collaborative session in the fall of 2019, they composed, arranged and produced an collection of 10 exceptional new songs, that highlight the magical way Paragon Cause have evolved as artists, developing a style and sound that is imbued with emotional darkness, light and plenty of shades of grey.

Wagner had been a long-time idol of both Opthof and Bonaparte, but this time around, they were less star-struck and approached the sessions that would lead to What We Started with a heightened level of confidence and focus in their own abilities, seeing Wagner now as more of a valued senior collaborator.

lyrics

You’ve taken more than your fair share
It doesn’t seem to bother you
You can’t see what you refuse to
Crushing souls to replace things you’ve lost
Crushing souls to replace things you’ve lost

You don’t know what I’ve been through
It doesn’t seem to bother you
You keep coming move along
Crushing souls to replace things you’ve lost
Crushing souls to replace things you’ve lost

The damage is done

The scars remain you should have to pay
More than them
But the scars remain you should have to pay
More than them
You’re a lost cause
You’re a lost cause

Taken more than what is fair
It doesn’t seem to bother you
You can’t see what you refuse to
Crushing souls
Crushing souls to replace the things that you lost

The scars remain you should have to pay
More than them
The scars remain you should have to pay
More than them
You’re a lost cause
You mean nothing
You’re a lost cause
You mean nothing
You're a lost cause
You mean nothing

credits

from What We Started - LP (2020), released April 17, 2020
Written by MIchelle Opthof, Jay Bonaparte
Lyrics by Michelle Opthof
Performed by Michelle Opthof, Jay Bonaparte, Sune Rose Wagner
Produced and Mixed by Sune Rose Wagner
Mastered by Joe Laporta
Recorded at Neko Studios Ottawa, Canada

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PARAGⴲN CAUSE Toronto, Ontario

There are few bands that can conjure up vivid images as well as emotions through the medium of their music. Paragon Cause, Ottawa’s burgeoning ethereal electro-rock sensation, is one of those rare amalgams of talent who can tug on heartstrings, make one think deeply or simply enjoy a sophisticated yet universally accessible musical experience. ... more

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