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Album Stream: The Mohawk Lodge – Damaged Goods

Canadian Indie Rock Group Wastes No Time On Poignant New Album

5/17/15

Mesh the grunge fried sound of Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Nick Cave at his most feral and temestuous, and you have an indication of the sonic territory this Vancouver-based group alights on. Prepare for scorch marks on the soul at every listen of this, their fourth album.” – UK’s Daily Mirror

Group choruses/hollerbacks to a slow ‘n’ grooved-up swing, set for your local indie blues joint.” – Stereogum

What Bazan (Pedro The Lion) would sound like if catchiness was a priority.” – The Glorious Hum

The Album:

Today White Whale Records releases Damaged Goods, the fourth album from the Canadian indie rock group The Mohawk Lodge, fronted by Ryder Havdale. The album release accompanies an already in-progress nationwide tour across the US that includes 30 plus dates, part of over 150 shows the group will play this year. Currently playing shows on the West Coast, the group will embark on an ambitious trek through the southern US before playing shows all along the East Coast and returning to Canada.

At just 30 minutes, every second of the new album Damaged Goods is packed with substance, making it Havdale’s most urgent and powerful work to date. Inspired by the band’s experiences touring through Europe promoting their third record,Crimes (2010), Havdale sought to capture the intensity and chemistry of their live performances on the next project. Recorded live off the floor with minimal equipment in the midst of a Toronto heatwave, the album breezes by, grabbing the listener with catchy melodies, driving instrumentation and Havdale’s deep, affecting and often haunting vocals. Never one to shy away from emotional content, the album explores the joyous, thrilling highs and punishing, sorrowful lows of a life on the road creating art, and takes the listener along for the ride.

Please post buy links: http://themohawklodge.bandcamp.com/album/damaged-goods
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/damaged-goods-bonus-track/id567133095

Tour Dates:

Mar 21 – Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern (CMW)
Mar 22 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
Mar 23 – London, ON @ EVAC (matinee)
Mar 23 – Toronto, ON @ Shanghai Cowgirl (solo)
Mar 23 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar (CMW)
Mar 25 – Guelph, ON @ EBar (solo)
Mar 29 – Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
Mar 30 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Apr 27 – Bowen Island, BC @ Bowen Island Pub
Apr 29 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
May 1 – Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
May 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
May 3 – Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian
May 4 – Eugene, OR @ Black Forest
May 8 – Oakland, CA @ The Night Light
May 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Makeout Room
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ AmplyFi
May 12 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Rock Bar
May 14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette
May 15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 17 – Jacksonville, NC @ Burro Bar
May 19 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
May 20 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
May 21 – Richmond, VA @ The Listening Room
May 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar
May 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Big Snow
May 24 – Manhattan, NY @ Pianos
May 29 – Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
May 31 – Sackville, NB @ Pickles
Jun 1 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba’s
Jun 2 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
Jun 3 – Moncton, NB @ Plan B
Jun 4 – Montreal, QC @ CFC Bar
Jun 5 – Ottowa, ON @ Pressed
Jun 6 – Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern
Jun 7 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
Jun 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarter’s Rock ‘n Roll Palace
Jun 10 – Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter
Jun 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Big V’s
Jun 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Albert
Jun 14 – Saskatoon, SK @ MosoFest
July 05 – Melbourne, AUS @ Ding Dong
July 07 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Retreat
July 17 – Sydney, AUS @ Goodgod
July 18 – Sydney, AUS @ FBI
July 19 – Sydney, AUS @ The News Agency
July 27 – Gold Coast, AUS @ The Loft
July 31 – Canberra, AUS @ The Basement
Aug 02 – Melbourne, AUS @ Cherry Bar

Streams:

Damaged Goods
https://soundcloud.com/audibletreats/sets/the-mohawk-lodge-damaged-goods

“1000 Violins”
http://themohawklodge.bandcamp.com/track/1000-violins

“Hard Love”
http://themohawklodge.bandcamp.com/track/hard-love

“Howling At The Moon”
http://themohawklodge.bandcamp.com/track/howling-at-the-moon

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:
http://www.audibletreats.com/the-mohawk-lodge/

Official Site:
http://whitewhale.ca/label/artist/themohawklodge/

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/themohawklodge

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TheMohawkLodge

Please contact Gavin or Elijah if interested in talking with The Mohawk Lodge