LADYHAWK

LADYHAWK To Embark On U.S. Tour In Support Of Acclaimed “Shots”; Free MP3 Of “S.T.H.D”

LADYHAWK have just released an album called “Shots” that Carrie Brownstein of NPR (and of Sleater-Kinney fame) listens to every day (see March 6 entry here). MOJO magazine gives the same album 4 stars and says that Ladyhawk recalls “Dinosaur Jr.’s drive as adroitly as some of Neil Young’s darker notions.” And their live show is renowned. The Vancouver band is coming off a sold-out romp through Canada with Jagjaguwar label-mates and good brahs (and sah) BLACK MOUNTAIN. And the United States is next up, where they are touring with Saddle Creek recording artists NEVA DINOVA. (See tour-dates below.)

Also, Ladyhawk are looking to make some friends along the way.

If you’re still on the fence, and you’re not prejudiced against hairy men (see: the opening page of www.jagjaguwar.com), then you should check out (and share) the following MP3, of a song called “S.T.H.D”: get song here

“S.T.H.D.” encompasses all that is Ladyhawk (urban lament, fist pumping rock chorus, tasty guitar solo), wrapped up in a two minute nugget of energy, sweat, melody and rhythm.

Here is some additional critical praise for people who don’t feel like thinking for themselves:

UNCUT Magazine — “To say Ladyhawk offer a pretty straightforward rock trip makes them sound unadventurous, [and] also doesn’t really do justice to the sheer head-nodding, play-loud-and-prosper enjoyment [Shots] offers.”

EXCLAIM — “Offering a darker, more mature version of their earlier work, “Shots” is the record Ladyhawk have always intended to make.”

Ladyhawk U.S. tour dates (also here )
(all with Neva Dinova, unless asterisked.)

04/22/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
04/23/08 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
04/24/08 Omaha, Nebraska – The Waiting Room*
04/25/08 Lincoln, NE – Box Awesome
04/26/08 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin Club 770
04/27/08 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
04/30/08 St. Louis, MO – Bluebird*
05/01/08 Chicago, IL – Schubas
05/02/08 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
05/03/08 Buffalo, NY – Orbits Soundlab
05/04/08 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
05/07/08 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
05/08/08 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
05/09/08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05/10/08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
05/11/08 Washington, DC – DC 9
05/12/08 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone*
05/13/08 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
05/14/08 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
05/15/08 Charleston, SC – Pour House
05/16/08 Savannah, GA – Jinx
05/17/08 Nashville, TN – The End
05/19/08 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
05/20/08 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
05/22/08 Norman, OK – tba*
05/23/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s inside
05/24/08 Denton, TX – Hailey’s*
05/27/08 Phoenix, AZ – Modified
05/28/08 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/29/08 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
05/30/08 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/31/08 Portland, OR – Town Lounge
06/01/08 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey*

LINKS:

Artist photos and album thumbnails: images

One-sheet for “Shots”: one-sheet

Band website: website
Band blog: blog
Artist page on Jagjaguwar: artist page
Myspace page: myspace

MP3 of “I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying” from “Shots”: MP3

MP3 of “S.T.H.D.” from “Shots: MP3 (S.T.H.D.)

LADYHAWK new album, Shots, out today, new video promos released

With the release of Ladyhawk’s second full length, Shots, two video promos for the album have been released. The videos are comprised of unreleased footage from the soon to be released documentary Let Me Be Fictional.

Video promo one:

Video promo two:

LADYHAWK appear in documentary about Silkworm

Ladyhawk make an appearance in a documentary about Silkworm called Couldn’t You Wait? The Story Of Silkworm. Check out the trailer:

LADYHAWK documentary to be released

“Let me Be Fictional”, a documentary about LADYHAWK is hitting the festival circuit and will be released later this year.

In “Let Me Be Fictional”, Vancouver based indie-rock band, Ladyhawk, face their past, uniquely deal with society’s view of what makes a functioning adult and consume vast quantities of sangria during the process of recording their second album Shots.

Ladyhawk are four guys ranging from 25 to 29 years that formed as a band in 2003. Although they formed in Vancouver, all four grew up in the same rural city in British Columbia. For their sophomore album, the band decide to return to their hometown of Kelowna and rent an old gutted farmhouse as the site of the recordings. The unique space is an escape from their everyday lives and adds to the atmospheric tone of their songs. Plus, because there is no running water, the band must use a bucket as a urinal.

During the 10 days in Kelowna, they reflect on their past which informs their future, they encounter people they grew up with, they enjoy themselves at a Pride Tiger concert, and they allows themselves the luxury of concentrating on their music.

While returning to Vancouver to complete the record, their touring van, full with instruments, flips over in the snowstorm. They all survive without injury, finish the record in a hurried 2 days, and begin a 6 week tour that ends in a picturesque seaside town.

A Trailer for the film can be found here
and here

About the filmmakers:

Mona Mok
Mona is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design Program. Besides completing audio post-production on 6 short films and 4 documentary trailers, she has also produced, written, directed and taken cinematography duties on ‘Departures’, her first short film. Her involvement in the Ladyhawk documentary include directing, producing, second camera, editing, and audio post-production supervision.

Rob Leickner
As Co-Founder and recording engineer of one of the most significant indie rock recording studios in Vancouver (www.hivestudios.net), Rob got his start in the entertainment business through The Hive recording studio where he saw this bedroom studio grow into a 3,000 square foot complex.
After achieving success in that medium Rob felt his creative output pulled to the world of film. He immersed himself in cinema and redirected the passion that drove his commitment to The Hive into another medium: independent filmmaking. Since 2002, Rob has written 3 feature scripts, produced and directed 4 short dramatic films, is in development on a documentary with veteran documentary producer and director David Vaisbord, and has embarked on his own independent documentary about Ladyhawk. Rob is glad to be working in a venue that allows him to let his true creative voice be heard.

“There is an intense sense of melancholy surrounding the music of Ladyhawk-despite the fact that they turn out jam after jam, and clearly love to party, their songs are what happens because of, and as a reflection of that.” – FADER

Ladyhawk’s new album “Shots” will be released on March 4th!

MP3 for “I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying”

Tour Dates:

03/19/08 Hamilton, ON – Casbah w/ Immaculate Machine
03/20/08 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange w/ Immaculate Machine
03/21/08 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Immaculate Machine
03/22/08 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Immaculate Machine + Flash Lightnin + Arkells
03/27/08 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret w/ Black Mountain
03/28/08 Regina, SK – The Distrikt w/ Black Mountain
03/29/08 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s w/ Black Mountain
03/31/08 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room w/ Black Mountain
04/01/08 Calgary, AB – The Warehouse w/ Black Mountain
04/02/08 Kelowna, BC – The Habitat w/ Black Mountain
04/05/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom w/ Black Mountain

The Dugout by Ladyhawk
War by Ladyhawk
S.T.H.D. by Ladyhawk
I Don't Always Know What You're Saying by Ladyhawk

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