Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Recording: The New Mendicants

Artist: The New Mendicants

Songs: She's Gone + Finding You [The Go-Betweens cover]

Recorded at The Dakota Tavern, August 26, 2013.

The New Mendicants - She's Gone

The New Mendicants - Finding You

Full review to follow. Although Norman Blake (of Teenage Fanclub) and Joe Pernice (of the Pernice Brothers) might have different fanbases, they have some things in common, both being top-shelf pop craftsmen who happen to be expats in Toronto. It also turns out that their voices combine in a rather terrific way, so an ad hoc partnership has lead to this new group, now rounded out by The Sadies' Mike Belitsky on drums. Relying on acoustic guitars, some glockenspiel, and hushed percussion, it's an intimate affair, well-suited to a storytelling sit-down sort of show. The pair traded off songs, both from the project's forthcoming album and their own back catalogs, with a few covers thrown in as well.

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