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Motherhood is one of the hardest-working bands in Canada. Their focus on community building is admirable and sincere, their boundary pushing music is completely unpredictable, their live show is intense and soothing, and they are now ready to share their new album Dear Bongo, (comma inclusive).

Motherhood themselves will be the first to admit they are a little hard to pin down so I’m going to defer to a quote for you to better understand their approach.

“If you were to attempt to trace the roots of Motherhood’s nearly unclassifiable sound, you’d no doubt end up with a scribbled mess spanning dozens of genres and subgenres and sub-subgenres that each contribute some defining characteristic to the group’s sonic lineage. There are no clear paths to follow and no easy pigeon holes to label what they do. That’s probably why they seem most comfortable being called Art Rock, a title that leaves all doors open, granting the Fredericton trio freedom to move wherever they please, whenever the please.” – Grid City Magazine

Motherhood – Dear Bongo,
Listen // Order 180g LP / CD / CASS / DIG

“brilliant” – Thinking Lyrically (UK)
“absolutely exudes chemistry” – PureGrainAudio
“compelling and unique” – Cups N Cakes

The band will be on tour throughout North America for the next six weeks before heading overseas for the first time. Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, tell your dog.

March 1 – Fredericton, NB: Charlotte St. Arts Centre // tickets // fb
March 2 – Moncton, NB: Le Caveau
March 8/9 – New York, NYNew Colossus Festival // tickets // fb
March 10 – Philadelphia, PA: Pharmacy // fb
March 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY: Desperate Annie’s
March 15 – Omaha, NE: The Down Under // fb
March 16 – Kearney, NE: Gillies
March 17 – Denver, CO: Lion’s Lair // fb
March 19 – Denver, CO: 7th Circle Music Collective // fb
March 21-23 – Boise, IDTreefort Festival // tickets // fb
March 24 – Portland, OR: The Firkin’ Tavern
March 25 – Eugene, OR: Wandering Goat
March 26 – Portland, OR: Waypost
March 27 – Seattle, WA: Central Saloon // tickets // fb
March 28 – Vancouver, BC: Red Gate
March 29 – Abbotsford, BC: Carport Manor
March 30 – Moscow, ID: Humble Burger // fb
April 1 – Bozeman, MT: Labor Temple // fb
April 4 – Dubuque, IO: Blu Room
April 5 – Kenosha, WI: Public Brewing
April 6 – London, ON: B13 The Baker’s Dozen
April 7 – Indianapolis, IN: Melody Inn
April 8 – Detroit, MI: Coin House // fb
April 10 – Toronto, ON: Monarch // tickets // fb
April 11 – Guelph, ONKazoo! Fest // tickets // fb
April 12 – Hamilton, ON: Mills Hardware w/ Gianna Lauren // tickets
April 13 – Montreal, QC: BOG // tickets // fb
May 9/10 – Brighton, UKThe Great Escape // tickets

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CrossworldsJoshua Van Tassel‘s latest album and illustrated novella, has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the category of ‘Album Artwork of the Year.’

– view nomination // listen // order Crossworlds // read an excerpt of Crossworlds –

The man behind the lovely illustrations that accompany the story of a woman defending her small island from an otherworldly force is Dartmouth-based artist Geordan Moore. His work can be seen all over Nova Scotia, and you are likely already familiar with his style if you live in this part of the world. Regardless, we urge you to check out his website.

Joshua will be performing a rare live show in Toronto this Spring with labelmate Gianna Lauren.

April 11 – Toronto, ON: Enoch Turner School House w/ Gianna Lauren // tickets // fb