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

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.)

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