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LADYHAWK is the best live act in Canada!

Holy moly, y’all: a Ladyhawk show is fun. They are rollicking and beer-soaked, heart-aching and most certainly ROCKING. We get misty-eyed just thinking about it.

The CBC has their finger on the PULSE of Canadian music fans, nominating Ladyhawk for BEST LIVE ACT. Someone over there must have seen or heard of Ladyhawk’s coolest/newest Canadian tour with Shotgun Jimmie and Attack in Black and picked up a 7″ emblazoned with puppies.

If you love Ladyhawk, get on over to the CBC website and vote. Voting starts today and ends November 28th. Winners will be announced in special live broadcast on December 17.

Lead singer of Ladyhawk, Duffy Driediger, has been practicing his piano on this tour quite a bit in those precious extra moments he finds to himself:

LADYHAWK And BON IVER Nominated For Best Art Vinyl 2008

LADYHAWK’s most recent release, Shots, has been nominated for best album artwork of 2008 by Art Vinyl. Also garnering an nomination is BON IVER’s For Emma, Forever Ago.

Head over to Art Vinyl’s site, HERE, to vote and see the rest of the nominees.

LADYHAWK Tour Subject Of New Photo Book

Photographer Jeremy R. Jansen has just released a collection of photographs to chronicle nine days together with LADYHAWK and Constantines as they travelled from Winnipeg to Vancouver while on tour in Summer of 2008. To see “the way things look when you are laughing all time,” go here

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:

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Angel Olsen
Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

Oneida
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase

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