LADYHAWK  |  self-titled

CD | LP

    Tracks

  1. 48 Hours
  2. Dugout
  3. My Old Jacknife
  4. Long Til
  5. Came In Brave
  6. Advice
  7. Sad Eyes / Blue Eyes
  8. Teenage Love Song
  9. Drunk Eyes
  10. New Joker
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Ladyhawk awakens in a trash-filled, "morning after" apartment in East Vancouver, British Columbia. Duffy Driediger (vocals, guitar), Darcy Hancock (lead guitar, vocals), Sean Hawryluk (bass, vocals) and Ryan Peters (drums, vocals) arise, pick up their instruments and head out into the heathen city, singing songs about life and love. They are rockers and dreamers -- still trapped in their apple country teenage minds, looking for girls and kicks, and mining their teenage quarries from the inside-out. Growing up together as the best of friends, Ladyhawk have stories that radiate with the presence of all four members. Their self-titled debut on Jagjaguwar is a stomping and sweaty ride through the Vancouver streets that they all know well, as viewed from the seats of a bruised and doorless Astro Van. In this ride, you can't help but feel that you will fall out and you will fall down, and your joints will all be sore at the end of the trip.

Ladyhawk's core is bracing rock. Neil Young's Tonight's The Night is the hailstorm on the hood of The Replacements Let It Be, while distorted guitars invoke the thread and swerve of Silkworm and Dinosaur Jr. Helped along the way by Amber Webber (vocals) and Josh Wells (percussion, organ, singing) of Black Mountain, it will be hard to find a more hauntingly beautiful set of rock music than this debut. It was recorded and mixed, with the help of Black Mountaineers Wells and Matthew Camirand, in the "Karachi Vice" clubhouse, in the back of a furniture factory, amongst chicken and fish processing plants. With some of the more "inexpensive" ladies of the night scattered about, it captures the bottlenecked frenzy of their much-loved live show. There, each night, these grown-up kids at heart fall over, get right back up, cry on shoulders and fold the day in halves, watching the sun come up over the dashboard.

(JAG097 released: 06/06/06)

How Can You Really by Foxygen
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

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

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