Canadian rock outfit The Mohrs have signed to Vancouver based Light Organ Records. The band fronted by charismatic Winnipeg-native Jackie Mohr, is gearing up to release their debut self-titled LP produced by Hawksley Workman later this year, bringing listeners back to a time where chicks ruled the rock and roll stage.
Jackie found her passion for guitar at age thirteen and immediately started taking lessons. When most girls were playing flute and listening to Britney Spears, Jackie was practicing hard rocking guitar licks and jamming out to AC/DC. Guitar lessons lead to a teaching gig, and a deep friendship with guitarist Marc Girardin. As teenagers and young adults, Jackie and Marc headed the rock band “Living In Red,” and released an EP and toured across the prairies. Although “Living In Red” experienced some success, professional aspirations took members in different directions, and in 2012, Jackie and Marc found themselves packing their bags and heading to Toronto.
Working with their friend and mentor, Hawksley Workman, Jackie and Marc honed in on their songwriting and voice, which would eventually become the sound of The Mohrs. Adding musical friends Max Trefler (drums) and Greg Markham (bass) into the mix, The Mohrs were complete. Almost a year and half later, The Mohrs have put together an album that is reminiscent of ‘90s grunge and ‘80s rock, and have shared the stage with Hawksley Workman, Danko Jones, K-OS and Electric Six. Their debut album (produced by Workman), being released on Light Organ Records, is a powerful record that combines sophisticated riff-based rock-pop and it set to be released in 2014.
This week Mode Moderne
embark on a European tour in support of their new album, Occult Delight
, in tandem with worthy partners in crime Cosmetics (Captured Tracks). Full details below. (more...)
Today Mode Moderne
release their much anticipated new album, 'Occult Delight', alongside a new video for current single 'Unburden Yourself' courtesy of Salt Lake City goth Jordan Utley. NME
have given the record 7/10 and 405 had this to say of the video premiere: 'a beautiful clip... full of wonderful textures - perfectly illustrating the '80s-inspired tune.". (more...)
yesterday premiered their new video for 'Monarch Butterfly' on Diffuser.fm
as well as announcing that they'll be opening for our very own Mounties on the first half of their March dates. Read on for full details. (more...)
'Thrash Rock Legacy', the debut album from Mounties will be out March 4, 2014!
They're also hitting the road across Canada this spring with special guests Rich Aucoin and The Zolas. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13. Stay tuned for more details.
03/19 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens *
03/20 Victoria, BC - Sugar *
03/21 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
03/22 Kelowna, BC - Habitat *
03/24 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar *
03/26 Calgary, AB - Republik *
03/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite *
03/28 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's *
04/01 Kingston, ON - Grad Club ^
04/02 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks ^
04/03 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End ^
04/04 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah ^
04/05 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^
* with Rich Aucoin
^ with the Zolas
This week Pitchfork premiered album teaser 'Strangle The Shadows' from Mode Moderne
's forthcoming album 'Occult Delight' (Jan 21st). Check out the track after the jump and pre-order
the album now. (more...)
The annual Christmas release from Light Organ Records is here in the shape of the glorious 'Sleighed - EP'. Look out for brand new tracks from Fake Shark Real Zombie, Frederick, Mounties, JPNSGRLS & The Fugitives. Happy Holidays! (more...)
Today Mode Moderne
release the brand new single 'She, Untamed', taken from their forthcoming full length album 'Occult Delight', released worldwide via Light Organ Records on January 21st 2014. Head over to Noisey
to catch an exclusive stream of the new track, buy it below and pre-order the album on 12" Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Keep your eyes peeled for a shiny new video to follow next week too. (more...)
The Fugitives and White Ash Falls are heading out on a co-headlining tour across Canada this October and November to promote both of their upcoming new releases "Everything Will Happen" (Oct 22nd) and "Over The Night" (Nov 5th) respectively.
Kicking things off in Peterborough, Ontario on October 22nd, they'll be making their way around Eastern Canada before they come back home to the west, starting November 15th.
For more details see below as well as our tour