:: Possible my favourite singer/songwriter at all. This new single is terrific, I’m not getting enough of it. Really can’t wait for Mangan’s new album.
Vancouver singer/songwriter Dan Mangan returns after a two years hiatus under the moniker Dan Mangan + Blacksmith to encompass the project’s longstanding ensemble members Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen and John Walsh. Live, they are often supported by JP Carter, Tyson Naylor and Jesse Zubot.
New single Vessel includes the b-side track Wants and it’s the first taste to the upcoming fourth studio album by the two-time Juno Award winner. The single also is part of the soundtrack for new Simon Pegg motion picture Hector And The Search For Happiness which Mangan scored together with Jesse Zubot. The film premieres in North America tomorrow (September 19).
Vessel / Wants was released digitally on September 09, 2014 via Arts & Crafts Productions. A physical release will follow on October 07 on Opaque White 7″ Vinyl with Custom Screen Printed Clear Sleeve, limited to 500 copies. You’ll receive the digital single immediately when you pre-order the 7″ here. You can buy/pre-order both digitally and physically from Gallery AC.
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith are supporting UK indie-folk trio Bear’s Den on their US tour in October/November, check out the upcoming dates below.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 25 Oct 2014 // Philadelphia, PA // Underground Arts
Mon 27 Oct 2014 // Columbus, OH // The Basement
Tue 28 Oct 2014 // Chicago, IL // Lincoln Hall
Wed 29 Oct 2014 // Minneapolis, MN // Fine Line Music Cafe
Fri 31 Oct 2014 // Denver, CO // Lost Lake Lounge
Sat 01 Nov 2014 // Salt Lake City, UT // Urban Lounge
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
More ‘Dan Mangan’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 05 − BTR Live Studio #78
2011, Dec 20 − Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune [Live in Studio Q]
2011, Dec 05 − Leaves, Trees, Forest / Album “Oh Fortune”
2011, Nov 20− Post-War Blues