MAUNO with guest DAN EDMONDS Thursday May 24, 2018 Doors 7pm, Music 8pm | 19+ Tickets: $10 (+SC) adv., $12 door Mauno's latest album, Tuning, is threaded with field recordings captured everywhere from Mauno's
with guest DAN EDMONDS
Thursday May 24, 2018
Doors 7pm, Music 8pm | 19+
Tickets: $10 (+SC) adv., $12 door
Mauno‘s latest album, Tuning, is threaded with field recordings captured everywhere from Mauno’s home in Halifax to Berlin and Heidelberg. “We wanted to include little pieces of the places we’ve lived,” says Everett.
There’s a raw, guttural, emotional punch to Tuning too — tales of botched romance and misdirected dreams play out above its bed of crunchy guitars and crashing cymbals. “It’s a collection of reflections on the feeling of finally leaving, on the complexity of relationships, on what the end of something means,” say Mauno.
Ever since forming in September 2014, Mauno (pronounced “Mao-no”, and ironically named after bassist / vocalist Eliza Niemi’s completely unmusical Finnish grandfather) has had a wandering sound that refuses to be pinned down. On Rough Master, they strayed from twisting grunge-pop to piano ambience and string-accompanied haze, in part inspired by Niemi’s background in classical cello and prog rock.
Tuning is a different beast. “It’s a lot more pop-oriented and concise,” says Everett. “Much more carefully crafted and a lot more cohesive. It’s more mature, I think – but I’ve listened to it about ten thousand fucking times so I don’t know anything about it anymore,” he laughs.
“Still the noise in the mind, that is the first task.” A smart, calming dose of indie existentialism, Tuning may help still the noise in yours.
Critical Praise for Mauno’s Tuning:
“Mauno are one of the Maritimes’ very best young bands.” – Exclaim!
“A strong, focused outing from Mauno, as they craft a sound of their own and tune into their strengths as an exciting, eccentric Canadian talent.” – Ride the Tempo
After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ladies On The Corner’ over a year ago, Dan Edmonds toured extensively and built a reputation for being one of this country’s unique young voices and musical talents.
Dan is currently in studio working on a follow-up album that will be released in early 2019. With festival dates already confirmed for this summer and a support tour this spring with Whitehorse, Dan has his sights squarely aimed on making his mark in the coming year!
Video: Love Can Be a Tunnel
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