"Start A War If You Want To"

It seems like the exciting news coming from Jagjaguwar never ends. First came the announcement that Okkervil River were busy recording the follow up to 2005’s up-to-now career defining album, Black Sheep Boy, which will see a release sometime later this year, as well as the release of the 2xCD reissue of definitive Black Sheep Boy. Next came the release of new album from The Besnard Lakes, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, which has stayed near the top of my favorite 2007 albums for about 2 months now. Not to mention the huge (for the indie world) news of the merger/partnership of Jagjaguwar to Secretly Canadian, thereby collecting the forces of two of the best indie labels putting music out today.

Hot on their heels comes a press release stating that Ladyhawk will release the follow up to last year’s self-titled debut album. The Fight For Anarchy EP will hit the streets on May 22, to be followed by the next LP in the spring of 2008. To support this new release the band will be on the road for an extended American/Canadian tour, spending time opening for Canada’s The Constantines and Brooklyn’s (by way of Minneapolis) Tapes n’ Tapes. Check below for the dates.

The new EP will feature the song “War”, a sort of fractured-folk military march that coaxes one to not “just tag along, start a war if you want to”. The song is striking in its directness, filled with war imagery and Duffy Driediger’s gruff voice, which is reminiscent of Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug. Check it out:

MP3 :: War
(from the Fight For Anarchy EP)

And in case you missed out on “The Dugout” from last year’s debut, here it is:

MP3 :: The Dugout
(from Ladyhawk)

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Catch Ladyhawk on tour:
04/03/07 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret w/ The Constantines
04/04/07 Regina, Saskatchewan - The Exchange w/ The Constantines
04/05/07 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis' Pub w/ The Constantines
04/06/07 Edmonton, Alberta - The Starlite Room w/ The Constantines
04/07/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club w/ The Constantines
04/08/07 Calgary, Alberta - The Hi-Fi Club w/ The Constantines
04/09/07 Canmore, Alberta - Canmore Hotel w/ The Constantines
04/12/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Plaza Club w/ The Constantines
04/13/07 Victoria, British Columbia - Sugar Nightclub w/ The Constantines
04/14/07 Tofino, British Columbia - The Legion w/ The Constantines
05/02/07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/04/07 Portland, OR - Dante's w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/05/07 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ballroom w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/06/07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Plaza Club w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/09/07 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/10/07 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/11/07 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/12/07 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/14/07 Ottawa, Ontario - Barrymore's w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/15/07 Montreal, Quebec - Le National w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/16/07 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/17/07 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/18/07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/19/07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/22/07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/23/07 Columbus, OH - The Basement w/ Tapes N' Tapes
05/24/07 Newport, KY - Southgate House w/ Tapes N' Tapes

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