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Fresh off their move from Vancouver to Toronto, rock & roll trio The Manvils are set to celebrate their arrival in the East with the release of their latest EP, Black Tornado. It’s the first of three EPs recorded in three great cities – Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago – each holding plenty of meaning for The Manvils. The Eastward move has meant some line-up changes as Mikey Manville, frontman tour de force, and drummer, Jay Koenderman, welcomed Toronto bassist Jason Skiendziel (formerly of USS) into the fold.
The EP follows hot on the heels of the 2009 release of their critically acclaimed album The Manvils, produced by Ryan Dahle (Limblifter, Hot Hot Heat). Hailed as a Vancouver trio who comes at you with an immediate sonic punch to the gut by PopMatters’ Joshua Kloke, the album’s single ‘Turpentine’ embodies the bands dynamic energy and was originally released alongside a video starring actor John Savage of Deer Hunter fame. Brad Wheeler of The Globe & Mail proclaimed it as “…a killer single that is lustrous & bold.” As the debut single for The Manvils, “Turpentine” garnered the respect of music fans as it charted from medium to heavy rotation on Galaxy Rock Satellite Radio.
Reconnecting with Vancouver-based producer Sho Murray, who recorded & co-produced the band’s debut, Buried Love, The Manvils recorded the lively punk-tinged Black Tornado in true analog fashion. It’s a record where chaos matters says frontman Mikey Manville. “These songs were written together, refined on the road, but recorded before relocating across the country,” explains Manville. “Chaos influenced our sound and songwriting became wildly spontaneous.”
2012 augurs a lot of change in The Manvils camp. A new Manvil, new songs, new shows, and new sounds are the hallmarks of the Toronto experience. Catch up with the boys on Twitter (@themanvils) for the pure hilarity of Manville’s exuberant take on all things Toronto: the Blue Jays, show dates, alley cats, and the best microbrews found on the road…
|Mikey Manville||Vocals, Guitar||2004-present|
|Jay Koenderman||Drums, Backing Vocals||2007-present|