Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.
A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.
Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants and the trio are currently recording a debut album together for release in early 2014.
The New Mendicants have been featured
The New Mendicants - Into The Lime
The New Mendicants have announced a UK
Ahead of its 23rd December release, The