Kestrels recently return with their new self-titled LP, and second for Sonic Unyon. Two years in the making, the full length was teased with 2014’s The Moon is Shining Our Way EP, a collection of four songs from the album sessions. Having toured the EP internationally and shared stages with the likes of Speedy Ortiz, Ringo Deathstarr, Beliefs, Greys, and Ash.
Recording the rhythm tracks in downtown Toronto’s Dream House Studio by Alex Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles), with vocal sessions and guitar tracking taking place in vocalist/guitarist Chad Peck’s gear sanctuary/home studio in rural Nova Scotia, the band tapped producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate) to mix the record in his LA based Seagrass Studio in the spring of 2015. Ringo Deathstarr’s Elliott Frazier and Alex Gehring also make cameo guitar and vocal appearances, solidifying a friendship that began with a Canadian tour in 2012.
This week, the band has premiered a distorted, hazy new video for “Descent of Their Last End”. The clip was directed by Montreal artist Rob Fuelner.
Sonic Unyon Records
Descent of Their Last End
Are You Alone?
Upcoming Kestrels Tour Dates:
Fri Nov 04 – Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Plan B w/ Booji Boys
Sat Nov 05 – Truro, Nova Scotia @ Elm/Oak Ballroom – Nova Scotia Music Week
Fri Nov 18 – St. John’s, Newfoundland @ Peter Easton
Sat Nov 19 – St. John’s, Newfoundland @ Distortion