After releasing 2012’s A Ghost History (Sonic Unyon) and solidifying the band lineup, Halifax, Nova Scotia trio Kestrels (guitarist/vocalist Chad Peck, bassist Devin Peck, and drummer Paul Brown) decided to head into the studio to create a new release of fuzz pop tunes. In 2013, the band entered Toronto’s Dream House Studios and The Moon is Shining Our Way EP is the result of this journey, a reinvigoration aided by a new partnership with producer Alex Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles). Mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Wild Nothing, Interpol), the four tracks of The Moon is Shining Our Way represent the new direction the band is heading in, capturing the passion and fervent nature of the band’s new live setup.
The Moon is Shining Our Way EP
Out July 1st, 2014 on Sonic Unyon Records
Eternal and Debased
The Moon is Shining Our Way
In addition, the band has announced a US/Canadian tour through the month of July. Dates include stops in Brooklyn, Toronto, Boston, and Philadelphia and include shows with Brooklyn’s Worriers and Adult Dude.
Upcoming Kestrels Live Dates:
July 3rd – The Smiling Buddha- Toronto, ON ^
July 4th- This Ain’t Hollywood- Hamilton, ON %
July 5th- The Phog Lounge- Windsor, ON
July 6th- House Show TBD- Kalamazoo, MI
July 8th- Township- Chicago, IL #
July 9th- House Show TBD- Pittsburgh, PA
July 10th- Kung Fu Necktie- Philadelphia, PA @
July 11th- House Show TBD- Flemington, NJ *
July 12th- Shea Stadium- Brooklyn, NY *
July 15th- AS220- Providence, RI !
July 16th- TT The Bears Place- Boston, MA !
July 17th- Cake Shop- New York, NY !
July 18th- House of Targ- Ottawa, ON
July 19th- L’Escogriffe- Montreal, QC
^ w/ Uncut
% w/ Worst Gift
# w/ Geronimo
@ w/ Worriers, Adult Dude & Field Mouse
* w/ Worriers & Adult Dude
! w/ Adult Dude