Posted in music | tour dates on January 4, 2013

by Bill Pearis

New Mendicants

Joe Pernice and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake both call Toronto home these days and, what with their similar musical styles, have joined forces under the name The New Mendicants. They have recorded a 6-song EP for their upcoming Australian tour which includes three new songs, "covers" of Pernice/Blake songs as well as their take on INXS' "This Time" which you can stream below. The EP (cover art above) is being made available for non-Australians via the Pernice Brothers webstore. An album, titled The Book of Norman, is due out sometime in the near future.

In other news, Joe Pernice's '90s era country-ish band The Scud Mountain Boys (whose 1996 album, Massachusetts, for Sub Pop is a classic), have recorded a new album that is due out at some point this year. He's promising a new Pernice Brothers album too, though details on that are hazy at best. In the meantime, The Pernice Brothers' genuinely fantastic 2001 album, The World Won't End, recently saw its first-ever vinyl release which is well worth picking up. You can stream it below via Spotify.

New Mendicants stream and Australian tour dates are below.


Joe Pernice / Norman Blake - 2013 Australian Tour Dates
Sun 1/20 - The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Tue 1/22 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Wed 1/23 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thu 1/24 - Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane
Fri 1/25 - The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Sat 1/26 - The Idolise Spiegeltent, Parramatta
Sun 1/27 - The Idolise Spiegeltent, Parramatta
Thu 2/7 - The Grace Emily, Adelaide
Fri 2/8 - Perth International Arts Festival, Perth



Comments (9)

Scuds last show at Bowery was great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 5:28 PM

Massachusetts is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Posted by Kurt C. | January 4, 2013 8:40 PM

2 comments on the thread with one of the best singer/songwriters of our time but you have 1000 posts for some twitter feud with some pop skanks.

yes, the scud mountain show at bowery last january was excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 11:07 PM

Agreed with the commenters above. Looking forward to any upcoming shows SMB do to promote the new album - hoping they include the Bowery again or another NYC venue

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 9:08 AM

I think people are overlooking how good a songwriter Norman Blake is. Him and Joe together is heaven to my ears.

Posted by Lewisdhead | January 5, 2013 10:10 AM

Joe always gets my money. Enjoyed his book, too.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 6:18 PM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man.

Posted by Download FireFox 2013 | February 27, 2013 5:50 PM

My teeth are yellow not white.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 1:15 PM

Unsurprisingly, because it's Joe Pernice, this is just incredibly good.

Posted by Loza | September 11, 2014 9:29 AM

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