by Andrew Sacher


Halifax shoegazers Kestrels will release the followup to 2012's A Ghost History LP with their new The Moon Is Shining Out Way EP on July 1 via Sonic Unyon Records. The new EP was recorded by Alex Bonenfant who's helmed recent records for fellow Canadian bands METZ and Crystal Castles, and it's the kind of driving shoegaze with MBV guitars and reverb vocals, but a hard hitting rhythm section too. A full stream of the EP premieres in this post and can be listened to below.

The band are also going on a tour with two quality Brooklyn punk bands, Worriers and Adult Dude. That tour hits NYC twice, first on July 12 at Shea Stadium with White Rope and then without Worriers on July 17 at Cake Shop with Wild White. (A Cake Shop show for 7/11 with Worriers, Kestrels, and Adult Dude was previously announced but is no longer happening.)

All dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...


Kestrels - The Moon Is Shining Out Way

Kestrels -- 2014 Tour Dates
Toronto ON (Thu Jul 3) @ The Smiling Buddha w/ Uncut
Hamilton ON (Fri Jul 4) @ This Ain't Hollywood w/ Worst Gift, Slender Loris, & PB&Z
Windsor ON (Sat Jul 5) @ The Phog Lounge w/ Silent Movie Type, & Queens Rug
Kalamazoo MI (Sun Jul 6) @ House Show w/ Boring People
Chicago IL (Tue Jul 8) @ Township w/ Geronimo!, Post Child, & Kyle Kaos
Pittsburgh PA (Wed Jul 09) @ TBA
Philadelphia PA ( Thu Jul 10) @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Worriers Adult Dude, & Field Mouse
Flemington NJ (Fri Jul 11) @ House Show w/ Worriers & Adult Dude
Brooklyn NY (Sat Jul 12) @ Shea Stadium w/ Worriers & Adult Dude, White Rope
Providence RI (Tue Jul 15) @ AS220 w/ Adult Dude & Darklands
Boston MA (Wed Jul 16) @ TT The Bears Place w/ Adult Dude, Fake Boys, Soft Pyramids
New York NY (Thu Jul 17) @ Cake Shop w/ Adult Dude, & Wild White
Ottawa ON (Fri Jul 18) @ TBA
Montreal QC (Sat Jul 19) @ L'Escogriffe w/ Jet Black & Harsh Reality

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