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Mo Kenney - The Stanfields - on Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday September 15, 2012

On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves we'll feature Mo Kenney's debut self-titled album as well as the new release from The Stanfields, 'Death & Taxes'
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The buzz around young Nova Scotia native Mo Kenney has been building over the last couple of years. Look for that to turn into a deafening (but tuneful) roar with the eagerly awaited September 25 release of her self-titled debut album. Mo Kenney comes out on the prestigious Toronto label Pheromone Recordings in partnership with Joel Plaskett's imprint, New Scotland Records. East Coast rock and roll hero Plaskett isn't just involved on the label side, he produced and played on the album, as well as contributing a couple of co-writes. The pair co-wrote two songs that are highlights of a record devoid of lowlights. Having influences and inspirations drawn from classic and alt-rock artists rather than the traditional singer/songwriter pantheon helps account for the bracing freshness of Mo Kenney's style. Fitting her sound into a neat box is an exercise in futility, though, if pressed, Mo can settle for "pop music with a folky twist. Mo Kenney has already garnered serious respect from her singer/songwriter peers. The list of those loudly singing her praises includes Ron Sexsmith, Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Gordie Sampson, and Steve Poltz. "To hear those comments from musicians you look up to is so nice," Mo says.
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Everyone has a story to tell about The Stanfields - if you don't, give it time. Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, The Stanfields attract fans of all classes and creeds with their rhythm-fueled hard rock laced with traditional roots sounds. There are no glamorous motives - just five working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain. With the help of iconic producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) The Stanfields better capture the intensity of their riotous live show on Death & Taxes (coming September 18) with harder, faster and full-on thunderous waves of rhythm and roaring harmonies behind menacing leads. "We've grown to be louder, faster versions of ourselves. Many thousands of road and air miles, and all the trappings therein, tend to have that kind of effect on a band like ours," Jon explains. "Where Vanguard is all over the place stylistically, Death & Taxes is more focused on our rock and roll influences." And that's where The Stanfields' culture meets their simple desire to entertain - the stuff stories are made of.

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