Voted one of Vancouver’s best bands by readers of the Georgia Straight and named “promising newcomers” by Billboard Magazine, Mojave recently released its second album, called Crow’s Funeral. Produced by Dan Achen (City & Colour, Feist), the record is a collection of 10 raw, honest and unfiltered songs. The music chronicles the exploration of love, loss, starting over, and the struggle to move forward when it seems everything is trying to hold you back. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and after being approached by several established labels, Mojave decided to launch their own record label, called Black Canvas Records. It’s a move intended to give the band full creative control and take greater advantage of social media, guerilla marketing, promotion, and digital distribution strategies.
Called “haunting and just absolutely gorgeous” by Canadian Music News and “one of the best acoustic offerings you will hear this year” by Ravenheart Music, Crow’s Funeral is a passionate follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed first effort, Stories.
Edmonton’s Vue Weekly says, “Spooky, folky soundscapes are the order of the day for Mojave. These tunes are the sort that tend to be creeping out of the shadows as dusk is falling and you’re trying to get home safely. The band’s latest, Crow’s Funeral, is stellar. And the band’s members care about the world, too.”
Mojave has played top North American venues including Hollywood’s world-famous Whisky A Go-Go and the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Fall 2009 saw the band travel from Vancouver to Montreal and back again, with successful shows in more than 20 cities along the way. Mojave offsets all travel and energy use with Less.ca. They are also a featured band on the 1% for the Planet, The Music Vol. 1 album – which hit #1 on it’s release date on amazon.com.
Praise for Crow’s Funeral
- “Promising newcomers”
~ Gary Trust, Billboard Magazine
- “The bands latest, Crow’s Funeral, is stellar.”
~ Edmonton’s Vue Weekly
- “The songs are haunting and just absolutely gorgeous.”
~ Jeanne Dupuis, Canadian Music News
- “Mojave’s the kind of band that sneaks up on you quietly and ninjas your brain, so you find yourself coming back to them later in the evening when you’re all blitzed on booze and need something to Google so you don’t go to sleep drunk.”
~ Benjamin Luk, thatrawkblog.com
- “Crow’s Funeral is one of the best acoustic offerings you will hear this year”
~ Dave Smith, Ravenheart Music
- “It’s a beautiful production, layered with lush strings and electric guitars around the band’s acoustic guitar roots. LJ’s smooth-as-honey vocals draw you in immediately, and the hypnotic instrumentation keeps you there.”
~ Ryan Mintz, Planetwize.com
- “Crow’s Funeral is a dark, resounding album full of many different layers, both musically and emotionally, which gives a glimpse into the lives of its composers that can catch you off guard; a rare feat, and a beautiful one.”
~ Sarah Morrison, Insomnia Radio