The New Mendicants CD EP - pre-order
The New Mendicants are Mike Belitsky, Norman Blake and Joe Pernice. This, their first recording, was produced by Norman (with help from Mike and Joe) in Toronto, where they all live now. This 6-song CD EP was put together so Norman and Joe would have something to sell on their January/February 2013 tour of Australia. (Mike wasn't actually in the band on its first day, when the touring plan was hatched and flights were purchased. He joined on the 7th day.) It contains 3 brand new songs, plus 2 instances of Joe and Norman covering themselves (tres postmodern) and one INXS cover (The Australian government requires musicians wishing to tour Australia release an INXS cover before they will issue the necessary work visas. But luckily, they had some good songs.)
This is a limited-edition piece, and is probably only available via mail order. This will ship sometime in March, and will be available then in all the usual digital places.