ALBUM (WAV) : B E R L I N (Vol.1)

B E R L I N (Vol.1)






Ryder Havdale is no stranger to the road: from 2007 to 2013 he embarked on countless international tours with his former project, the Mohawk Lodge, taking him across Canada, the UK, the U.S., Europe and Australia. Now, after living in a self-imposed year-long exile in Berlin, he exchanged his guitars for synths and his band for machines. Havdale channels the punk rock approach that fuelled his elemental desire for touring, and experimentally, injects it into the pounding, electronic rhythms of European techno and krautrock with a dash of lyrics and synth pop for good measure.  The result is a rhythmic, complex and layered musical texture that is technological and futuristic, but at its heart, also very human.

  Featuring Arlen Thompson (Wolf Parade) on drums and contributions from Maylee Todd, Eamon McGrath and The Backhomes, RYDER's newest release, BERLIN, is the dawn of a new era for this well-loved Canadian artist.

  The following tracks are currently being re-invented, re-mixed and re-recorded for what will be Berlin (Vol.2)...

TOUR DATES: 2016 (more dates TBA)

June 9 - Toronto, CA @ The Dakota
July 1 - Kosice, SK @ Lucia Bana Festival
July 2 - Novi Sad, RS @ Culture Exchange
July 3 - Belgrade, RS @ Zaokret
July 4 - Pag, HR @ Kooglana
July 5 - Ceske Budejovice, CZ @ Velbloud
July 6 - Augsburg, DE @ Abraxas
July 7 - Vienna, AT @ Kramladen
July 9 - Bistrita, RO @ I Love Her Fest
July 12 - Kecskemet, HU @ Valentino Kavehaz*
July 13 - Plzen, CZ @ Ziva Ulice Fest*
July 14 - Hamburg, DE @ Astra Stube*
July 15 - Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2*
July 16 - Berlin, DE @ Madame Claude*
July 17 - Prague, CZ @ (A)Void Floating Gallery*
* w/ The New Division