The New Mendicants got their start in Joe Pernice’s kitchen. In the wake of a recent relocation to Toronto, Norman Blake was re-introduced to his new neighbour Pernice through mutual acquaintance (and Pernice Brothers drummer) Patrick Berkery, who had met Blake during a recording project in Norway. A friendship and musical partnership formed. Says Pernice: “…he said we should start a band together called The Mendicants. Well, I had literally one day earlier recorded a song called “The Mendicant” for the upcoming Scud Mountain Boys record. May God smite me if this is not the truth. I sent Norman the demo, and he wrote back: ‘It’s fate’…. Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates.”

The New Mendicants announce their new album "Into The Lime". The LP will be available on January 28th 2014 on Ashmont and XPT Records in North America.

‘The New Mendicants’ Announce “Into The Lime”

Following the release of the Australia EP in the summer of 2013, the trio of Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Mike Belitsky (The Sadies) deliver their debut long-player Into The Lime as The New Mendicants on January 28th 2014 on Ashmont Records. The album will also be available on vinyl in North America,

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