Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Two-time JUNO Award winner Dan Mangan has been playing with quite a number of musicians supporting him on stage and in the studio for quite a while now. For their latest record, the band behind the Canadian singer/songwriter played a bigger role than ever. And now “Club Meds”, released in January 2015, is their very first work having been released under their new integral bandname Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Having shared stages with artists like The Vaccines, Vampire Weekend and Mumford & Sons, the strong influence of Blacksmith to the sound of Dan Mangan has resulted in a previously unknown energy and depth of their latest set of songs.

Before playing an amazing folk rock show at Postbahnhof for our friends of Listen. in April 2015, we met the band on a little green spot between East Side Gallery and Spree. Despite being in quite a rush in order to get to their soundcheck at the venue on the other side of the wall in time, they arrived in a pretty good mood. And we were simply blown away by the intense, almost thundering voice of Dan Mangan. Of course it didn’t take long until quite a crowd gathered around our filmset, attracted by the incredible power coming from the (almost completely acoustically performed) songs of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith for our session.

So here’s three acoustic versions of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s “Mouthpiece”, “Forgettery” and “Vessel”.

Enjoy the show!

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