Die Mannequin announce their latest release, ‘The Danceland EP’ due out on May 29, which features new songs along with tracks recorded during the filming of Hard Core Logo 2. This release represents a group that is starting to enter a new chapter in their career.
When director Bruce McDonald started work on the sequel to his critically acclaimed film Hard Core Logo, Die Mannequin was his first choice in carrying the torch of the original film’s group. In this follow-up film, Bruce McDonald sets out to follow Care Failure and her band Die Mannequin to Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan in the middle of winter to document their new recording at the famous Danceland Ballroom. Bruce set up the production so the band was actually recording new tracks live off the studio floor with legendary Canadian producer Peter Moore (Neil Young, Diana Krall, Cowboy Junkies).
Die Mannequin started in spring 2006 when Failure recorded her first EP, ‘How to Kill’. Death from Above 1979’s Jesse F. Keeler took care of the drum duties as well as production. Die Mannequin opened for Guns N’ Roses on the Canadian dates of their 2006 North American Tour, and supported Sum 41 on their Strength in Numbers tour during the fall of 2007.
2009’s ‘Fino + Bleed’ marked Die Mannequin’s first true studio album. The record was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom, No Doubt) and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne) and features Jack Irons (Pearl Jam, RHCP, The Wallflowers) on drums. Two massive tours followed, one headlining, and one supporting Marilyn Manson.
Watch the video for Dead Honey which was lifted from “Fino + Bleed” below.
In support of the new EP, Die Mannequin will be touring with Dearly Beloved across Canada.
11-May Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
13-May Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
15-May Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
16-May Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
18-May Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
19-May Nanaimo, BC @ Queen’s Hotel
20-May Victoria, BC @ Club 919
23-May Lethbridge, AB @ The Rhythm House
24-May Regina, SK @ The Exchange
25-May Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn
30-May Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
For more information on Die Mannequin, visit diemannequin.net.