Eamon McGrath

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Eamon McGrath
Birth name Eamon McGrath
Born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres punk rock
indie rock
folk
Years active 2006–present
Website http://eamonmcgrath.ca

Eamon McGrath is a Canadian musician from Edmonton, Alberta and currently based in Toronto.[1] On his own, his live performances are most often folk-oriented, where McGrath plays songs from his discography on acoustic instruments, but with a band the live show takes on a much more high-energy, punk rock influenced vein.[2][3]

McGrath records primarily on his own at his home in Toronto and releases albums independently in Canada and through a number of record labels, including Canada's White Whale Records who signed McGrath at the tail end of 2008.[4] 2008 also saw McGrath begin a rigid touring schedule which continued throughout 2010.[5]

Young Canadians was released on April 10, 2012.[6][7] The record is produced by David Carswell and John Collins of The Evaporators.[8]

McGrath performed at Sackville, NB's Sappyfest 7 with Chris Thompson, Julie Doiron and Mark Gaudet of Eric's Trip playing songs from Young Canadians.[9] McGrath also occasionally collaborates with Doiron and members of the Cancer Bats in Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys, featuring newer, louder renditions of Doiron's songs.[10]

McGrath released the all-acoustic recording Pegasus[11] independently online in January 2013.[12][13] Exile, the follow-up to Young Canadians, will be released in the form of three separate digital EPs over the course of nine months, concluding with a full LP in 2014. Exile - Part One was released on October 15, 2013 followed by the 2nd installment in March, 2014[14] while the full-length conclusion was released digitally and in LP format on September 9, 2014. A Canadian and European tour followed.[15]

On October 21, 2014 Toronto's New Damage Records released a split 7" by Eamon McGrath and Edmonton-based punk band SLATES, where both artists cover each other's material.[16]

Discography[edit]

  • Slates/Eamon McGrath split 7" - "Teardrop on the Sun", "Auditorium" b/w "Molina Blues" (New Damage, 2014)
  • Exile (Aporia, 2014)
  • Cold Water/Eamon McGrath split 7" - "Kevin Wrestles the Angel", "Blue Furnace Flame" b/w "Chlorine" (Revolution Winter, 2014)
  • Pegasus (Independent, 2013)
  • Young Canadians (White Whale, 2012)
  • Peace Maker (White Whale, 2010)
  • 13 Songs of Whiskey and Light (White Whale, 2009)
  • Wild Dogs (Champion City Records, 2008)

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