IVY GARDENS Stream New Album “Goon”

Breaking the mold of traditional musical experiences, Ivy Gardens unleashes a belligerent musical atmosphere punctuated with sweat, sludge, and grunge. In 2021, Ivy Gardens embarked on a mission to create an album that mirrors their electrifying live performances—a fusion of relentless energy, unexpected surprises, and a euphoric climax. Their new album “Goon” is out now and it will take listeners on a journey through unexpected twists and turns. The band comments on the album:

“The time has finally come to release our baby into the world. A crazed, feral infant frothing at the mouth. A year in the making, this is our record, our voice. While our self-titled debut served as a mission statement, this follow-up takes things to a whole new level and we can’t wait to get in your ears. We consider Goon to be a historical document. At a particular point in space and time, somewhere in a sweaty basement in Southern Ontario, we achieved a sound. Sonic belligerence, and euphoria through volume.”

Since their first self-titled EP, Ivy Gardens has got bigger amps and tuned their guitars lower. They’ve written faster songs, they’ve written heavier songs. And then they hammered them out across Ontario and the east coast of Canada until they were beaten into shape.

“Goon” was mixed by Joe Zandwyk, mastered by Audrey Leyenhorst and the album artwork was done by Sebastian Hogg. Ivy Gardens operates under a golden rule: the “dollar to decibel ratio”. They almost exclusively use old junk amplifiers and speaker cabs. Old Peavey garbage, fished from some old fart’s garage jam space, is not only the secret sauce in their sound, but also the only possible way for them to accomplish the task of CRUSHING volume under a budget of $0.

“Goon” is a rip-roaring good time, and it can be experienced now on digital format as well as live during their upcoming tour dates (listed below). Those who enjoy Soundgarden, Kyuss, and Truckfighters should take note.

“Goon” is now available as of April 19th, 2024 at the following links:

Bandcamp (Digital, CD) - https://ivygardens.bandcamp.com​

Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3vZrGht​

Ivy Gardens "Goon Tour":​

April 20 - St. Catharines, ON - Warehouse Concert Hall 
May 2 - Brantford, ON - Two Doors Down 
May 3 - London, ON - Palasad Social Bowl 
May 4 - Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz 
May 5 - Barrie, ON - Queens Lounge 
May 10 - Hamilton, ON - Doors Pub 
May 11 - Toronto, ON - Bovine Sex Club 
May 12 - Ajax, ON - Rotilicious 
May 16 - Ottawa, ON - House of Targ 
May 18 - Montreal, QC - L'Escogriffe 
May 23 - Saint John, NB - Haven Music Hall 
May 24 - Moncton, NB - Xeroz Arcade Bar 
May 25 - Charlottetown, P.E.I. - Baba's Lounge 
May 26 - Sydney, NS - St. Patrick's Church 
May 27 - Halifax, NS - Radstorm 
May 30 - Trois Rivieres, QC - Cafe Bar Zenob 
May 31 - Kingston, ON - Mansion House 
June 1 - Kitchener, ON - The Golden Apple 
June 2 - Niagara Falls, ON - Camp Cataract

Track Listing:​

1. 12 Million Bar Blues (4:43) 
2. Boner (5:27) 
3. Chlorine (1:52) 
4. Black Sand & Gold (0:57) 
5. Lamb (2:01) 
6. Stoic (3:14) 
7. Goon (3:22) 
8. Shattered Glass (1:45) 
9. Provider (5:37)