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Alt-Folk Rockers Village Manor Implore the World to Put “Gunsaway” with Release of New Single

Canadian alt-folk act Village Manor are encouraging the act of “Gunsaway” with the release of their new single.

The plea was inspired by how “tired everyone is waking up every morning to the news of gun violence on a consistent basis,” co-frontman John Weinberg said.

“It’s every single day!”

Picking up where Mumford and Sons left off, “Gunsaway” is poignant prose set to music that’s steeped in roots and indie alternative – incorporating harp and percussion along the way. The track re-imagines a genre marked by the Drive-By Truckers and made notorious by Wilco.

Village Manor sprang up in Toronto, back in 2018. A chance encounter between group founders John Weinberg and Sam Kay during an open mic at the Free Times Cafe set the band in motion; they soon collected up an amazing singer in Mike Levine (Tragically Hits Band), percussionist extraordinaire Corey Weinberg (Numb Tongues), and sound engineer/bassist Mike Grundy (Wychwood Sound).

Its become an open door collective of indie artists with a common love of songwriting and performing.

 

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