Thursday, February 9, 2012

Artist: Mardeen, Album: Mardeen EP, Song: Ice Truck Killer

Mardeen are a rock band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  They are cousins Jon Pearo and Matt and Travis Ellis.  They released their debut EP in 2005 and followed it up with their first full length entitled, Read Less Minds, in 2008 on the indie, Collagen Rock Records label.  It was a melodic alternative rock affair with some great tunes.  It was mixed by Laurence Currie who has co-produced albums with Sloan as well as The Gandharvas (see blog 5/21/11).  It was produced by Charles Austin who is another east coast indie heavyweight who has worked with bands like Buck 65 and The Superfriendz (see blog 2/25/11).  The band followed up this release in 2009 with a self titled EP of new material.  It included this power pop nugget, Ice Truck Killer.  You can check out the tune on You Tube (  The band appears to be playing shows locally while also recording new material at the moment.  You can follow them at  They are now a 5pc band with new members Jason Burns and Archie Rankin joining the fold.  You can purchase the self titled EP along with their other releases on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!