Out Now! IVY GARDENS’ New Album “Goon” + Canadian Tour (ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI)

Out Now! IVY GARDENS’ New Album “Goon” + Canadian Tour (ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI)


Montreal, QC – April 19, 2024


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Out Now! IVY GARDENS’ New Album “Goon”

Canadian Tour Dates (ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI)

New Album “Goon” Out April 2024

L-R – Sebastian Hogg (Keyboards), Andrew Blackborow (Guitar & Vocals), Joe Zandwyk (Drums & Vocals)

Photo Credit – Rachel Imre


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 We consider Goon to be a historical document.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


Music Video – “Boner” – https://youtu.be/ZhGSSAPQUxA


Music Video – “Goon” – https://youtu.be/T2WLxM3c85g


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)
Album length: 29:01

More info: Facebook.com/ivygardensband | Instagram.com/ivygardensofficial​


“…the sonic equivalent of a panic attack.” – Canadian Beats

““Boner” has got a really cool groove, too, showing you what can happen when you’ve got a band that is truly possessed by the power of The Riff. It’s one of those grinding, motoriffic jobs in the spirit of Kyuss’ “Green Machine.” And it doesn’t take long before we, too, are caught under its sway. The retro organ sound from the keys provides a spooky touch to the chorus, which comes like a sigh of relief after the tense build-up of those guitar-driven verses. The drumming is swarmy and frenetic, and strikes with power at pivotal moments. The breakdown at 4 minutes is a headbanging oasis, made even cooler with the synthesizer’s late-’60s garage twist.” – Doomed and Stoned

“This Canadian trio are promising us a debut album that is “a relentless onslaught of vulgar, belligerent punk, sludge and sweat” when it is released in April. If this lead single is anything to go by, things are going to get very belligerent and sweaty when the full-lengther finally hits our death decks.” – Uber Rock

“GOON is an action packed and turbocharged release powered by Pissed Off grooves and a snarling Punk Rock Attitude which allows IVY GARDENS to deliver a devastating FREAKY slice of Psychedelic Sludge/Stoner Metal.” – Outlaws of The Sun

Jon Asher – Music Publicist
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