Motorleague releases new single and video tonight

Although Metro Moncton homeboys The Motorleague will soon release the much-anticipated full-length follow-up to their award-winning album Black Noise, fans eager to get their hands on something new from the band are in luck. Tonight, at Moncton’s Manhattan Bar & Grill, The Motorleague is celebrating the release of the first single from their upcoming record as well as the accompanying video for the song “Good Men”. The band’s new single will also include an exclusive track in addition to an acoustic version of the band’s track “Hymn For The Newly Departed.”

Although tonight’s show is restricted to those 19 years of age and older, The Motorleague is hosting an all-ages release party at Moncton’s Lions Club on Mark Street on the evening of Wednesday June 1 that will also feature local bands Bong Jovi, Clearl and Dischord among others.

Shot on location at Moncton’s Harrison Trimble High School as well as the old Paramount Lounge on Main Street, Motorleague vocalist-guitarist Don Levanider says the message behind the group’s newest video shows how people tend to be far bolder when hiding behind their computer than they ever would be in person.

Levandier notes that the group’s newest video was filmed during a rather stormy winter weekend this past February. As with two of the videos that the band released from Black Noise, Levandier notes that the band was fortunate to have received a generous helping of “extras” from the Moncton area but also a significant amount of folks who had driven from as far away as Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

“I think that there were more people that had traveled to the shoot than came from Moncton itself,” Levandier recalls. “We got a lot of cars stuck at Harrison Trimble as the result of the snow storm.”

Though “Good Men” will not be formally released until June 14th, the band is looking to make a positive impact upon others and as such, will be donating $1.00 from every CD sold to the Moncton chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

“We worked with folks from Cystic Fibrosis at a benefit show in Newfoundland and I became really energized by what they are doing. Everyone involved seemed to be really on fire for the charity. After that show, we had decided that it would be cool to work with one specific charity rather than play various benefit shows over the year.

“Our aim is to raise $5,000 for the Moncton chapter. I don’t know if it is feasible or not but we are going to come as close as we can to reaching our target. I feel that with the support the band has received from our friends and families in the past year, that it is a completely achievable goal.”

Article published in May 27, 2011 edition of the Times & Transcript