On Wolfe Island
The Mermaids are Hillel Arnold (guitar, bass, vocals) and Josh Gardner (guitar, harmonica, vocals). Since they began playing together in 2004, they have released a successful self-titled EP, played around New York at venues including the Living Room, Southpaw, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Coney Island History Project, and appeared in the 2005 independent film "Gonzo Music Diaries." They recorded their first EP in Brooklyn with friend and producer Chris Brown (Broken Social Scene, Feist, Mads Mouritz). It featured contributions from Tony Scherr, Jason Mercer, Carolyn Mark, and Melwood Cutlery, and received radio play on WFUV 90.7 FM. Their first full-length album, "On Wolfe Island," was produced by Chris Brown and recorded in Brooklyn, Bath (ON), and Wolfe Island (ON). It features Anton Fier, Kate Fenner, the Abrams Brothers, Cam Giroux, and many others. A bonus track from the recording sessions, "When it Happens," will be included in an upcoming compilation from the Swim Drink Fish Music Club, which benefits Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.