The Danks

The Danks

 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CAN

We are what most people describe as Garage Rock, although we prefer to just say 'rock', as we are not exactly sure what Garage Rock is. View our most recent video here:


The Danks are drifters with a purpose. Driven by the desire to be the most recondite band on the eastern seaboard, they deliver yet another album (their second) worthy of Brooklyn’s yellow pages with the June 11, 2013 release of GANK. The songs that don’t get your head banging will make you want to rip off your unitard.

Their debut album “Are You Afraid Of The Danks” rallied up the critical masses across North America, including adds at US radio and twice charting in the CMJ Top 200. It sent the blogosphere on both sides of the border into a tizzy.

“Do your best to keep your eyes on these guys,” noted PopMatters. “I may have stumbled upon a fix for my Strokes withdrawal: The Danks,” chimed MuchMusic. And, Canada’s only national music monthly, Exclaim reviewed: “The debut full-length from Charlottetown, P.E.I. natives The Danks is a power pop-laden effort immersed in reverberating, clunky guitars and dizzying keyboards, with raspy yet balmy vocals.”
The Danks were nominated for Rising Star and Best Alternative Album at the 2010 ECMA’s and Best Alternative Album MPEI 2010. They’ve toured alongside, Spiral Beach, Wintersleep, Two Hours Traffic and Hey Rosetta!

Recorded under threat of a global “cool”-ing in Toronto’s Kensington Market, this displaced PEI quartet pounded out, amongst other things, their unflinchingly catchy sophomore album. Recruiting Toronto’s Jay-boy Jeff McMurich (Fucked Up, Constantines, Owen Pallett) to man the mics and fondle the faders, the anti-workaday foursome bashed out eleven no-nonsense pop blasts that barely clock in at thirty minutes. Thrush Hermit’s Ian McGettigan (Joel Plaskett, Two Hours Traffic) mixed the record. Toying with new directions drawn from maps of places they’ve never been and don’t plan on visiting, GANK welds together the band’s belief of short term jaunts and holistic bummers while containing more twists than a pre-school game of European handball.


Samples EP (Released August 2008)

This is our first EP which was recorded in Halifax with our Superfriend Charles Austin and has been released on our homegrown label Collagen Rock Records (Two Hours Traffic, Mardeen, Smothered in Hugs).
We have already shot a video for "Treaty Connector" which can be viewed at the Much Music website

The tracklist is...
01 treaty connector
02 someone should know
03 squealer
04 sold me out
05 i got no nothing
06 in the beginning
07 i mean, come on

Debut Album 'Are you afraid of The Danks' 2009

What we're Doing
Who Knows?
No Radio
Die Young
The Squealer
What's the Rush?
Treaty Connector
In Alright
Planet Beach

Set List

Usually play most of the songs from our debut record