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We now have a account now where we’ve been posting shorter, lo-fi videos. There’s currently some cool acoustic vids worth checking out…

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Shows In Europe

Last year you began asking when we were coming to Europe. It was something that we’d always wanted to do, but we’re not a huge band, and we knew nothing about the music scene in Europe, so it seemed nearly impossible to pull off . But your requests grew and, inspired by your generous words, we aimed to make it happen. And we did.

It wasn’t good enough to just come and play for you though. You deserve more. We knew that these shows had to be special. We wanted them to stay with us, and with you. You have all been so amazing to us over the past year and we wanted the opportunity to give back and really connect with you. We want to meet you face to face.

Back in the fall we played a show in Owen Sound, Canada, which will always be one of the most memorable shows of our careers. Just as our set was about to start, the room went black. My heart sunk when the word came in that the entire city was in a blackout. It was disheartening to say the least. But we didn’t want it to end the night. We wanted Owen Sound to know us. With a bit of generosity from local musicians, two acoustic guitars had arrived within fifteen minutes. As I opened my eyes to look at the crowd and start the set, I couldn’t help but laugh that Greg and I were sitting on the club’s bar, lit only by the spotlight of a single emergency light. Recovery Child Unplugged. Ben and Gord were missed but we gained a camaraderie with the crowd that night that we’d never had before. We connected with them in the amp-less, drum-less dark.

That night I knew that we had to do it again and there is no better opportunity than this tour of Europe. I promise you will hear the Recovery Child songs you love. I promise you passion and energy. And I promise you that these shows will be ones that we will all remember for years to come. The shows are going to be small and we want you to be a part of them. So come and meet us, because we want to meet you.

We’re looking forward to it.

Ryan – Recovery Child



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June 15th, 2012  |  Berlin, DE @ Chester’s  Music Inn  
With Down To Nine
4€ at the door  |


June 18th, 2012  |  Praha (Prague), CZ @ HooDoo
With Jokers & Lazy Point
80 kč at the door  |


June 20th, 2012  |  Wien (Vienna), AT @ Local Bar
With ROOGA & Agnes Milewski
5€ tickets available at  |  7€ at the door  |


June 21st, 2012  |  Salzburg, AT @ Monkeys Cafe.Bar
With Johnny Krysl (Cardiac Move)
Free admission  |


June 24th, 2012  |  Offenbach, DE @ Kommune2010
With Last Jeton
5€ at the door |


June 25th, 2012  |  Köln (Cologne), DE @ Blue Shell
With M. Borgard
9€ at the door (includes 1 free drink) |


CMW 2012

It’s official! We’ve been asked to play Canadian Music Week again this year. We couldn’t be happier. Here are the details!


Friday March 23, 2012 @ 1am   |   Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret (CMW Showcase)   |   Toronto, ON

19+   |   $10 at the door or buy tickets online here   |   All CMW Wristbands Accepted


It would be amazing to see you there.

Back in the Studio

Guess who’s back in the studio?


Facebook & Twitter

Have you connected with us on Facebook and Twitter? If not, you definitely should…

SXSW Look Back

It takes about 27 hours to get to Austin, TX from Toronto. It’s a long drive, especially when you b-line it there in two days. It was completely worth it though. Austin during SXSW is the most musically receptive place that we’ve ever been. There are thousands and thousands of people there, every one of them present for the music.

We got to be around other amazing Canadian bands like Mother Mother, City and Colour, Dinosaur Bones, Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols, Royal Canoe, Lindi Ortega, Imaginary Cities etc., and get some vitamin D by shedding our winter parkas. It was also wild seeing our posters all around the main strip. Grassroots marketing at its best.

On our way back north we stopped in Memphis, TN, to take in some southern fare at Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken, and the take a tour of Sun Studios. Sun Studios!! The birthplace of rock n’ roll.

After Memphis, we headed to Louisville, KY, where we were welcomed with open arms by the fine folks at The Rudyard Kipling. They know how to treat traveling bands! We were well fed and well drank. It was the perfect atmosphere for our very first acoustic set.

… But that only came after an impromptu rehearsal in the parking lot out back…

Then it was off to Pittsburgh, PA, and NYC. Arlene’s Grocery in NYC was one of the coolest clubs we’ve ever played. The sound was great and there was tons of vibe… and it was New York!

Then it was just a short 9-hour drive home!

Can’t wait to do it again!

Life In A Van

We’re about halfway to our show in Austin… Red Gorilla Music Fest… SXSW… it’s going to be great. We’re playing The Thirsty Nickel on Saturday, March 19th @ 5:30pm. If you’re in town, come on out!

In the meantime, it’s life in the van, as usual.

Recovery Child @ CMW





We’re playing CMW!

Here are the show details:

– Official CMW Showcase – Wednesday, March 9th at 9pm @ Velvet Underground – 510 Queen St. West (just east of Bathurst) – Wristbands & Badges accepted or $10 at the door

– Unofficial CMW Party – Saturday, March 12th at 7pm @ The Trash Palace – 89-B Niagara Street (just west of Bathurst) – Wristbands & Badges accepted or $5 at the door

You can purchase wristbands here.

Really hope to see you there!

Mix Recalls Are Done!

Yesterday we finished the mixes for our new record. Mastering next week. We’ll keep you posted.

Gearing up for SXSW

It’s exciting times here in the Recovery Child camp. We’re currently prepping to head down to SXSW in March. For more info, check out our Tour page. Hope to see you there!

Hamilton Show

Just a reminder to everyone that we’ve got a show in Hamilton, ON coming up…

January 5th @ The Casbah
With Excellerater, Pale Whale, I Hollywood, and Chemical Valley
$10 at the door
Doors @ 8pm

Hope to see you there!

Spill Compilation

Thanks to everyone that donated to the Spill: Songs For Oil Spill Relief compilation. The benefit was a success and we sincerely appreciate your support.

The New Album Is Mixed.

Making an album is a very intense process. It is an incredible experience, however, there’s no getting away from hard work. The album that we’ve been working on took us well over a year to record. For good or for bad, doing it on our own clock gave us the liberty to make the album near perfect… at least to us. We were given the opportunity rethink what we had written and how we’d arranged everything to make the songs as good as they could be. We just finished mixing and the plan is to master in January. We’re still not sure when we will be releasing the album, but we’ll certainly keep you posted.

We have a new website.

We are incredibly happy to have a new website for you. We thought long and hard about what we wanted out of a website and decided that giving fans more videos, photos, music and other media was most important. This is why we made sure that the site put media first.

We hope you enjoy it!