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Winnipeg punk-rock duo Mobina Galore focus on collaboration for second record

The pair will play a show Thursday, opening for Four Year Strong of Worcester, Mass. at the Park Theatre.

Marcia Hanson (left) and Jenna Priestner are Winnipeg punk-rock duo Mobina Galore.

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Marcia Hanson (left) and Jenna Priestner are Winnipeg punk-rock duo Mobina Galore.

For their sophomore record, Winnipeg punk-rock duo Mobina Galore were more collaborative on songwriting and took a stripped-down approach to recording.

Feeling Disconnected - the follow-up to 2014 debut Cities Away - will be released in November if everything goes smoothly, said guitarist and vocalist Jenna Priestner.

Meanwhile, she and Marcia Hanson (drums/vocals) will play another show Thursday, opening for Four Year Strong of Worcester, Mass. at the Park Theatre.

Priestner and Hanson both contributed songs for the new album. “It was a pretty even split between us. We wrote most of them together; which was a first for us, actually,” she said.

“I think that’s more exciting; especially for Marcia, who also sings. Because when you have lyrical input into songs, you’ll have more emotion behind them when you’re performing live.”

Feeling Disconnected was recorded with producer John Paul Peters at Winnipeg studio Private Ear; the same combination as for the first album. “On Cities Away there was bass, multiple guitar tracks, there’s even piano and violin, and a bunch of stuff layered on it,” she explained.

This time, it was just Priestner’s guitar, Hanson’s drums and their vocals on the record. “Kind of raw and more representative of our live shows,” she said.

One element that remained was Priestner’s scream, a howl that can peel paint from a venue’s walls.

“I really don’t know where it comes from,” she said. “I guess it’s the perfect combination of having rehearsed the right number of times, and two beers before a show and everything lines up,” she said. “You have to stay healthy. Drink tea and not talk on days off.”

Tickets are $22.50 at the Park Theatre, Music Trader and Ticketfly.com.

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