Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Field Mouse - "Jurassic Park Theme"

Credit: Shervin Lainez
In May, Field Mouse is heading out on tour with Hop Along. For smaller bands, touring can be expensive, and is largely paid for with merch sales. Field Mouse is following that, but by kinda sorta crowdfunding their tour. They have a special tour store with lots of bonus merch and experiences. The basic is a handwritten postcard from the band for $5, and for $50 you get a VIP experience with a ticket to a show of your choice and the band will buy you 2 drinks. My favorite is the covers album level. As you know, If It's Too Loud... loves cover songs, and the band is recording an album of covers just for those that help out with funding their tour. So far they've revealed two covers: "Jurassic Park Theme," which is a cover of the actual film score and not the "Weird Al" song (unfortunately), and a version of Joyce Manor's "Schley." You can listen to "Jurassic Park Theme" below.  Washed Up Emo has an exclusive stream of the Joyce Manor cover. To see Field Mouse's tour dates, head over to their website.

Marrow - "Paulson"

Photo by Katie Graves
Marrow is a brand new band comprised of former members of Chicago alt-hip hop group Kids These Days. After the formation of Marrow, Liam Cunningham (guitar/vocals) toured as a member of Tweedy and Macie Stewart (keyboard/vocals) toured with Chance the Rapper. It's an interesting combination, which doesn't really fit Marrow's sound. "Paulson" shows off this weird mix that lives in between pop punk, folk, and 90s alternapop, kind of like Laura Stevenson, or Field Mouse without the shoegaze elements. They're all in their early 20s, but it doesn't feel like that since they've been playing together since high school. And I'm sure touring with the likes of Jeff Tweedy doesn't hurt.

You can check out Marrow at their website or Facebook. Listen to "Paulson" below, and below that they have some tour dates listed (their first outside of Chicago!).

Tue. April 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
Wed. April 22 – New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall
Thu. April 23 – Washington, D.C. @ Backstage @ Black Cat

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Deslondes - "Fought the Blues and Won"

Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger
The Deslondes (formerly The Tumbleweeds) made my Newport Folk Festival 2014 Must See Bands list, and they were still one of my surprise favorite acts. They're part of the wave of Americana artists coming out of New Orleans, such as Benjamin Booker and Hurray for the Riff Raff. They have a really great roots country and blues sound, and "Fought the Blues and Won," the first single off their forthcoming debut album, fits that since it sounds like classic early rock and roll that's all but disappeared from radio. It's from back when rock and roll first came out of country and western. It's far too country and blues based to be rockabilly. It's from earlier than that. It sounds like it's from a time when Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly shared bills together. 

The Deslondes' self titled debut is due June 9 on New West Records. You can listen to "Fought the Blues and Won" below. For more information, check out their website, and I highly recommend seeing the on tour next time they come around.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Torres - "Sprinter"

Image by Shawn Brackbill
I've been paying attention to Torres ever since she toured with Lady Lamb (RIP the Beekeeper) back in 2013. I checked out her debut self-titled album, and while it was really good, it just didn't connect with me. If the title track of her upcoming second album, Sprinter, is any indication, this one will.

The only criticism I could truly make about her debut album was it felt a little too restrained, as if she was told to hold back by a label or producer, or maybe she wasn't quite comfortable with herself yet to truly unload. On "Sprinter," she comes out full force and the result is both powerful and beautiful. It reminds me of a cross between PJ Harvey and Tori Amos, but way more rock. It opens with this swirling, ambient noise and goes right into a pop rock verse which morphs into a more ethereal possible chorus. It's amazing song structure by making changes that keep the feel of the entire song whole. I can't wait for this album.

Sprinter, the album, is due out May 4 on Partisan Records. You can listen to "Sprinter" the song below. Make sure to check out Torres' website, and you can preorder Sprinter on Amazon, iTunes, or the Partisan. She's also heading out on a tour. The dates are after the jump.

Mon. May 4 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom *
Wed. May 6 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox @
Fri. May 8 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada @
Sat. May 9 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk @
Mon. May 11 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live @
Tue. May 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo @
Wed. May 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill @
Fri. May 15 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge @
Sat. May 16 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza @
Sun. May 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Wed. May 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Thu. May 21 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle @
Fri. May 22 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory @
Sat. May 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison @
Wed. May 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right @
Sun. May 31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Thu. June 25 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri. June 26 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sat. June 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sun. June 28 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9
Tue. June 30 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Wed. July 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Thu. July 2 - Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
Fri. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 6 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
* with Jenny Lewis
@ with Aero Flynn

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lesser Knowns - What You Wanna Do?!

I have to be honest with this one. The first time I listened to the first song I just didn't get it. I almost didn't keep listening, but they sent a really nice personal email to us asking us to take a listen. I'm thrilled I kept giving it a try. None of the songs really sound like any of the others songs in the best possible way. The songs are a clusterfuck of a hodgepodge of early Kings of Leon, the Stooges, Dinosaur Jr, Tom Petty, and the Lemonheads, but maybe only 2 or 3 at a time. Plus, they hail from New Bedford, MA, which may be a first for any music blog. "There Will Be Dancing" starts off like J Mascis playing Stooges covers but veers off into an old school punk shoutalong chorus. "Life of the Party" is Tom Petty on worse (better?) drugs. "You Don't Know" reminds me of the Strokes if they were a 90s slacker band instead of 00s garage revival.

To check out What You Wanna Do?!, head over to Lesser Knowns' Bandcamp, where you can also order it on cassette. They also have a website, and if you're in the Boston area, they have some tour dates below.

April 11    Jimmy's Saloon     Newport, RI
April 14    Sally O'Brien's       Somerville, MA
May 3       O'Brien's Pub        Allston, MA

First Listen: New Releases for March 24

A pretty good week this week!

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit: Judging by how much I liked her double EP release from last year, I was pretty confident I would like Courtney Barnett's debut. I didn't expect to like it this much, though. It's a wildly confident, fun, interesting album that both retains what I've liked from Barnett so far while improving the value of the production and such. Plenty of good, hooky songs, and by far my favorite release of the week. Definitely check this one out.

Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful: In a new release timetable that includes records from Earl Sweatshirt and Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson's major label debut feels out of place. I hadn't heard Bronson before this week, and the best comparison I can make is that he's almost like the rap version of Har Mar Superstar in a lot of ways. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it's an interesting release that might have ultimately been better had it been shorter. Still worth a listen.

Big Data - 2.0: This week's entry in the "electronic pop attempt" is Big Data's 2.0, which is right along the lines of recent releases by Calvin Harris, Gorgon City, and so on. I've been addicted to "Dangerous" for a little while now, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is on another track, and this is a pretty good pop album as long as you know what you're getting into. Solid release.

Nellie McKay - My Weekly Reader: Nellie McKay's first album continues to be a favorite of mine, and I know label issues combined with whateer else have really made for a strange decade for McKay on a whole. My Weekly Reader is a covers album of a variety of songs from the 1960s, none of which have a really clear throughline but all of which offer up what is almost certainly her most fun album in recent memory. Her takes on the songs I knew, at least, were great, and even those I didn't have a unique charm that is often lacking from cover albums. It's definitely a return to form for McKay, and it has me looking forward to what's coming next, though.

The Go! Team - The Scene Between: The Go! Team just doesn't release music fast enough. I've been a fan for as long as I can remember them, and the new album feels polished and ready without abandoning what makes them great. Yeah, they sound less like indie electro cheerleaders now than they used to, but if the first few songs don't have you getting your groove on, I'm not really sure what to tell you. Four years is too, too long.

Laura Marling - Short Movie: I've struggled to like what Laura Marling has put out over the years, even though I really should love her. When I heard the title track of the new album, I was anticipating more of the same - a song I mostly don't love, with parts I absolutely adored. The good news is that Short Movie is the potential I've been expecting put into a really concise, interesting record. It's less folky, it's more confident, and it's got a pretty decent Sharon Van Etten vibe at times. It's a shame, as I think Marling has been unfairly defined by the musical romantic relationships she's been involved with rather than her music, and this might be the step in the right direction to separate from that perception. Definitely one of the better releases of the week.

Tease Torment Tantalize: A 30th Anniversary Tribute to the Smiths' Debut: If it weren't for some of the acts on this tribute (most notably Field Mouse and Kevin Devine), I'm not sure I would have given it a look, as I largely never really got into The Smiths on a whole. The songs I know from this (and there are only a few) are interesting versions, but this might be something where Smiths fans or fans of a lot of the acts here will get more out of it than I did.

Jeff the Brotherhood - Wasted on the Dream: I still don't know how seriously I'm supposed to take Jeff the Brotherhood. I've liked a lot of what they've done, and they've got a fairly unique grunge/garage rock sound going for them, but the tongue always seems fully in cheek and thus I'm not sure if I'm in on a joke or the butt of it or what. I like the new album like I've liked the old ones, and that's worth noting, I think.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: I don't get it.

Hayden - Hey Love: Ken sent this one over, and it's a nice, sometimes quiet and always pleasant folk-rock record. Another album that risks being lost in the shuffle, it doesn't have a lot that jumps out at you on first listen, but this is also one that I did enjoy and I'm looking forward to spending more time with. Worth a spin.

Happyness - Weird Little Birthday: Ken also sent this one over, saying it was like a cross between The Flaming Lips and Wilco, and wow is that accurate. Your enjoyment of this will be directly related to how appealing that pitch will be, but the album does have a lot of nice, 90s-slacker rock moments even if the album itself is more overlong than it really needs to be. If this were two albums, I might be into it more, but at a close to 70 minute runtime, it seems to outstay its welcome. Still, give this a shot for as long as you can.

Also out this week:

* Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sisters Of... - "The Adversary"

Instrumental rock is always an iffy prospect. Sisters Of... (our brothers in ellipsis) are quickly becoming one of the better ones. The project was started by Aaron Coker, one time drummer for Reggie & the Full Effect and the Appleseed Cast, with Chris Clark on guitar. They just released "The Adversary," the 1st track off their upcoming full length. It's pure heavy post-metal bliss, with the obvious comparisons being Pelican and Explosions In the Sky. Personally, I hear more of The Sword in there than the other bands. It's progressive and old school metal mixed together. Not being a big metal guy, the few bands I pay attention to I get pretty obsessed with.

Sisters Of... have their debut album, The Serpent, The Angel, The Adversary, coming out on May 12th on Crowquill Records. You can stream "The Adversary" over on ArcticDrones.com. You can also pre-order the album on Crowquill Records website. For more information on Sisters Of..., like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

GIVEAWAY: A King in Wait - Take the Throne

We cover a decent deal of local Massachusetts music on the blog, mostly from the Boston and Amherst area. One area that doesn't get a lot of looks, however, is Worcester proper. Worcester has had a pretty solid music scene for a number of years, but, especially in the last decade, the hard rock and metal scene has surprisingly held firm in the city, with most important metal acts making it a point to come through The Palladium during their tours, and a lot of local music hitting the scene.

A King in Wait is one of those bands that is coming up in the ranks and getting some attention. Around since 2011, they released their first album last year and, especially as someone who really generally likes the lighter side of music, it's pretty good. Musically they're on point, the melodies are catchier than you'd think ("All for Granted" was floating around in my head all weekend again), and I'm told they put on a pretty decent live show as well.

The band released a new single on their Reverbnation site recently, and they offered up a giveaway to readers of this blog. Take a listen above, and if you're interested in a free CD copy of their debut album, enter the contest by emailing us on the right hand side of the page with "KING" in the subject line and a mailing address in the body to enter. Even if metal isn't your general genre, this is worth taking a flyer on - you might surprise yourself. Entries should be in by April 1.

Meanwhile, you can find more from the band at Reverbnation or on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Salem Wolves - Black Books

A band being named Salem Wolves from Salem, MA with a song called "There Be Wytches" could be horribly, horribly wrong. Luckily, Black Books, the new EP from Salem, MA's Salem Wolves, is a solid release. It's garage rock tinged with a slightly poppier sound, but a lo-fi vibe, which gives it a Sebadoh meets garage rock sound. That fits my taste perfectly. "I Saw Hell" is a Rocket From the Crypt style rocker with a touch of glam. "Rumblr" is the thrash rock version of "I Want Candy." Black Books comes highly recommended.

Black Books is currently available through Salem Wolves' Bandcamp at the beloved "name your price" option. I don't believe they have a website, but you can like them at their Facebook page. If you're in the Boston area, they have a show coming up on April 4th at The Beachcomber in Quincy, and May 3rd at O'Brien's Pub in Allston. You can watch the video for "Rumblr" below.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Prefab Messiahs - Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive

Coming 32 years after their break up, Worcester, MA's Prefab Messiahs are back with a new album, Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive. Reunion albums are usually pretty dubious, especially when a band hasn't released one in three decades. In the wake of a universally loved 30th anniversary tour, the band decided to give it another go in the studio. The Prefab Messiahs have this great unique sound, a blend of garage rock, psychedelic, and punk. They might be the only band to equally mix psychedelic and punk since the early days of The Stooges. 

"Weirdoz Everywhere" is a standout track, with it's power pop chorus and guitars over a surf rock base. "College Radio" is an homage to how college stations are eager to give younger bands a chance. I think that's one thing that works about this new album. It's almost a concept album about not giving up on your hopes and dreams, no matter how ridiculous they may sound. Most people don't reform their bands from their youth to give it another go. Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive is the most fitting title for an album ever. If the results are as great as this album is, maybe we should all listen.

Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive is out now on Burger Records and KYLAM Records. You can order it off Bandcamp. If you happen to be outside of Boston, they're playing at Ralph's Diner in Worcester on March 20, and March 21 at Modern Gypsy in Manchester, NH.

First Listen 2: Electric Boogaloo

As promised, here is the second batch of new releases for this week. It's still a pretty dodgy week on a whole, unfortunately.

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sing Elliott Smith: Jessica Lea Mayfield is a favorite of mine, and the Avett Brothers are always a good time, so with one of them teaming up with the other for Elliott Smith songs in a more rootsy style? Sign me up. I'm not the biggest Elliott Smith fan, but the covers are distinctive without being different for the songs I did remember and recognize, and that's both interesting and refreshing. Worth a listen on a number of counts, definitely a solid release this week and probably my favorite.

Anna & Elizabeth - Anna & Elizabeth: A debut folk album, the best way I can describe this is if you wished First Aid Kit or Lily & Madeleine sounded more like Gillian Welch. This is a high compliment from me, as a fan of all of those acts, but the strong parts of this specific album comes from how it sounds like an old folk recording that was dug out of someone's collection, but still manages to sound new and fresh at the same time. It's a very different record, to be sure, but one that's worth a spot in your rotation this week. If you like a lot of the music we feature here, this will absolutely be down your alley.

Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves: I didn't realize it had been so long since we got new music from Modest Mouse, so there we go. If I have a complaint about the mainstreaming of Modest Mouse, it's that they got progressively less weird. Strangers is weirder than Good News for People Who Love Bad News, which might be welcome except it doesn't seem to have the weight or energy that the earlier albums had as a result. You expect a band to change over 15 years, never mind the 8 since "Dashboard," and Modest Mouse is at the point where it's hard not to do continual comparisons. The album itself? It's good. It's not great, but a few songs stick out to start ("Lampshades on Fire" being an early favorite) and it's one I'll be giving more time to.

Mark Knopfler - Tracker: Mark Knopfler, former lead of Dire Straits, put out a new solo album this week. I have been a fan of his solo work for a while now, and... well, you know what you're going to get with a Mark Knopfler solo record at this point, and I'll ultimately leave it up to you as to whether you think that's a good or bad thing. This album doesn't have anything jumping out as special for me, but it's not bad, either. Take that as you will.

The King Khan and BBQ Show - Bad News Boys: King Khan does throwback guitar rock as well as anyone, and this latest album is another solid entry. I can't say I have a ton to say about it on first listen (except that the way the album ends is super annoying), but I loved the last King Khan record and, while the BBQ Show collaborations haven't grabbed me yet, this one is my favorite so far. Worth a listen.

Also out this week:

* Olafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fury Things/Brilliant Beast - Split EP

Last year we wrote about the great Minneapolis shoegaze band Brilliant Beast. Last week they released a split EP with fellow Minnesota natives Fury Things, and it's a fantastic pairing. For their 2 songs, Fury Things wrote the songs on a Friday and recorded on Sunday. "Some Things" was recorded in just one take, which gives it this perfect feel of urgency and fun. Their tracks don't feel like Minnesota, but are what shoegaze would sound like if it was created by indie rock loving southern Californians. It's just the finest droney power pop you can imagine.

Brilliant Beast are just the slightest opposite of the same coin as Fury Things. "No Fate" the extreme poppy end of the shoegaze spectrum, but they definitely rely more on the spacey, fuzzed out sounds of the genre, but with a strong 90s alternapop base. "Heaven" is a droned out as can be power ballad, the kind that would be a hit at a prom if high school kids had access to better drugs.

Split EP is out now on Guilt Ridden Pop. You can download it for free on Bandcamp. Of course you're going to want more info on both of these bands. Go here for Fury Things, and here for Brilliant Beast.

First Listen Part One: New Releases for March 17

This might be the biggest new release list for us since the blog started, so I'm going to break these highlights up into two chunks for us this time. The rest of the new releases will be covered tomorrow.

The Pine Hill Project - Tomorrow You're Going: This is an album of covers by a folky supergroup that, unfortunately, didn't work for me at all. The album felt a little more meandering than I was looking for, and some of the choices (most notably "The Sweetest Thing") felt a little weird. People really into folk music (which I don't qualify for) might find more to enjoy from this, but I wouldn't recommend it for the more casual listener overall.

Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight: Houndmouth is a band we've talked about here before, and while they're really not quite my taste, this album is absolutely a step forward for them as an overall sound. The songwriting feels sharper, the instrumentation solid, and if I have a complaint from a technical standpoint it's that I wish the production didn't sound so muddy to me in parts. Overall, not a bad listen on a whole.

Stone Jack Jones - Love and Torture: We discussed Stone Jack Jones's lead song from this album previously, and I can see why Ken is into this. A sort of southern gothic sound, but it doesn't feel so southern, and the darkness is there but it isn't overwhelming. Stone Jack Jones is providing something that sounds both familiar and unique, and that's rare, especially in this sort of genre. It's not going to be for everyone, for sure, but something this different deserves a listen.

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly: A surprise release this week, there's nothing I could possibly say about Kendrick Lamar or this album that isn't already said by people who are more familiar with Lamar, with rap music in general, or his overall place in the rap pantheon currently. I'm more of a Kanye/Jay-Z guy myself, and Kendrick Lamar has never really caught my ear outside of "Backseat Freestyle," and the best thing I can say is that this album feels as epic and important as it's coming across in the popular media. Is it any good? I'll listen to it again, and I think it's better from a musical point of view than his previous album, but that's about all I can say. Chances are you've already made a decision on this one anyway.

Glen Hansard - It Was a Triumph We Once Proposed... The Songs of Jason Molina: When Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Company/Songs:Ohia passed a few years back, tributes came far and wide, musically and otherwise. Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames) offers up an EP of five of Molina's songs, and it's a pleasant affair but one that, ultimately, will only really resonate with fans of Molina or of Hansard at the end of the day.

Allison Moorer - Down to Believing: When I listened to this album, I kept asking myself why Allison Moorer isn't a megastar. I never hear her name mentioned in folk or country or alt country circles in any significant way, and I don't know if she doesn't make too many waves or what, but I've loved everything I've ever listened to from her and this album is no different. Perhaps a little more produced and polished than I would go for regularly, this is still a song with some great songwriting and solid moments throughout. Definitely worth a listen, and go back in her catalog if you haven't. You'll find some things to love.

Marina and the Diamonds - FROOT: I'm an unabashed fan of Marina and the Diamonds, and I understand I'm about 15 years too old for that to really be true, but so be it. With that said, Marina's third album is a massive disappointment for me. I love her fun, infectious songs, and this album feels like a downer on first listen. Nothing jumps out, it just feels very straightforward and rote. Maybe something will grab me in future listens, but I really had high hopes for this one on a whole.

We'll be back tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Huntress - "Call to Arms"

I have no idea how this one slipped by me, but over the summer MorganEve Swain of Brown Bird released the first song under her new project, The Huntress. "Call to Arms"  is the first song she wrote after losing her husband and band mate, Dave Lamb, to leukemia last year. It was inspired by a friend of theirs who helped her through her grief. Obviously, it's a painfully dark song, with Brown Bird's Eastern European folk sound, and just a peek into their metal influences. It's a beautiful tribute, and inherently a must listen for all Brown Bird fans.

Brown Bird's final album, Axis Mundi, will be released April 28. In the past months, MorganEve Swain has toured with Joe Fletcher, and is currently on the road with The Devil Makes Three in Europe. Rhode Island Monthly just came out with a fabulous interview with her. I highly recommend checking it out here. To listen to the debut song from The Huntress, make sure you head over to her Bandcamp page, and also Brown Bird's website.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Peach Kelli Pop - "Plastic Love"

Photo by Kelsey Reckling
Based out of Ottawa, Peach Kelli Pop started in 2009 when drummer Allie Hanlon started writing some of her own songs about video games, conspiracy theories, and the challenges women face. "Plastic Love" is the first I've heard of the band, and it's completely up my alley. It's just fun, poppy, and catchy as all hell. It reminds me of Bis mixed with Letters to Cleo. At just over two minutes long (which is all they really need) it's an alternative pop song in line with the Ramones.

Peach Kelli Pop's third album, obviously called III, will be out on Burger Records April 21st. You can listen to "Plastic Love" below, and below that find some of their current tour dates. You can pre-order the album from Burger Records here, and check out some older songs on their Bandcamp page. I don't believe they have an official page, but they do have a Blogspot, so check that out.

Fri. March 27 - San Diego, CA @ Hideout  
Sat. March 28 - Orange County CA @ The Observatory (Burgerama 4) 
Mon. March 30 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place 
Tue. March 31 - Santa Rosa, CA @ TBA (Early show, presented by Pizza Punx Crew with White Fence)  
Tue. March 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (Late show)  
Wed. April 1 - Eugene, OR @ The Barn Light 
Thu. April 2 - Olympia, WA @ Deadbeat 
Fri. April 3 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt 
Sat. April 4 - Tacoma, WA @ Bobs Java Jive 
Sun. April 5 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge  
Mon. April 6 - Portland, OR @ The Know 
Tue. April 7 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux  
Wed. April 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records 
Thu. April 9 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis 
Fri. April 10 - Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers 
Sat. April 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar (w/ Frankie Teardrop) 
Sun. April 12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room (presented by Hey Tonight Productions) 
Mon. April 13 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Chicago (Free Show Series) 
Tue. April 14 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House 
Wed. April 15 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha  
Fri. April 17 - Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Gabba Hey 
Sat. April 18 - Montreal, QC @ l'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle  
Sun. April 19 - Boston, MA @ TT Bears (Matinee show) 
Mon. April 19 - Brooklyn, NA @ Palisades (Night show) 
Tue. April 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House 
Wed. April 21 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery 
Thu. April 22 - Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain 
Fri. April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 
Sat. April 24 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia 
Sun. April 25 - Houston, TX @ House of Creeps 
Mon. April 26 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas 
Tue. April 27 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links 
Wed. April 28 - El Paso, TX @ Monarch  

Thu. April 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse