Friday, January 19, 2018

Henry Lipput's 2017 Favorites


Ten Albums, an EP, a Live Album, and a Reissue

By Henry Lipput

Last year was a good year for music, and I found a lot of new stuff to listen to (which is always a bonus). In fact, five of the ten albums (and the EP) listed below are from musicians I had never heard of until last year. I reviewed all but one of the albums (plus the EP) on this list (and my views haven't changed), so I decided to include excerpts from these reviews below (although I've added a brief statement to give a context to the review). The one album from a band that was on my best-of list last year and the reissue get new words for this post.

Once again, I would like to thank CoodDad for giving me an opportunity to share my views and the music I love. And I also want to thank him for his patience in my sometimes getting reviews to him after I've promised it last week.

By the way, at the end of this list is a Spotify playlist with my favorite songs from each of the releases. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

ALBUMS

The Magic Es, It Goes On

The Magic Es are the best British rock and roll band since the heyday of the Gallagher brothers. There. I've said it. And It Goes On is my favorite album of 2017.

In my review I wrote: "The Magic Es take this rock-and-roll stuff seriously. On their debut album, this [band] from Norwich, England, plays with a commitment -- and a sense of dynamics -- that I really like a lot. My favorite track, "One Shot," has all of this and more. Starting with a hushed, solo piano, the song slowly adds a guitar lick and cymbal tapping and then the full band comes crashing in. The lead and backing vocals really mean it when they sing: "You've got one shot / To make it what you want / Give it all you have."
 
Fallon Cush, Morning

This is the band's second album in two years with an expanded lineup and the continuing strong backing vocals of Suzy Goodwin.

In my review I wrote: "I started listening to Fallon Cush just before Bee In Your Bonnet came out, and Morning has all of the elements that I like so much about the band. First, there's the songwriting of Steve Smith. Morning shows his range and contains both rockers ('Long Shot') and ballads ('My Achilles Heel'). Then there's his singing, a bit like Dylan but with a warmth and a sense of taking the listener into his confidence ('In Your Backyard')."

The Hangabouts, Kits & Cats and Saxon Wives

With this album The Hangabouts took care of my power pop fix for 2017.

In my review I wrote: "John Lowry, Gregory Addington, and Chip Saam are The Hangabouts from Detroit (with a little help from their friends including a guest vocalist, three drummers, and mastering by The Legal Matters' Andy Reed). The acoustic guitar (not unlike George Harrison's work on 'And I Love Her') and quiet vocals on 'Sensation Overnight' are lovely. And the final track, 'Follow The Sunshine,' is a gentle number with some swell slide work by guest guitarist Ken Greene."

The Nature Strip, Beetle Bones

The third full-length album from this Australian band and the first in which the songwriters John Encarnacao and Pete Marley each contribute an equal number of songs.

In my review I wrote: "The styles and arrangements [of the songs] are as different as the subjects and include 1960s guitar jangle, psychedelica, new wave, and post-punk.

Encarnacao's 'Eyes Are Blinded' is a slow burner and another example of how The Nature Strip uses musical elements from the past to create their own sounds. Marley's 'Supermoon,' which closes the album, is a fine example of gorgeous pop craftsmanship and contains jangely guitars and a marvelous melody."

Cotton Mather, Wild Kingdom

Robert Harrison and company continue their mission to write a song based on each of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching. At the end of 2016, the band recorded an EP with the marvelous Nicole Atkins; and 2017 saw the release of both the Wild Kingdom album and Young Life, a 6-song EP. And there is word of a new album being released in early 2018. Harrison may be the best musical magpie since Ray Davies as Cotton Mather picks and chooses from the history of rock music as evidenced in the terrific Byrds-sian riff of "Girl With A Blue Guitar" and the Elvis Costello-Get Happy! vibe of "I Volunteer."

The Jigsaw Seen, The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completest(Rarities And Singles 1989-2015)

Previously released singles, EPs, flexidiscs, and compilation album tracks originally put out on various labels. Plus they've been remastered!

In my review I wrote: "On one of the covers, 'Luci Baines' by Arthur Lee and his pre-Love band The American Four, the Jigsaws take a soulful 60s single and make it woozy and spacey. My favorite track on the album is their version of The Bee Gees' 'Melody Fair.' The original was string-laden, harmony-rich, and pslightly psychedelic. But The Jigsaw Seen has turned it into a Revolver-era mashup with 'She Said, She Said' guitars and a McCartney bass line from 'Rain.' It's terrific and wouldn't have been out of place on Cotton Mather's Kontiki. It's that good."

Deal Casino, Deal Casino

The songs and performances on their full-length debut album, as the press materials like to say, range from Nick Drake to Led Zeppelin.

In my review I wrote: "Deal Casino is the sound of a band at the peak of their powers. It's as if they knew this was the right time to make the album instead of two or three years ago. With Joe P on vocals and guitar, Jozii on guitar and keys, Jon Rodney on bass, and Chris Donofrio on drums they're a world-class rock outfit."

Ron Sexsmith, The Last Rider

The singer-songwriter's singer-songwriter released his 13th album.

In my review I wrote: "It's no surprise that Sexsmith's songwriting reflects the influences of both past and current greats. He's said his songs are a combination of the folk singers and British Invasion artists he's always admired. And anyone who follows him on Twitter or has taken a look at his YouTube videos of solo acoustic covers of classics like 'Windows On The World' by Bacharach and David, 'Wedding Bell Blues' by Laura Nyro (um, dressed up as Nyro), and a great, upbeat 'But Not For Me' by the Gershwins recognizes where he's coming from and what he brings to the table (much like the Last Supper homage on the album cover)."

Son of the Velvet Rat, Dorado

Austrians now living in Joshua Tree and singing about the West with the help of the great Victoria Williams.

In my review I wrote: "Son of the Velvet Rat's new album, the fine, moody, Americana-tinged Dorado, opens with a high, lonesome harmonica. Then, frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Georg Altziebler begins to sing about seasons and endings in a voice (a blend of a very weary Tom Petty by way of Dylan and a bit of Tom Waits for good measure) of a man who's seen a lot of life."

Nick Garrie, The Moon and The Village

A mature singer-songwriter and storyteller releases his third album since 1969.

In my review I wrote: "Garrie plays a gentle, acoustic guitar on the reassuring 'I'm On Your Side:' 'Those tears you've cried / I've cried them too.' But things will get better: 'I can tell you, honey / In the morning time / You're gonna feel as right as rain / 'Cause me and Doctor Jangle's gonna fix you up/ And get you on your feet again.' I'm not sure what Doctor Jangle is supposed to be, but to me it sounds like an endorsement for the healing power of music."

EP

Adam and the Plants, Born With the Gift Of Magic

I not only got to review the EP, but I also interviewed Adam.

In my review I wrote: "The first track is 'Side Man.' The song rocks, but there's a lot of things going on as well. There's an early 60s guitar playing at one point (think of the opening to Del Shannon's 'Runaway').'Madeline' is a really cool pop song about a woman who dresses down: 'Corduroy was your finery' (What a great line!). There's some jangle-ly guitar and an excellent solo. The whole thing reminds me of the songs on Pernice Brothers' Yours, Mine & Ours album. Take it from me, that's high praise indeed."

Live Album

Various Artists, Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … And More

In April 2016, the biggest names in indie rock performed a tribute to one of the most influential albums of the last forty years.

In my review I wrote: "To me, one of the most amazing things [Chris] Stamey and his musicians and vocalists have accomplished in the Third performance -- in addition to the great guitar playing and sympathetic vocals on 'Dream Lover' and 'Holocaust'-- is recreating the album's sense of things barely being kept together. A lot of this, astonishingly, is reproduced in the concert. A crucial element is the use of the original wind and string arrangements by Carl Marsh who conducts the orchestra. And it didn't hurt to have The Kronos Quartet as the concert's string section."

Reissue

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

What can I say?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this album, Giles Martin (son of the legendary Beatles' producer, George Martin) and his engineers remixed Sgt. Pepper. Using the Beatles-approved mono mix and notes made during the initial work, they've used the original non-"bounced-down" tracks to remix the disc. I can't explain this nearly as well as Martin does in this NPR interview made just before the remix was released late last Spring. What's so special? Well, the Beatles really rock and the backing vocals are a joy to hear. Lennon's on "She's Leaving Home" especially, as well as his sitting-right-next-to-him lead vocal on "A Day In The Life." The CD versions are great; but if, like me, you grew up with the record, the vinyl is amazing.

Playlist



Thursday, January 18, 2018

What's Going On: 1/18, 1/19, 1/20 & 1/21, 2018

Earth Telephone play APYC with Lost In Society on Saturday.

Swim

Busy busy weekend at CDMHQ with both cooldaughters swimming at Princeton. Early warmups for CD2, followed by afternoon action with CD1. Maybe I'll have some time to go browsing at Princeton Record Exchange. Anyway...

This weekend kicks off with Avery and The Man Devils, Mike Frazier, Gin War, and Oil at Asbury Park Brewery on Thursday night. Looms, Hot Curl, Funcrusher, and Parrot Dream play BerlinNYC. Psychiatric Metaphors, Retail, Secret Crush, and a top secret headliner play a show in Ridgewood, Queens. gods play The Saint with Heaven, Seaside Caves, and The Tide Bends.

On Friday night, The Burns, Modern Crowds, and Justin Franco play for free in The Asbury's Soundbooth Bar. We're Ghosts Now, My Cruel Summer, and Riley Shiro do the same at APYC. BerlinNYC hosts Acid Tongue, Baked, Max Pain and The Groovies, and Drug Couple. The Crypt Keeper Five head east for a show at Brighton Bar with The Turnbucklers, The Accelerators, The Clydes, and Mike Daly and The Planets. Toy Cars celebrate the release of Paint Brain at House of Independents with Well Wisher, Halogens, DRMCTHR, and latewaves. Royal Trux play the first of two nights at Market Hotel in Brooklyn. Acid Dad open this one. Lana Del Rey comes to Prudential Center in Newark. Chemtrail, Yawn Mower, Grey Goes Black, and Revive are at The Saint. It's free rock at Stosh's in Fair Lawn with Overlake, The RockNRoll HiFives, Delicate Flowers, Fairmont, and Spicy Girl. White Eagle Hall in Jersey City hosts Black Wail, Debra Devi, Hey Anna, The Components, and Universal Rebel.

THICK, Bodega, Grim Streaker, and The '94 Knicks make up a great Saturday bill at Alphaville in Brooklyn. Also on Saturday, Earth Telephone, Lost In Society, and Les Dangers play APYC. Pete International Airport come to Brighton Bar with Ribeye Brothers and Frankenstein 3000. At Elsewhere in Brooklyn, David Johansen plays NY Dolls for the first time in a long time. Joining that bill are Daddy Longlegs, Babyshakes, and Beechwood NYC. Brian Rothenbeck & The Adventuring Party celebrate their own record release at Clifton's Harpn N' Bard with help from Lowlight, Hidden Cabins, and T. Gunn. Band Of Changes are at Hopewell Theater in, well, Hopewell. Market Hotel hosts the second night of Royal Trux, this time with Shilpa Ray. God Tiny, High Pony, Looms, and Genre Mono are at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn. The Saint hosts a benefit for the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assualt featuring Avery Mandeville, Alexa Mazurkiewicz, Tara Dente, MACK, Fiona Silver, and The Vaughns.

On Sunday, Remnants, Warm Needles, The Carousers, and Steve Burks are at the brewery. U.S. Bombs come to Brighton Bar. The Infamous Stringdusters play The Stone Pony.

That's a lot of stuff. Not sure when I'll be able to break away from swim meets; but I'll, hopefully, see you around. Don't drink and drive.

THURSDAY (1/18)

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Open Mic, 8pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): Avery and The Man Devils / Mike Frazier / Gin War / Oil, 7pm, $8

BerlinNYC (NYC): Looms / Hot Curl / Funcrusher / Parrot Dream, 8pm

Crossroads (Garwood): Pete International Airport / Frankenstein 3000 / Ribeye Brothers, 8pm

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Tor Miller, 8pm, FREE

Meatlocker (Montclair): Matt Pless / Ash Dakota / Certain Spiders / The Little Engineers / John Cozz, 9pm

New Brunswick (Ask): Weller / Milkmen / Ragged Lines / Rest Ashore, 7pm, $5

Ridgewood (Queens): Pyschiatric Metaphors / Retail / Secret Crush / SECRET HEADLINER, 8pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): gods / Heaven / Seaside Caves / The Tide Bends, 7:30pm, $5

FRIDAY (1/19)

Alphaville (Brooklyn): Bilge Rat / Stove / Fovea / Pet, 8pm, $8

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): The Burns / Modern Crowds / Justin Franco, 9pm, FREE

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): We're Ghosts Now / My Cruel Summer / Riley Shiro, 9:30pm, FREE

BerlinNYC (NYC): Acid Tongue / Baked / Max Pain and The Groovies / Drug Couple, 8pm, $10

BoonTunes (Boonton): The Foxfires / Jean Pool / Dr Law / Sexy Heroes / Harrison A. Lindsay, 7:30pm, $10

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): The Crypt Keeper Five / Turnbucklers / Accelerators / The Clydes / Mike Daly and The Planets, 8pm, $8

Championship Bar (Trenton): Hub City Stompers / Molly Rhythm / Babe Patrol / Ate Bit / Pissed!, 7pm, $12

Chubby Pickle (Highlands): Quincy Mumford, 9pm, FREE

Clash Bar (Clifton): The Wedge / Acid Priest / Smock / The Daddies / Shred Flintstone, 8pm, $10

Crossroads (Garwood): Day One / Missing Aimee, 9pm

Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck): Flobots / Tropidelic, 7pm, $15-$20

House of Independents (Asbury): Toy Cars (Record Release) / Halogens / Well Wisher / DRMCTHR / latewaves, 9pm, $10 adv, $12 door

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Karmic Juggernaut, 9:30pm, FREE

Market Hotel (Brooklyn): Royal Trux / Acid Dad, 8pm, $25

Prudential Center (Newark): Lana Del Rey, 8pm, Like $80

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): The Graveyard School / Bitter Crush / Dicks Electric / 6 Gun Sound, 8pm, $15

The Saint (Asbury): Chemtrail / Yawn Mower / Grey Goes Black / Revive, 7:30pm, $10

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Judas Priestess / Dark Horse / Metal Life Crisis / Triple Goddess, 7pm, $17 adv, $20 door

Stosh's (Fair Lawn): Overlake / The RockNRoll HiFives / Delicate Flowers / Fairmont / Spicy Girl, 8pm, FREE

White Eagle Hall (Jersey City): Black Wail / Debra Devi / Hey Anna / The Components / Universal Rebel, 7:30pm, $10 adv, $12 door

Wonder Bar (Asbury): The Nerds, 7pm, $17 adv, $20 door

SATURDAY (1/20)

Alphaville (Brooklyn): THICK / Bodega / Grim Streaker / The '94 Knicks, 7pm, $8 adv, $10 door

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Taylor Tote, 9pm, FREE

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): The Mercury Brothers / My Lonely Heart / Ernest / Above The Moon, 7pm, $8

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Earth Telephone / Les Dangers / Lost In Society, 9:30pm, FREE

BoonTunes (Boonton): Losing Streak / Catch The Break / Jean Pool / America Part Two / Shred Flintstone / Glume, 6:30pm

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Pete International Airport / Ribeye Brothers / Frankenstein 3000, 8pm, $12

Clash Bar (Clifton): Cideways / Pixel Face / Violent Island / Self and Other / ROSTAFA, 8pm, $10

Crossroads (Garwood): Sabbra Cadabra / That Metal Band / MetalliCON, 8pm

Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck): I Am Fighting / Joe Crawford / Thomas Vincent / Lucas Matt, 7:30pm, $12 adv, $15 door

Elsewhere (Brooklyn): David Johansen Plays NY Dolls w/ Daddy Long Legs / Baby Shakes / Beechwood NYC, 7pm, $25

Flemington DIY (Flemington): The Billy Hart Jazz Academy, 7:30pm, $10

The Harp n Bard (Clifton): Brian Rothenbeck & The Adventuring Party (Record Release) / Lowlight / Hidden Cabins / T. Gunn, 8pm, $8

Hopewell Theater (Hopewell): Band Of Changes, 8pm, $20+

House of Independents (Asbury): 90s Dance Party, 9pm, FREE

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Sharief Hobley, 9:30pm, FREE

Market Hotel (Brooklyn): Royal Trux / Shilpa Ray, 8pm, $25

Millhill Basement (Trenton): Chalk & The Beige Americans / Experiment 34 / Cyclone Static / Yorkshire Tenth / Mike Holman, 9pm, $8

New Brunswick (Ask): Teenage Halloween / Uh-Huh / Glazer / Hill Boys, 7pm, $5

Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn): God Tiny / High Pony / Looms / Genre Mono, 7:30pm, $10

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): Cirque De So Weird ft. Burlesque / music by QIET, 7pm, $15

The Saint (Asbury): Ella Rose / Just 6 Hours / Dress Code / Leah Nawy, 1pm, $12 NO ALCOHOL ALL AGES

The Saint (Asbury): NJ CASA Benefit ft. Alexa Mazurkiewicz / Avery Mandeville / Tara Dente / MACK / Fiona Silver / The Vaughns, 6pm, $10

Starland Ballroom (Sayreville): Granger Smith / Dave Hangley / Smithfield, 7pm, $20

Wonder Bar (Asbury): Jim Squirrel Benefit ft. Des & The Swagmatics / Pat Roddy, 7:30pm, $10

SUNDAY (1/21)

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Sandy Mack, 4pm

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Sunday Night Trivia w/ Gentleman Jim, 7pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): Remnants / Warm Needles / The Carousers / Steve Burks, 7pm, $8

BoonTunes (Boonton): Entia / Massa Nera / Hundreds of AU / Second Arrows / Closer, 7pm

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): U.S. Bombs, 5:30pm, $18 adv, $20 door

Crossroads (Garwood): Alec Meza / Nia Waqia / Joey Colaiacovo / Rio Kwess, 6pm, $10 adv, $12 door

Flemington DIY (Flemington): Centerfolds / Oh, Weatherly / Plans / The View From Here / Machines Never Forget / Future Reflection, 5pm

Meatlocker (Montclair): Queensway / Sanction / Recycled Earth / On Sight, 9pm, $10

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): The Tribute to Howlin' Wolf, 6pm

Scarlet Pub (New Brunswich): Powerlines / Green Knuckle Material / 81 Rich, 8pm, $5

The Stone Pony (Asbury): The Infamous Stringdusters / Dangermuffin, 7pm, $22.50 adv, $25 door

Zone One at Elsewhere (Brooklyn): The Muckers / Native Sun / Gnarcissists, 8pm, $10 adv, $12 door

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Just Some New Stuff from Death Hags, Long Neck, and Ought

Ought at White Eagle Hall

Coming Around

I've been moving kind of slowly, sleepwalking almost, as January has progressed. Slowly but surely, though, I'm getting back into the swing of things. I've been exercising more and getting to bed nice and early when I have the chance. Tonight, I'm even going out to shoot my first show of 2018. Getting there.

Anyway.

After a day of kind of floating around, I decided to look through what's been coming in lately. Here are some things that looked really interesting.

DEATH HAGS, "Metal Teeth"

DEATH HAGS is the solo project of DTCV's Lola G. I caught a set from DTCV at SXSW last year and came away extremely impressed. When I saw this one come through, I had to check it out.

After touring the U.S. and Europe at the end of last year, DEATH HAGS released debut single "Metal Teeth" last week. Lola G says that the song "is about personal transformation and women reclaiming their freedom to be angry, strange, loud and dangerous." The song is dark, hypnotic post-punk; and it simmers with some of that anger.



Long Neck, "10,000 Year Old Woman"

Lily Mastrodimos, formerly of the topically-named Jawbreaker Reunion, has taken Long Neck from a solo effort to a full band for the project's upcoming LP, Will This Do?. Following the release of singles "Mine/Yours" and "Elizabeth," which showcased the new full-band set-up, Long Neck premiered acoustic track, "10,000 Year Old Woman" a few days ago.

"10,000 Year Old Woman" is a song about winter and waiting too long. It provides a showcase for Mastrodimos's beautiful voice and vivid songwriting. When Mastrodimos sings, "Let me walk home alone / Let me walk without you," I get this image of someone turning up their collar to the cold and heading into the darkness.

Will This Do? is out via Tiny Engines on January 26th. Long Neck plays Jersey City's Monty Hall on January 28th with Mikey Erg and Adult Mom.



Ought, "Disgraced in America"

I saw Ought open for Waxahatchee at the end of last year, and they blew me away. They just released the video for "Disgraced in America" off of their upcoming LP, Room Inside the World.

The Heather Rappard-directed, animated video is a sight to behold. It moves and changes along with the music and made me think, "Maybe this is what having synesthesia feels like."

As for the song, I listened and kept trying to put my finger on what band it was reminding me of. Then I realized it was reminding me of Ought. I mean, you can probably pick out some of the influences on this band; but they've put them all together into a sound that is distinctively their own.

Room Inside the World is due on February 16th from Merge.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Screaming Females Released Their A.V. Undercover Sessions (Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow) for General Consumption Today

Screaming Females at Paul's Tavern, Lake Como, NJ in 2017

"Shake It Off" / "If It Makes You Happy"

We're big, big fans of Screaming Females over here. They're a great band made up of some awesome people, and they blow the doors off of anywhere they play. You knew all of that already. You may have also known that the New Brunswick trio have made a couple of stops at the A.V. Club studios over the years where they gave their take on a pair of other people's songs as part of the "A.V. Undercover" series.

Screaming Females put their own, unmistakable stamp on "If It Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow and, a few years later, "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. Both of these disappeared from the A.V. Club site at some point which was really sad, but Screaming Females have made both available digitally today. People who pre-order Screaming Females' upcoming, seventh studio album, All at Once, will receive a limited-edition 7" that includes both songs for their troubles (Hoping that also applies to fanboys who pre-ordered this album several months ago).



All at Once is due from Don Giovanni Records on February 23rd; and Screaming Females are setting out on a big, huge tour in support of the record. That tour brings the band to Jersey City's Monty Hall for three nights of release shows from February 22nd through 24th. They make their way back to this neck of the woods in April with shows at Union Transfer in Philly and at Brooklyn's Market Hotel. They set off for Europe in May.

You can stream both covers via Spotify (or anywhere else, I'm assuming), and all the tour dates are below.



Screaming Females on Tour

Feb. 22: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Teenage Halloween)
Feb. 23: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Snakeskin)
Feb. 24: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (w/ Spowder)
March 2:  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
March 3:  Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
March 4: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
March 5: Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
March 6: Nashville, TN @ The End
March 7: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
March 8: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
March 9:  St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
March 10: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 11: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
March 12: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
March 13:Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
March 14: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
March 15: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
March 16: Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
April 4: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *%
April 5: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer  *%
April 6:  Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel *%
April 7: Hamden, CT @ The Space *%
April 8: Providence, RI  @ AS220  *%
April 9: Rollinsford, NH @ Sue's  *%
April 10: Portland, ME @ SPACE - *%
April 11 Easthampton, MA  @ Flywheel *%
April 12:  Ithaca, NY@ The Haunt *%
April 13: Detroit, MI @ El Club *%
April 14: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *%
April 15: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *%
April 16: Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *%
April 17: Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly *%
April 18: Tallahassee, FL @ Mickee Faust Club %
April 19: Pensacola, FL @ City Arts Center %
April 20: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa %
April 21: Austin, TX @ Barracuda %
April 22: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada %
April 23: Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
April 24: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos
May 19: Liege, BE @ Kultura
May 20: Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
May 21: Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
May 22: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
May 23: London, UK @ Oslo
May 24: Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
May 25: Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
May 26: Paris, FR @ Espace B
May 27: Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
May 28: Köln, DE @ Buman & SOHN
May 29: Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
May 30: Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang

* = w/ Thou
% = w/ HIRS