Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Broadcast ventures stateside (incl. my 1st reference of the year to how I kinda want to go to The Defeat of JesseJames Days in a month)

Space-agey 60s pop enthusiasts Broadcast are coming to America and they've got a new EP in the works! The Warp Records website says, "Okay people...Broadcast and The Focus Group have joined hands to create a new ep of seancing songs and witch cult rumbles," and while I'm not exactly sure what the Focus Group is, nor did I find out on a veeeeery nonextensive persual of the Warp site (maybe you should look? maybe you're less eager to finish writing this blog entry and go to bed than I am), but whatever it means, it sounds pretty damn awesome.

They're coming to MN, too, which is great news. But--and this is weird--they're playing Northfield (for those not from here, a small yet charmingly historical town near Minneapolis/St. Paul which is home to some top liberal arts colleges blah blah blah.) Perhaps the band are big fans of The Defeat of Jesse James Days? I know I want to go! Whose heart wouldn't thrill to the triumphant spectacle of a rag tag group of local residents putting the kibosh on the legendary outlaws' bank robbing ways??? Especially after the overly long but oh-so-pretty (not to mention scored by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis) 2007 fillum The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford? (You can read more about my weird infatuation with how this movie looks deep in the depths of this blog's archive. But it's kind of embarrassing, so you'll have to dig it up yourself if you're that eager to read about this movie/how much of a wacko I am.) I mean, there seems to be a PAGEANT at this local festival. Who could resist? Certainly not Broadcast.

15 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
16 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
18 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
20 New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
22 Boston, MA @ The Paradise
23 Montreal, QC @ Le National
24 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace
25 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
26 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
27 Northfield, MN @ The Cave
30 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
31 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

01 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
05 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
07 Denton, TX @ Hailey's

All dates with Atlas Sound and The Selmanaires

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