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JENS LEKMAN announces spring U.S. tour

JENS LEKMAN has just announced a bunch of new tour dates, beginning with a headlining appearance at the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans label showcase in mid-March. Jens and his merry band will then make their way up the West Coast, across the central U.S., and will conclude the tour with a New York show at Webster Hall.

Jens and company will then head to the UK in mid-May, where they will perform at both the Pitcfork Media- and Explosions In The Sky-curated All Tomorrows Parties festival shows.

Tour dates:

03/13/08 Austin, TX – South By Southwest- SC Showcase- Mohawk
03/14/08 Dallas, TX – Granada
03/21/08 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
03/22/08 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
03/23/08 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
03/24/08 Portland, OR – Berbati’s
03/25/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
03/29/08 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
03/30/08 Madison, WI – Music Hall
03/31/08 Chicago, IL – Logan Square
04/01/08 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center For The Arts
04/02/08 Washington DC, – Black Cat
04/04/08 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/05/08 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/09/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/10/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/11/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/16/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties Fest
05/17/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties
05/18/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties

BODIES OF WATER announce U.S. tour with Sons & Daughters

Los Angeles-based Bodies of Water will be returning to the road in March and April in support of their critically acclaimed self-released debut “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink”. A majority of the dates will be with Sons & Daughters, while others will be done with the Castanets, Phosphorescent, and the Bowerbirds.

02/01/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Castanets
03/08/08 Norman, OK – The Opolis w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/10/08 Denton, TX – The Cavern w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/17/08 Atlanta, GA – The EARL w/ Citay + Sons and Daughters
03/18/08 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Sons and Daughters
03/21/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Sons and Daughters
03/22/08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Sons and Daughters
03/23/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Sons and Daughters
03/24/08 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs w/ Sons and Daughters
03/25/08 Montreal, QC – La Salla Rossa w/ Sons and Daughters
03/26/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ Sons and Daughters
03/28/08 Chicago, IL – Double Door w/ Sons and Daughters
03/29/08 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater w/ Sons and Daughters
03/31/08 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive w/ Sons and Daughters
04/01/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/03/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos w/ Sons and Daughters
04/04/08 Vancouver, BC – Richard’s on Richard’s w/ Sons and Daughters
04/05/08 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/07/08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sons and Daughters

Released on Bodies of Water’s own Thousand Tongues label, “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink” had previously been available only at live shows, through digital retailers and on the band’s website. The album’s distribution will be expanded as Secretly Canadian helps Thousand Tongues make the album available to all good record shops internationally on January 22nd. The band’s first release for Secretly Canadian — the band’s second full-length — will happen in the summer of 2008.

DAVID VANDERVELDE preps new CDEP; Announces US tour with Blitzen Trapper and Euro tour with Magnolia Electric Co.

It’s been a busy year for Chicago’s DAVID VANDERVELDE. Mojo rejoiced in “the arrival of an eccentric talent whose head is firmly inclined toward the past” when he released his debut album The Moonstation House Band in January, and he and his band then duly took to the road on tours of the US and UK with Spoon and Richard Swift. Now, it’s getting ready to get busier, as the summer dawns and on June 19th Secretly Canadian releases the second single from The Moonstation House Band. A paean to young lust and getting high, “Nothin No” is a modern rock classic that recalls the spirit of glam rock’s most earnest & timeless teen anthems. The CD single also contains three other non-album tracks.

Vandervelde will be heading back across the Atlantic at the end of the month for seven solo dates, opening for label mates Magnolia Electric Co. in the UK, Austria and Germany.

06/25/07 London, UK – Scala w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/26/07 Nottingham, UK – The Rescue Rooms w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/29/07 Ebensee, Austria – Kino w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/30/07 Vienna, Austria – Szene w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/01/07 Munchen, Germany – Rote Sonne w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/02/07 Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/03/07 Karlsruhe, Germany – Jubez w/ Magnolia Electric Co.

Upon returning from Europe, Vandervelde and his Moonstation House Band immediately embark on another full US tour – this time with Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, with a few odd dates with Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes and Austin’s The Black Angels sprinkled in to add extra flavor. The tour will triumphantly end in Vandervelde’s home town of Chicago where he’ll be playing at Lollapalooza.

07/05/07 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
07/06/07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
07/07/07 Springfield, MO – Randy Bacon Gallery
07/08/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07/11/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/13/07 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/14/07 Tempe, AZ – Stinkweeds w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/16/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/17/07 Dallas, TX – The Loft w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/18/07 Houston, TX – Walter’s on Washington w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/19/07 Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/20/07 Atlanta, GA – tba w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/21/07 Wilmington, NC – Bella Festa w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/22/07 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/23/07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/24/07 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/25/07 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/26/07 Cleveland, OH – Beachland w/ Besnard Lakes
07/27/07 Ann Arbor, The Blind Pig – Blitzen Trapper
07/28/07 Milwaukee, WI – Stonefly Brewing Co
08/04/07 Chicago, IL – Schubas w/ Illinois + Black Angels
08/05/07 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

Mp3: “Nothin’ No” from “Nothin’ No” CDEP

Mp3: “Jacket” from “The Moonstation House Band”

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On their latest jaunt THE HORNS OF HAPPINESS find themselves playing with the likes of SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN, THE DIRTY PROJECTORS, and BIG BEAR. THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES play with WILCO on April 17th at the Indiana University Auditorium. Good times.

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I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS Launches New Website, Embarks On East Coast Tour, Announces West Coast Tour

Not a band to sit still, our favorite Austinites, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness have emerged the post-SXSW doldrums by launching a brand new web site. Check it out at

To celebrate their new website, and – of course – their new record, Fear Is On Our Side, ILYBICD will be heading out east for the next few weeks and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve just announced their west coast dates in mid-May with The Roger Sisters (Too Pure). Tour dates below:

03/22/06 Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room
03/23/06 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon
03/24/06 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
03/25/06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ Catfish Haven
03/26/06 Newport, KY – Southgate House
03/27/06 Columbus, OH – Little Brother’s
03/28/06 Philadelphia, PA – Khyber
03/29/06 Cambridge, MA – TT The Bear’s Place
03/30/06 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
03/31/06 Brooklyn, NY – Northsix
04/01/06 Richmond, VA – Nanci Raygun
04/02/06 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
04/03/06 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05/18/06 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/19/06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/20/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/22/06 San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/23/06 Sacramento, CA – Junta w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/24/06 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/26/06 Bellingham, WA – Night Light Lounge w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/27/06 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
05/29/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/30/06 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive w/ The Rogers Sisters
05/31/06 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground w/ The Rogers Sisters


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