Friday, February 22, 2008

Shellshag Announces US Tour w/ The Slits * Digital Release of Destroy Me I'm Yours

After touring the world and warming up the stages for the likes of Iggy Pop, the Cramps, Lightning Bolt, Liars, Japanther, Black Lips, Le Savy Fav, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Guided By Voices, DMBQ, Peaches and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, this Brooklyn duo have their sites set on global domination, utilizing their own blissful and abrasive blasts of raw noise as an instrument of unity.

If you’ve seen Shellshag live, then there may be a good chance that you took home a memento in the form of either a cut, bruise, welt, broken bone, burst ear drum, STD, court summons, cattle prod markings or chipped teeth. But one thing that will remain is the memory of an evening you’ll never forget.

Renowned for their ferocious shows, the duo of Shell and Jen on guitar and drums (and body percussion respectively) unleash Destroy Me, I’m Yours to the world this March, followed by a national tour with The Slits and appearances at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin. Destroy Me I’m Yours is a racket filled foray though the most coarse of pop knacks from a duo holding true to an instrumental dexterity, where Jen and Shell’s energy is wholly reciprocal and bounces through decibel bedlam. The amount of energy and sonic stamina that some bands use in more than one gig comes natural to Shellshag in every song.

Shellshag Live!

All Dates w/ The Slits!
Mar 5 2008 Mercury Lounge Manhattan, New York
Mar 6 2008 Toads Place Richmond, Virginia
Mar 7 2008 JJ’s Bohemia Chattanooga, Tennessee w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 8 2008 Sluggos Pensicola, Florida w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 9 2008 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb and Peelander Z
Mar 10 2008 Numbers Houston, Texas w/ This Bike is A Pipe Bomb
Mar 12 2008 Flamingo Cantina•Starcleaner SXSW Showcase Austin, Texas w/ The Slits and The Dicks!
Mar 13 2008 TBA Starcleaner Party in Texas Austin, Texas
Mar 16 2008 The conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 18 2008 Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 19 2008 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois w/ Old Time Relijun
Mar 20 2008 Eagle Theater Pontiac, Michigan
Mar 21 2008 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 22 2008 Danger Danger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Red Rocket
Mar 23 2008 Don Pedros Brooklyn, New York
Mar 24 2008 Maxwells Hoboken, New Jersey

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