Friday, December 18, 2009

The Clientele announce US (& Canada) Tour!

Alasdair, Mark, James & Mel will be stateside in February to support their new album, Bonfires on the Heath.

Featured on individual critic's year end lists at The Onion AV Club, Pitchfork, NPR Music, and more, Bonfires on the Heath is in a sense a return to the Clientele’s roots; the dreamlike suburban landscapes first encountered in the early singles, their trippy sense of menace stronger now. Back in London, they’ve drawn on older traditions of English folk, which exist here side by side with the band’s more familiar bossa and pop elements. Mel Draisey’s contributions on piano and violin add beautifully to MacLean’s timeless, eerie songs.

"For those who cherished the late, great Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, and The Zombies, take heart--here is your new favorite album, filled to bursting with shivering tremolo guitars, surrealist poetry and the sort of melodies that made the kids' knees buckle whenever "Time of the Season" graced the airwaves" ~Paste Magazine

"A band out of time, The Clientele conjures the ghosts of chirpy British pop and the mellow, sepia-toned rock of the mid-1960s. Yet, while there are clearly trace elements of Donovan and The Zombies, the band's debt to the past is more about feeling and mood than note-for-note re-creations." ~NPR Song of the Day

The Clientele on tour:
2/21 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
2/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
2/23 Washington, DC Black Cat
2/24 Chapel Hill, NC Cats Cradle
2/25 Atlanta, GA The Earl
2/26 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
2/27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
2/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
3/01 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/04 San Diego, CA Casbah
3/05 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
3/06 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
3/07 Visalia, CA Cellar Door
3/09 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
3/11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
3/12 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
3/15 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
3/16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
3/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
3/19 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
3/20 Montreal, QC Il Motore
3/21 Allston, MA Great Scott
3/23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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