Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HANK & CUPCAKES support Jenny Owen Youngs on tour... Perform live for Paste Magazine

“Their infectiously poppy self-titled EP is a teaser to their frenetic live shows, where Cupcakes, clad in Chuck Taylors and spandex dresses, stands to bang her drum kit and puts down her sticks to catalyze dance parties in front of the stage.” - PASTE

“The EP is perfect, and certainly gives this original duo the firepower they’ll need to change Hank & Cupcakes from New York’s favorite import into its proudest export.” - Flavorpill


Perform Live for Paste Magazine

Hank & Cupcakes
Photo Credit: Claudia Fried (hi-res: click image) More NSFW images here
Brooklyn, NY – Hot off nearly a month long stay in Europe working on a new album, Brooklyn sexy-pop duo HANK & CUPCAKES are back in the States and eager to hit the ground running. Kicking off the band’s Fall tour with two dates at the Utica Music Fest in Utica, NY on September 15 and September 16, the two and a half week tour includes a number of dates supporting Jenny Owen Youngs, as well as a handful of one off shows, wrapping with a hometown show at Mercury Lounge on October 8.
Though it may seem like an odd pairing, Hank & Cupcakes’ infectious music and energetic live show has won over a variety of audiences, including crowds at large festivals such as the CMJ Music Marathon, The Roots Picnic, Bamboozle and the SXSW Music Conference. “Our sound is different but people who love good music will get a taste of two very different bands that rarely get on the same stage,” says drummer/vocalist Cupcakes and bassist Hank in a joint statement.“So we're hoping this will be a double treat both for us and the audience.” Paste Magazine is currently featuring the band’s highly energetic, unique live performance as part of their Paste Sessions, which fans can view here:
After playing only a handful of shows since June, Hank & Cupcakes are itching to get on the road and play some new material. “We are especially excited about this tour since we're freshly back from an amazing experience in the studio and can't wait to try out all the new songs live!,” the band says. The danceable duo spent the month of August in Berlin recording their full-length debut with producer Ludwig Böss (Band Of Horses) at the legendary Hansa Studios (David Bowie, R.E.M, Nick Cave, KT Tunsell, Depeche Mode, Iggy Pop). The upcoming full-length is the follow up to the band’s self-titled EP, which features tight, pumping jams that earned the band praise from MTV (“fresh new artist”), Paste, URB Magazine, Time Out New York, Village Voice, New York Post, and a number of other outlets. While Huffington Post named the band one of their 15 Musical Acts Positioned to Break Out in 2011 and commented, "The most fun you will have listening to any band in the new year - guaranteed! The Brooklyn duo are a two person Gogol Bordello and they will have you stomping across the aisles.” The band’s latest single“Hit” climbed the Specialty and college radio charts this summer, with airplay on over 90 stations across the country, and spawned a NSFW video that recently premiered on Huffington Post:
Formed in Tel Aviv (where vocalist Cupcakes landed after growing up in Melbourne, AUS) just prior to moving to Cuba for six months of musical exploration, the duo ended up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn nearly two years ago. “The music, the streets, the energy, the electricity and the nonstop movement of NYC is a constant inspiration and driving force to what we are doing,” said Cupcakes. “We feel we can't just sit still here and have the urge to be in constant musical motion.”
Hank & Cupcakes tour dates
# with Jenny Owen Youngs
9/15 - Utica, NY @ Utica Music Fest. The Celtic Harp
9/16 - Utica, NY @ Utica Music Fest: The Electric Company
9/17 - Philly, PA @ Milkboy w/ Gang & Pink Scull
9/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox #
9/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern #
9/20 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
9/21 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House #
9/22 - Chicago. IL @ Debonair Social Club
9/23 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
9/24 - Cooperstown, NY @ Ommegang Brewery
9/25 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe w/ Winnie Page & The Dirt Band, Deem aka Young Schola, DJ Armour
9/28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #
9/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West #
9/30 - Wash, DC @ Red Palace #
10/2 - Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
10/8 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ The Broadcast

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