Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bishop Allen - Grrr... [NEW ALBUM : March 10th 2009]

For the last 4 years I have been a fan of Bishop Allen. Charm School, The infamous EP project, The Broken String, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist... I know why they never schedule shows in Phoenix, because I've been at several where there are only me and a dozen others there (its embarrassing). So obviously, I am elated to see that they have a new Long Play coming out. Grrr... will be their 3rd LP and will add to their already substantial repertoire or songs.

From Dead Ocean

Bishop Allen builds upon the extraordinary first years of their career with Grrr..., which Dead Oceans will release March 10, 2009. The band fronted by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder is best known for making and self-releasing an EP each month for an entire year, then reworking some of the best songs for a highly acclaimed label debut (The Broken String). The rigorous EP project, and the extensive touring that has followed it, have allowed Bishop Allen to hone their craft: writing, performing and recording music.

This album is already receiving a reasonable amount of buzz... Fuel.tv had a video on The Daily Habit of BA doing a new song from the album, but apparently removed it for possible copy right issues with Dead Ocean. So as of now we don't have any little sound bits from the album... however, here is the song list: A hardy 13 songs.

Track List:
The Lion & the Teacup
South China Moon
Dirt on Your New Shoes
The Ancient Commonsense of Things
True or False
Rooftop Brawl
Don't Hide Away
Cue the Elephants
The Magpie
Tiger, Tiger

And, here is tours dates promoting the album! ONCE AGAIN, no Phoenix! : (

03/10/09 New York City, NY - Other Music (Free In-Store)
03/12/09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
03/13/09 Washington, DC - Black Cat
03/14/09 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
03/15/09 Asheville, NC - The Rocket Club
03/16/09 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
03/17/09 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03/23/09 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour
03/24/09 San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Shop
03/26/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03/28/09 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
03/29/09 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
03/31/09 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
04/02/09 Northhampton, MA - Iron Horse
04/03/09 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
04/04/09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/05/09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom


Tessa said...

YEAH!!! You know how this news makes me feel...

sam said...

The new Bishop Allen album has its ups and downs, and owes so much to indie stalwarts Stephen Malkmus, and Sean Wright. But it's catchy after a few listens, and I still play it now and again.