Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on September 19, 2008

By Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Chad VanGaalen - "Willow Tree" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Women - Black Rice (MP3)

Chad VanGaalen
Chad VanGaalen

Pop songsmith Chad VanGaalen is playing Blender Theater at Gramercy in NYC this Sunday, Sept 21st, with Howe Gelb's Americana rock band Giant Sand. Chad later launches into a tour of his native Canada in October and visits Europe in November. It feels like forever since Chad was last in NYC, and this Sunday show also seemed to pop out of nowhere. Tickets are on sale.

Giant Sand, the headliner at Gramercy, is on a huge tour of their own in support of their new album proVISIONS, released earlier this month on Yep Roc. Their first album in almost four years features guest appearances by Neko Case, M. Ward and Isobell Campbell. "The incarnation of Giant Sand hitting the road in support of this release includes Howe along side Danish musicians Th√łger T. Lund on bass, Peter Dombernowsky on drums and Anders Pedersen on slide guitar."

Giant Sand
Giant Sand

VanGaalen's latest record, Soft Airplane, was released earlier this month on SubPop. (See MP3 above.) Unlike Chad's previous releases, which pieced together material spanning several years, the tracks on this album were all sprung from the same creative burst. To give an idea of the aesthetic, SubPop says that most of Soft Airplane was recorded in Chad's basement on "an old tape machine and a JVC ghetto blaster."

WomenVanGaalen recently recorded Women's debut self-titled LP, out on Jagjaguwar Oct 7 (or out now in Canada on Flemish Eye). Women, in all their psych drone-rock glory, will be touring with VanGaalen this fall and visiting NYC on Sunday, Oct 19 for a performance at Cake Shop with The Pains of Being Pure of Heart and more ($7, 8pm doors, 21+).

See full tour dates and a video of "Molten Light," off VanGaalen's latest, below...

Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light

Chad VanGaalen - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 21 - Blender Theater at Gramercy, NYC w/ ++
Oct 1 - Attenne-A ** Quebec City, Quebec
Oct 2 - Zaphod Beeblebrox ** Ottawa, Ontario
Oct 3 - Ukranian Federation ** and Julie Doiron Montreal, Quebec
Oct 4 - El Mocambo ** Toronto, Ontario
Oct 9 - Richards on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 10 - Sugar Nightclub Victoria, British Columbia
Oct 11 - Doug Fir Lounge ++ Portland, Oregon
Oct 12 - Triple Door ++ Seattle, Washington
Oct 17 - McDougall United Church w/ Guests Edmonton, Alberta
Oct 19 - Cake Shop, NYC w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Oct 25 - The Uptown Theatre w/ Guests Calgary, Alberta
Nov 20 - Vera ** Groningen
Nov 21 - Crossing Borders Festival Den Haag
Nov 22 - Trix ** Antwerp
Nov 24 - La Fleche D'Or ** Paris
Nov 25 - The Borderline ** London
Nov 27 - The Captain's Rest ** Glasgow
Nov 28 - Limelight ** Belfast
Nov 29 - Rosin Dubh ** Galway
Nov 30 - Crawdaddy ** Dublin
Dec 3 - Pusterviksbaren Gothenborg
Dec 4 - Debaser Stockholm

** w/ Women
++ w/ Giant Sand

Women - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 26 - Amigos Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sep 27 - The Lo Pub Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sep 28 - The Apollo Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sep 29 - Cosmic Dave's Shop Sudbury, Ontario
Oct 1 - Antenne-A ** Quebec City, Quebec
Oct 2 - Zaphod Beeblebrox ** Ottawa, Ontario
Oct 3 - POP Montreal: Ukranian Federation, Montreal, Quebec **, Julie Doiron
Oct 4 - El Mocambo ** Toronto, Ontario
Oct 9 - Casbah Lounge Hamilton, Ontario
Oct 10 - Call the Office London, Ontario
Oct 11 - Ford Plant Brantford, Ontario
Nov 07 - Seattle, WAChop Suey ++
Nov 08 - Portland, ORDoug Fir ++
Nov 10 - San Francisco, CABottom of the Hill ++
Nov 11- Visalia, CACellar Door ++
Nov 12- Los Angeles, CAThe Echo ++
Nov 20 - Vera ** Groningen
Nov 21 - Crossing Borders Festival Den Haag
Nov 22 - Trix ** Antwerp
Nov 24 - La Fleche D'Or ** Paris
Nov 25 - The Borderline ** London
Nov 27 - The Captain's Rest ** Glasgow
Nov 28 - Limelight ** Belfast
Nov 29 - Rosin Dubh ** Galway
Nov 30 - Crawdaddy ** Dublin
Dec 3 - The Windmill London

++ w/ Dungen
** w/ Chad Vangaalen

Giant Sand - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 19 - Orpheum Theatre Madison, WI
Sep 20 - Hideout Block Party Chicago, IL
Sep 21 - Blender Theater - Gramercy New York City
Sep 23 - Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sep 24 - The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Sep 25 - The Lyric Oxford, MS
Sep 26 - Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 27 - Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Oct 3 - Modified Arts Phoenix, AZ
Oct 4 - Club Congress Tucson, AZ
Oct 8 - The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Oct 11 - The Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Oct 12 - The Triple Door Seattle, WA
Oct 23 - Sammies Dunedin, NZ
Oct 24 - San Francisco Bathhouse Wellington, NZ
Oct 25 - 4.20 Auckland, NZ
Oct 28 - The Troubadour Fortitude Valley, QLD
Oct 30 - Clarendon Guest House Katoomba, NSW
Oct 31 - The Factory Theatre Enmore, NSW
Nov 1 - Northcote Social Club Northcote, VIC
Nov 2 - Northcote Social Club Northcote, VIC
Nov 3 - The Jade Monkey Adelaide, SA
Nov 25 - Koko London, UK
Nov 28 - Le VIP St. Nazaire, France
Nov 29 - Le Vauban Brest, France
Nov 30 - Fri-Son Fribourg, Switzerland
Dec 1 - El Lokal Zurich, Switzerland
Dec 2 - Le Ciel Grenoble, France
Dec 4 - L'Aeronef Lille, France
Dec 5 - Gebaude 9 Cologne, Germany
Dec 6 - Handelsbeurs Ghent, Belgium
Dec 7 - Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Dec 8 - Lido Berlin, Germany
Dec 9 - Scheune Dresden, Germany
Dec 10 - Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Germany
Dec 11 - Feierwerk Munich, Germany
Dec 12 - Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain
Dec 13 - Primavera Sound Festival Madrid, Spain

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Comments (4)

not even one comment for chad or women?

:(

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2008 1:41 PM

Women have released a great record, there will be plenty of people talking about this band when JagJaguwar re-releases it stateside next month

Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2008 2:34 PM

VanGaalen > *

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2008 5:18 PM

I loooooooove the Women record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2008 5:40 PM

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