Posted in music | tour dates | video on February 12, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Comet Gain - Skinny Wolves (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Comet Gain - Love Without Lies (MP3)

Comet Gain

UK indie legends Comet Gain are playing their first NYC show in ages at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 12 (Easter Sunday) with Cold Cave. Mixing shambly pop, slashing Buzzcocks-style rockers and forays into Northern Soul, Comet Gain have been a big influence on loads of bands over the last 17 years, and are held in the same esteem in some circles as Beat Happening, the Pastels and Television Personalities.

Comet Gain almost never play the U.S. The last show I can confirm was one at NYU in 2000. The band scrapped a planned tour here in 2006 on the back of their last studio album, City Fallen Leaves. (The above MP3s are from their 2002 album, Réalistes, which came out on Kill Rock Stars.)

Comet Gain's most recent releases were a limited 7" single that came out last week and last year's odds-and-sods compilation Broken Record Prayers which is coming out in the U.S. via What's Your Rupture on March 24, 2009. Full tracklist for that, along with the video for one of 2008's best singles, "Love Without Lies", below.

What's Your Rupture? is proud to present Broken Record Prayers on compact disc, digital download, and double-vinyl formats, featuring six unreleased tracks (two of which, "Love Without Lies" and "Books of California," will be issued, for completists, as a limited edition seven-inch single).
Tickets to the MHoW show are now on sale. The only other U.S. dates announced at this point are Black Cat in Washington DC on April 8 and at Kungfu Necktie in Philadelphia on April 9 which is also on sale. And like I said, they never play America so don't miss out.

Brooklyn opener Cold Cave are also playing No Fun Fest @ MHOW on May 17th.

Comet Gain video, tracklist and cover art below...

Comet Gain - Love Without Lies

Comet Gain

Broken Record Prayers Tracklisting:
"Jack Nance Hair" (1998)
"You Can Hide Your Love Forever" (2001)
"Young Lion" (2008)
"If I Had a Soul" (1998)
"Brothers off the Block" (1998)
"Beautiful Despair" (2006)
"Love Without Lies" (2008)
"Hard Times" Baby Huey Cover (2008)
"If You Ever Walk Out of My Life" (2005)
"Books of California" (2008)
"Look at You Now (You're Crying)" (2002)
"Mainling Mystery" (2007)
"Asleep on the Snow" (2000)
"Beatnik" (2001)
"He Walked By Night" (1998)
"Orwell Liberty Dance" (1999)
"Emotion Pictures" (2008)
"Tighten Up!" (1997)
"Germ of Youth Part II" (1999)
"Record Prayer" (2008)

Comet Gain - 2009 Tour Dates
4/8 -- Washington, D.C. -- Black Cat Backstage
4/9 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Kung Fu Necktie
4/12 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Music hall of Williamsburg
All dates w/ Cold Cave

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Comments (31)

holy crap, that's a lot of bangs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 1:33 PM

white people love bangs

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:00 PM

comet gain forever

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:21 PM

this is the most exciting thing that will happen all year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:26 PM

If this column means that Bill will be writing more than just his weekly "indie" column, that is very good news for this site.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:29 PM

Cannot wait for this show. Comet Gain are amazing.
Also, second Anon 2:29's comment.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:51 PM

Also...April 8th in Wash DC.

Posted by bill p | February 12, 2009 3:00 PM

They were awesome last time they played NYC at Knitting Factory around nine years ago!

Posted by blackhat | February 12, 2009 3:01 PM

yay! best news of the year!

Posted by maz | February 12, 2009 3:13 PM

niiiiiice!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 3:18 PM

this is great news. incredible band. i've been waiting years for a tour.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 4:41 PM

More like Comet Bangs!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 4:47 PM

it's like made for williamsburg...fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 6:01 PM

Why is a band from early nineties London made for Williamsburg? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 2:52 AM

Because they practice the kind of insipid twee indiepop that everyone in Williamsburg is trying to rip off at the present time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:00 AM

You've never heard Comet Gain, have you? They're more a garage-soul band than anything else. Hardly insipid, and not twee.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 3:19 PM

Comet Gain are the best indie band EVER and these shows will ROCK! Not To Be Missed!

Posted by Broccolibilly | February 22, 2009 11:21 AM

Très intéressant , merci à tous

Posted by Kiboule | February 26, 2009 4:47 AM

Very good

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Got my tickets already.

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Comet Gain's most recent releases were a limited 7" single that came out last week and last year's odds-and-sods compilation Broken Record Prayers which is coming out in the U.S.

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Three in the morning in someone's London apartment, unattached men and women not giving up on the night: At first you hear blithering, then the smartest blithering you've ever heard. Then shots in the dark: "There's no security in purity."

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