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DOWNLOAD: Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game (MP3)

Harlem Shakes @ Highline Ballroom (more by Ryan Muir)
Harlem Shakes

Harlem Shakes' new album, Technicolor Health, is out now on Gigantic. The disc's first single , "Strictly Game," which we've posted before, is posted again above.

The band has upcoming May/June tour dates with Passion Pit and Cale Parks, though none in New York. But that doesn't mean there aren't any Harlem Shakes shows to be had.

First the band plays a "Big Ups to Jules De B." show at Bushwick's Starr Space on Thursday, April 23rd with LD Beghtol (Magnetic Fields, Flare), Hospitality, and Mr. Dream. That show is a party for Jules De Balincourt, who did the artwork for the band's newest record. (More details and artwork below.)

Then the band has a free early show at Pianos on Wednesday, May 6th with The Cringe and Sean Bones. (That's before the Japandroids, The Octagon, Heavenly States show the same night.) Poster for the Shakes gig below.

Then, after a May 16th Sarah Lawrence show (in Westchester County) and the Passion Pit/Cale Parks tour, Harlem Shakes return for a July 1st show at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24th at noon. Openers aren't announced yet.

Before embarking on that tour, Cale Parks (you may know him as one of the guys who plays percussion/piano/vibes in Aloha) is performing at Santos Party House on Saturday, May 9th with Cymbals Eat Guitars, So So Glos, Real Estate and Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic). The show, hosted by Andrew WK, is a benefit for DKMS, which is the world's largest bone marrow donor center. Tickets for that show are on sale.

One day after finishing their tour with the Harlem Shakes, Passion Pit play two headlining shows of their own at Bowery Ballroom (both now sold out).

Video from the Harlem Shakes' March 26th MHOW gig, details on the band's Bushwick show, and all upcoming tour dates below...

Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game - Live from the MHOW March 26th 2009

Harlem Shakes

The (Semi-Secret) Details:

"Big Ups to Jules De B."

Thursday, April 23rd
Doors at 8pm

LD Beghtol (Magnetic Fields, Flair)
Mr. Dream

Starr Space (108-110 Starr St, Brooklyn)

Have you seen the cover of our album Technicolor Health? It's a spectacularly cool painting by a very talented Brooklyn artist named Jules De Balincourt. We came across his painting, "Blind Faith and Tunnel Vision," and were like "That. Is. Our. Album cover." We asked, and - against all odds - Jules kindly let us use his image as the cover of Technicolor Health. We couldn't be happier. What a guy.

In honor of Jules' awesomeness, we're throwing a semi-secret party next THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd at STARR SPACE Jules art space out in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We've got some great friend-bands playing beforehand (including a member of one of our favorites of all time, Magnetic Fields), and there will be all the usual drinks, noise, hats, pants, and artsy merry-making one associates with art-space parties in Bushwick. [Harlem Shakes]

Harlem Shakes

Harlem Shakes - 2009 Tour Dates
4/23 - Starr Space - Brooklyn, NY
5/6 - Piano's - New York, NY
5/16 - Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY
5/18 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
5/19 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
5/23 - The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
5/24 - Wonder Ballroom - Seattle WA #
5/26 - Bombo's 365 Club - San Francisco CA #
5/28 - Troubadour - Los Angeles CA #
5/29 - The Echoplex - Los Angeles #
5/30 - The Glass House - Anaheim CA #
6/2 - Granada Theater - Dallas TX #
6/3 - Emo's - Austin TX #
6/4 - Warehouse Live - Houston TX #
6/5 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge LA #
6/6 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA #
6/8 - The National - Norfolk VA #
6/9 - Black Cat - Washington DC #
6/13 - The Mad Hatter - Covington KY #
6/14 - Empty Bottle - Chicago IL #
6/16 - TBD - Toronto, ON
6/18 - Paradise - Cambridge MA #
7/1 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

# w/Passion Pit & Cale Parks

Cale Parks - 2009 Tour Dates
5/9 - Santos Party House - New York, NY *
* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars, So So Glos, Real Estate, Luke Temple



Comments (23)

its 5/6 a wednesday?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:14 PM


Are the Harlem Shakes from Harlem?


Posted by Hakim Callier | April 20, 2009 3:41 PM

Was that a rhetorical question?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:45 PM

their name is so outdated.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:50 PM

i want to go to the may 9th shooowwww.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:53 PM

does their publicist make you write about them?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 3:56 PM

shilpa ray is playing with them at starr space too!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:15 PM

"does their publicist make you write about them?"

does your mom regret not having an abortion?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:27 PM

haha whoaaaaaa sorry man

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:28 PM

That video doesn't capture their really impressive live energy for some reason.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:43 PM

the leading singer looks like he's falling asleep

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:47 PM

i have a boner.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 5:57 PM

harlem shakes - shakes = better band

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 6:56 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 11:40 PM

I wanna hate this band but I can't - the record is great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2009 11:49 PM

why do you wanna hate them?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 12:41 AM

why do you wanna hate them?

b/c he or she is an uptight hipster. that was an easy one...

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 1:25 AM

Hi all- Ethan from Crystal Castles here. Check out our myspace for info on our upcoming tour as well as instructions to buy and download our new LP album. Chances are we're playing in your city some time soon, as we're kind of a big deal ;)

Posted by Ethan Kath | April 21, 2009 1:44 AM

this is a completely new genre: epileptic rock.

seriously, these guys make vampire weekend look like led zeppelin. are you sure this just isn't a new mockumentary? like a hipster 21st century version of spinal tap?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 4:52 AM

Who cares about Harlem, Brooklyn is cooler than Harlem.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 2:00 PM

Brooklyn and Harlem are both cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2009 12:17 PM

Just got back from Bowery Ballroom - all I can say is that Motel Motel is a great band. And while Harlem Shakes is alright...their fans are kind of creepy.

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