by Bill Pearis
Winter Gloves, who got stuck at the border when they were supposed to play here last month, are coming back to the US for a short tour in May, including a May 13 stop at Mercury Lounge. Here's what I said last time:
I caught Winter Gloves last November at M for Montreal where they were already local favorites. Not dissimilar from Tokyo Police Club, we're talking keyboard-driven dance rock with a lot of participatory handclapping. "Let Me Drive," which you can download at the top of this post, is pretty typical of their debut album, About a Girl, which came out last year. They're great live and worth the $8 alone.In addition to "Let Me Drive," check out their cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" the band recorded recently in tribute to the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.
The Mercury Lounge show (tickets) is a great bill: BV-faves Wye Oak headline the show, and Cincinatti's fine Pomegranates also play, so that's three worthy bands. Wye Oak and Pomegrantes are on tour together and played the Bell House in Brooklyn with Croooked Finges the other night. Check out Pomegranates' "Corriander" above too.
Before heading across the border, Winter Gloves will be doing a series of opening dates for Thunderheist in Canada. All dates and the video below...
Winter Gloves - Let Me Drive
Winter Gloves 2009 North American Tour Dates
Apr 15 2009 9:00P Uptown Bar MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
Apr 17 2009 9:00P Pyramid Cabaret WINNIPEG, Manitoba w/ Thunderheist
Apr 18 2009 9:00P Amigo's SASKATOON, Saskatchewan w/ Thunderheist
Apr 21 2009 9:00P Starlite Room EDMONTON, Alberta w/ Thunderheist
Apr 23 2009 9:00P The Warehouse CALGARY, Alberta w/ Thunderheist
Apr 25 2009 8:00P The Biltmore Cabaret VANCOUVER, British Columbia w/ Thunderheist
Apr 28 2009 9:00P Tractor Tavern SEATTLE, Washington
Apr 30 2009 9:00P Rickshaw Stop SAN FRANCISCO, California
May 1 2009 9:00P Spaceland LOS ANGELES, California
May 11 2009 9:00P DC9 WASHINGTON, Washington DC
May 13 2009 9:00P Mercury Lounge NEW YORK, New York