Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on May 20, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Her Space Holiday - All You Demons (City Lights) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: City Light - New Kid Revival (Her Space Holiday) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lymbyc Systym - Carved By Glaciers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lymbyc Systym - Narita (MP3)

Her Space Holiday
Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday, the musical project of Marc Bianchi, is currently on tour across the US, his "first full US tour after a four year hiatus." That tour comes to Brooklyn's Bell House on Thursday, May 21st for a show with Lymbyc Systym and tourmates City Light. Tickets are on sale.

City Light is accmpanying HSH on most of the tour. In April, Banter Records released a HSH/CL split single, unofficially titled ("if i didn't feel sick, i wouldn't feel anything at all") to commemorate the trip, with each covering the other's songs. Both tracks from the single are posted above.

Her Space Holiday is planning a new LP for Fall 2009, with more tour dates to come in support of that. His last disc, XOXO Panda and the New Kid Revival, came out in October 2008 on Mush Records.

We're not sure who is currently in Her Space Holiday's band, but the band for XOXO included Andrew Kenny, as well as Mike Bell & Jared Bell of Lymbyc Systym, who are opening the Bell House show. That band also has its own US tour scheduled for July, which includes a July 18th show at Brooklyn's Union Hall. Lymbyc Systyem just released a new CD itself, a split-LP with This Will Destroy You called Field Studies, and a reissued its 2005 release Carved By Glaciers, both on Magic Bullet Records. The title track from Carved By Glaciers and "Narita" from Field Studies are posted above.

All tour dates (with HSH tour posters), and a video from talk between Her Space Holiday's Marc Bianchi and collaborator, artist PCP that took place on April 24th, 2009, below...

PCP & Her Space Holiday talk at Poketo Studio April 24, 2009

Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed-May-20 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary #
Thu-May-21 Brooklyn, NY Bell House @
Fri-May-22 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs #
Sat-May-23 Buffalo, NY Mohawk #
Sun-May-24 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
Mon-May-25 Pontiac, MI Pike Room at Crofoot #
Tue-May-26 Chicago, IL Subterranean #
Wed-May-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock #
Fri-May-29 Missoula, MT The Other Side #
Sat-May-30 Seattle, WA Chop Suey #
Sun-May-31 Portland, OR Backspace $
# with City Light
@ with City Light and Lymbyc Systym
$ with City Light and Hot Victory

Lymbyc Systym - 2009 Tour Dates
May 21 The Bell House w/ Her Space Holiday Brooklyn, New York
Jul 10 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jul 11 Black Box Collective Orlando, Florida
Jul 12 Sarasota VFW Post 3233 Sarasota, Florida
Jul 14 The Camel Richmond, Virginia
Jul 15 Silk City w/ Arc in Round Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 16 River Street Jazz Cafe Plains, Pennsylvania
Jul 18 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Jul 19 Middle East (Upstairs) Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 20 Monkey House Winooski, Vermont
Jul 22 The Velvet Underground Toronto, Ontario
Jul 23 Schuba's Chicago, Illinois
Jul 26 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 27 The Walnut Room Denver, Colorado
Jul 28 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah



Comments (15)

I think someone thinks they're a little bit bigger than they actually are. Tickets for this show have been on sale for about 4 months now and it's still not sold out.

I like Marc/Her Space Holiday, but he's a virtual unknown. A virtual unknown taking a 4 year break from the music scene is more of a Union Pool or Cake Shop kind of gig at best.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 12:12 PM

Bell House probably has very little to lose on a show that doesn't sell out, so they probably don't care.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 12:40 PM

didn't he sell out knitting factory not too long ago?
if i weren't sick i'd be there! he promised to play the oldy but goodies this time around

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 12:58 PM

anyone know how her space holiday is live? does narc come with a good band?

Posted by bb | May 20, 2009 1:21 PM

I think it'll better attended than you think 12:12.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:38 PM

HSH is amazing live. and no, he is not fit for cake shop. virtual unknown? please.

Posted by bunny | May 20, 2009 2:05 PM

"virtual unknown? please"

That would explain why there's exactly one post about him on BrooklynVegan...exactly zero posts on Stereogum...and a handful of brief record reviews on Pitchfork (but no actual articles or interviews).

You're right though...he's huge...he should be selling out Madison Square Garden.

I hate to break it to you, but just because you know about someone or listen to someone doesn't mean that the rest of the world does. I's shocking to realize that we each have subjective experiences in life...but it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:15 PM

Dear Bitter Internet Commenter,

Hi there! Here is a cupcake. (]

One of HSH's many fans

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 4:59 PM

Ah hahah!!!

"That would explain why there's exactly one post about him on BrooklynVegan...exactly zero posts on Stereogum...and a handful of brief record reviews on Pitchfork (but no actual articles or interviews)."

I think this is a completely hilarious scale you've set up to measure one's fame. Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork and Stereogum, despite popular opinion, are not the only journalistic outlets in the world. And in fact, there's a whole other universe of great, well known and amazing bands that they are unable to cover.

Keep on doin' what you're doin', man, that's really funny stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:25 PM

oh, gee...I'm sorry I didn't spend my whole entire day looking at every single global publication and compiling a thorough statistical analysis for you. Stupid me, going to three well-known sources for indie music, not a single one of which has even the slightest hiccup of a mention of this band. (for the record, Rolling Stone = 7 results. Spin Magazine = 5 results. Shall I go on?)

Are you related to Marc or something? I mean, really now. Why would my comment about the odd venue choice cause you to get all ZOMG YOU SUCK HE'S THE NEXT ELVIS!?!?

and if he is huge, as you insist, then why is he playing the Middle East Upstairs (smaller than Cakeshop) when he's in Boston and not the Middle East Downstairs?

Bell House is an odd venue choice for someone who virtually no one knows about and who hasn't toured in over 4 years. That's all I'm saying. I'm not saying anything about the quality of his music, which I actually like. So stop making out with the poster of him you have over your bed and chill.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:57 PM

Her Space Holiday w/ Lymbyc Systym at the Knitting Factory main room sold out last May, which is a 400 cap room

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:05 PM

dead on
ghost town in that place
and the venue rushed their sets for a "dance party" after

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 8:43 AM

it was an odd venue choice.

someone owes me an apology.

Posted by 12:12 | May 23, 2009 12:36 PM

This is the strangest conversation to stumble upon while checking out tour dates for a band of which I am a mighty (and hardly solitary) fan.

Take it from someone who has been to three of his shows over the years, each in a different city...the man has a following.

Posted by 20:12 | May 26, 2009 5:03 PM

no one was disputing whether or not he has a following. what was being disputed was the size of said following in relation to the size of said venue, wherein reality proved that it was an odd venue choice, and those who claimed otherwise meekishly disappeared without owning up to their fiction-based claims.

have a nice day.

Posted by 12:36 | May 26, 2009 5:22 PM

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