by Black Bubblegum
Brooklyn's Orphan will join forces with Pontiak TONIGHT (5/1) at Cake Shop with Heavy Hands and Degreaser. It's one of two NYC shows that Pontiak have scheduled for the weekend. Saturday (5/2), Pontiak plays Death By Audio with Bloody Panda (who will drop their upcoming LP this summer on Profound Lore), Ocean, and Microkingdom. After Brooklyn, Pontiak takes off for a North American tour that has them on the road through most of June. All dates below.
Pontiak is touring in celebration of their new album, Maker, which is out now on Thrill Jockey. You stream the whole thing at TJ's site, and download one of those tracks, "Honey", above. The band also released a video for another song, "Laywayed", which is viewable below.
Orphan's show tonight is not their only show on the calendar. They are also playing Starr Space with Malkuth (whose new LP, Sefirah Gevurah, is out now on Hospital Productions) and Antietam 1862 on May 9th.
Videos and dates below...
Pontiak - "Laywayed"
Orphan - "Love Is For The Birds"
An Interview with Orphan
PONTIAK - 2009 TOUR DATES
May 1 New York, NY Cake Shop*
May 2 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio**
May 3 New Haven, CT Bar***
May 4 Cambridge, MA Middle East***
May 5 Portland, ME Space Gallery***
May 8 Toronto, ON Drakes Hotel
May 9 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
May 11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle^
May 13 Milwaukee, WI Sugar Maple
May 15 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks^^
May 16 Lawrence, KS The Replay Lounge
May 18 Denver, CO Hi Dive
May 21 Oakland, CA The Stork Club
May 22 Ashland, OR The Stilwater
May 23 Portland, OR Rotture
May 27 Olympia, WA All Ages Project
May 28 Chico, CA Cafe Coda
May 29 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
Jun 1 Los Angeles, CA Blue Monkey
Jun 2 San Diego, CA Radio Room
Jun 3 Phoenix, AZ Trunkspace
Jun 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
Jun 9 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
Jun 11 Tampa, FL Crow Bar
Jun 12 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Jun 13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Jun 16 Asheville, NC Emerald Lounge
Jun 18 Richmond, VA Nara Sushi
Jul 24 Birmingham, UK Supersonic Festival
* w/ Degreaser, Orphan, Heavy Hands
** with Ocean, Bloody Panda, Microkingdom
*** with Ocean
^ w/Helen Money, Thrones
^^ w/The Autumn Project