Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on May 19, 2009

DOWNLOAD: The Veils - Killed By The Boom (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Foreign Born - Early Warnings (MP3)

The Veils

UK band the Veils are coming to North America this July with LA band Foreign Born. That tour has two NYC stops. The Veils and Foreign Born play the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, July 30th and Brooklyn's Bell House on Monday, August 3rd. Tickets to the Merc Lounge show are on sale.

The Veils just released a new album, Sun Gangs, on Rough Trade in April. The BBC is not totally sure why...

"Rough Trade maintain the faith by continuing to issue The Veils' albums to little commercial or critical acclaim so label-boss Geoff Travis must see some worth in them. Yet the real problem lies in their lack of real development in the last five years. Unless Finn and Co. can get a move on - creatively speaking - their days may well be numbered." [BBC]
The MP3 above, "Killed By The Boom," is from that record, as is the video below for "The Letter."

Foreign Born's new album Person To Person is due out June 23 (and June 15 in the UK) via Secretly Canadian. The first single, "Early Warnings", is the free download above.

All Veils & Foreign Born tour dates, the Veils video and a short film on the new Veils album, below...

The Veils - The Letter

The Veils - Sun Gangs Short Film

The Veils - 2009 Tour Dates
May 18 The Lexington (Finn Solo Set w/Basia Bulat) London
May 21 Wah Wah Valencia
May 22 Moby Dicks Madrid
May 24 Caracol Pisa
May 25 Init Rome
May 26 Hanna Bi Ravenna
May 28 Magnolia Milan
May 29 T.T The Bear's Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 30 Theater Palace St Gallen
May 31 KIFF Club Aarau
Jun 2 59.1 Munich
Jun 3 Underground Koln
Jun 5 Gagarin 205 Athens
Jun 7 Logo Hamburg
Jun 8 Magnet Berlin
Jul 9 Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia #
Jul 10 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington #
Jul 11 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon #
Jul 13 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California #
Jul 15 Spaceland Los Angeles, California #
Jul 17 Plush Tucson, Arizona #
Jul 19 Mohawk Austin, Texas #
Jul 20 Opolis Norman, Oklahoma #
Jul 22 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota #
Jul 23 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois #
Jul 24 Beachland Ballroom Tavern Cleveland, Ohio #
Jul 25 Pike Room @ The Crofoot Pontiac, Minnesota #
Jul 27 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario #
Jul 28 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec #
Jul 29 TT Bears's Place Cambridge, Massachusetts #
Jul 30 Mercury Lounge Manhattan, New York #
Jul 31 Johnny Brenda's Philedelphia, Pennsylvania #
Aug 1 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC #
Aug 3 The Bell House Brooklyn, New York #
Aug 8 Dranouter Festival Brussels
Sep 5 The Great Wide Open Festival on Vlieland Island Vlieland, NL
Sep 12 Stad Als Podium Festival Haarlem
# w/ Foreign Born

Foreign Born - 2009 Tour Dates
5/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent "
5/24 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre ~
5/25 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey %
5/26 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
7/09 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club *
7/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Hammer Museum ^
7/17 Tucson, AZ @ Plush *
7/19 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
7/20 Normak, OK @ The Opolis *
7/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry +
7/23 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle +
7/24 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern +
7/25 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot +
7/27 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern +
7/28 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa +
7/29 Cambridge, MA @ T T The Bear's +
7/30 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge +
7/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's +
8/01 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel +
8/03 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House +
" w/ BLK JKS
~ w/ Grizzly Bear
% w/ Shane Tutmarc, and Erik Blood
* w/ The Veils, and The Other Girls
^ w/ Warpaint
+ w/ The Veils, and Faces On Firm

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Comments (12)

Love the Veils, can't wait for this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 11:27 AM

Their live show is phenomenal. Blown away every time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 11:33 AM

The Veils put on one of my favorite shows from last year. I didn't know too much about them when I saw them and they really surprised me. I will check them out again this time around.

Is Foreign Born any good? I never heard of them before.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 11:43 AM

Not since Radiohead, have a band come along as good as the Veils.

Posted by Veils publicist | May 19, 2009 11:48 AM

I saw them at Union Hall this past Fall. It was late on a Sunday, the show wasn't announced until the day before, didn't get much publicity, and there couldn't have been more than 25 people there at the most. And yet, they put their hearts & souls into the performance as if they were playing in front of 2500 people. Definitely one of the best shows I saw last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 11:50 AM

Foreign Born is AMAZING.

They had a few EP releases a few years ago and I'm pretty sure have a new album now (?). The sound that comes out of tiny lead singer is mind blowing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:27 PM

Bell House on sale too : www.thebellhouseny.com

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:41 PM

Foreign Born needs more love, for reals. Everything they have released has been great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:08 PM

Foreign Born's got a new album called Person To Person coming out on Secretly Canadian

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:43 AM

Foreign Born is really underrated. They fit right in with the Walkmen/National/French Kicks sound even tho they're from LA.

Glad to get put on to the Veils too. Had never heard of them...

Posted by BTW | May 20, 2009 11:41 AM

The Veils on tour! Always a great show. + Foreign Born? Havent heard from them in a while! I've been reading that their new album is fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:15 PM

I just caught the Other Girls, the Veils and Foreign Born last night in Austin, Texas, at the Mohawk. It was an incredible show! I had never heard of the Veils or the Other Girls but thought they were both incredible! I came expecting a decent show for Foreign Born, but I think more people were there to see the Veils and ended up leaving before Foreign Born even began to play.

This is an AWESOME tour and really worth catching. I haven't enjoyed a show this much in quite a long time.

Posted by Nick S. | July 20, 2009 1:26 PM

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