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by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Hatcham Social - So So Happy Making (MP3)
London's Hatcham Social are direct musical descendants of Orange Juice, Echo & the Bunnymen or, more recently, Clearlake: scratchy but melodic, with an occasional flair for the melodramatic, and very, very British. In the UK, they're signed to Fierce Panda, the label that first gave us Art Brut and, um, Coldplay; in the U.S they're with TBD Records, home of White Rabbits and Radiohead. Hatcham Social's long-time-coming debut, You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil, was co-produced by Tim Burgess of the Charlatans with whom they'll be touring this fall.
Before that, they'll be playing a handful of choice NYC shows over the next week or so, including Thursday's (6/18) Twee As Fuck party at Cake Shop that also features most of Slumberland's current roster: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts, and Cause Co-Motion. Tickets ($10) to that show, by the way, can be bought in advance at either Cake Shop or Bruar Falls daily from noon to 10PM. Please note: "ONLY 200 TIX AVAILABLE!" Um... 200 people can fit in Cake Shop? UPDATE: Sold out, but tickets will be available at the door. Go early if you don't already have a ticket and want to get in.
Additionally, Hatcham Social are playing Mondo @ Don Hill's this Friday (6/19), and two dates with The Maccabees and Miike Snow: Saturday (6/20) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Monday (6/22) at Mercury Lounge.
Check out the MP3 of "So So Happy Making" above, and there are videos, flyers and tour dates after the jump.
LIVE:Hatcham Social - "Crocodile"
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
TWEE AS FUCK DJs
KEVIN (WHAT'S YOUR RUPTURE?)
152 Ludlow Street,
New York 100002
Tel: 212 253 0036
DOORS: 9PM - 4AM
TICKETS: $10/8 with student ID
Advance tickets available from the Cake Shop
and Bruyar Falls, please contact the venue for more info.
Hatcham Social - "So So Happy Making"
Hatcham Social Interview w/ The Tripwire
Hatcham Social - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 18 Cake Shop w/ Crystal Stilts and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 19 Mondo! @ Don Hills New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The Maccabees Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A
Jun 22 The Mercury Lounge w/ The Maccabees New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 23 TT the Bears w/ Other Lives Cambridge, MA, U.S.A
Jul 9 Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred, Sweden
Jul 12 Loop Fesival Brighton
Jul 18 Við Múrin Festival Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands
Jul 26 1234 Festival London
Jul 31 Stockton Riverside Fringe Festvial Stockton
Aug 8 Belladrum Festival Inverness
Aug 21 The Landmark Bergen, Norway
Aug 23 Beautiful Days Festival Devon
Sep 6 Offset Festival Hainault
Sep 20 Double Door ** Chicago, CA, U.S.A
Sep 21 Magic Stick ** Detroit, MI, U.S.A
Sep 22 London Music Hall ** London, ON, Canada
Sep 23 The Mod Club Theatre ** Toronto, ON, Canada
Sep 24 Les Saints ** Montreal, QUE, Canada
Sep 25 Paradise Rock Club ** Boston, MA, U.S.A
Sep 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg ** Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A
Sep 27 Theatre of Living Arts ** Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A
Sep 29 Bowery Ballroom ** New York, NY, U.S.A
Sep 30 Maxwell's ** Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A
Oct 2 Ottobar ** Baltimore, MD, U.S.A
Oct 3 Black Cat ** Washington, DC, U.S.A
Oct 4 The Orange Peel ** Asheville, NC, U.S.A
Oct 5 The Loft ** Atlanta, GA, U.S.A
Oct 6 One Eyed Jacks ** New Orleans, LA, U.S.A
Oct 7 The Parish ** Austin, TX, U.S.A
Oct 8 Granada Theater ** Dallas, TX, U.S.A
Oct 12 The Detroit Bar ** Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.A
Oct 13 Glasshouse ** Pomona, CA, U.S.A
Oct 14 Bimbo's 365 Club ** San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
Oct 28 KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
** w/ The Charlatans