"The genre that was once called "college rock" is currently drifting in a distinctly post-graduate direction. But for those who find 2009's US indie vanguard (the Grizzly Animal Projectors, the Dirty Bear Collective, those guys) a little too ethereal for their tastes, this down and dirty Austin, Texas power trio offer a marvellously rocking reality check." [Guardian]White Denim's new album Fits will be released in the UK on June 22nd. NME is even streaming it (though us in North America only get 30 second clips). Unfortunately though, at the moment at least, there is no info on a release in the band's own country.
To go along with that record, White Denim will be touring the UK/Europe from June 23rd until at least July 11th, and that will give them enough time to get back here for their only scheduled US show that I know about at the moment, which will be free in Brooklyn on July 19th at the Williamsburg Waterfront on a bill with Magnolia Electric Co. and Dirty Projectors. This NYC show is one of eight Jelly NYC Pool Parties that will happen this summer, all of which are currently still, sort of unannounced.
New White Denim video and all dates below...
White Denim - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 23 - Bar Academy Birmingham
Jun 24 - Ruby Lounge Manchester
Jun 26 - Academy 2 Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Jun 27 - Stiff Kitten Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jun 29 - Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, Scotland
Jun 30 - Digital Newcastle
Jul 2 - Bodega Social Nottingham
Jul 3 - Academy 2 Oxford
Jul 4 - The Hop Farm Kent
Jul 5 - Talking Heads Southampton
Jul 7 - Thekla Bristol
Jul 8 - Heaven London
Jul 11 - Paradiso (w/ The Oblivians, The Gories, & Nightmarchers) Amsterdamn
Jul 19 - Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY