We are pleased to anounce our newest addition to the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Fontana's on 10/23, Ume of Austin, Texas! Ume incoporate bits of Sonic Youth noise, blissful/breathy harmony, and big riffs all on one short but sweet EP, Sunshower. Check out two tracks from that EP above and a video for "The Conductor" below. Besides that EP, Ume have already have built up a considerable amount of buzz due to their raucous SXSW show:
Ume simply killed it and set the bar for the rest of the night - hell, the rest of the festival - appropriately high. Singer-guitarist Lauren Larson looked like a wee slip of a girl, but was a ferocious frontwoman. She wasn't all aggro and in your face - she was actually quite sweet and friendly between songs - but during the songs, her mission was to melt your face with her guitarwork. Equal parts stoner-heavy, grunge-sloppy and pop-melodic, watching her play while whipping around the stage like a dervish was awe-inspiring. And the fact that this was done in the context of excellent and compact songs. Absolutely superb stuff that sent me down 6th St abuzz - [chromewaves]Check out more Ume in a WOXY session during SXSW, dig on that tune-age here.
Our show is not the only one scheduled for Ume in the coming week. Their schedule also includes a Vice Party with Cymbals Eat Guitars on 10/22, show in Bushwick on 10/23, and Ace of Clubs with Steel Phantoms, The Wrecking, Red Collar, and Clothes Make The Man on 10/21.
Full tour dates, our new flyer, and a pair of Ume videos are below...
Ume - "The Conductor"
Ume at SXSW 2009
UME - 2009 TOUR DATES
Oct 17 2009 Maxine's Hot Springs, Arkansas
Oct 18 2009 The Green Lantern Lexington, Kentucky
Oct 19 2009 Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 20 2009 The Red and Black Washington DC
Oct 21 2009 CMJ showcase @ Ace of Clubs New York, New York
Oct 22 2009 BrooklynVegan CMJ day party @ Fontana's w/ Crystal Antlers & more
Oct 22 2009 VICE CMJ Party @ Public Assembly w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars! Brooklyn, New York
Oct 23 2009 Lake Johnson w/ The Vandelles, The Sea, Ringo Deathstarr Bushwick, New York
Oct 24 2009 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Oct 27 2009 Level 3 St. Catherine's, Ontario
Oct 28 2009 The Starlight Waterloo, Ontario
Oct 29 2009 The Casbah Hamilton, Ontario
Oct 30 2009 Adam's Apple Sarnia, Ontario
Nov 3 2009 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Nov 4 2009 PJ's Lager House Detroit, Michigan
Nov 5 2009 The Bottom Lounge w/ Future of the Left Chicago, Illinois
Nov 6 2009 The Outland Black Box Revue party w/ El Paso Hot Button Springfield, Missouri