Posted in music | tour dates on November 24, 2009

by Bill Pearis

Yummy Fur

Pitchfork reports that '90s-era Glaswegian indie band The Yummy Fur -- who existed from 1992 to 1999 -- are reuniting and will be playing their first-ever American shows in January, including a NYC stop at the 171 Lombardy space on January 15. For those who don't know, The Yummy Fur was fronted by John McKeown, now of The 1990s, and included Franz Ferdinand's Paul Thompson and Alex Kapranos (who at the time went by Alex Huntley) late in the band's career. McKeown and Thompson will both be in the reunited line-up, but Kapranos will not (though he does live here at least part-time, so who knows about the Lombardy date?).

This unexpected tour will be in support of a new "best of" compilation being released by What's Your Rupture? sometime in January. The band's catalog -- four albums and seven singles full of scratchy, Fall-inspired low-fi twee punk -- has been out of print for ages. The band were kind of legendary on the '90s Glasgow scene that also included Uresei Yatsura and Pink Kross, and it will great to (hopefully) have singles "Policeman" and "Plastic Cowboy," among other tracks, available again somewhere besides Ebay. No word yet as to who else will be in the band besides McKeown and Thompson, though, as bassist Jamie McMorrow is also in the 1990s, it seems fairly likely he'll be along for the trip as well.

Dates & videos below...

"Theme from Ultrabra"

The Yummy Fur live in Glasgow 1998

The Yummy Fur - 2009 North American Tour Dates
Jan 14 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Neck Tie (England Belongs to Twee)
Jan 15 Brooklyn, NY - 171 Lombardy
Jan 17 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Part Time Punks)
Jan 18 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
Jan 20 Portland, OR - TBA (Suicide Club)

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Comments (11)

has there ever been any other infamous shows at this venue?
it sounds so familiar but the area doesn't ring a bell for me

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2009 3:49 PM

Never heard of these fuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2009 4:20 PM

Christ, this '90s revival must end soon. Here's a band who were never popular reforming, and they get a small U.S. tour out of it? Unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2009 5:15 PM

best band of the 90s. for real.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2009 5:19 PM

Yummy Fur is awesome! Definitely going to the gig!

Posted by Shannon Thomas | November 24, 2009 5:30 PM

Any news where to get tix for this?

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2009 7:43 PM

Jamie McMorrow left 1990s in 2007 and I heard that it was because touring was too demanding so I dunno if he'll be on this tour...

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 5:23 AM

well it doesn't look like a very "demanding" tour. it's only 5 stops.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 6:21 AM

1990s are god

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 12:47 PM

Don't know much about the Yummy Fur band besides that Alex and Nick where from that band. But would only go if Feanz Ferdinand where doing a song or two. Brooklyn show would be great

Posted by Edgar | December 31, 2009 10:18 PM

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 15, 2010 10:51 AM

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