Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on February 12, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Rooftop Vigilantes - Seth No Jump (MP3)

Rooftop Vigilantes @ Cake Shop - Feb 2009
Rooftop Vigilantes

It's been a year since Rooftop Vigilantes last played New York. In the interim, the Lawrence, KS four-piece have wrapped up their second album, Real Pony Glue, and you can download the first released track from that, "Seth No Jump," at the top of this post. These guys are up there with BOAT in in the shambly, anthemic, super-catchy school of indie rock -- and if this sounds a little tighter, more pointed than anything on their debut, there's a reason. The band trekked to Baltimore, MD to record the album with Jawbox/Burning Airlines' J. Robbins behind the boards, which seems like a perfect match with Rooftop Vigilantes' sound which has been described in the past as "a very drunk Fugazi." Says guitarist Zach Campbell:

"I've never really recorded in a situation like that -- it's usually either at my house or at a friends studio on the cheap, etc. We got the chance to go and do it for real, it was rad. It also came with its hangups. We didn't really know anyone in Baltimore, and we all ran out of money so we ended up having to sleep on couches in J's studio, and not shower the whole time after the first night. He was very nice about it, but I'm sure he thought we were all very smelly people."
It's still undetermined who's going to put out the new record, and when it's coming out, but Rooftop Vigilantes will be back in NYC next month for a few shows: Shea Stadium on 3/24 and Cake Shop on March 26 with another show on 3/27 TBD. The band are still putting together an extensive U.S. tour but all March tour dates so far are below (plus some video from Cake Shop last year)...

Rooftop Vigilantes - "Cartoon Crush" @ Cake Shop 2.12.2009

Rooftop Vigilantes - "Can't Hardly Wait" (Replacements cover) @ Cake Shop

Rooftop Vigilantes Small Nipples PSA

Rooftop Vigilantes -2010 Tour Dates
Mar 16 The Bandit Teeth House W/ Cloud Nothings & bbddm Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 19 Replay Lounge W/ Eagle Scout Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 22 Ronny's Bar Chicago, Illinois
Mar 23 bernie's distillery Columbus, Ohio
Mar 24 Shea Stadium nyc, New York
Mar 25 the talking head Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 26 Cake Shop New York, New York
Mar 27 tba New York, New York
Mar 28 The Happy Dog Cleveland, Ohio

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Comments (9)

this band rules

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 3:56 PM

That's a great post as always.I have gone through it's details.And really enjoyed it very much.Thanks for sharing the interesting information….Keep blogging.

Posted by personal care products.79 | February 13, 2010 5:00 AM

This is a really good band, keep promoting them.

Posted by clasamente fotbal | February 14, 2010 4:34 PM

that third .mp3 didn't work for me either

Posted by بنات الكويت | February 27, 2010 4:31 AM

work for me either

Posted by دردشه صوتيه | February 27, 2010 4:35 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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Posted by يوتيوب القمة | February 10, 2011 8:10 AM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by Girls Games | December 4, 2011 3:34 PM

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