Posted in music | tour dates on February 5, 2010

The Grates @ Mercury Lounge in September (more by Chris La Putt)
The Grates

Patience explained why we [in Australia] haven't heard much from The Grates for a while - they've been living it up in Brooklyn for the past six months working on a new record.

"We're trying to do it like it's a job, like you guys. We're not getting up quite as early... It's like deadline, today, new song, 5pm. I think it opens up the creative process in a way. I used to think it hindered it. Like our last album I was like 'it's gotta be totally organic, I don't want to force anything'. And then this time round it's like, let's go in every single day. And because you're making yourself available it works."

Patience also revealed she's been cranking up the reverb on her vocals recently and that the new songs will have a psychedelic flavour to them. The band plans to have the new album ready later this year. [abc.net, Jan 12]

That possibly explains why the Australian band played Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom in the fall (not to mention the Patience spotting at Les Savy Fav's Knitting Factory show). The Grates' third album is expected later this year on Dew Process.

Their next and only scheduled show is a March 27th gig in their new, temporary hometown at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Videos of the band (including their video diary from SXSW last year) are below...

The Grates - SXSW Video Diary

The Grates - Burn Bridges

The Grates - 19-20-20

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Comments (17)

be careful if you bring a goat to this show. she really gets them with those ribbon dancing streamers of death!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:18 AM

At 3:14 in the top video diary, I jizzed my pants.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 10:21 AM

What the hell kinda name is 'Patience'?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 1:51 PM

I am going to have her babies

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:34 PM

As in 'grating'

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:48 PM

"I am going to have her babies"

...for dinner!

Posted by QueensCannibal | February 5, 2010 9:23 PM

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Posted by Hotel Central London | February 6, 2010 3:10 AM

She'd be hot if it wasn't for her "birth mark" that looks more like she had a psychotic uncle that torched her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 4:21 AM

^ you're an ass. and you would be hot if you weren't here posting idiotic remarks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 10:57 AM

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Posted by شات اللوبي | February 6, 2010 2:29 PM

In a weird way, I think the birthmark makes her even hotter...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 3:42 PM

cute picture superb videos she is rocking on the stage......superb blog.....thanks...Penisvergrößerung

Posted by Penisvergrößerung | February 27, 2010 3:45 PM

She'd be hot if it wasn't for her "birth mark" that looks more like she had a psychotic uncle that torched her.


Posted by يوتيوب | December 23, 2010 12:38 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by Elkema | January 19, 2011 8:16 PM

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 2:59 PM

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