Posted in music | tour dates on March 1, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Harlem - Friendly Ghost (MP3)

Harlem @ Union Pool in February (more by Andrew Frisicano)

Austin band Harlem have their Matador debut, Hippies, coming out April 6th. The garage punk opus clocks in at 16 songs, and one of its best, "Friendly Ghost," with a hurdling bassline and catchy chorus ("I want to disappear all the time") is posted above. The band will be at SXSW for swarm of hometown shows before heading out on tour this April/May. That includes three NYC-area shows. The first is April 22nd at Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 3rd at noon. The second is at Market Hotel the night after (4/23). And the third, on April 24th, is at Maxwell's in Hoboken with Titus Andronicus. Tickets are on sale.

Titus have a record release show at Bowery Ballroom this Saturday, and plenty of other shows on the way (including a free show we're hosting at SXSW).

All tour dates are below...

Harlem - 2010 Tour Dates
3/13 - Aquarium Drunkard party, Red Eyed Fly, Austin, 3pm
3/16 - House Of Guys, 1907 Rio Grande, Austin, (with The Beets, Fungi Girls, Air Waves)
3/18 - Red 7, Austin (official SXSW event with Bad Sports, Pierced Arrows, Raveonettes)
3/19 - Levi's Fader Fort, Austin, 2:15 pm
3/19 - Spin Party, Stubbs (indoors), Austin, 3:40pm
4/1 - Mohawk, Austin (record release bash)
4/13 -One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
4/14 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
4/15 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
4/16 - JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
4/17 - Night Light, Chapel Hill, NC
4/19 - DC 9, Washington DC
4/20 - Golden West, Baltimore, MD
4/21 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
4/22 - Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY (early show)
4/23 - Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
4/24- Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ (with Titus Andronicus)
4/25 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
4/27 - Green Room, Montreal, Quebec
4/28 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario
4/29 - Now That's Class, Cleveland, OH
4/30 - Majestic Cafe, Detroit, MI
5/01- Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
5/02- Mad Planet, Milwaukee, WI (with Jail)
5/04- 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
5/05 - Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
5/06 - Waiting Room, Lincoln, NE
5/07 - Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (with Gil Mantera)
5/08- Firebird, St. Louis, MO
5/10 - The Summit, Columbus, OH
5/11 - Southgate House, Newport, KY
5/12 - Zanzibar, Louisville, KY
5/13 - The End, Nashville, TN
5/14 - Hi Tone, Memphis, TN
5/15 - City Tavern, Dallas, TX



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Comments (12)


Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 6:52 PM

i think they should play an evening outdoor show, say on the north side of st. nicholas park, and introduce themselves as harlem before every song. if they feel comfortable with that, which they very well might, and are generally well received, which again, they very well might be, then they should continue to call themselves harlem.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 7:56 PM

at least they didnt change their name to the Soft Pack

Posted by Muzzle Limb | March 1, 2010 8:03 PM

they colonized the name, lol.

(haven't heard of a song of theirs yet..)


"colonized" sodomized.. ?

"We f*ck*d that ASS natives!"

It could be.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 8:27 PM

I honestly don't think naming yourself after a neighborhood is all that bad. That being set I have never listened to this band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 8:57 PM

Hell yeah to the show at Maxwell's

Posted by GW | March 1, 2010 10:31 PM

I know nothing about this band. But I do know you should call Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) ( 518-455-2788 / 718-649-7653
or email: ) and ask him to make sure S. 4041-B gets a vote in 2010. Last year was the first that a medical marijuana bill has passed out of a Senate committee, and it is crucial that senators hear that their constituents want it to be a priority this year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2010 11:17 PM

that song friendly ghost kills

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 12:06 AM

the bronx > harlem

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:42 AM

there's nothing wrong with naming yourself after a neighborhood, as long as you are able to rock that neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 11:04 AM

or as long as that neighborhood is able to rock you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 11:49 AM

this band is great! check them out if you get a chance :-)

Posted by kimberly | March 18, 2010 10:32 AM

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