words & Pianos photos by Andrew Frisicano, Glasslands photos Chris Doss
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Delorean @ Pianos
Barcelona's Delorean played a pair of sold-out NYC shows before skipping to the West Coast. They'll be back for a free July 7th show in Stuy Town and a July 10th show at Bowery Ballroom with globally-inspired BK duo Tanlines and breezy texture pop act Glasser. Tickets are still on sale.
Both Delorean shows were in settings that feel intimate with a packed house - June 4th's at Pianos with MNDR opening, and June 5th's at Glasslands with Restless People (mems. Tanlines) and MillionYoung. For a nearly 90 degree day, Pianos was pretty comfortable, with dancing room to boot. I wasn't there but the notoriously sticky Glasslands reportedly had new overhead fans spinning to fight the temperature.
MNDR opened the Pianos show with her one-woman dance party; others joined in as she persuaded the early crowd to get moving. Her future-pop anthems (even power ballad "I Go Away") were quotable after one listen and meshed into a star-ready whole. The headlining Delorean inspired even more of a dance party. Their set was short on talk and long on pulsating jams. The Subiza tracks flowed like one melodic thread over a room-shaking beat (no surprise that they fit a pair of DJ gig in while in town). Simply said, these guys know what they're doing. The album was released this week on True Panther in all formats.
More pictures from both shows, all tour dates and Delorean's new unofficial video for "Simple Graces" are all below...
MNDR @ Pianos...
Delorean @ Pianos...
Millionyoung @ Glasslands...
Restless People @ Glasslands...
Delorean @ Glasslands...
Delorean - Simple Graces
Delorean - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 08 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Jun 10 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene *
Jun 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Jun 12 PASAGUERO ( + TRIANGULO DE AMOR BIZARRO) mexico d.f., mx, mexico
Jun 19 SONAR Barcelona, Spain
Jun 20 TEATRO CIRCO PRICE Madrid, Spain
Jun 26 POIOPOP Poio, pontevedra, Spain
Jul 02 LONDON - LEXINGTON London, UK
Wed Jul 07 NYC, NY @ Stuy Town
Sat Jul 10 NYC, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom ^
Mon 07-12 Allston, MA - Great Scott
Tue 07-13 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
Wed 07-14 Toronto, Ontario - Wrongbar
Thu 07-15 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Sat 07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Sept 4-6 Bumbershoot Festival
* w/ Teengirl Fantasy
^ w/ Tanlines, Glasser