by Bill Pearis
Sheffield, UK's jangly pop trio Standard Fare are heading to Athens Popfest (Aug 10 - 14) and are making the most of their trip with an East Coast tour of the States. They'll play Bruar Falls on August 5 and Mondo! at Don Hill's on August 6. Standard Fare's The Noyelle Beat (out now in America on Bar/None) is one of the best indiepop records of the year (along with Allo Darlin's debut). Cute, romantic, but with some muscle in there too. You can download a couple tracks from it above. You should also watch the new video for their great single "Philadelphia" at the bottom of this post.
Maybe you saw them back in March? They are fun (and funny) live too. Don't miss 'em.
Athens Popfest, which took last year off, is back with a strong line-up that, along with Standard Fare, includes The Wedding Present, Mission of Burma, BOAT, Apples in Stereo, Rose Melberg, Dream Diary, Gold-Bears, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and about 30 more.
All Standard Fare dates below...
Standard Fare @ Cake Shop
Standard Fare - Philadelphia
Standard Fare - 2010 North American Tour Dates
Wednesday 8/4 Philadelphia - Manhattan Room
Thursday 8/5 NYC - Bruar Falls
Friday 8/6 NYC - Don Hill's Monday NYC
Saturday 8/7 Fredericksburg All Ages -
Sunday 8/8 Richmond, VA - The Camel w/ The Trillions
Monday 8/9 Charlotte, NC - w/ Archeology
Tuesday 8/10 Atlanta 529 w/ Gold-Bears
Wednesday 8/11 Chattanooga, TN
Thursday 8/12 Athen¹s Popfest