by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Casiokids - Finn Bikkjen! (MP3)
Casiokids, who just wrapped up a short tour of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, will be heading back to the States next month for a few select dates, including an Oct 3 stop at Glasslands. Tickets are on sale now. They haven't played New York since our pre-SXSW party at Knitting Factory back in March.
Since then, it's been a busy year for these Norwegians. Casiokids' album, Topp stemning på lokal bar, was released earlier this year on Polyvinyl which collected all of the band's singles from the last two years. Both the CD and the vinyl come with a bonus disc worth or remixes. You can download single "Finn Bikkjen!" above, and the charming video for the song is at the bottom of this post.
More recently, Casiokids were awarded one million Kroner ($160,000) by the band A-Ha (who are retiring this year) as one of four winners in a competition to find Norway's most promising acts. Hopefully they won't spend it all on new equipment -- the rummage sale keyboards are certainly part of the band's charm.
All Casiokids tour dates, plus that "Finn Bikkjen!" video, are after the jump.
Casiokids - Finn Bikkjen!
Casiokids - 2010 Tour Dates
OCT 1 Washington DC, DC9
OCT 3 New York, Glasslands Gallery
OCT 5 USA, San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill
OCT 7 Los Angeles, Spaceland - FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Festival
Nov 20 Bingo'n Lillehammer, ., NORWAY
Nov 25 Train w/Vinnie Who Århus, DENMARK
Nov 26 Studenterhuset w/Vinnie Who Aalborg, DENMARK
Nov 27 Store Vega w/Vinnie Who Copenhagen, DENMARK
Dec 7 La Cartonnerie Reims, ., FRANCE
Dec 9 La Condition Publique Roubaix, ., FRANCE
Dec 29 Revolver w/Neon Indian Melbourne, ., AUSTRALIA
Dec 31 Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA