Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on January 17, 2011

by Bill Pearis

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Bass Drums of Death
Bass Drums of Death

Mississippi duo Bass Drum of Death are in town for two shows this week: tomorrow (1/18) night at Glasslands with Smith Westerns (now sold out) and Wednesday (1/19) at Pianos where they'll open for the Captain Shafts (Smith Westerns were originally on this bill too, but dropped off a while ago).

On record, Bass Drum of Death is essentially John Barrett, but is augmented by basher Colin Sneed. After a slew of 7"s and EPs over the last couple years, BDoD are finally ready to drop their full length debut, GB City, on February 22. I think it's probably the most tuneful, enjoyable slab of garage pop since Ty Segall's Melted. You can check out two tracks from the LP at the top of this post.

If you can't make these shows, look for Bass Drum of Death on tour in the spring, including SXSW in March. Look for The Smith Westerns on tour through March.

The Capstan Shafts, on tour now, also plays The Rock Shop on Thursday with Medals (ex-Jaguar Club) and Cabinet while he's in town. All tour dates below...

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Bass Drum of Death - 2011 Tour Dates
Jan. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
Jan. 19 - New York, NY - Pianos
Feb. 03 - Nashville, TN - The End w/ Ted Leo

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Capstan Shafts - 2011 Tour Dates
1/17 daniel street/milford ct.
1/18 tt the bears/cambridge,ma. w/hallelujah the hills
1/19 pianos w/el sportivo,the smith westerns
1/20 the rock shop/brooklyn
1/21 the Mroom/philadelphia pa
1/22 tea bazaar/charlottesville,va.
1/24 gallery 5/richmond
1/27 new brookland tavern/columbia,s.c.
1/28 local 506/chapel hill,n.c.
1/29 the milestone/charlotte,n.c.

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Comments (5)

someone should submit that photo to the deadspin 'hoopster' photos.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 1:04 PM

damn, both those bass shows are 21+.

WTF

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 5:57 PM

Bass drum of death will also be playing an in store at co-op 87 (87 guernsey st in greenpoint) on Thursday the 20th around 6 pm.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 6:54 PM

6:54, thanks for the tip!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 8:17 PM

show at glasslands was great - these guys kill. where is that record!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:44 AM

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