by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: BOAT - (I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong (MP3)
Seattle's masters of sloppy pop, BOAT, will release their fourth long-player, Dress Like Your Idols, on Magic Marker Records on March 22. Of the title, Boat captain D. Crane says, "My idol is Doug Martsch. But I am not sure if I want to dress like him." Marstsch's band gets a nod on the album art which pays tribute to nine of the band's favorites. How many can you name?
The album features 13 super-catchy indie rock songs in the patented BOAT style about love, fear and Frank Black. The album's first single, "(I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong," is out now splattery-colored vinyl. You can download the A-side at the top of this post.
BOAT will also be doing an East Coast/Midwest tour in April, including a 4/2 stop at The Rock Shop and 4/9 at another NYC venue yet to be determined. Says Crane, "We are touring the east coast for the first time with charter member J. Goodman. He will be helping us in our goals to eat more bagels than any other New York bands. The bagel is in your court Tim Harrington." It's always good to have a goal, guys.
The band were here last in May for NYC Popfest 2010. All 2011 dates, plus a promo video for "King Kong" are after the jump.
BOAT - (I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong
BOAT - 2011 Tour Dates
3/25 SEATTLE, WA The Tractor Tavern
4/1 PHILADELPHIA, PA Pilam
4/2 BROOKLYN, NY The Rock Shop
4/3 MILFORD, CT Daniel Street Club
4/4 CLEVELAND, OH
4/5 ROCK ISLAND, IL Daytrotter Session
4/6 DES MOINES, IA
4/7 CHICAGO, IL The Double Door
4/8 PITTSBURGH, PA
4/9 NEW YORK, NY TBA