Posted in music | tour dates on January 24, 2011

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: BOAT - (I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong (MP3)

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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.

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BOAT - (I'll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong

BOAT "(I'll beat my chest like) King Kong" from Magic Marker on Vimeo.

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

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Comments (29)

the ramones album blows

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:39 PM

BTS, Ramones, ???, JSBX, VU, SY, Bro Rock, Elliott, Pavement

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:43 PM

Phil Spector produced that album. I think you should reconsider.

Posted by archer | January 24, 2011 3:43 PM

Bro Rock?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:45 PM

These guys are from the NW.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:45 PM

BTS, Ramones, ???, JSBX, VU, SY, Bro Rock, Elliott, Pavement

^^^

LONG WINTERS!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:47 PM

i know spector produced it, doesn't make it good. pretty sure johnny ramone rescinded credit on that album because of how lame the guitars sound on it

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:50 PM

correct me if i'm wrong, but weren't the thought bubbles on wowee zowee white instead of yellow?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 3:54 PM

Never mind the guitars on that album. "Danny Says" is up there with anything...ever created by musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:15 PM

Pearl Jam - Yield

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:24 PM

christ, i didn't even say "Yield" because i figured someone had already gotten it. what's wrong with you kiddies these days?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:35 PM

One of these things is not like the others. Pearl Jam? Seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:41 PM

these dudes are like pavement but faster

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:42 PM

they were great at the popfest. crazy energy, but fun.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:45 PM

End of the Century is a great album

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:47 PM

great if you like shit, yes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:56 PM

seriously people? get a life.

Posted by come on | January 24, 2011 5:07 PM

did Grandma Moses paint that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 5:12 PM

end of the century holds one of the ramones' best songs, "danny says", so that alone makes it worth noting. my opinion matters, i have the best taste in everything, fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 5:24 PM

these guys are a lot of fun to watch, looking forward to the Rock Shop show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 5:44 PM

Even Grandma Moses digs VU.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 5:48 PM

John Roderick from the Long Winters guests on this album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 6:32 PM

Bro Rock = Pearl Jam, duh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 6:36 PM

These guys slayed at Bruar Falls a while back. Most fun show I've seen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 6:41 PM

@3:54- I think they bubbles on Woweee Zowee were changed from white to yellow on the deluxe edition.

Also, BOAT are great. They should be bigger.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 7:01 PM

I hope this album is as fun as the last one. It could well be my album of the year. Not enough fun music these days.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 7:32 PM

The BOAT boys. They're quite good!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 1:13 AM

these guys are vegans, except for pizza.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 12:06 AM

I think they're getting bigger but they're kind of sensitive about it and wear a lot of vertical stripes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:37 PM

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