Les Savy Fav (more by Gabi Porter)
Les Savy Fav are currently touring Australia and New Zealand, and by the end of February they'll be on tour in the UK, but before then they'll play Bowery Ballroom on 2/16. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today at noon.
"Played a brief set at CMJ last night. It went well, thanks to those who came out.The band hasn't posted much since then, though they posted a Joanna Newsom cover you can listen to. According to a press release:
I suppose I'll make it official by saying we start recording our LP this Monday for French Kiss Records. I'm super excited--we're doing it with Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Spoon, Black Dice) at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn. Alot of the stuff we've done so far could be considered conservative next to some of the shit we plan to do for the album. We just plan to make a record that makes us happy, and hopefully it'll do the same for others. We'll get some pictures up and maybe a few videos as we go."
Despite having been together for under a year, Pittsburgh duo Nic Snyder and Josh Sickels have already made waves in the UK this year,...[receiving] rave reviews for a string of live UK shows in May, including The Great Escape festival & Club NME, which were closely followed by the release of their critically acclaimed Chess Club debut 7" 'Going Away Party', that received multiple Radio 1 plays from Zane Lowe and Fearne CottonThe Bowery show is 1,2,3's only upcoming date at the moment.
Big Troubles (who have the best website ever) are also on board for the Bowery show, and have a few other NYC dates scheduled in the coming weeks including the next day (2/17) with The Beets and German Measles at 285 Kent Ave, a show with Gary War at Cake Shop on 4/2, and May 6th at Webster Hall with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Twin Shadow (tickets).
All tour dates, and some videos below...
Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out Of Here
BIG TROUBLES "BITE YR TONGUE"
LES SAVY FAV - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 1 The Kings Arm Tavern Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Feb 2 San Francisco Bath House Wellington, Wellington, NZ
Feb 4 Laneway Brisbane Fortitude Valley,, AU, AUSTRALIA
Feb 5 Laneway Melbourne Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA
Feb 6 Laneway Sydney Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Feb 8 Billboard Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Feb 10 Manning Bar Sydney, New South , AU
Feb 11 Laneway Adelaide Adelaide, AU, AUSTRALIA
Feb 12 Laneway Perth Perth, au, AUSTRALIA
Feb 16 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Feb 22 Heaven London, ENG , United Kingdom
Feb 23 THE GLOBE Roath, Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb 24 Moho Live Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb 25 SOUND BAR Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb 26 The Kazimier Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb 27 Sheffield Corporation Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 1 Tunnels, Aberdeen Aberdeen, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 2 Newcastle Cluny Byker, UNITED KINGDOM
BIG TROUBLES - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 16 Bowery Ballroom w/ Les Savy Fav New York, NY
Feb 17 285 Kent Ave. w/ The Beets, German Measles Brooklyn, NY
Mar 5 Shea Stadium w/ Andrew Cedermark, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, White Laces Brooklyn, NY
Mar 24 Cake Shop w/ The Twerps New York, NY
Apr 2 Cake Shop w/ Gary War New York, NY
Apr 30 Barnard College New York, NY
May 6 Webster Hall w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart