by Bill Pearis
NYC Popfest is now over. It was a fun four days (as said before, Gold-Bears were seriously amazing). Popfest is branching out this year, increasing their presence throughout the year. They'll be at this year's Northside Festival for a June 16 showcase at Bruar Falls with The Secret History, Eternal Summers and Seattle's Seapony. I'm hearing rumors of CMJ and SXSW showcases in the works too.
Seapony will be playing three shows during their NYC visit. In addition to the Northside show, they'll play June 15 at Glasslands (w/ Idiot Glee, Holiday Shores and TEEN) and June 17 at Pianos. Their debut full length "Go With Me" comes out on Hardly Art on 5/31, and has some really lovely songs on it, melodic, jangly pop not unlike the kind Creation Records used to release before they signed Oasis. You can check out two tracks at the top of this post -- "Dreaming" is especially lovely.
Eternal Summers, meanwhile, are currently on tour with The Beets.... which will have them meeting up with Seapony this week at San Francisco Popfest. Check out the title track from Eternal Summers' new EP at the top of this post.
All tour dates for Seapony and Eternal Summers are below.
Seapony - 2011 Tour Dates
05.28.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - 105 Pioneer St.
05.29.11 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern % !
05.30.11 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
05.31.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo %
06.01.11 - Davis, CA - Sophia's Thai Kitchen &
06.02.11 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project $
06.15.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
06.16.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Burar Falls +
06.17.11 - New York, NY - Pianos
@ - w/ Swim Swam Swum, Ghost Animal
% - w/ Eternal Summers, The Beets
! - w/ Catwalk
& - w/ Little Scream
$ - w/ 14 Iced Bears, Ghost Animal, all-ages
* - w/ Idiot Glee, Holiday Shores, TEEN
+ - w/ Eternal Summers, The Secret History - Northside Popfest Showcase
Eternal Summers - 2011 Tour Dates
TUES 5/24 MISSOULA @ the Badlander w/ THE BEETS
WED 5/25 MOSCOW, ID @ Craft House w/ THE BEETS
THU 5/26 VANCOUVER @ Media Club w/ THE BEETS
FRI 5/27 SEATTLE @ Healthy Times Fun Club w/ THE BEETS
SAT 5/28 PORTLAND @ East End w/ THE BEETS
SUN 5/29 SAN FRANCISCO @ Hemlock w/ THE BEETS, SEA PONY, CATWALK San Francisco Popfest
TUES 5/31 LOS ANGELES @ The Echo w/ THE BEETS
WED 6/01 SAN DIEGO @ The Casbah w/ THE BEETS
THU 6/03 DALLAS @ City Tavern w/ THE BEETS
SAT 6/04 AUSTIN @ Beerland w/ THE BEETS Chaos in Tejas
SUN 6/05 HOUSTON @ Free Press Summer Fest
MON 6/06 NEW ORLEANS @ The Saint w/ THE BEETS
TUES 6/07 BIRMINGHAM, AL @ The Nick w/ THE BEETS
WED 6/08 ATLANTA @ The Earl w/ THE BEETS
THU 6/09 CHARLOTTE @ Milestone w/ THE BEETS and BRILLIANT COLORS