Ume at CMJ 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
"How could I have not known about Ume? An Austin trio fronted by a whirling dervish of a singer guitarist who in the standard PR band head shot looks like she wouldn't hurt a fly; yet give her a guitar, a Marshall stack and a mic and stand back, way back. She shreds." [Dave Allen of Gang of Four]Ume have signed to the recently established Austin, TX label Modern Outsider Records who will release Ume's debut full length, Phantoms, on August 30. The album was mixed by Jason Livermore at Bill Stevenson's (Black Flag, Descendents) The Blasting Room.
Ume are going on tour this month ahead of the album release, and will stop by Pianos on June 9 with Super Hi Fi, The Young Things and Wormburner and The Rock Shop on June 11 with Yourself & The Air, The Foxx, and Man Your Horse. They play the Saint in Asbury Park in between. The band will also play NXNE later this month and MusicfestNW in September. This week they open for Kylesa in Denton. In July they open for Mission of Burma in Austin.
All tour dates below...
Ume 2011 Tour Dates
06.04.11 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Kylesa
06.07.11 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatters
06.08.11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock
06.09.11 - New York, NY @ Pianos
06.10.11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
06.11.11 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
06.12.11 - Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bears
06.13.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck-Tie
06.14.11 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
06.15.11 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel (NXNE Festival)
06.18.11 - Denver, CO @ Westword Music Showcase
07.01.11 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland
07.03.11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07.22.11 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ Mission of Burma)
08.27.11 - New Braunfels, TX @ Dia De Los Toadies Music Festival
08.28.11 - St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
09.07.11 - Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW