Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 19, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Revolver - "A Song She Wrote" (Botany Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Botany - "Watermark" (MP3)

Revolver

French chamber pop trio Revolver plan to release their sophomore LP on Astralwerks next year. The album will be the followup to 2009's Music for a While. If you haven't heard these guys, they owe a little more than the origin of their band name to The Beatles. They play pretty laid back orchestral indie pop with harmonies recalling those of the fab four. They'll take fellow French group Chateau Marmont on the 'Voulez-Vous Tour' of the US and Canada this fall, culminating in a few CMJ shows in NYC. Not all of those shows have been announced yet, but it's been revealed that one of them will be on October 20 at Joe's Pub, which means the venue which is now undergoing renovation, better be open by CMJ. Check out a flier and a video for the tour and all dates below.

Botany
Botany

Texas producer Botany (aka Spencer Stephenson), who shared a bill with Revolver at last year's CMJ, remixed the track "A Song She Wrote," from Revolver's debut LP. He takes the vocals out of their guitar-driven environment and throws them into dank blown out atmospheres where they somehow feel right at home. You can grab that remix, which makes its premiere here, above and check out a live acoustic version of Revolver playing the song below. Botany released his debut EP Feeling Today last year via Western Vinyl. Grab the track "Watermark" above and stream the title track below. You can purchase the EP from the Western Vinyl webstore as LP and CD. You can also purchase the MP3 album on iTunes.

All dates, video, song stream and flier below...

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Revolver - "A Song She Wrote" Live Acoustic

Voulez-Vous Tour Trailer

REVOLVER / VOULEZ VOUS? North American Fall Tour from Karakoid on Vimeo.

Botany - "Feeling Today"
Feeling Today by Botany

Voulez-Vous Tour

Voulez-Vous Tour

Revolver and Chateau Marmont -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sat 9/24 - Media Club (Olio Fest) - Vancouver
Mon 9/26 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle
Tue 9/27 - Mississippi Studios - Portland
Thu 9/29 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco
Fri 9/30 - The Cellar Door - Visalia
Sat 10/1 - Satellite - Los Angeles
Mon 10/3 - Casbah - San Diego
Tue 10/4 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix
Wed 10/5 - Launchpad - Albuquerque
Thu 10/6 - The Prophet Bar - Dallas
Fri 10/7 - The Mohawk - Austin
Sat 10/8 - Fitzgerald's - Houston
Mon 10/10 - The Earl - Atlanta
Tue 10/11 - 3rd & Lindsley - Nashville
Wed 10/12 - Firebird - St Louis
Thu 10/13 - Schubas - Chicago
Fri 10/14 - Grog Shop - Cleveland
Sat 10/15 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh
Sun 10/16 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto
Mon 10/17 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal
Tue 10/18 - T.T. The Bears - Boston
Wed 10/19 - CMJ Music Marathon - New York City
Thurs 10/20 - Joe's Pub New York, NY
Fri 10/21 - CMJ Music Marathon - New York City
Sat 10/22 - CMJ Music Marathon - New York City

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Comments (5)

Um. Do bands even bother checking if there is or was an existing band of the same name anymore?

I'm starting a band next week then.

I'll call it Metallica.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2011 4:34 PM

HAAAAA!!! I'm starting a band called Exile on Main St.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 3:30 AM

Revolver is tremendously talented, and anyone who says otherwise has an overly-tight sphincter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 2:50 PM

rip off of Doors and Stooges album covers

LAME

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 6:54 PM

And they are french....strike four.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 10:25 PM

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