by Bill Pearis
HTRK's new album Work (work, work) is out this week on Ghostly International and the band will play shows in California and New York to celebrate. Three shows happen in NYC next week: Wednesday, September 14 at Home Sweet Home as part of the Wierd party, then a free show at Sleep No More on Thursday, September 15 and then Saturday, Sept 17 at Secret Project Robot as part of Pendu Disco.
It's been a tough couple years for the band, originally formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 but now located in London. Bassist Sean Stewart took his own life during the making of the album, leaving surviving members Nigel Yang and Jonnine Standish to finish it. Dark and sensual, tracks like "Eat Yr Heart" and "Sythetik" would've fit right in on the soundtrack of an '80s Michael Mann film. Both of those songs are downloadable at the top of this post. You can stream the whole shebang at Bandcamp.
All 2011 dates are listed below.
HTRK - Eat Yr Heart
HTRK - 2011 Tour Dates
09.07.2011 SAN FRANCISCO,CA Public Works
09.11.2011 LOS ANGELES,CA The Echo
09.14.2011 NEW YORK,NY Home Sweet Home
09.15.2011 NEW YORK,NY Sleep No More (Free Event in Bar)
09.17.2011 BROOKLYN,NY Eecret Project Robot
10.12.2011 KRAKOW,PL Unsound Festival
10.24.2011 LONDON,UK The Garage
10.27.2011 ABERDEEN,UK The Tunnel
10.30.2011 KORTRIJK,BE Sonic City Festival