by Andrew Sacher
Australia's Gotye is pretty big over in his home country due to his super catchy single, "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song is on his album, Making Mirrors, which came out in Australia this past August and is set for a US release on January 31 via Samples'n'Seconds/Fairfax Recordings/Universal Republic. I'm still not completely sold on the whole album, but I've spun "Somebody That I Used to Know" quite a few times. It's got a So-era Peter Gabriel feel to it, with xylophones and a duet with Kimbra that also make it pretty fitting for the Garden State soundtrack. Check out the video for the song below.
Gotye was in NYC for CMJ in October and is going on a North American tour in 2012 in support of the album. That hits NYC on February 6 at Bowery Ballroom and March 27 at Webster Hall. The Bowery Ballroom show is sold out but tickets are still available for the Webster Hall show.
All dates and video below...
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know" Official Video
Gotye -- 2012 North American Tour Dates
February 2 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
February 6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
March 22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
March 23 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
March 27 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 29 Boston, MA @ Paradise
March 30 Montreal, QB @ Corona Theatre
March 31 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 3 Chicago, IL @ Park West
April 4 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
April 6 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
April 8 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
April 10 Seattle @ Neptune
April 11 Portland, OR @ (venue TBA)
April 12 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent