Posted in music | tour dates on January 19, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Au Palais
Au Palais

Caveman, who recently signed to Fat Possum (who are now selling their album), conclude their North American tour in NYC on Friday (1/20) at Bowery Ballroom. That show is now sold out, but if you've got tickets you should get there early to check out London-via-Toronto duo Au Palais. The Bowery Ballroom show is their last North American show before returning home to London. Heaven is also on the bill.

Au Palais (aka brother and sister David and Elise Commathe) released their debut EP, Tender Mercy on December 5 via The Sounds of Sweet Nothing. The EP has gained pretty accurate comparisons to the dark synth pop of Austra and Zola Jesus but Elise Commathe sings with a much more subdued voice than the howls of Katie Stelmanis and Nika Danilova. Meanwhile, David plays a similar role in the group to that of Jamie xx in the The xx, with a focus on beatmaking that comes across most strongly on the EP's closing instrumental track, "H.o.l.l.a.n.d." Stream the entire EP below and purchase it at The Sounds of Sweet Nothing bandcamp.

Au Palais plan to follow this EP with a full length album that they recently spoke to FADER about:

DAVID: Yeah, we're working on it right now. It's a little brighter. We took a lot of inspiration from like early '90s house music--full-on operatic vocals.
ELISE: Just blame it on my love to dance. I was like, David, we need to write a dance song.
DAVID: There's also like plenty of dark shit in there, too, so don't worry that's still around.
ELISE: Don't worry the moody depressive songs will be back.
All Caveman dates and Au Palais EP stream below...

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Au Palais - Tender Mercy EP

Caveman -- 2012 Tour Dates
01/20: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Au Palais, Heaven
02/15: London, UK @ The Macbeth
02/16: Paris, France @ La Fleche D'Or - Fireworks Festival
02/17: St Malo, France @ La Route du Rock (live webcast)

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Comments (17)

Wow. How low can the once mighty Fat Possum sink?

How many tickets to that Bowery Ballroom show did Fat Possum buy?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 6:59 PM

YES! love this EP.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 7:04 PM

This post sponsored by ___________ ?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 7:36 PM

"London-via-Toronto"

So, they get a London-via-Toronto. Yet, all these shitty NYC bands don't get the x-via-y? Because you know NO bands from around here are from, say, Brooklyn. 9 out of 10 times they're a bunch of tourists that happen to be living here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 10:19 PM

by fat possum do you mean james murphy?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 10:32 PM

Because you know NO bands from around here are from, say, Brooklyn. 9 out of 10 times they're a bunch of tourists from New Jersey, Connecticut,
L.Island and Upstate NY that happen to be living here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 1:24 AM

from like early '90s house music--full-on operatic vocals.
Just like blame it on my love to dance. I was like, David, we need to like write a dance song.
There's also like plenty of dark shit in there, too, so don't like worry that's still around.
ELISE: Don't like worry the moody depressive songs will be like back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 1:38 AM

CAVEYANN

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 3:10 AM

@1019

big cities have transient populations and artists generally move to big cities. what's the problem?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 9:17 AM

Judging from that photo there, this sounds like the type of event where trendy rich "entitled" people sit down to sip their wine and act all above it all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 9:38 AM

@938, yeah, you shouldn't listen to the EP, you should judge it all on the photo. makes sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 11:26 AM

you guys are seriously such losers.

Posted by rich guy 69 | January 20, 2012 1:27 PM

Not everyone can be as cool as you "rich guy 69"

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 2:30 PM

you guys are seriously like such losers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 5:20 PM

i eat hummus all day and f%ck all night!

Posted by richguy69 | January 22, 2012 5:27 AM

^word. north side jacuzzzi boy 4 lyfe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2012 7:59 AM

nice red lips

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