by Andrew Sacher
Toronto art popper Sandro Perri spent the first half of the last decade recording under the moniker Polmo Polpo and the second half under his own name. He's also been a member/collaborator of Great Lake Swimmers (who recently announced an album and tour), Detective Kalita, Barzin, Dot Wiggin, Glissandro 70, Double Suicide, and Continuous Dick. He's been getting increased attention lately after the release of his 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces, which ended up on Pitchfork's top 50 albums of the year. The album brings together sunny art pop, folk, and touches of world music. You can stream the entire thing below.
Sandro Perri has a few shows coming up including the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati (3/29) and a NYC show happening two days later at Mercury Lounge on March 31 with Bhi Bhiman before he hooks up with Metronomy for a few dates on their upcoming tour. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday (2/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/15) at noon.
He's not currently listed on Metronomy's NYC show which happens on March 30 at Irving Plaza (Friends are though) but it looks like he'll open Metronomy's Chicago show which currently lists a "guest" but it falls right in between Perri opening their Toronto show and their Minneapolis show. Tickets for the Irving Plaza show are still on sale.
All dates and album stream below...
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Sandro Perri -- 2012 Tour Dates
3/18 Great Hall Toronto, ON
3/29 MusicNOW 2012 @ Memorial Hall Cincinnati, OH
3/31 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
4/1 Metropolis Theatre Montreal, QC*
4/2 The Hoxton Toronto, ON*
4/4 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL ?????? (not currently announced, but MN is:)
4/5 First Avenue 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN*
* - w/ Metronomy