Posted in music | tour dates on April 19, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Craft Spells

Craft Spells' stint opening for The Drums starts this Sunday (April 22) at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available and all Drums/Craft Spells tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Craft Spells have a new EP, Gallery, that will be out May 15 on Captured Tracks. Like last year's Idle Labor, the new EP wraps itself in a variety of '80s influences though early New Order seems to be the primary touchstone this time. You can stream Gallery's lead track, "Still Left With Me," at the bottom of this post.

Over the last year Craft Spells, who recently relocated from Seattle to San Francisco, have become a tight live unit and both sets I caught by them in Austin during SXSW (both them and The Drums played our Hotel Vegan day parties) were great. I wish they were playing a smaller, headlining show while in NYC, but they're flying in on Sunday and play Philadelphia on Monday. Hopefully they'll come back soon.

Click through for Craft Spells cover art, track stream and tour dates.

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Craft Spells EP
Craft Spells
Gallery EP
(Captured Tracks)
Street Date: May 15, 2012

Tracklist:

Still Left With Me
Warmth
Burst
Leave My Shadow
Sun Trails
Gallery

Craft Spells - 2012 Tour Dates
Sat-Apr-21 Salem, OR Wilamette University - Wulapalooza
Sun-Apr-22 New York, NY Webster Hall *
Mon-Apr-23 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
Wed-Apr-25 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
Thu-Apr-26 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End *
Fri-Apr-27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Sun-Apr-29 Chicago, IL Subterranean *
Mon-Apr-30 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café *
Tue-May-01 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *
Thu-May-03 Denver, CO Hi Dive *
Sat-May-05 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
Sun-May-06 Boise, ID Reef Boise *
Tue-May-08 Vancouver, BC Venue *
Wed-May-09 Seattle, WA Neumos *
Thu-May-10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
Sat-May-12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
Sun-May-13 Las Vegas, NV Body English - Hard Rock Hotel *
Mon-May-14 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre *
Sat-May-26 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
* = w/ The Drums, Part Time

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Comments (17)

yeah not really interested in seeing them as openers

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:05 PM

baby joe lo truglio

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:07 PM

Band of fops.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:07 PM

This band also looks like they might get raped at St. Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:15 PM

maybe the 2 gayest bands ever to exist? you might be right, rabbit, you might be right.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:26 PM

U.G.L.Y you ain't got no alibi...

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:31 PM

Whose the lucky gal that's gonna get those flowers?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 2:04 PM

my gaydar just exploded

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 2:18 PM

2:04 gal?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 2:21 PM

1:15: ...and enjoy it.


LOL 1:07 (both), 2:21

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 2:36 PM

justin vallesteros is a coke head

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 2:43 PM

I heard they're also playing the BNB bowl. They come on right before Sheer Terror.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 3:19 PM

^ They got a good time slot there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 4:21 PM

This is the toughest band any of you commentors listen to. Shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 4:32 PM

Look at these guys, they make the knack look like fucking Pantera. what a bunch of pussy shitz. terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 10:12 PM

These guys are really talented ones. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Kummetz Corp LLC | June 18, 2012 6:40 PM

big fan of craft spells

Posted by mike | August 2, 2013 3:50 PM

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