by Bill Pearis
Brisbane, Australia's DZ Deathrays are fresh into a North American tour with Mississippi's Bass Drum of Death that will take the two duos all over the continent, including a NYC stop at Glasslands on Tuesday (6/12) with Shark?. Tickets are still available and all listed tour dates are below.
I caught DZ Deathrays at SXSW this year and though that week is a bit of a blur I do remember them being probably the loudest band I saw in Austin: "Speaking of volume, Australian duo DZ Deathrays were next and the nitro-blues sonic assault blew right through my earplugs. I mean LOUD. How do two people make that much noise?" Their debut album, Bloodstreams, came out last month on 3qtr Records and you can stream it at the bottom of this post.
Bass Drum of Death, meanwhile, are finishing up their second album (which will also be out on 3qtr) and you can check out one of that album's tracks, "White Fight," at the bottom of this post. And if you haven't heard last year's GB City yet, it's worth checking out especially if you're a fan of Ty Segall-style garage rock. You can stream it below too.
There's also a split tour 7" available at shows featuring one song from each band. Look out for that at the merch table and you can stream the BDoD side of that below as well.
Bass Drum of Death /DZ Deathrays - 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 12 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Jun 13 Great Scott Allston, MA
Jun 14 Quai Des Brumes Montreal, Canada
Jun 15 Wrong Bar Toronto, Canada
Jun 16 Shadow Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 18 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Jun 19 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Jun 20 The Basement Columbus, OH
Jun 21 Russian Recording Bloomington, IN
Jun 22 Schubas Chicago, IL
Jun 23 Old Rock House St Louis, MO
Jun 24 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Jun 25 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Jun 28 Sunset Seattle, WA
Jun 29 Biltmore Vancouver, Canada
Jun 30 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Jul 02 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
Jul 03 Atrium Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 05 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Jul 06 Echo Los Angeles, CA
Jul 07 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Jul 08 The Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Jul 10 Mohawk Austin, TX
Jul 11 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Jul 12 Fitzgerald's Downstairs Houston, TX
Jul 13 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jul 14 Proud Larry's Oxford, MS