Brooklyn indie pop outfit Fort Lean are heading out on a tour with Bear Hands next month. But before they do that, we're happy to announce that Fort Lean, along with Hume have been added to the BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/15) as part of a lineup which already includes Caveman and Frankie Rose. Tickets for that show are still available or you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. We're also giving away a pair of tickets in this post. Details on how to enter to win are below.
Fort Lean's tour with Bear Hands kicks off in Brooklyn on July 20 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are available. It also includes a Hamden, CT show at July 22 at The Space with Surfer Blood, the day before Surfer Blood plays Maxwell's (7/23). Tickets for the Hamden show are on sale.
Fort Lean put out a single this past February for the track "Sunsick" b/w "The Precinct." You can stream those two tracks below or purchase a download of them at bandcamp. Those song streams, along with a list of all dates and contest details are below...
Fort Lean - "Sunsick"
Fort Lean - "The Precinct"
Fort Lean -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY ^
Jul 20 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY*
Jul 21 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA*
Jul 22 The Space Hamden, CT*$
Jul 24 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY*
Jul 25 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON*
Jul 26 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH*
Jul 27 White Rabbit Cabaret Indianapolis, IN*
Jul 28 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI*
Jul 30 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN*
Jul 31 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA*
Aug 01 Schuba's Tavern Chicago, IL*
Aug 02 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI*
Aug 03 Fountain Square Cincinnati, OH*
Aug 04 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA*
Aug 05 The Red Palace Washington, DC*
Sep 07 Ted's (former Berbatis) Portland, OR
^ - BV Northside w/ Frankie Rose, Caveman, Hume
* - w/ Bear Hands
$ - w/ Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood -- 2012 Tour Dates
07/14/12 Sat Charlottesville VA Charlottesville Pavilion*
07/15/12 Sun Kings Raleigh, NC
07/16/12 Mon The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
07/17/12 Tue Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium*
07/19/12 Thu Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre*
07/20/12 Fri Holyoke MA Mountain Park*
07/21/12 Sat Cooperstown NY Ommegang Brewery*
07/22/12 Sun The Space Hamden, CT^
07/23/12 Mon Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
07/24/12 Tue Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
07/26/12 Thu Music Farm Charleston, SC
* - supporting Death Cab for Cutie
^ - w/ Fort Lean, Bear Hands
For a chance at winning tickets to the BV Northside Showcase at MHOW: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "BV NORTHSIDE" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "BV NORTHSIDE". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!