by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tracks - W (MP3)
Niki & the Dove aren't the only Swedish duo currently visiting North America. Hailing from Gävle, The Deer Tracks are currently on their first tour of this continent, making two NYC stops: Pianos on June 20 with Nouela, Mon Khmer, and Crux (tickets); and Glasslands on June 21 with Snowmine and Nouela (tickets).
The Deer Tracks have been making danceable dreampop for about four years, with a folky undercurrent that leans more towards The Moonbabies than The Knife if comparisons are staying in the home country. (They're a little M83ish too.) The final volume in their Archer Trilogy set of albums is due out this fall, having released the first two last year via The Control Group. You can download "W" from The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3 at the top of this post and watch a video for "Meant to Be" from Vol. 2 below.
While they're a duo on record, The Deer Tracks are a four-piece band for this tour. They'll be in Toronto over the weekend for NXNE if you're going to be there for that. All listed tour dates and a music video are below.
The Deer Tracks - 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 14 Schubas Chicago, IL
Jun 16 The Rivoli Toronto, Canada
Jun 17 II Motore Montreal, Canada
Jun 19 TT The Bears Cambridge, MA
Jun 20 Pianos NYC New York, NY
Jun 21 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Jun 22 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Jun 23 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD