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Husky from Australia / Husky from Mexico
Melbourne, Australia's indie folk quartet Husky just released their debut album, Forever So, this week on Sub Pop. (The first AU band on the label, for what it's worth.) With a love of The Hollies, CSNY and America (the band, not the country, though I'm sure they love us too) the band make delicately swooning pop that's a cut above some of the other bands working in a similar idiom. You can download two tracks from the album at the top of this post and the whole thing is streaming below via a Spotify widget, along with a video for "History's Door).
Husky are coming over for a North American tour in August with two NYC stops: a free Summerstage on 8/18 as part of Australia Day which also features Sheppard, High Highs, George Byrne, Maya Jupiter, Dj Ashley Feraude and Kid Zoom; and then a show at Joe's Pub on 8/21 to which tickets are on sale. All Husky tour dates are listed below.
Just so no one is confused (or perhaps confusing you more), there is also a Husky from Monterey, Mexico who are visting NYC as we speak and play 285 Kent on Friday (7/13) with Widowspeak, Total Slacker and Parquet Courts, and XPO 929 on Saturday (7/14) with Gradients, Island Twins and Parquet Courts again. They also play Cake Shop on July 24. While definitely on the rock side, they are also quite pop-oriented and you could probably convince yourself, if you didn't know better, that this Husky's Weekend Lovers EP (which you can stream via a Spotify widget below as well) was the same band as the one signed to Sub Pop. You can download their single "Miami" at the top of this post and watch the video below.
All tour dates for both Husky and Husky, plus streams and videos, are below.
Husky (Australia) - "History's Door"
Husky (Australia) - Forever So
Husky (Australia) - 2012 Tour Dates
Jul. 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom**
Jul. 14 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar**
Jul. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo**
Jul. 17 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill**
Jul. 19 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios**
Jul. 20 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile**
Jul. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club**
Aug. 14 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Aug. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Aug. 18 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage
Aug. 21 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
Aug. 24 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Aug. 25 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park / Endfest
Husky (Mexico) - "Miami"
Husky (Mexico) - Weekend Lovers EP
Husky (Mexico) - 2012 Tour Dates
jul 13 - 285 Kent Ave - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
jul 14 - XPO 929 - 929 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York, USA
jul 19 - Salon Hecho - 356 Bowery, New York, NYC, USA
jul 24 - Cake Shop - 152 Ludlow Street, NYC, USA
jul 27 - Casa Mezcal - 86 Orchard St, New York, NYC, USA