by Bill Pearis
A couple very new bands from Memphis will be touring separately around the country in the next few weeks, both of whom will be making their NYC debuts on these trips.
Toxie features a couple members of Magic Kids as well as former Brooklyn resident Madison Farmer of Coasting and Dream Diary, and are on the catchy indiepop side of things. No records out yet but you can stream a couple tracks below, both of which are pretty good. They'll play Cake Shop on August 30 with openers TBA and then Death by Audio on August 31 in what looks to be a pretty awesome bill with Big Troubles, Other Comfort, and Kissing is a Crime (ex-Friends) also playing.
Manateees, meanwhile, pump out snarly punk rock and their debut 7" (produced by Jack Oblivian) will be out on Goner in the near future. (They should not be confused with San Francisco's Manatee which is Mike Schulman of Black Tambourine's current band.) You can stream a couple tracks below. Manateees play Death by Audio on September 5 and then Don Pedro's on September 6.
All tour dates for Toxie and Manatees are listed below, along with song streams...
Toxie - 2012 Tour Dates
8/20 - Memphis, TN @ Lamplighter Lounge w/ Dunes (Tour Send Off Show!)
8/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Space 2 w/ Carnivores & Black Lodge
8/24 - Athens, GA @ Farm 225 w/ Cars Can Be Blue & The Rodney Kings
8/25 - Columbia, SC @ Conundrum Music Hall w/ Chemical Peel & Braindead
8/26 - Carrboro, NC @ All Day Records w/ Spiderbags
8/27 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Puffy Aerolas & Olde Shame
8/28 - Washington, DC - Sasha Lord Presents @ Comet Pizza & Ping Pong w/ Big Mouth & Big Hush
8/30 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
8/31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Big Troubles, Other Comfort (Alex Iezzi's new project) & Kissing Is A Crime (Matt from Friends new project)
9/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA w/ Gotobeds
9/2 - Columbus, OH @ Kafe Kerouac
9/3 - Cleveland, OH - TBA
9/4 - Detroit, MI @ Lo & Behold w/ Swimsuit
9/5 - Chicago, IL @ Crown Tap Room
9/6 - Iowa City, IA - TBA
9/7 - Omaha, NE @ Brothers Lounge w/ The Lupines & Video Ranger
9/8 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Up The Academy
9/9 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ Bruiser Queen & Brain Stems
Manateees - 2012 Tour Dates
8/29 - Carbondale - PK's
8/31- Chicago -Crown Tap Room w/ Party Bat
9/1 - Kalamazoo - UFO Dictator Fest ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
9/2 - Detroit- PJs Lager House w/ Rooftop Vigilantes, Fake Surfers
9/3 - Cleveland - Now That's Class
9/4- Pittsburgh - House Show
9/5 - Brooklyn - Death By Audio w/ Call of the Wild
9/6 - Brooklyn - Don Pedro's
9/7 - D.C. - Comet Ping Pong
9/8 - Harrisonburg - TBA
9/9 - Asheville - Get Down
9/10 - Columbia - House Show
9/11 - Nashville - The End w/ psychic hotline, OGG, Leather Nightmare