by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light" (MP3)
Speaking of Australia, Brisbane fuzz rock duo Dune Rats (aka Danny Beus and BC Michaels), who were one of Andy from Cake Shop's "21 Amazing Experience of 2012", surfaced with two EPs in 2011, Sexy Beach and Social Atoms, and they're planning to follow that with another EP, titled Smile, and eventually a debut full length at some point this year. No exact details on those releases exist, but the band recently released a single, "Red Light, Green Light," which you can download for free at the top of this post. It's of the Wavves-y stoner/beach rock variety and you can watch the video below, which consists entirely of both members smoking a variety of bongs (and I'm pretty sure they're actually doing it).
Dune Rats will be coming to the US for a tour surrounding SXSW this March which hits NYC on March 20 at Cake Shop (other bands TBA), March 21 at Shea Stadium with The Beets, Hard Nips, Juniper Rising, and Heeney, and March 24 at Sons of Essex. A list of all dates and the tour flyer below.
Their SXSW shows include the annual Aussie BBQ, and Dune Rats are only one of many Aussie bands coming over to Austin for SXSW, including Alpine, Flume, Kirin J Callinan, WIM, and others. The full list of Australian bands that will be at SXSW is below.
Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light" Official Video
Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light"
Dune Rats -- 2013 US Tour Dates
3/01 - San Jose, CA @ Blank Club
3/02 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
3/06 - Encinitas, CA @ Saloon 101
3/08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
3/10 - El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
3/14 - Austin, TX @ Austin Facial Hair Club Presents: Grackle Rock 3 @ The Grackle DAY SHOW
3/16 - Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae's DAY SHOW (Aussie BBQ at SXSW)
3/16 - Austin, TX @ Headhunters NIGHT SHOW (Official SXSW Showcase)
3/20 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
3/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
3/22 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Berkley-Carteret Hotel
3/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/24 - New York, NY @ Sons of Essex
Australian Bands at SXSW 2013
Ball Park Music
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
Ginger & The Ghost
Kirin J Callinan
Papa Vs. Pretty
The Cambodian Space Project
The Trouble With Templeton
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