Posted in music | tour dates on February 22, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Jose Boyer with Harlem, Siren Fest 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jose Boyer

Unbeknownst to a lot of people (like us), Austin hopefuls Harlem (whose 2010 LP, Hippies, came out on Matador) broke up some time ago or at least gone into indefinite hiatus, with the members splintering into various groups. Singer Michael Coomers is now in Lace Curtains who released last year's quite good and underheard The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness. Try not to confuse Lace Curtains with Lace Curtain (no "s"), the new Total Control/Eddy Current spinoff.

Harlem bassist Jose Boyer formed Daytona and that band is still going (they played Shea Stadium last night, 2/12), but has a new group, Las Rosas, whose debut EP is streamable below. It's very much in Harlem's sneery, garage-y vein. Las Roses make their live debut on Saturday (2/23) in Brooklyn at Union Pool with Clear Plastic Masks and Northern Bells. $7 at the door.

Las Rosas stream below...

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Comments (16)

Guess you could say there was a Harlem Shake-up

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Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:28 PM

If a tree falls in a forest...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:28 PM

Seems like a Harlem "Shake"!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:38 PM

^I mean what 1:28 said

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:38 PM

Another brilliant signing by Matador.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:54 PM

Hippies wasn't their debut.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:56 PM

Titus talking shit on twitter

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 2:12 PM

Good news. I missed those guys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 2:35 PM

Daytona are playing this show at Glasslands on Monday: http://www.theglasslands.com/event/215323-everymen-brooklyn/

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 3:25 PM

Harlem was so fun

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:23 PM

I completely forgot this band was the next big thing for about a week. I remember them being good. But you can be forgotten in hours and break up hours after that.

There was also a band in the mid-2000's called the Harlem Shakes, remember? They played Sin-e.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:23 PM

harlem and harlem shakes both had some good songs

Harlem >> gay human bones, south of france, friendly ghost

harlem shakes >> niagara falls and taht really old one that i will never remember (from like 2005)

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:27 PM

Harlem Shakes were way better - but they also broke up (and I also first heard it on BV).

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:36 PM

Saw them play celebrate brooklyn years ago. They sucked

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 1:06 AM

God, that band sucked. And that ginger kid in the band is such a fucking puss.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2013 9:07 AM

wow elvis?

Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2014 6:13 PM

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