by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn quartet Selebrities will release their new album, Lovely Things, on June 25 via the Cascine label. You can stream the crystalline first single, "Temporary Touch," and check out album art and tracklist below.
The band have a couple local shows coming up. They'll play Glasslands on May 23 with oOoOO and Dark Sister (tickets); and then Cameo on June 13 for what is an extremely stacked bill if you like '80s style synthpop. Chad Valley headlines, and the line-up also includes fellow Cascine artists Kisses, Rush Midnight and (non-Cascine band) Ice Choir, plus DJ sets from Airbird and Chocolate Bobka (there's a name we haven't heard in a while). Tickets to that show, a Cascine & Newtown Radio showcase which is part of the 2013 Northside Festival, are on sale now or you can try and get in with your Northside badge if you have one of those.
Speaking of, Rush Midnight (aka onetime Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning) just released a new single, the laid back and sultry "Don't Give Me Your Love," while he finishes up his debut album. You can check out the video for the song and a remix by Lemonade, below. Rush Midnight plays Friday night (5/3) at Mercury Lounge with Candide and Rioux. Tickets to that show are still available.
And more related news, Kisses (which is Jesse Kivel of Princeton and Zinzi Edmundson) will release their second album, Kids in LA, on May 14 which is also on Cascine. The album was produced by Saint Etienne's Pete Wiggs, and the two bands certainly share a love of classic pop and vintage synthesizers. This is superior modern synthpop with big hooks and fresh production and you can stream a couple tracks (including terrific single "The Hardest Part") below.
Kisses and Chad Valley tour dates are listed, along with previously mentioned song streams, below.
Selebrities - Lovely Things tracklisting:
02. Temporary Touch
04. Wither Away
06. Fell To Earth
07. Born Killers
08. You're Gone
09. Forged To Be Broken
10. I Could Change
Kisses - 2013 Tour Dates
05/10 Seattle, WA - Barboza *
05/11 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl *
05/12 Portland, OR - Holocene *
05/13 Sacramento, CA - Midtown Barfly
05/14 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop **
05/16 San Diego, CA - The Griffin
05/18 Tucson, AZ - Playground Tucson
05/19 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
06/13 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival (Cascine Showcase)
06/19 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
* = w/ Trails and Ways
** = w/ Astronauts Etc, Sister Crayon
Chad Valley - 2013 Tour Dates
05/04 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace w/ Ski Lodge
05/06 - Dallas, TX - Three Links w/ Ski Lodge
05/07 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain w/ Ski Lodge
05/08 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's w/ Ski Lodge
06/13 - NYC - Cameo w/ Ice Choir, Selebrities, Rush Midnight (Northside Festival)