by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn trio Regal Degal left us for a while, moving to Los Angeles for a year or so before returning to the four-seasoned NYC earlier this year. The band's new EP, Pyramid Bricks, is out digitally via Terrible Records on Tuesday (7/30) and on vinyl at the end of August. The first released track, "Unseen," still has their arty post-punk tendencies on display but finds them little more focused, melodically. You can stream it below.
Regal Degal will be accompanying their label boss Chris Taylor's band, Grizzly Bear, on a few of their August tour dates, all of which are listed below. Grizzly Bear, who'll play Lollapalooza in Chicago next weekend, have also added a few since we last posted, and updated dates are below too.
Before their tour starts, Regal Degal will play a warm up show tonight (7/28) at Coco 66 in Greenpoint (which seems to be booking shows again after run-ins with the Fire Marshall a couple years ago. The bill also includes Blanche Blanche Blanche-related group Big French and, according to RD's blog, "some sort of mystery band called 'Plum Brandy'." Hmm. No word on cover for tonight but Regal Degal are on second and are set to play around 9:30 PM.
All Regal Degal and Grizzly Bear tour dates are listed, along with the RD song stream, below.
Regal Degal - 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 1 / Niagara Falls, NY \ Rapids Theatre*
Aug 2 / Cincinnati, OH \ Taft Theatre*
Aug 3 / Grand Rapids, MI \ Meijer Gardens Ampitheatre*
Aug 6 / Denver, CO \ Ogden Theatre*
Aug 9 / Los Angeles, CA \ Hollywood Forever Cemetery*
* w/ Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear - 2013 Dates
AUG 01 NIAGARA FALLS, NY RAPIDS THEATRE
AUG 02 CINCINNATI, OH TAFT THEATRE
AUG 03 GRAND RAPIDS, MI MEIJER GARDENS AMPHITHEATER
AUG 04 CHICAGO, IL LOLLAPALOOZA
AUG 06 DENVER, CO OGDEN THEATRE
AUG 07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT PIONEER PARK
AUG 09 LOS ANGELES, CA HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
AUG 10 SAN FRANCISCO, CA OUTSIDE LANDS
NOV 02 LONDON, UK ALEXANDRA PALACE @ I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR