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by Andrew Sacher
Bombay Bicycle Club in Hyde Park in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Like them or not, it's hard to deny that UK indie pop band Bombay Bicycle Club have successfully reinvented themselves on each new record. Their 2009 debut, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose was the kind of polished, post-Strokes rock that the UK loves so much, then 2010's Flaws was a mostly acoustic album in the vein of early '70s British folk (it included covers of John Martyn and Joanna Newsom). 2011's A Different Kind of Fix often favored airier art pop, and from the singles they've released from their upcoming LP, So Long, See You Tomorrow (due out 2/4 via Vagrant), they're pushing that sound further into weirder, bouncier territories. You can stream three of its tracks, "Carry Me," "It's Alright Now" and "Luna," along with the LP tracklist and artwork, below.
BBC have also just announced a North American tour with another band who makes airy indie pop with a bit of weirdness, Royal Canoe (maybe you caught them with Alt-J). That tour hits NYC on May 8 at Webster Hall, and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/8) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the streams, artwork and tracklist, below...
Bombay Bicycle Club - "Carry Me"
Bombay Bicycle Club - "It's Alright Now"
Bombay Bicycle Club - "Luna"
'It's Alright Now'
'Home By Now'
'Eyes Off You'
'So Long, See You Tomorrow'
Bombay Bicycle Club -- 2014 Tour Dates
04.11 - Sacramento, CA - Assembly
04.13 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
04.14 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
04.18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
04.20 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
04.22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04.23 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
04.24 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
04.26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04.27 - Denver, CO - Gothic
04.29 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
04.30 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
05.01 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
05.03 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
05.04 - Montreal, QC - Corona
05.06 - Boston, MA - Royale
05.07 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05.08 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
05.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cats Cradle
05.13 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
05.14 - Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
05.17 - Dallas, TX - Granada
05.18 - Austin, TX - Emo's
05.19 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
all dates w/ Royal Canoe