by Bill Pearis
These New Puritans released Field of Reeds last year which ended up on a number of (mostly UK) Best of 2013 lists. The album, their third, abandoned their agressive side, taking them entirely into ambient directions. If you haven't heard it, you can watch a couples videos below and stream the LP via Rdio.
While they opened for Bjork at the Hollywood Bowl last year, that was TNP's only US show in 2013 and the band haven't toured proper over here since 2009. They'll be over this spring for very select North American dates, however, beginning with NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 30. Tickets for the Bowery show go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (2/19) at noon. Other cities include Evanston, IL, Chicago, and Los Angeles. All dates are listed below.
These New Puritans 'V (Island Song)'
These New Puritans 'Fragment Two'
These New Puritans - 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 30 - NYC - Bowery Ballroom
May 02 - Evanston, IL - Space
May 03 - Chicago - Empty Bottle
May 05 - Los Angeles - The Roxy