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Legendary New Zealand band The Clean are one of the most influential bands of the last 35 years, having touched most bands who consider themselves at all "indie rock," either directly or by proxy. As part of Merge Records's 25th anniversary, The Clean compilation Anthology is getting released as a four-vinyl-LP set encompassing all recordings of The Clean through 1996's Unknown Country. You can preorder it now and it'll be out July 15.
The Clean's David Kilgour will be heading to North Carolina in July for the Merge 25 Festival. After that, he and his band, The Heavy Eights, will play a few other US shows before hooking up with his brother, Hamish, and Robert Scott for a Clean tour in August that includes a NYC stop at Glasslands on 8/22. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/6) at 10 AM. The tour ends with a stop at the Harvest Records Transfigurations II fest in Asheville, NC.
In related news, New Zealand food shop and truck Dub Pies, whose owner Gareth Hughes is a huge music fan and used to manage music club Gluepot in NZ before coming to NYC, recently started selling records in his new West 3rd Street location:
As NZ Music Month comes to a close - we launch a little ?#?NZMusic? experiment-gallery-vinyl collection at the West 3rd cafe/pie shop.Stop in for a record or one of their pies (the Curry Vegetable is now 100% vegan and also available in their Windsor Terrace location, and on their food truck).
The first 3 vinyl records we're making available in-store are:
- CLEAN, THE Vehicle (one of our favourite NZ records of all time)
- SKEPTICS Amalgam
- SKEPTICS Skeptics III
The Skeptics were as the saying goes - "well before their time" and are perhaps one of NZ's best and criminally unknown bands.
This is will be a tightly curated 3 album presentation of NZ vinyl.
All tour dates for The Clean and David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights are listed, along with some videos of Clean classics, below...
The Clean - Anything Could Happen
The Clean - Beatnik
The Clean - She Goes She Goes
The Clean - Diamond Shine
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 25 Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle (Merge 25)
Jul 30 Portland, OR -- Bunk Bar
Aug 1 San Francisco, CA -- Rickshaw Stop
Aug 2 Los Angeles, CA -- Los Globos
The Clean - 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 18 Chicago, IL -- Schubas
Aug 19 Detroit, MI -- Trinosophes
Aug 22 Brooklyn NY -- Glasslands
Aug 23 Baltimore, MD -- Metro Gallery
Aug 25 Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Aug 26 Atlanta, GA -- The Earl
Aug 27 Birmingham, AL -- The Bottletree Cafe
Aug 28 Memphis, TN -- Hi-Tone Cafe
Aug 29 Nashville, TN -- The Stone Fox
Aug 30 Asheville, NC -- Harvest Records Transfigurations II