Posted in music | tour dates on July 10, 2014

by Bill Pearis

PATV

If you haven't heard of Brooklyn trio Public Access TV, well that's because you're not a British music journalist. They've already been acclaimed by the likes of Q, The Guardian and NME who called them "New York's hottest new band" before they even played their first live show -- which was at NYC's Niagra in January. (Lindsay Lohan and Alexa Chung were there.) PATV is fronted by John Eatherly who was in Be Your Own Pet and also played in Eleanor Friedberger's band and The Virgins for a while. Guitarist Xan Aird was also in The Virgins, and drummer Peter Baumann is also in Grand Rapids.

As for what they sound like, Eatherly knows his way around a hook and PATV's guitar pop seems directly decended from Phoenix and The Strokes, with a little hyperactive 1979 new wave in there on tracks like "I'm Allergic." Stream a couple songs below and look for their debut later this year.

You can also see Public Access TV live, including a few shows in the NY-area. They play NJ's Wonder Bar on July 29 with Reignwolf, and then a free late night show at Mercury Lounge on July 31. Then they'll play Baby's All Right on August 14 with Chicago's Twin Peaks, and Lemons. That's an all-ages show and tickets are on sale now.

After those shows, PATV will be on the road for a few shows with The Features. All tour dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

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Public Access TV - 2014 North American Tour Dates
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Lance & Debbies Wonder Bar / Asbury Park, NJ, US
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - Mercury Lounge / New York, NY, US
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - Baby's All Right / Brooklyn, NY, US
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - Metro Gallery / Baltimore, MD ^
Friday, September 5, 2014 - Milkboy / Philadelphia, PA ^
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Rock & Roll Hotel / Washington, DC ^
Monday, September 8, 2014 - Great Scott / Boston, MA ^
^ w/ The Features

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Comments (27)

If you read NME you probably sit at home crying to Bon Iver records while rubbing one out

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:34 PM

THOU SHALT NOT READ NME

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:39 PM

where's jemina

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:40 PM

Grand Rapids is way better than this shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:42 PM

Drums/Bass/Guitar in 2014. So exciting.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:51 PM

These clowns tried the oldest trick in the book. They tried to seem aloof and mysterious at first. Not giving out any info in a bid to not "go the normal route" of hype when this stunt has been done many times over. They sent out links to their music anonymously to their hipsters, trendies and music writer friends looking to jump onto the next crap they can say they found first.

Music is such a rehash of Strokes and other tired gimmicks.

So the stupid British press fell for it. You got that going for you gents. Ask the band Peace for example how that worked out for them. Hype through the roof, terrible album, now no one cares

The Strokes get big model worked for them. It ain't working for you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 4:56 PM

#yawncore

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 5:03 PM

playing shows before getting acclaim is for poor people

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 5:14 PM

they're SO cute!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 6:14 PM

I bet they will be just as successful as The Virgins!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 6:42 PM

I remember seeing John play drums for Smith Westerns at Bowery Ballroom a few years ago and I think Xan was playing in the Lemonheads (2.0 version) for a few tours. These guys have played with a lot of people for being so young.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 6:50 PM

There couldn't be a more manufactured rock band than Be Your Own Pet.

Bunch of trust fund kids with connections in Nashville.

FUCK UM

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 6:53 PM

Nope. Not gunna happen guys

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 6:56 PM

Jemina played a significant role in the break up of Kim and Thurston.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 7:29 PM

who give a fuck

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 7:38 PM

this post was written in such a way that there is no way for ppl to NOT be hating in the comments lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 9:08 PM

Everyone who posts on BV has all the inside info! All music sucks and only my avant garde electronic minimalist band is good. All the artists are on the message boards!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 11:00 PM

I HATE this band already and I haven't heard a note. Fuck off with this fashion rock shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 10:15 AM

Pretty boring

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 12:12 PM

lol at this manufactured, fake hype bullshit. i'm sure they will do well in england, the least discerning place on earth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 12:37 PM

dope band

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 4:09 PM

new howler? remember those clowns

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 2:30 PM

Eatherly is a guitar wizard, so you guys can all collectively eat dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 4:05 PM

John's the real deal. It's about time he did his own band. He's been the best musician since he was a teen.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 8:53 PM

The Strokes formula only worked once. That shit isn't going to fly again

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 12:10 PM

Just because someone is a good musician
doesnt mean their music is worth shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 3:56 PM

BYOP's first ablum was sick cuz Jamin of JEFF had a lot to do with it, only their 2nd album was a disappointment once he left the band. John is super talented, not to mention a very down to earth guy, there is completely no reason to hate you bitches! XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2014 1:28 PM

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