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Clues (Alden Pennner) are playing NYC and other places

DOWNLOAD: Clues – Perfect Fit (MP3)


“While countless new bands have imitated the pop sounds made famous by Montreal’s music export, CLUES counts among its members originators of that sound. In CLUES, Alden Penner (Unicorns) and Brendan Reed (Arcade Fire) continue pioneering music, expanding Montreal’s pop music lexicon with reference to the post-punk and experimental music traditions. The band’s shows are frenetic and theatrical: multiple drummers, unique instrumentation, and a bent Commodore 64. In 2008, Ben Borden, Lisa Gamble, and Nick Scribner of Montreal’s music / art scene joined CLUES. During shows and on recordings, the band share and trade off on their collection of instruments, creating grand versions of experimental pop songs.” [PR]

In September we reported that their debut album would be released by Constellation Records in Winter 2008. The new date is “Spring of 2009″. More interestingly, Clues will play their first-ever NYC show this Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day, at the Exit Art Gallery. All dates below…

Clues & Elfin Saddle – 2008 Tour Dates
TUE NOV 4 NYC @ The EXIT ART Gallery – 475 Tenth Ave (10th Ave and 37th Street) Open Bar 7 – 9
WED NOV 5 Bard College, Upstate NY @ SMOG (Free!)
THUR NOV 6 Burlington, VT TBA
FRI NOV 7 Dartmouth College, NH @ FUEL (Free!)
SAT NOV 8 Bennington College, VT @ The Student Center (Free!)

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