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Craft Spells expand tour, add free NYC show w/ Foxes in Fiction & Heavenly Beat (who have a new LP & tour)

by Bill Pearis

Heavenly Beat
Pena

After two albums on Captured Tracks, John Peña self-released Euchraist, his third album as Heavenly Beat, late last year. The record, which he calls the final segment of his “Prelude To Greatness” trilogy, doesn’t stray from the Heavenly Beat formula: nylon-string and slide guitar, steel drums, pizzicato strings, hushed vocals and simple, funky beats. (Kings of Convenience covering New Order’s Technique? It’s kinda like that.) Eucharist is maybe a little too much like Prominence (one of my favorites of 2013), but it’s still a breezy, enjoyable listen and you can stream the whole thing below.

Heavenly Beat is in Columbus, OH tonight, the kickoff show for a February tour that takes them to the West Coast and back. There are no NYC dates for this tour (dates below), but Heavenly Beat will play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on March 14, opening for Craft Spells and Bilinda Butchers. Foxes in Fiction also play and, like most BKNB shows, it’s free but you can RSVP to skip the line.

That show is the day after Craft Spells and Bilinda Butchers’ show at Mercury Lounge (3/13) with Ski Lodge (tickets). Craft Spells and Bilinda Butchers’ tour has added other dates too, and all are listed below.

Heavenly Beat – 2015 Tour Dates
Feb 4 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Feb 5 – Chicago @ Schubas
Feb 7 – Salt Lake City @ Shred Shed
Feb 8 – LA @ Echoplex –
Feb 9 – San Diego @ Soda Bar
Feb 10 – Fullerton @ Continental Room
Feb 12 – Portland @ Bunk Bar
Feb 15 – Boise @ Crazy Horse
Feb 17 – Denver @ Lost Lake Lounge
Feb 18 – Kansas City @ Riot Room
Feb 23 – Pittsburgh @ The Ballroom
Feb 24 – Philadelphia @ Ortliebs
Mar 14 – NYC @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Craft Spells – 2015 Tour Dates
02/25/2015 – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall with Bilinda Butchers
02/26/2015 – Santa Barbara, CA / SOhO with Bilinda Butchers
02/27/2015 – Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex with Bilinda Butchers, DJ
02/28/2015 – San Diego, CA / The Hideout with Bilinda Butchers
03/01/2015 – Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom with Bilinda Butchers, Celebration Guns
03/03/2015 – Austin, TX / Red 7 with Bilinda Butchers, White Walls
03/04/2015 – Dallas, TX / Club Dada with Bilinda Butchers
03/06/2015 – Nashville, TN / The High Watt with Bilinda Butchers
03/07/2015 – Atlanta, GA / 529 Club with Bilinda Butchers, Twin Studies
03/08/2015 – Asheville, NC / The Mothlight with Bilinda Butchers
03/10/2015 – Washington, DC / Comet Ping Pong with Bilinda Butchers, La Luz, The Shivas
03/12/2015 – Philadelphia, PA / Boot & Saddle with Bilinda Butchers
03/13/2015 – New York, NY / Mercury Lounge with Bilinda Butchers, Sky Lodge
03/14/2015 – Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Bilinda Butchers, Foxes in Fiction, Heavenly Beat
03/15/2015 – Allston, MA / Great Scott with Bilinda Butchers
03/17/2015 – Toronto, ON / Hard Luck Bar with Bilinda Butchers
03/18/2015 – Ann Arbor, MI / Blind Pig with Bilinda Butchers
03/19/2015 – Chicago, IL / Schuba’s with Bilinda Butchers
03/20/2015 – Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue with Bilinda Butchers, Rupert Angeleyes
03/21/2015 – Lincoln, NE / Vega with Bilinda Butchers
03/23/2015 – Denver, CO / Hi-Dive with Pillar Point, Bilinda Butchers
03/24/2015 – Salt Lake City, UT / Kilby Court with Bilinda Butchers
03/25/2015 – Boise, ID / Treefort Music Festival with Bilinda Butchers
03/26/2015 – Boise, ID / Treefort Music Festival with Bilinda Butchers
03/26/2015 – Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios with Bilinda Butchers
03/27/2015 – Boise, ID / Treefort Music Festival with Bilinda Butchers
03/27/2015 – Vancouver, BC / Biltmore Cabaret with Moon Duo, Bilinda Butchers
03/28/2015 – Boise, ID / Treefort Music Festival with Bilinda Butchers
03/28/2015 – Santa Ana, CA / Burgerama at The Observatory
03/28/2015 – Seattle, WA / Neumos with Bilinda Butchers
03/29/2015 – Boise, ID / Treefort Music Festival with Bilinda Butchers
03/29/2015 – Santa Ana, CA / Burgerama at The Observatory

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