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French sythwave act Carpenter Brut touring North America in 2017


If you ever wished Stranger Things soundtrackers S U R V I V E would make a dancefloor banger, or that Justice were a bit creepier and ethereal, then perhaps French act Carpenter Brut are for you. They wear their influences on their sleeves, right down to their name, but this year’s TRILOGY, which collects their three EPs, makes a case for a merging of synthwave and French Touch sounds. You can listen to the whole thing, and check out the very cool video for “Turbo Killer” (which plays like a mashup of John Carpenter movies and Drive) below.

There is also some metal crossover here — Carpenter Brut toured with Ghost this year and will play Roadburn 2017 — and the group will be back for more North American shows in 2017, including one at Brooklyn club Schimanski on March 9 with Antoni Miaovvi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below.

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Carpenter Brut – 2017 Tour Dates
March 8 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
March 9 New York, NY Schimanski
March 10 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmount
March 11 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
March 12 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
March 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
March 15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
March 17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 19 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
March 20 Seattle, WA Highline
March 21 Portland, OR Star Theater
March 22 Boise, ID Treefort Music Festival
March 24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
March 25 Los Angeles, CA Union

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