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Kero Kero Bonito release new EP (stream it); North American tour starts this week

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Kero Kero Bonito have just released a brand new EP titled Civilisation I, featuring three tracks that find the trio firmly back in synthpop land after (very good) flirtations last year with indie rock and shoegaze. “If Time ‘n’ Place was about mixing up adolescent nostalgia, contemporary millennial malaise and the daunting near future, Civilisation I blows up that timeline to cover the ancient past of primitive man (myths, cave art and tribalism), the large-scale situation facing humanity in 2019 and the distant future, when humans have been wiped from the face of Earth,” says KKB’s Gus Lobban. That sounds heavy but all three tracks, including “When the Fire Comes,” are danceable with a distinct ’80s-meets-now vibe. You can stream the whole thing below.

KKB’s fall tour with Negative Gemini kicks off Thursday (10/3) in Nashville, and hits NYC on October 10 at Brooklyn Steel (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Kero Kero Bonito – 2019 Tour Dates:
10/03 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East #
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West # [SOLD OUT]
10/04 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club*
10/05 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground #
10/06 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall #
10/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
10/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
10/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # [SOLD OUT]
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre #
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre #
10/15 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
10/16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre #
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village*
10/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
10/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe #
10/22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar #
10/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater #
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
10/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
10/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver #
10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom #
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
11/01 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
11/02 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall #
11/06 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
11/07 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
11/08 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #
11/09 – New Orleans, LA @ The Republic #
11/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
11/12 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive #
11/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
11/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum #
11/15 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
11/17 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
12/07 – Singapore, Singapore @ The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions
# w/ Negative Gemini
* Kero Kero Bonito DJ set featuring Kane West, WHARFWHIT, and more

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