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Lovvers returning to America, playing Brooklyn (CMJ) w/ JEFF the Brotherhood (new album) – tour dates, MP3, video

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: JEFF the Brotherhood – Bone Jam (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: JEFF the Brotherhood – Heavy Damage (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lovvers – Human Hair (MP3)

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As mentioned deep within another post, both JEFF the Brotherhood and Lovvers are both set to play at Union Pool on October 24 as part of a pretty killer CMJ show, along with UUVVWWZ, An Albatross, Dark Meat, Flexions, and ZzZ. So this seemed like a good opportunity to update you on the whereabouts and goings-on of these two bands, both of whom have large upcoming North American tours mapped out. All dates below.

Lovvers (pictured above) have released their debut album, OCD Go Go Girls, in the UK — no North American date set unfortunately — and it’s a 33-minute blast of garage-y punk, indebted to ’80s Twin/Tone and SST (look no further than the album’s “d.boon ” for proof) as well as the current L.A./The Smell scene. Noisy, but they never forget the tunes. I saw their Cake Shop show last month and they are a bundle of energy and expect you to have fun too: trying to provoke a reaction from solemn, photo-happy girl s standing at the front of the stage, singer Shaun Hencher planted a kiss right on the mouth. (Didn’t work unfortunately, she stood there afterwards like it never happened.) Just warning you for when they tour again here in October (they also play Santos on October 20th). You can check out the video for OCD Go Go Girls title track (as well as live footage from the Cake Shop show) further down the post.

Nashville’s awesome JEFF the Brotherhood, meanwhile, have managed to finish their album, Heavy Days, despite near constant touring. It pretty much rocks the whole way through, and is indeed heavy (three tracks on the album have that word in the title), sometimes veering into metal territory, then back into driving hard rock, with a little surf and psych in there as well. It’s out October 13 on Infinity Cat. I’ve written about these guys plenty this year, but I will reiterate: Jake and Jamin are great live, so do go see them as they seem to be hitting most of North America between now and November where they’ll be touring with Ted Leo, Ty Segall, and Shonen Knife. You can check out two tracks from Heavy Days at the top of this post. Cover art and tracklist along with all dates and videos, below…

Lovvers – “OCD Go Go Girls”

Lovvers – Cake Shop July 16, 2009

Lovvers 2009 Tour Dates
10.20.09 Tue New York, New York Santos Party House Panache Booking / New York Night Train CMJ SHOWCASE
10.21.09 Wed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kung Fu Necktie
10.22.09 Thu Washington, DC Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
10.23.09 Fri Hanover, New Hampshire Dartmouth
10.24.09 Sat Brooklyn, New York Union Pool Panache CMJ Showcase
10.25.09 Sun Montreal, Quebec Casa del Popolo
10.27.09 Tue Cleveland, Ohio Now That’s Class
10.29.09 Thu Detroit, Michigan Majestic Cafe
10.30.09 Fri Lansing, Michigan Mac’s Bar
11.02.09 Mon Memphis, Tennessee Hi-Tone Cafe
11.03.09 Tue Atlanta, Georgia Drunken Unicorn w/ Kurt Vile
11.03.09 Tue Atlanta, Georgia 529 w/ Kurt Vile
11.04.09 Wed Florence, Alabama Black Owl Trading Company
11.06.09 Fri San Antonio, Texas Sam’s Burger Joint w/ Shonen Knife
11.08.09 Sun Austin, Texas Mohawk FUN FUN FUN FESTIVAL AFTERPARTY w/ An Albatross, Dark Meat
11.10.09 Tue Phoenix, Arizona Trunk Space w/ HEALTH
11.12.09 Thu San Diego, California Bar Pink Elephant
11.13.09 Fri Los Angeles, California The Smell w/ The Urinals, Signals, Champagne Socialites
11.14.09 Sat Los Angeles, California Spaceland w/ Gil Mantera’s Party Dream, Abe Vigoda, An Albatross, Le Face
11.16.09 Mon San Francisco, California Elbo Room w/ An Albatross
11.20.09 Fri Seattle, Washington Comet Tavern
11.21.09 Sat Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret

Heavy Days
Heavy Days

Side A:
HEAVY DAYS
U GOT THE LOOK
GROWING
HEAVY DAMAGE
THE TROPICS

Side B:
HEAVY KRISHNA
BONE JAM
DREAMSCAPE
MIND RIDE

JEFF the Brotherhood – “Bone Jam”

JEFF the Brotherhood – 2009 Tour Dates:
8/21 – Sante Fe, NM – Corazon
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
8/25 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door*
8/26 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew*
8/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
8/30 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Resource Center+
8/31 – Oakland, CA – 21 Grams+
9/2 – San Jose, CA – the Blank Club+
9/3 – Arcata, CA – Jambalaya+
9/4 – Portland, OR – East End+
9/5 – Seattle, WA – Comet Tavern+
9/6 – Bellingham, WA – Whaam+
9/7 – Olympia, WA – Chez Puget+
9/8 – Spokane, WA – Emprean Coffee House+
9/9 – Missoula, MT – Badlander+
9/11 – Carbondale, IL – Booby’s+
9/13 – Chicago, IL – Ottoman Empire+
9/26 – Nashville, TN – Lil Hammy (w/Chain & the Gang)
10/10 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge^
10/17 – Nashville, TN – Exit-In (w/ Monotonix)
10/24 – Brooklyn, New York Union Pool Panache CMJ Showcase
11/9 – New Orleans, LA – TBA^
11/10 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon^
11/11 – Memphis, TN – HiTone^
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – EARL^
11/13 – Richmond, VA – Plaza Bowl^
11/14 – Washington, DC – Comet Pizza & Ping Pong^
11/15 – Hudson, NY – Bard College^
11/16 – Philladephia, PA – First Unitarian Church^
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl^
11/18 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place^
*w/ Ted Leo
+w/ Ty Segall
^w/ Shonen Knife

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