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Now Now released ‘Threads,’ playing Cameo, touring with The Naked & Famous and fun. (dates)

By Bill Pearis

Now Now

Minneapolis trio Now Now are currently on the road with The Naked & Famous, a tour which rolls into New York next week for a sold-out show on Wednesday (4/4) at Terminal 5. For those who want to see them in a less cavernous (yet still high-ceilinged) venue, Now Now play a headlining gig on Tuesday (4/3) at Cameo Gallery with Lightyear and Field Mouse. After their stint with the Naked & Famous, the band will then hook up with fun. who will be atTerminal 5 on June 15 and 16 (both sold out).

Now Now’s second album, Threads, came out earlier this month on Chris Walla’s Trans Records. As you might expect from a label run by a member of Death Cab for Cutie, Threads is expansive, ocean-sized, heart-on-sleeve pop. (You can fill in your own late ’90s/early ’00s sensitive genre names.) It’s a big, ambitious record that sounds like it was built for places like Terminal 5 and, who knows, it may not be long before they are headlining there themselves.

You can stream a couple Threads tracks at the bottom of this post and watch the video for “Dead Oaks” as well. Or you can stream the whole album on Spotify. All Now Now tour dates are below too…


Now Now – Dead Oaks

Now Now – 2012 Tour Dates
3/30 – Miami, FL – Grand Central*
3/3131 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club*
4/01 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
4/02 – Richmond, VA – The National*
4/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery (21+) (HEADLINE SHOW)
4/04 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
4/05 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy*
4/06 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot*
4/07 – Grand Rapids, MI – The DAAC (HEADLINE SHOW)
4/09 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue*
4/10 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*
4/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Gargoyle (Wash U)*
4/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom*
4/14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
4/15 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
4/17 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre*
4/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*
4/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
4/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield*
4/23 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
4/24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo*
4/25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
4/26 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
4/27 – Spokane, WA – A Club (HEADLINE SHOW)
5/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Arts Center#
6/05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum#
6/06 – Santa Fe, NM – Railyard Plaza (FREE)#
6/08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom#
6/09 – St. Louis, MO – Pagaent#
6/11 – Covington, KY – The Madison Theatre#
6/14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues#
6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – AE#
6/16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5#
6/17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5#
7/15 – Bunbury Music Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
* = w/ The Naked & Famous, Vacationer
# = w/ FUN.

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