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Retribution Gospel Choir releasing album on Sub Pop, played Mercury Lounge, announce 2010 tour (dates)

DOWNLOAD: Retribution Gospel Choir – Hide It Away (MP3)

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Retribution Gospel Choir are Low‘s Alan Sparhawk, Low bassist Steve Garrington, and Eric Pollard on drums & co-vox. Last night (12/15), they played Mercury Lounge in NYC. Did anyone catch the show?

In 2010 (January 26th to be exact), the band will put out their second album, titled 2, on Sub Pop. Check a track from that album, “Hide It Away”, above. Their self-titled debut was released in 2008 on Mark Kozelek’s Caldo Verde Records.

In support of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, the band has a whole mess of North American tour dates lined up for late-January/February. The band returns to Mercury Lounge for a show on February 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. They then play a second NYC show the next night (2/2) at Union Hall. Ticket info TBA. They go to Europe after that.

The band posted a 2009 year-that-was update on their website – that and all tour dates are below…

Retribution Gospel Choir “The 2009 Update”

Apparently, we have missed the ’07 & ’08 updates. Sorry. That makes this one all the more special. 2009 has been a great year for us so far. In May, we had a slew of shows in Europe, starting with the ATP festival in Minehead. Fantastic, Minehead was the clear winner over Monticello, NY. We were slayed by Andrew W.K., Jesus Lizard and Sleep. Heavy stuff. After a seeing some familiar faces and playing shows in a few more of our favorite cities, Glasgow, Manchester and London, we headed back to our home away from home, Spain. Spain continued to be the jam for for us. Many thanks to some of the wonderful people that helped out, Eddo, Javier, Jorge and Jose Luiz.

In June, we had the privilege of touring with the Meat Puppets. Those guys brought it every night. Touchdown King, forget about it. The highlight of the tour was getting them to come up to Duluth for a show. Crowd surfing still happens.

As we were wrapping up the tour, we headed into Sacred Heart Studio in Duluth to record the second record. As of now, the record is finished, and it will be released January 26 2010 on Sub Pop Records. [RGC II comes out in January and we will put new tunes up on the page around that time. For now, we posted a snippet of some more recent dub stuff we did while recording the new record.]
Thanks and be kind, -RGC

Retribution Gospel Choir – 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 19 501 Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 22 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 23 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 25 The Drake Hotel Toronto, Ontario
Jan 26 Casa del Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Jan 27 Daniel Street Milford, Connecticut
Jan 28 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 1 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Feb 2 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Feb 4 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC, Washington DC
Feb 5 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb 6 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 8 The Engine Room Tallahassee, Florida
Feb 10 The Meridian Houston, Texas
Feb 11 Stubbs BBQ Austin, Texas
Feb 12 The Cavern Dallas, Texas
Feb 15 Sticky Fingerz Little Rock, Arkansas
Feb 16 Firebird St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 18 Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois
Feb 20 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 10 The Grapes Sheffield
Mar 11 Ruby Lounge Manchester
Mar 12 Captain’s Rest Glasgow
Mar 13 Whelan’s Dublin
Mar 15 Cargo London
Mar 16 Trix Antwerp
Mar 17 Paradiso Amsterdam
Mar 18 Point FMR Paris
Mar 19 De Kruen Kootrijk
Mar 20 MTC Koln
Mar 22 Magnet Berlin
Mar 24 Blaa Oslo
Mar 25 Pusterviksbaren/Club Woody West Gothenburg
Mar 26 Debaser Medis Stockholm
Mar 27 Umea Open Festival Umea

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