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Ryan Jarman of The Cribs working on LP w/ Jen Turner (ex-Here We Go Magic), playing NYC this week (live video)

Ryan, Jen & friends at Bowery Ballroom in September (via QRO)

Cribs frontman Ryan Jarman surprised NYC with his first-ever solo show back in August at Cameo Gallery, and it looks like it has become a thing. At that show he was joined by multiple guests (Jen Turner formerly of Here We Go Magic, Jeffrey Lewis, Devin, and Penn Badgely from Gossip Girl), and then in September he opened for The Vaccines at Bowery Ballroom with a band billed as Ryan Jarman’s Exclamation Pony. He’s since said, “We don’t officially have a name yet. We had one for that show. When it’s official, you’ll all know.” You can watch a video of the band from that show below. Like at that first solo show, Jen Turner was again involved and has since been confirmed as an official member of the band. NME reports:

Jarman has previously told NME of the project: “The whole point of what we’re trying to do is be very liberated, to be able to do what we want and live how we want – we live at the end of the day, we find we write better at the night, late at night or seven in the morning. That really adds a whole different feel to it. It suits both our characters better. We both live at the other end of the day anyway.”

The duo are already believed to have completed an album after an intensive month of nocturnal sessions. The “experimental” record has seen the band track a brass section, and Jarman added: “A couple of the songs are more experimental. Jen’s quite an experimental guitar player, but it’s not even all guitar-led stuff.”

Don’t worry, The Cribs have not broken up and will tour the UK and Europe beginning October 19. Before that, however, Ryan will play another show at Cameo Gallery on Thursday (10/11) with Mon Khmer and Bennio Qwerty (members of North Highlands, Wise Blood, and Forest Fire). Regarding his set up for this show, Ryan tweeted, “Will it be the new band or solo?? Not sure, come!” Tickets are on sale now.

The video from the Bowery Ballroom show and a list of all Cribs dates are below.

Ryan Jarman’s Exclamation Pony @ Bowery Ballroom – 9/10/12

The Cribs — 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 19 SWN Festival Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 20 HMV Forum London, United Kingdom
Oct 23 Academy 1 Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 24 Waterfront Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 25 02 Academy Liverpool, United Kingdom
Oct 26 Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Haddow Fest Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oct 29 02 Academy Newcastle, United Kingdom
Oct 30 02 Academy Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Academy Leicester, United Kingdom
Nov 02 University Hull, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Barbican York, United Kingdom
Nov 05 Assembly Rooms Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Nov 06 HMV Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 08 The Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 09 Mandela Hall Ireland, United Kingdom
Nov 15 Kytarro Club Athens, Greece
Nov 18 Culture Factory Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 19 Akvarium Club Budapest, Hungary
Nov 20 Szene Club Vienna, Austria
Nov 21 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 23 Werkstatt Cologne, Germany
Nov 24 Depot Leuven, Belgium

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