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Strapping Fieldhands are back, The Doozer touring w/ US Girls – 2010 dates (Bruar Falls tonight, Gonerfest & more)

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Strapping Fieldhands – Boo Hoo Hoo (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Strapping Fieldhands –  Copper Rings (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Strapping Fieldhands –  Aeroplane Ticket (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Strapping Fieldhands –  The Author in Her Ear (MP3)

Strapping Fieldhands

We’ve been waiting for this reissue for 16 years. In fact, we briefly entertained the idea of trying to release it ourselves. It’s a record we have been obsessed with since it came out in 1994, a super limited self released lp, a record we taped for everyone we knew, played for everyone we knew, the kind of record that inspired that sort of undying dedication, a totally unsung, indie pop gem from the early nineties, that attained a degree of infamy with a handful of weirdo music obsessives, but remained well removed from the spotlight it so richly deserved. Spin magazine even declared it one of the “Ten Best Records You’ve Never Heard”, which probably sadly still applies, 15+ years later, but maybe not for long. Not if we have anything to say about it.

…all the kids who have been digging the new wave of home brewed retro lo-fi garage pop are gonna be in for a shock when they realize their favorite bands are basically doing what the Fieldhands were doing 15 years ago, and if anything Discus is WAY weirder, WAY poppier, and WAY BETTER! [Aquarius Records]

Philadelphia’s low fi legends Strapping Fieldhands reissued their lost ’90s classic Discus last year, the first time ever on CD and digital (What, no vinyl?). Since then, the band reactivated with the promise of new music soon. You can check out a few MP3s from throughout the bands career at the top of this post.

Strapping Fieldhands launched a short East Coast tour Saturday night in their hometown, and they play Bruar Falls tonight (Sunday, 9/12), along with The Mad Scene, and a couple of Siltbreeze recording artists The Doozer from the UK, as well as U.S. Girls. (The latter two are on tour together, all dates are at the bottom of this post.) If you can’t go tonight, NYers have a couple more chances to catch them. They play Secret Robot Project on Friday (9/17, also with The Doozer and U.S. Girls) and Cake Shop on October 9. The band will also be at this year’s Gonerfest (Sept 22 – 26)

All Strapping Fieldhands dates are below, along with video from a recent session they did for the Shaking Through series, plus those Doozer/U.S. Girls dates as well…

Strapping Fieldhands

Strapping Fieldhands on Shaking Through

Strapping Fieldhands – 2010 Tourdates
September 11 Sat. – Kung Fu Necktie – Phila. PA **
September 12 Sun. – Bruar Falls – Brooklyn , NY **
September 17 Fri. – Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, NY **
September 20 Mon. – Grog Shop – Cleveland , OH.
September 22 Weds. – Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH
September 24 Fri. – GonerFest 7- Hi Tone-Memphis, TN. (more info)
September 25 Sat. – 529 – Atlanta , GA.
September 26 Sun. – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
September 27 Mon. – Nightlight – Chapel Hill, NC
October 9 Sat. – Cake Shop , NYC
**with The Doozer

The Doozer/U.S. Girls – 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 12 Bruar Falls Brooklyn, NY
Sep 13 Machines With Magnets Pawtucket, RI
Sep 14 Secret Location Northampton, MA
Sep 15 PAs Lounge Somerville, MA
Sep 16 Vasser College Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 17 Secret Project Robot Brooklyn, NY
Sep 18 Brickbat Books Philladelphia, PA

U.S. Girls — additional 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 23 Sonic Circuits Festival @ the Fridge Washington, DC Find Tickets
Oct 28 Netwerk w/ Sun Araw + Gary War Aalst, .., BELGIUM
Oct 31 Festival SOY Nantes, 00000000, FRANCE Find Tickets
Nov 1 The Croft Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 3 Cargo London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 5 ZDB w/ Sun Araw + Scout Niblett Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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