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by Andrew Sacher


Vancouver bands Babysitter and Slam Dunk, who both played Sled Island last year, are teaming up for a North American tour this year. The tour comes to NYC on May 30 at The Rock Shop with Breakfast In Fur and May 31 at Cake Shop. Tickets for the Rock Shop show are on sale now. No advance tickets for Cake Shop, but check their website for lineup and admission updates. All tour dates are listed below.

Both bands released new albums last year too. Babysitter's album, Eye, is dirty garage rock that can veer towards quick punk blasts like "Real Wild Child's Gone Totally Mild" but also towards whiskey-soaked Americana ballads like "Grace Mountain." Meanwhile, Slam Dunk's record, Welcome to Miami, is all saxophone-led swagger rooted in a long history of rock 'n' roll made for the sake of loving rock 'n' roll. You can stream both albums and watch a Babysitter video below (via Exclaim).

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The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.

Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.

Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

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