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Week of Wonders

As mentioned, Seattle's tropically-inclined Week of Wonders (featuring Leif Anders formerly of Orca Team) are here this week, playing their first NYC shows. Those start tonight (7/8) with a late show (doors 9 PM) at Mercury Lounge with Chalk & Numbers and Pale Lights. Tickets to that show are still available.

At tonight's show you should be able to pick up WoW's debut single, which is newly out via Happy Happy Birthday to Me and you can stream both sides below. We've got the premiere of the video to a-side, "Piggyback," and you can watch that below.

If you can't make tonight's show, Week of Wonders have three other shows this week: Tuesday (7/9) at Death by Audio with Flown, Shark? and Hippy; Wednesday (7/10) at Cake Shop with The Hairs and The Scarfs; and Thursday (7/11) at Ho_Se with Samantha.

For the rest of you in North America, fear not. Week of Wonders are plotting serious tour plans for the rest of the year which will bring them back to our area this fall for two shows, both with Lame Drivers and Eureka California: Silent Barn on October 10 and Cake Shop on October 11. They'll be here for CMJ too (October 15 - 19). All upcoming tour dates (many of which have TBAs in the venue department) are listed below.

Continue reading "Week of Wonders released debut 7" & video, playing 4 NYC shows this week, announce fall tour (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Seattle's Orca Team sadly split last year with frontman Leif Anders, who went on to form the calypso-vibed Week of Wonders. You can stream their Failures EP below.

With a debut 7" on the way soon, the band will be in NYC for a string of shows in July. They'll play Mercury Lounge on July 8 with Chalk & Numbers and Pale Lights; Death by Audio on July 9 with Flown and more TBA; and Cake Shop on July 10 with The Hairs and The Scarfs. There's another NYC show happening July 11, venue TBA. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (5/24) at noon.

If you live in Seattle, you can see Week of Wonders tonight (5/22) at Sunset Tavern with Hats Off and Charms. All tour dates are listed below.

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Week of Wonders, Chalk & Numbers, and Pale Lights are playing Mercury Lounge on July 8. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (5/24) at noon.

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by Bill Pearis

Rob Delaney

One of my favorite albums of 2012 was Restraint by Seattle trio Orca Team and the band toured the heck out of that album, coming through NYC three times. Which takes the sting out, a bit, to learn that the group called it quits at the end of the year due to real life issues and not so much the dreaded "musical differences."

Frontman Leif Anders, who is also now playing in The Intelligence, has taken no time in moving on having already formed a new band, Week of Wonders, who already have their first EP up on Bandcamp. Like Orca Team, WoW is driven by the rhythm section and Anders' nimble basslines. But the early '60s pop influences have been replaced with an almost Caribbean vibe and you could almost imagine the guitars being replaced by steel drums. You can stream Week of Wonders' Failures EP below.

For BV readers in the SEATAC area, Week of Wonders will play tonight (1/31) in Seattle at Rendezvous @ Jewelbox Theatre. The band have a few more Pacific Northwest dates as well and all are listed below.

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