The Paperhead released new single (MP3), touring, playing DbA and Cake Shop; The Band in Heaven are here too (MP3)
by Bill Pearis
Nashville time travellers The Paperhead are on tour right now with their Tennessee neighbors D Watusi with two stops in NYC this week: Thursday (7/12) at Death by Audio and Friday (7/13) at Cake Shop. All tour dates are listed below.
Though barely old enough to vote, these teenagers make music that sounds like vintage ’60s psychedelic pop, straight out of Nuggets. The band’s debut album on Trouble in Mind from last year is very good, but their new single, “Pictures of Her Demise,” is flat-out great, like a lost side by the Electric Prunes or Syd-era Pink Floyd. You can download it above.
The Death By Audio show also features Strip Mall, Turnip King and “The ? in ? (cant say who it is but they are on a label called _ozac).” We’re not sure exactly what that last bit means.
The Band in Heaven
In completely unrelated news, Florida’s trippy The Band in Heaven is in town this weekend, playing Skippers on Pier 17 at South St. Seaport on Friday night (7/13) immediately after the 4Knots Fest pre-party with Eleanor Friedberger / Ex Cops / Zambri show on the big Pier 16 stage (also the Seaport). The Friday Skipper’s show also has Zambri on DJ duties and “special guests.” The Band in Heaven will also open the Skipper’s stage at the 4Knots Fest on Saturday (7/14) at the Seaport around noon.
You may remember we profiled them back in January when their 7″ was about to drop on HoZac records. If you like fuzz bass, drone-outs, flower-power psych, ’90s shoegaze, and the letters J, A, M and C, you’ll definitely want to check them out. “Summer Bummer” from that HoZac 7″ is downloadable above and you can stream all four of its tracks below.
Paperhead tour dates are listed below along with The Band in Heaven stream.
The Paperhhead – 2012 Tour Dates
*July 11 — Philadelphia, PA — Cloud City
*July 12 — New York, NY — Death By Audio
*July 13 — New York, NY — Cake Shop
*July 14 — Washington DC — Monsterrat House
*July 15 — Chattanooga, TN — Barking Legs
*July 16 — Atlanta, GA — The 529
*July 17 — Huntsville, AL — Vertical House Records
*July 18 — Memphis, TN — Lamplighter w/ Ex-Cult, Moving Finger
*July 19 — Fort Worth, TX — Where House w/ Long Shots, Fungi Girls
*July 20 — Austin, TX — Trailer Space w/ Teenage News
*July 21 — Austin, TX — Beerland w/ A Giant Dog
July 22 — Lubbock, TX — Victoria House
July 23 — Tucson, AZ — District Tavern
July 24 — Phoenix, AZ — Yucca Tap Room
July 25 — Los Angeles, CA — Los Globos
July 26 — Long Beach, CA — Burger Records
July 27 — San Luis Obispo, CA — House Show
July 28 — San Francisco, CA — Make-Out Room
July 30 — TBD
July 31 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
August 1 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Conservatory
August 2 — Lawrence, Kansas — Replay Lounge
*w/ D Watusi