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Wild Beasts up for Mercury Prize, about to tour (dates), giving away new 10″ as MP3s

Wild Beasts @ Union Pool in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Wild Beasts

England’s Wild Beasts nabbed a nomination for this year’s Mercury Prize for their record Two Dancers. The shortlist of nominees is below, and the winner will be announced September 7th.

As previously mentioned, the band plays a series of North American shows starting in Chicago this weekend, where they perform at Lollapalooza. After which, they visit NYC for a gig at Highline Ballroom on August 11th with Lone Wolf and The Kissaway Trail. Tickets are still on sale.

Their label, Domino, writes:

In honor of these special shows and their recent Mercury Prize nomination, Domino is releasing a 10″ featuring “We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues” from their acclaimed sophomore album, Two Dancers. The track is b/w a very rare B-side “Through The Iron Gate” (previously only released in Japan), as well as “Two Dancers ii” remixed by label mate Jon Hopkins, and a gorgeous melancholic acoustic version of “The Devil’s Crayon.”

We’re offering these tracks as a complimentary download from August 2-9. You can also grab a physical copy of the 10″ at any of Wild Beasts’ shows or from the Domino Mart.

Get those songs, along with their video for the “Tongues” single, and all tour dates, below…

Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues

Mercury Prize 2010 shortlist
Biffy Clyro ‘Only Revolutions’
Villagers ‘Becoming A Jackal’
Corinne Bailey Rae ‘The Sea’
Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’
Paul Weller ‘Wake Up The Nation’
Wild Beasts ‘Two Dancers’
Kit Downes Trio ‘Golden’
Laura Marling ‘I Speak Because I Can’
Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’
Foals ‘Total Life Forever’
I Am Kloot ‘Sky At Night’
The xx ‘xx’


Wild Beasts – 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 6 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Aug 7 Lollapalooza Festival Chicago, IL
Aug 9 The Mod Club Toronto, ON, CANADA
Aug 11 HighLine Ballroom New York, NY
Aug 13 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14 Outside Lands San Francisco, CA
Aug 21 GREEN MAN FESTIVAL Brecon Beacons, GB
Aug 28 Leeds Festival – Radio1/NME stage Bramham Park, GB
Aug 29 Reading Festival – Radio1/NME stage Richfield Avenue, GB
Sep 12 Bestival Isle of Wight, UK
Sep 16 Campfire Trails @ The Troxy London, GB

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