Bachelorette from NZ in NYC – MP3, videos, 2009 tour dates
DOWNLOAD: Bachelorette - Mindwarp (MP3)
"Annabel Alpers's debut album for Drag City (as Bachelorette) seems wholly devoted to her first uttered ground rule: "Daydream: Make sure it's good stuff." But though New Zealand's leading lady of bedroom pop is given to fanciful frolicking through lo-fi meadows, Alpers never mistakes daydreaming with checking out of reality entirely.
Quite the contrary: My Electric Family, even with all its electronic doodaddery, is a record concerned with locating something real in an increasingly virtual world. That its textures simultaneously subvert and enhance this hunt only attest to Alper's often witty stripe of smarts. The seething drone of "The National Grid" ramps sluggishly up, only to crest into a pistonesque march that's a lot more mechanical and plodding than its burgeoning energy would have you bracing for." [The Phoenix]
Bachelorette has arrived in NYC. Shows are June 15th (tonight) at Cake Shop, and tomorrow (June 16) at Union Hall. The Cake Shop show is with Lichens who we recently mentioned appears on a new Arthur compilation CD put together by Al from Om. Both shows are also with Pikelet who comes all the way from Australia.
If you miss these shows, Bachelorette is not going anywhere anytime soon. Annabel will continue touring the United States at least until July 3rd when she is back in NYC to play a free show at South Street Seaport. All dates and some videos below...
Bachelorette - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 15 - Cake Shop NEW YORK, New York
Jun 16 - Union Hall BROOKLYN, New York
Jun 17 - Kung Fu Necktie PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
Jun 18 - Talking Head BALTIMORE, Maryland
Jun 19 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room Pontiac, Michigan
Jun 20 - Hideout CHICAGO, Illinois
Jun 21 - 7th Street Entry MINNEAPOLIS
Jun 22 - The Jackpot Saloon LAWRENCE
Jun 23 - Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Jun 24 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 25 - Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Jun 26 - The Red Room Kennewick, Washington
Jun 27 - The Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Jun 28 - The Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon
Jun 30 - Bimbo's 365 Club SAN FRANCISCO, California
Jul 1 - The Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Jul 3 - Seaport Music Festival New York, New York