Box Elders @ Market Hotel in January (more by Tim Griffin)
Box Elders

Box Elders are heading out on a late summer tour that'll run through September. The trip includes NYC stops at the Cake Shop and Monster Island Basement on September 15th and 16th, respectively. The band just completed a tour with Cursive. That included one show at the Glass House in Pomona, CA...

"But unlike the thrashing, epic moodiness bandied about by Tim Kasher and gang, Box Elders had a tendency toward the lighter side of life. Offering a no frills mixture of bass, guitar and a drummer/keyboardist (I must admit, that was a pretty neat trick), Box Elders entertained the crowd with a puree of punk, pop and surf rock vibes (a bit odd for a band from Omaha, Nebraska but maybe that was the point). Bassist/vocalist Clayton McIntyre and his bro, guitarist/vocalist Jeremiah McIntryre attacked each tune with doubled, sing songy vocals that offered a bit of force behind Dave Goldberg's heavy handed drumming on songs like "One Foot in Front of the Other". All-in-all, their vaguely second wave brand of pop punk induced plenty of sweat amongst their biggest P-Town fans which seemed to bop up and down in the center of the crowd. The majority of us were pretty content with just standing there." [OC Weekly]

The band's debut LP, Alice and Friends--"named after the band's favorite cult run vegan Korean BBQ"-- is set to come out August 4th on Memphis's Goner Records (which, along with Matador Direct, is one of the labels that's distributing Jay Reatard's Shattered Records imprint which also has plans to work with Box Elders) (cover art and more here).

The A-side off the band's debut 7-inch is above. Some videos of the band that Bill took live at Bruar Falls in April, with all tour dates, below...

Box Elders - "Jackie Wood" | Bruar Falls | 4.24.2009

Box Elders | Bruar Falls | 4.24.2009

Box Elders - 2009 Tour Dates
8/07 - - Omaha, NE - - Waiting Room
8/13 - - Chicago, IL - - Empty Bottle
8/14 - - Milwaukee, WI - - The Vault
8/15 - - Minneapolis, MN - - Hexagon Bar
8/16 - - Fargo, ND - - The Aquarium
8/18 - - Billings, MT - - The Railyard
8/19 - - Spokane, WA - - Boulevard
8/20 - - Olympia, WA - - Northern
8/21 - - Portland, OR - - SMMR BMMR
8/22 - - Seattle, WA - - Funhouse
8/25 - - San Francisco, CA - - Hemlock Tavern
8/26 - - Oakland, CA - - Stork Club
8/27 - - San Francisco, CA - - The Knockout
8/30 - - San Diego, CA - - Pink Elephant
9/02 - - Houston, TX - - Notsuoh
9/03 - - Austin, TX - - Beerland
9/04 - - Oklahoma City, OK - - The Conservatory
9/05 - - Lawrence, KS - - Replay Lounge
9/09 - - Columbus, OH - - Summit
9/11 - - Toronto, ONT - - Rancho Relaxo
9/13 - - Boston, MA - - O'Briens
9/15 - - New York, NY - - Cake Shop
9/16 - - Brooklyn, NY - - Monster Island Basement
9/17 - - Philadelphia, PA - - Danger Danger Gallery
9/22 - - Mobile, AL - - Alabama Music Box
9/24 - - New Orleans, LA - - Saturn Bar
9/25 - - Richmond, IN - - Earlham University
9/26 - - Memphis, TN - - Goner Fest