The Wave Pictures
Wave Pictures

As just mentioned, BrooklynVegan is throwing a pre-SXSW party on March 15th at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with three (possibly four) bands on their way to Austin: Let's Wrestle, Casiokids, and The Wave Pictures. Stay tuned for one more band TBA. Tickets are only $8 and on sale now.

Both Casiokids and The Wave Pictures come to us courtesy excellent UK label Moshi Moshi who are finally opening up a U.S. branch that will put out a double-pack of The Wave Pictures last two records (2009's If You Leave it Alone and 2008's Instant Coffee Baby) on April 27. I'm a big, big fan of these guys who were fantastic when they played the Seaport Music Festival last summer and I'm pretty psyched we got them on the bill. Check out their single "Strawberry Cables" (from If You Leave it Alone) which you can download above.

Norway's Casiokids also played that Seaport show and were in NYC right before SXSW last year too, and played a BV day party in Austin last year as well. The Norwegians keep releasing singles (including one of my favorite tracks from last year, "Fot I Hose," which you can download above) with no mention of an album in the works. There is, however, a Norway-only compilation of their recent releases called TOPP STEMNING PÅ LOKAL BAR, which was released today (2/15) and includes a bonus disc of remixes. So be sure to pick that up next time you're in Oslo, and do grab one for me. It includes their brand new single "En Vill Hest" which also only seems to be available in Norway but the video for it is at the bottom of this post. I've referred to them before as Norway's Hot Chip and they bring a similar exuberance to their live shows. Casiokids are actually opening for Hot Chip on their UK tour which starts tonight (dates are below).

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Videos and tour dates below....

Casiokids - En Vill Hest

Casiokids - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 15 Rock City w/Hot Chip Nottingham (UK)
Feb 16 Academy w/Hot Chip Leeds (UK)
Feb 17 Bylarm @ Teltet Oslo
Feb 18 Bylarm @ Rockefeller Oslo
Feb 19 Academy w/Hot Chip Manchester (UK)
Feb 20 O2 Academy w/Hot Chip Birmingham (UK)
Feb 21 Joiners Southampton (UK)
Feb 22 O2 Academy w/Hot Chip Bournemouth (UK)
Feb 23 O2 Academy w/Hot Chip Bristol (UK)
Feb 24 UEA w/Hot Chip Norwich (UK)
Feb 25 Barfly Camden w/Skibunny London (UK)
Feb 26 O2 Brixton Academy w/Hot Chip (SOLD OUT) London (UK)
Mar 4 Nasa (For kids) Reykjavik (IS)
Mar 5 Nasa Reykjavik (IS)
Mar 6 Litteraturhuset - For kids! Oslo
Mar 8 UKEN @ NHH Bergen
Mar 12 Folken / UGÅ Stavanger
Mar 15 Knitting Factory NYC (BrooklynVegan Presents) *
Mar 17-21 SXSW, Austin, TX
Jul 2 Roskilde festival Roskilde (DK)
Aug 10 Øyafestivalen (10-14.august) Oslo
* w/ The Wave Pictures & Let's Wrestle

The Wave Pictures - Live at Seaport Music Festival 2009

The Wave Pictures - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 15 Knitting Factory NYC (BrooklynVegan Presents)*
Mar 20 Latitude 30, Austin, TX (SXSW) (see below) +
Mar 17-21 SXSW, Austin, TX
* w/Casiokids & Let's Wrestle

+ Saturday Evening SxSW Official Showcase
Moshi Moshi Presents In Association With AIM:
The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto
8pm - 2am
Django Django
Still Flyin'
Slow Club
The Wave Pictures
Best Fwends
Cate Le Bon

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