Clinic at Joe's Pub, 8/19

"At the Bell House Monday night, the substitution of their scrubs for dashikis, then paired with the trademark masks, might have suggest a wacky vibe, but the band revealed a mellower sound when providing a preview of their new album, Bubblegum, slated for release in October. While still worlds away from bland, the gentleness of first single "I'm Aware" is a departure from the fast-paced post punk mantras and quirky keyboard sounds that they have long made their stock-in-trade. The slightly psychedelic hues of songs such as "Milk & Honey" and "Baby" were hinted at previously with cuts like "The Witch (Made to Measure)" (from 2008's Do It!), but perhaps not the quiet dreaminess of "Linda," which vocalist Ade Blackburn performed solo with an acoustic guitar." [Agit Reader]

Though Clinic just tripled up on NYC in the past two weeks (Bell House, Joe's Pub and Maxwell's), the surgical masked Liverpool band have already planned their return in support of the new record. They'll again visit the tri-state as part of a fall tour with with The Fresh & Onlys.

Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on regular sale Friday (8/27) at noon for a November 2nd date at Bowery Ballroom followed by a November 3rd at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Fresh & Onlys have a new piece too, the Play It Strange LP due one week after Bubblegum (10/12) via In The Red Records. The band also has the new Impending Doom 7" out now via Agitated Records.

All tour dates, videos from The Bell House and Joe's Pub, and Clinic's recent video for "I'm Aware", below...


Clinic @ The Bell House - NY

Clinic live at Joe's Pub vid. 1

Clinic live at Joe's Pub vid. 2

Clinic - I'm Aware

Aug 28 2010 Soundpark Festival Brugnera, Pordenone, ITALY
Oct 21 2010 SWN Festival Cardiff, South Glam, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 22 2010 The Deaf Institute Manchester, Lancs, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 25 2010 The Georgian Theatre Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 26 2010 Stereo Glasgow, Lanarkshir, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 27 2010 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 28 2010 Village Underground Shoreditch, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 29 2010 The Cockpit Leeds, West Yorks, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 2 2010 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Nov 3 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 5 2010 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC, DC
Nov 6 2010 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pasadena
Nov 8 2010 The Paradise Boston, Massachuse
Nov 9 2010 La Sala Rossa Montréal, Quebec, CANADA
Nov 10 2010 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON, CANADA
Nov 11 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Nov 12 2010 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Nov 15 2010 Nemos Seattle, WA
Nov 16 2010 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Nov 17 2010 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Nov 19 2010 The Independent San Francisco, CA

09/05 San Francisco, CA - The Independent !
09/25 2010 Echoplex w/ Dungen (Waved Out 2) Los Angeles, CA
09/28 Santa Cruz, CA - Moes Alley @
11/02 2010 Bowery Ballroom, New York w/ Clinic, NY $
11/03 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Clinic, Brooklyn, NY $
11/05 Washington, DC - Rock n Roll Hotel $
11/06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas $
11/08 Boston, MA - Paradise $
11/09 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa $
11/10 Toronto, ON - Lees Place $
11/11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall $
11/12 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry $
11/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos $
11/16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret $
11/17 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge $
11/19 San Francisco, CA - The Independent $
11/20 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour $
$ = w/ Clinic
! = w/ Vetiver
@ = w/ Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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