by Bill Pearis

Craft Spells
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Craft Spells released their second album, Naseua, via Captured Tracks earlier this year which took them into more pastoral sonic landscapes than we'd heard them do previously. If you haven't checked it out you can stream the whole thing below via Rdio.

The band will be on tour with San Francisco's The Bilinda Butchers starting in February. The tour hits NYC at Mercury Lounge on March 13. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale starting Friday (12/12) at noon. All dates are listed below.

As for The Bilinda Butchers, it might not surprise you that a band whose name references My Bloody Valentine's other singer/guitarist might have shoegaze tendencies. The band released their new album Heaven, over the summer and you can stream the whole thing below.


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Craft Spells / The Bilinda Butchers - 2014 Tour Dates
Wed-Feb-25 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
Thu-Feb-26 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
Fri-Feb-27 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Sat-Feb-28 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
Sun-Mar-01 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Tue-Mar-03 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Inside
Wed-Mar-04 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Fri-Mar-06 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Sat-Mar-07 Atlanta, GA @ 529
Sun-Mar-08 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Tue-Mar-10 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Thu-Mar-12 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
Fri-Mar-13 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sun-Mar-15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue-Mar-17 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Wed-Mar-18 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Thu-Mar-19 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri-Mar-20 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Sat-Mar-21 Lincoln, NE @ Vega
Mon-Mar-23 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Tue-Mar-24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar/25-29 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Thu-Mar-26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri-Mar-27 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Sat-Mar-28 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar/28-29 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (Burgerama Four)