Delorean (schedules some April shows) vs. Dolorean (touring w/ Castanets & Holy Sons, new album out now)
Delorean will return to the States for a few big-city shows around their April 17th appearance at Coachella. For NYC, that means April 21st at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets go on sale at noon. All dates are listed below.
Delorean (the Spanish dance band) should not be confused with Dolorean (spelled with an "o" instead of an "e") aka Portland's Al James. Al just released "The Unfazed" via Partisan Records last week...
"The Portland country-rock band Dolorean perfected its soft-focus sound over its first three albums, serving up song after song of loping rhythms, brushed drums, hushed guitars, rippling piano, and the whispery regret of singer-songwriter Al James. Dolorean's fourth LP, The Unfazed, doesn't vary the band's pitch, but it does put a little more zip on it. Opening with the nimble "Thinskinned"--with its line about hopping into a tanked-up car and hitting the road with an argumentative partner--The Unfazed expresses how wide-open vistas can be spoiled by "one burr under the saddle," and it does so through music that blends the dreamy psychedelia of Pink Floyd with the yearning balladry of Gene Clark."
You can listen to a song over at NPR, and watch a live video below.
Dolorean also have a tour scheduled - a much larger one than Delorean though it includes no NYC dates. It does however include SXSW and a west coast run with Castanets (who currently call Portland home) and Holy Sons (also from Portland, also signed to Partisan). All dates for both spellings of the bands that share a name with the car from Back to the Future, below...
Delorean - Tour Dates
Thu 04/14/11 Slims San Francisco CA
Sun 04/17/11 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio CA
Tue 04/19/11 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
Thu 04/21/11 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY
'These Slopes Gave Me Hope' from dicky dahl on Vimeo.
Dolorean - Tour Dates
1.27.11 Ciclo Coordenadas Polares Burgos, ES
01.28.11 La Lata de Bombillas Zaragoza, ES
01.29.11 Teatro Principal Castellon, ES Tanned Tin Festival - Faust, Thurston Moore, Xui Xui, Wooden Wand, Arthur & Yu, Nick Garrie, Rauelsson
02.01.11 Nasti Madrid, ES El Hijo
02.02.11 Aulario la Bomba Cadiz, ES
02.03.11 Universidad Huelva, ES
02.04.11 Planta Baja Granada, ES
02.08.11 Fleche d'Or Paris, FR Deer Tick, Tift Merritt
02.09.11 Vooruit Gent, BE
02.10.11 Patronaat Haarlem , NL Ben Weaver
02.11.11 Q-Bus Leiden, NL Ben Weaver
02.12.11 Ekko Utrecht , NL Ben Weaver
02.13.11 Roepaen Ottersum, NL Ben Weaver
02.15.11 The Lexington London, UK Richard Walters
02.16.11 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, UK Richard Walters
02.17.11 The Deaf Institute Manchester, UK Richard Walters
02.18.11 Bullingdon Arms Oxford, UK Richard Walters
03.09.11 Hemlock Taverne San Francisco, CA, US *
03.10.11 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA, US *
03.11.11 Satellite Lounge Los Angeles, CA, US *
03.12.11 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, CA, US *
03.13.11 Soda Bar San Diego, CA, US *
03.14.11 Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ, US *
03.16.11 SXSW Austin, TX, US
03.17.11 SXSW Austin, TX, US
03.18.11 SXSW Austin, TX, US
03.19.11 SXSW Austin, TX, US
03.20.11 Lola's Saloon Ft. Worth, TX, US David Vandervelde, Weinland
03.22.11 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE, US *
03.23.11 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO, US *
03.24.11 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT, US *
03.25.11 Neurolux Boise, ID, US *
03.26.11 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR, US *
* w/ Castanets, Holy Sons