Delorean @ Market Hotel during CMJ (more by Leia Jospe)

The Barcelona-based synthpop crew Delorean isn't originally from Barcelona, and they didn't start out as a synthpop crew. The band began in the Basque country, playing emo with a heavy Elliott Smith influence. It's taken them eight years, three albums, and remixes for the likes of El Guincho, the Teenagers, Glasser, and the Big Pink to get to where they are right now, but where they are right now is a pretty glorious place.

On their brand new BNM'ed EP Ayrton Senna, they play a deliriously sundazed but seriously hooky form of dance music, with liquid house pianos and burbling bass that dissolve beautifully into each other. These days, the band drops New Order's name more than anyone else's, and it makes sense. Not too many bands can pull off New Order's fusion of open-hearted emotional melodicism with dancefloor intensity, but Delorean is one of them. [Pitchfork]

Delorean was last in town for CMJ, and the one show I saw of theirs was definitely pretty glorious. They return in March of as part of the previously-announced Miike Snow tour that goes from Texas (March) to California (April). Tickets are still on sale for the NYC shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Webster Hall. All dates, with Delorean's list of albums and remixes, below...

Delorean Discography
"delorean" (bcore disc 2004)
"metropolitan death ep" (bcore disc 2005)
"into the plateau" (bcore disc 2006)
"Ayrton Senna ep (mushroom pillow/foolhouse 2009)

Delorean remixes
The Teenagers "Love no" (XL recordings 2008)
The Mystery Jets "Half in love with Elizabeth" (Rough Trade 2008)
Lemonade "Big Weekend" (True Panther Sounds 2008)
The Big Pink "Too young to love" (House Anxiety 2008)
Glasser "glad" (true panther sounds 2009)
El Guincho "kalise" (Young turks 2009)
Franz Ferdinand "live alone" (domino 2009)
The XX "islands" (young turks 2009)

Delorean - 2010 Tour Dates
Sat 03/20/10 The Meridian Houston TX *
Mon 03/22/10 Masquerade (Hell Stage) Atlanta GA *
Wed 03/24/10 9:30 Club Washington DC *
Thu 03/25/10 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia PA *
Fri 03/26/10 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY *
Sat 03/27/10 Webster Hall New York NY *
Wed 03/31/10 Paradise Boston MA *
Fri 04/02/10 Club Soda Montreal PQ *
Sat 04/03/10 Phoenix Theatre Toronto ON *
Mon 04/05/10 Metro Chicago IL *
Tue 04/06/10 Varsity Theater Minneapolis MN *
Thu 04/08/10 The Record Bar Kansas City MO *
Fri 04/09/10 Bluebird Theater Denver CO *
Sat 04/10/10 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT *
Mon 04/12/10 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC *
Wed 04/14/10 Hawthorne Theater Portland OR *
Thu 04/15/10 The Independent San Francisco CA *
* w/ Miike Snow

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