by Andrew Sacher

Dune Rats

Speaking of Australia, Brisbane fuzz rock duo Dune Rats (aka Danny Beus and BC Michaels), who were one of Andy from Cake Shop's "21 Amazing Experience of 2012", surfaced with two EPs in 2011, Sexy Beach and Social Atoms, and they're planning to follow that with another EP, titled Smile, and eventually a debut full length at some point this year. No exact details on those releases exist, but the band recently released a single, "Red Light, Green Light," which you can download for free at the top of this post. It's of the Wavves-y stoner/beach rock variety and you can watch the video below, which consists entirely of both members smoking a variety of bongs (and I'm pretty sure they're actually doing it).

Dune Rats will be coming to the US for a tour surrounding SXSW this March which hits NYC on March 20 at Cake Shop (other bands TBA), March 21 at Shea Stadium with The Beets, Hard Nips, Juniper Rising, and Heeney, and March 24 at Sons of Essex. A list of all dates and the tour flyer below.

Their SXSW shows include the annual Aussie BBQ, and Dune Rats are only one of many Aussie bands coming over to Austin for SXSW, including Alpine, Flume, Kirin J Callinan, WIM, and others. The full list of Australian bands that will be at SXSW is below.


Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light" Official Video

Dune Rats - "Red Light, Green Light"

Dune Rats

Dune Rats -- 2013 US Tour Dates
3/01 - San Jose, CA @ Blank Club
3/02 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
3/06 - Encinitas, CA @ Saloon 101
3/08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
3/10 - El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
3/14 - Austin, TX @ Austin Facial Hair Club Presents: Grackle Rock 3 @ The Grackle DAY SHOW
3/16 - Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae's DAY SHOW (Aussie BBQ at SXSW)
3/16 - Austin, TX @ Headhunters NIGHT SHOW (Official SXSW Showcase)
3/20 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
3/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
3/22 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Berkley-Carteret Hotel
3/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/24 - New York, NY @ Sons of Essex

Australian Bands at SXSW 2013
Atlas Genius
Ball Park Music
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
Emma Louise
Georgia Fair
Ginger & The Ghost
Glass Towers
Gold Fields
Havana Brown
Hiatus Kaiyote
Holy Balm
Jack Carty
Jackson Firebird
Jonathan Boulet
Kirin J Callinan
Papa Vs. Pretty
Rites Wild
San Cisco
Seth Sentry
Summer Flake
The Audreys
The Beards
The Cambodian Space Project
The Falls
The Rubens
The Trouble With Templeton
Transcription of Organ Music
Vance Joy
Vaudeville Smash

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