by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Fenster - Fantasy II (MP3)


Berlin-based trio Fenster are making their U.S. debut tonight (3/5) at Cake Shop. The band's charming, minimalist debut, Bones, is out next week on Morr Music. It's Sunday Morning Coming Down music with a little Beirut grandiosity to it at times. You can download "Fantasy II" from it at the top of this post and stream a couple more tracks below.

In addition to tonight's show Fenster will play Pianos on Wednesday (3/7) with Doe Paoro, then head to SXSW and then on the other side will be back in NYC for shows at Ars Nova on March 29 and the Knitting Factory on April 4. All Fenster tour dates are at the bottom of this post.


Tonight's show, as well as the Knitting Factory date in April are with Daytona, which features Jose Boyer who is also in Harlem and Hunter Simpson of Wild Yaks. The Brooklyn trio's rounded out by drummer Christopher Lauderdale. All three sing. You can stream their debut EP at the bottom of this post -- it's definitely different than either Harlem or Wild Yaks. (Plaintive but poppy indie rock.) In addition to the two dates with Fenster, Daytona are also playing Littlefield on March 21 (opening for Ed Askew), plus some out of town dates as well, all of which are below.

Fenster - White to Red

Fenster - 2012 Tour Dates
3/05 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
3/07 - New York, NY - Pianos
3/09 - Baltimore, MD - Soft House
3/14-17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/18 - Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land
3/20 - Hot Springs, AR - Valley Of the Vapors
3/24 - Detroit, MI - Garden Bowl
3/25 - Cleveland, OH - The Happy Dog
3/27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers Coyote Café
3/29 - New York, NY - Ars Nova
4/04 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
4/06 - Middlebury, VT - 51 Main

Daytona - 2012 Tour Dates
Mar 05 Cake Shop New York, NY
Mar 09 The Cherch Washington, DC
Mar 10 Nighlight Chapel Hill, NC
Mar 11 Kings Raleigh, NC
Mar 21 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
Apr 04 Knitting Factory Brooklyn

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