All the way from Perpignan, France are The Limiñanas' who will be touring here later this month with two stops in the NYC area: Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Death by Audio and then Thursday, Aug. 18 at Cake Shop.

The group's self-titled debut on the fine Trouble in Mind label came in at #4 on my Favorite Francophone Albums on 2010 (I was bored over the holidays) where I described its charms thusly:

Evoking swinging Parisian scene of the mid-'60s (Gainsbourg, Dutronc, Ye-Ye, et al), The Limiñanas dance their way through 12 hits of groovy garage: fuzz leads, killer basslines, combo organ, smoky vocals. Perfect for your next Love-In.

You can check out the track "Down Underground" from the album at the top of this post. Along for the ride on this tour, also from Perpignan, are Gaz Gaz which is a new band from Nico of Sonic Chicken 4.

A couple videos, along with all Limiñanas North American tour dates, below...

The Limiñanas - "Down Underground"

The Limiñanas - "Je suis une go-go girl"

The Limiñanas - 2011 North American Tour Dates
Thu. 8/11 Milwaukee - Cactus Club w/John Wesley Coleman/Rayon Beach/Head On Electric 9PM
Fri. 8/12 Chicago - Empty Bottle w/Tyler Jon Tyler 10PM
Sat. 8/13 Memphis - Hi-Tone w/ The Limes 10PM
Sun. 8/14 Nashville - The Basement w/The Paperhead & D.Watusi
Mon. 8/15 Washington DC - Judy's
Tue. 8/16 Philadelphia - Kung Fu Necktie
Wed. 8/17 NYC - WFMU Evan Funk Davies show 9pm / Death By Audio 11pm
Thu. 8/18 NYC - Cake Shop w/ Wrong Words
Fri. 8/19 Columbus - The Summit w/ The Cheater Slicks
Sat. 8/20 Lafayette - Black Sparrow w/ Apache Dropout

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