French band En Attendant Ana touring w/ Ethers (Gonerfest, Trouble in Paradise & more)
Parisian band En Attendant Ana released their debut album, Lost and Found, today via Trouble in Mind. Unlike a lot of music from France, the Frenchiest thing about En Attendent Ana might be their name. They sing in English and make accessible, scruffy guitar pop that has footholds in '90s college radio and NYC's early-'00s indie rock renaissance. (Some of their more driving material reminds me of Norway's Ida Maria, remember her?) It's a terrific album and you can stream the whole thing below.
En Attendant Ana are touring with Chicago band Ethers (more on them below) in September and things kick off in Chicago for the three-day Trouble in Paradise festival which combines labels Trouble in Mind and Paradise of Bachelors' rosters and happens September 13-15 at Empty Bottle with The Weather Station, Omni, Nap Eyes, FACS, James Elkington, Olden Yolk and more. Tickets are on sale and out the lineup and flyer below.
The En Attendant Ana / Ethers tour wraps up at Gonerfest in Memphis and in-between they'll hit Brooklyn's Alphaville on September 20 with Patio also on the bill. No word on ticket info yet. All tour dates are listed below.
As for Ethers, they're a Chicago garage/punk/indie supergroup featuring members of Heavy Times, Outer Minds, Radar Eyes and The Runnies. Self described as a "bad time band," Ethers' organ-fueled sound is part Nuggets, part '80s Flying Nun New Zealand indie. Their debut album is out August 24 via Trouble in Mind and you can stream "Rip Off" below.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE FEST LINEUP
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
The Weather Station
En Attendant Ana
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Jake Xerxes Fussell & Nathan Bowles (collaborative set)
En Attendant Ana / Ethers - 2018 Tour
Sept 13/14 Thurs Fri - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle / Trouble in Paradise
Sept 15 Sat Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club w/ Mike Krol
Sept 16 Sun Bloomington, IN - The Bishop w/ Spissy
Sept 17 Mon Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
Sept 18 Tues Columbus, OH Space Bar
Sept 20 Thurs NY, NY - Alphaville w/ Patio
Sept 21 Fri Boston, MA- O’Briens - Illegally Blind
Sept 22 Sat New Haven, CT - State House
Sept 23 Sun Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s
Sept 25 Tues Asheville - Fleetwoods
Sept 26 Wed Birmingham, AL - Firehouse
Sept 27 Thurs Nashville - TBA
Sept 28/29 Fri/Sat Memphis (Gonerfest)