DOWNLOAD: Harlem - Friendly Ghost (MP3)

Harlem @ Union Pool in February (more by Andrew Frisicano)

Austin band Harlem have their Matador debut, Hippies, coming out April 6th. The garage punk opus clocks in at 16 songs, and one of its best, "Friendly Ghost," with a hurdling bassline and catchy chorus ("I want to disappear all the time") is posted above. The band will be at SXSW for swarm of hometown shows before heading out on tour this April/May. That includes three NYC-area shows. The first is April 22nd at Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 3rd at noon. The second is at Market Hotel the night after (4/23). And the third, on April 24th, is at Maxwell's in Hoboken with Titus Andronicus. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are below...

Harlem - 2010 Tour Dates
3/13 - Aquarium Drunkard party, Red Eyed Fly, Austin, 3pm
3/16 - House Of Guys, 1907 Rio Grande, Austin, (with The Beets, Fungi Girls, Air Waves)
3/18 - Red 7, Austin (official SXSW event with Bad Sports, Pierced Arrows, Raveonettes)
3/19 - Levi's Fader Fort, Austin, 2:15 pm
3/19 - Spin Party, Stubbs (indoors), Austin, 3:40pm
4/1 - Mohawk, Austin (record release bash)
4/13 -One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
4/14 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
4/15 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
4/16 - JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
4/17 - Night Light, Chapel Hill, NC
4/19 - DC 9, Washington DC
4/20 - Golden West, Baltimore, MD
4/21 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
4/22 - Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY (early show)
4/23 - Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
4/24- Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ (with Titus Andronicus)
4/25 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
4/27 - Green Room, Montreal, Quebec
4/28 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario
4/29 - Now That's Class, Cleveland, OH
4/30 - Majestic Cafe, Detroit, MI
5/01- Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
5/02- Mad Planet, Milwaukee, WI (with Jail)
5/04- 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
5/05 - Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
5/06 - Waiting Room, Lincoln, NE
5/07 - Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (with Gil Mantera)
5/08- Firebird, St. Louis, MO
5/10 - The Summit, Columbus, OH
5/11 - Southgate House, Newport, KY
5/12 - Zanzibar, Louisville, KY
5/13 - The End, Nashville, TN
5/14 - Hi Tone, Memphis, TN
5/15 - City Tavern, Dallas, TX