Fred w/ Haim (via @lancebangs)

Hugh Cornwell will soon be starting his North American tour, which includes a stop in NYC at Highline Ballroom on December 8 and tickets are still available. Opening for the onetime Stranglers vocalist will be fake old school UK punk rocker Ian Rubbish, aka comedian Fred Armisen (seen above hanging with Haim) with Piccadilly Circus accent. Seems like a good pairing.

Meanwhile, Hugh Cornwell made a video for "Totem & Taboo," the title track from his most recent album, and you can watch that -- and check out his full North American tour schedule -- below.

Fred Armisen listed some of his favorite records for Insound who is in turn selling those records at a discount. Haim is not on there, but you will find selections by Au Revoir Simone, Cults, Portlandia theme song star Washed Out, Frankie Rose, Prefab Sprout, Parquet Courts and more.

P.S. did you catch Fred on the latest episode of "Talking Dead"?


Hugh Cornwell "Totem & Taboo"

Hugh Cornwell - 2013 Tour Dates
Oct. 4th - Hotel Congress - Tucson ,AZ
Oct. 5th - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
Oct. 6th - Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8th - Café Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10th - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Dec 3rd - Smiths Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
Dec 4th - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Dec 5th - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Dec 6th - Record Collector - Bordentown, NJ (Solo Acoustic Show)
Dec 7th - Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
Dec 8th- Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
Dec 10th - Sellersville Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 11th - Church Of Boston - Boston, MA
Dec 12th Tralfamadore Cafe (Tralf Music Hall) - Buffalo, NY (Solo Acoustic Show)
Dec 15th - Small's - Detroit, MI
Dec 17th - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Dec 18th - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL

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