Jack Penate @ Pianos on June 4th (more by Tim Griffin)
Jack Penate

In early June, UK singer Jack Penate flew all the way to the U.S. for a pair of NYC dates at Bruar Falls and Pianos. Then, in mid-June, Swedish trio Miike Snow made a similar, albeit more extended trip , playing a pair of NYC shows with the Maccabees and Hatcham Social...

"...[Miike Snow] was definitely not my thing, but they were good and what they did, and in general people [at the Music Hall of Williamsburg show] seemed to be pretty excited about them. There definitely seemed to be a buzz going on about them, but I'm not so sure I get it. However, they seemed like perfectly nice dudes and I was happy to see them get a positive response.

The Maccabees played next. I had never listened to them either, but people were really fired up for them, especially the British chick next to us who rolled solo to the show because she loves the band so much. She guaranteed my friend and I that we wouldn't be disappointed by them live. I was skeptical, but she turned out to be right. They were really loud, energetic, and fun to watch. The tunes were catchy and the performance was tight. I don't know that I am going to run out and buy the album, but it was a great show to go to for free." [Before They Make Me Run]

Miike and Jack will return to tour the country together this September and October. Dates include a pair of shows at the Mercury Lounge on September 15th and 16th, and a show at NJ venue Maxwell's on September 19th. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge shows go on AmEx presale today (Wednesday, June 24th) at noon. General sale starts Friday, June 26th at noon, which is the same time tickets for the Maxwell's show go up.

Miike Snow's self-titled debut is out now on Downtown Records. The new disc by Jack Penate, Everything Is New, will be out August 18th on XL Recordings. The first single from that, "Tonight's Today," is available above. A pair of Penate videos, including one for "Tonight's," are below, with all tour dates...

Jack Peñate - Be The One

Jack Peñate - Tonight's Today

Jack Peñate - 2009 Tour Dates
6/24 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
6/26 - Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
7/03 - London, UK - iTunes Festival
7/04 - London, UK - Wireless Festival
7/12 - Kinross, UK - T In The Park Festival
9/06 - St. Helier, UK - Jersey Live
9/12 - Isle Of Wight - Bestival
9/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
9/15 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
9/16 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
9/18 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel #
9/19 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's #
9/20 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear's #
9/22 - Montreal, QUE - Le Petit Campus
9/23 - Toronto, ONT - Wrong Bar #
9/25 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
9/26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry #
9/29 - Vancouver, BC - Richard's on Richard's #
9/30 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
10/1 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge #
10/3 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #
10/4 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo #
10/5 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
10/6 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar #
10/7 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland #
# w/ Miike Snow

Miike Snow - other 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 3 - Popaganda at Strand Club Stockholm
Jul 11 - Razzmatazz Barcelona
Jul 14 - Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen London
Jul 17 - Latitude Festival Southwold
Jul 18 - iTunes Festival - Roundhouse London
Jul 19 - MELT! Festival Grafenhainichen
Jul 20 - 10 Days Off Gent
Aug 2 - Osheaga Festival Montreal, Quebec
Aug 6 - Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 8 - Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 9 - Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
Aug 18 - Ibiza Rocks Ibiza
Aug 29 - Popaganda Festival Eriksdalsbadet

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