KlaxonsThe latest news with the Klaxons is that NME has gone ahead and overrated them again - a 9/10. I still like them, but I'm not sure their new album Myths of the Near Future (out March 27 here on "Geffen subsidiary DGC Records") is a nine. I can't even say for sure if the Klaxons are "the most thrilling and visionary band Britain’s had in more than a decade". Plus, their live show wasn't that amazing. This is NOT "BACKLASH" though - just sayin' NME is a bit cuckoo. Here's what Idolator has to say:

If you've ever wondered just how the overheated British bible maintains its status as an innovator in pumping up bands until they're ready to pop, this Alex Miller write-up--which gave the album a 9 out of 10--is a pretty good primer; not only does it name-drop Damon Albarn, Aleister Crowley, and Buzz Aldrin, it tells both history and trustafarians to fuck off.

I'll probably still go see the band again when they get here - especially since I'll know their songs a lot better than last time.

Klaxons are touring in April before Coachella. They play Bowery Ballroom (April 10) and Studio B (April 11). Tickets for Bowery go on sale at noon. All dates below...

Klaxons | 2007 Tour Dates
April 8 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee’s Palace
April 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
April 11- Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Transit
April 16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
April 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s On Richards Cabaret
April 23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
April 24 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
April 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ 330 Ritch
April 29 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

Fellow "new ravers" Datarock are here in March.