Mayer Hawthorne @ Brooklyn Bowl in October (more by Tim Griffin)
Mayer Hawthorne

The "retro" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Mayer Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of the Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. "He showed me two songs and I didn't understand what I was listening to," Wolf recalls. "I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of - I couldn't believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments." [Stones Throw]

Soul singer Mayer Hawthorne will team up with Passion Pit for shows from March 28th to April 15th (but no NYC date). But before that, Hawthorne is going on his own headlining tour with his band The County and singer Nikki Jean. The trip includes SXSW and a March 4th show at Webster Hall. Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on general sale Friday at noon.

Friday at noon is also when Passion Pit's next NYC show goes on sale. They're playing Prospect Park with Tokyo Police Club this summer.

And like PP & TPC, Mayer will also be at Coachella in April. His label recently followed Mayer to the record store. That clip, music videos and all tour dates are below...


Mayer Hawthorne: Dusty Fingers

Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Official Video)

Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Official Video)

Mayer Hawthorne - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 27 Billboard Live Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Mar 01 Billboard Live Osaka Osaka, Japan
Mar 04 Webster Hall New York, New York #
Mar 05 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland #
Mar 06 Pearl Street Northampton, Massachusetts #
Mar 07 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts #
Mar 09 The First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Mar 10 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC #
Mar 12 The Jewish Mother Virgina Beach, Virginia #
Mar 13 The Loft Atlanta, Georgia #
Mar 15 The Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana #
Mar 16 The Loft Dallas, Texas #
Mar 17 Warehouse Live Studio Houston, Texas #
Mar 18 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 19 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 22 Proud Larry's Oxford, Mississippi #
Mar 23 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee #
Mar 24 Zanzabar Louisville, Kentucky #
Mar 26 St. Andrews Detroit #
Mar 27 Wrongbar Toronto, Ontario #
Mar 28 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York @
Mar 29 The Pullo Center York, Pennsylvania @
Mar 30 House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio @
Mar 31 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio @
Apr 02 Congress Theatre Chicago, Illinois @
Apr 03 Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin @
Apr 04 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota @
Apr 05 Beaumont Theatre Kansas City, Missouri @
Apr 07 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado @
Apr 08 In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah @
Apr 10 McDonald Theatre Eugene, Oregon @
Apr 11 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia @
Apr 12 Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon @
Apr 14 Freeborn Hall @ UC Davis Davis, California @
Apr 15 Warfield San Francisco, California @
Apr 18 Empire Polo Field @ Coachella Indio, California
# w/ Nikki Jean
@ w/ Passion Pit

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