by Bill Pearis

Sheer Agony

Montreal's Sheer Agony have been in America for a few weeks, touring on either side of SXSW with Philadelpia pals Lantern. The trek wraps up this week with two shows in NYC: March 29 at Barnard College with Tonstartsbandht, Rutabega, and Herzog Rizing; and March 30 at Silent Barn with Martin and Lawrence, and more TBA.

UPDATE: Sheer Agony wrote in to say they're not actually playing the post-SXSW shows with Lantern. Bummer!

Last here in December 2011, Sheer Agony make tightly-wound, jittery pop that is jam-packed with hooks. Power pop fans who hold Shoes, Sex Clark Five and those first two dB's albums sacred would do well to check out the band's three singles, like last year's great self-tiled EP. You can stream them all below. They're good live, too. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

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Sheer Agony - 2013 Tour Dates
March 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Sheer Agony, The Long Knives, Good Sport
March 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
March 29 - New York, NY @ Barnard College w/ Tonstartsbandht, Rutabega, Herzog Rising & Drug Pizza
March 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Champagne Room of Silent Barn w/ Martin and Lawrence and TBA