by Bill Pearis

Orca Team at NYC Popfest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Orca Team

Seattles's Orca Team were one of my highlights of this year's NYC Popfest and, we already told you about this, but just a heads up that the band will be back this weekend playing Cameo on Sunday (July 1). The show also features Persephone's Bees, Treasure Mammal, underrated punks The Numerators. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. If you can't make it to Cameo on Sunday, Orca Team will be back on Wednesday, July 18 for a show at Cake Shop with fellow Portlanders Woollen Men, plus Lame Drivers and Pale Lights. The band are playing all over and all tour dates are listed below.

Since we last wrote about them, Orca Team released their new album Restraint which melds early '60s pop and surf pop with Krautrock rhythms and basslines, and you can stream that below.


Orca Team -- 2012 Tour Dates
6/29: Worcester, MA - Distant Castle
6/30: Cambridge, MA - Lorem Ip Sum Books with Orca Orca and
Girlfriends/Bent Shapes
7/01: Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
7/03: Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store with Joanna Gruesome
7/04: London, UK - The Brixton Windmill with Joanna Gruesome and The Tuts
7/05: Nottingham, UK - The Chameleon with Joanna Grusome and Sea Lions
7/08: Derbyshire, UK - Indietracks Festival
7/10: Leeds, UK - Wharf Chambers
7/11: Liverpool, UK - Mello Mello
7/12: Bristol, UK - TBA with Joanna Gruesome
7/13: Cardiff, UK - The Undertone with Joanna Gruesome
7/14: London - TBA with Joanna Gruesome & Shrag
7/18: New York City, NY - The Cake Shop with Pretty & Nice
7/19: Atlantic City, NJ - Le Grand Fromage
7/21: Pittsburgh, PA - Assemble Space
7/22: Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
7/23: Bloomington, IN - Rachel's Cafe
7/24: St. Louis, MO - Softball Game (ORCA TEAM VS. The Squids) (7pm)
7/25: Topeka, KS - The Boobie Trap
7/26: Omaha, NE - Farnam House
7/27: Denver, CO - Mouth House
7/27: Denver, CO - Shakey Molars House
7/28: Grand Junction, CO - Tenacious Brothers Pub with Dreamboat
7/30: Caldwell, ID - The Manor
7/31: Portland, OR - Valentine's
8/01: Olympia, WA - The Northern with The Maxines
8/02: Seattle, WA - The Funhouse (Pizza Fest)