by Bill Pearis


I saw these girls play at Electrowerkz last night and they were's like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has a real ramshackle joy to it. It's even better live when all the guitars are out of tune. Innocence and dissonance... Spanish Stroll indeed! - Bobby Gilespie (Primal Scream)

Up until recently, Madrid's Hinds were called Deers... that was until Montreal band The Dears made them change it. (A "Hind" is a female deer, by the way, so they stayed close to the source with the new name.) Whatever you call them, the band make endearingly shambly surf/garage pop, not too far from The Pastels (as Bobby Gilespie mentions above) or The Beets. So far Hinds have two singles, both of which you can stream, along with videos for the very catchy "Bamboo" and "Castigadas en el Granero," below.

Hinds will be visiting North America in March for SXSW and Burgerama, with a tour bookended by NYC shows: March 13 at Baby's All Right and March 31 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Baby's All Right go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/30) and tickets to Mercury Lounge are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with streams, video and tour flyer, below...


Hinds - 2015 Tour Dates
March 13 friday ♪ BROOKLYN ♫ Baby's All Right
March 16-22 ♪ SXSW ♫ so many shows smile emoticon
March 23 monday ♪ SAN FRANCISCO ♫ Rickshaw Stop
March 25 wednesday ♪ POMONA ♫ Acerogami
March 26 thursday ♪ L.A. ♫ The Echo
March 28 saturday ♪ SANTA ANA ♫ BURGERAMAAAAAA 4
March 29 sunday ♪ SAN DIEGO ♫ Soda Bar
March 31 tuesday ♪ NYC ♫ Mercury Lounge

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