by Bill Pearis

Takashi Miyaki
Takashi Miyaki

A couple out of town bands playing NYC in August have added dates while they're here. L.A.'s Tashaki Miyaki, who play Glasslands on August 6 (tickets still available), will now also play Pianos the following night (8/7). Sparking astral, post-Velvets vibes, their new single, "Best Friend," and it's lovely black-and-white video, are highly recommended. You can watch the video below along with updated tour dates.

Far more frantic are Sweden's Holograms who already announced a September 4 Mercury Lounge show (tickets still available) which has since turned into a full North American tour, including a new NYC date at 285 Kent on September 8. (Updated dates are listed below.) No other bands are on the 285 bill yet, but don't be suprised if the line-up's heavy on the Captured Trasks roster. Holograms debut album is out next week on C/T and is of the jagged, angsty post-punk variety that should appeal to folks who love the first two Echo & the Bunnymen albums or, more recently, Iceage (who play 285 Kent and LPR this month). Video for their single "ABC City" is below.

Updated tour dates for Takashi Miyaki and Holograms, are listed below, along with videos...


Tashaki Miyaki - 2012 Tour Dates
Tashaki Miyaki - 2012 Tour Dates
Jul 02 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jul 22 Forum Turnbridge Wells, UK
Jul 23 Rough Trade East London, UK
Jul 24 The Castle Hotel Manchester, UK
Jul 25 Boileroom Guildford, UK
Jul 26 Birthdays London, UK
Jul 28 Escobard Leeds, UK
Jul 29 Stereo York York, UK
Aug 02 Moslon Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
Aug 06 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Aug 08 Pianos, NYC

Holograms - 2012 Tour Dates
08/17/12 Leeds Beacons United Kingdom
08/19/12 London Radfest United Kingdom
08/19/12 London Radfest United Kingdom
09/01/12 London 1234 Festival United Kingdom
9/02/12 Philadelphia, PA The Roxy Bamboo Bar
09/04/12 NYC, Mercury Lounge
09/05/12 Washington, DC The Red Palace
09/08/12 Brooklyn, NY 285 Kent
09/06/12 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Fest
09/09/12 Alston, MA Great Scott
09/10/12 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
09/11/12 Toronto, ON The Shop at Parts & Labour
9/12/12 Cleaveland, OH Happy Dog
09/13/12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge
09/14/12 Chicago, Schuba's
09/17/12 Vancouver, BC The Media Club
09/18/12 Seattle, WA Barboza
09/19/12 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
09/21/12 San Francisco, CA
09/22/12 Santa Cruz, CA 105 Pioneer St
09/23/12 Los Angeles, CA Part Time Punks at The Echo
09/24/12 San Diego, Soda Bar

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