The Dead Science

The Dead Science have left Seattle to tour in support of their new album Villainaire, out now on Constellation. Tonight (10/1) you can catch them at Knitting Factory in NYC. Extra Life, Aa & Vakashi Sensei are also on the bill.

Incorporating contemporary R&B drum sounds and structures within their aesthetic has beefed up The Dead Science, to the point where they sound like a pimped-out post-hardcore band on Villainaire. As a singer, Mickens' airy, soaring delivery borders on falsetto, much like his friend and vocal collaborator, Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think). [Eye Weekly]

Maybe Craig Wedren will make an appearance tonight at the Knit. And speaking of Shudder to Think, their first official NYC reunion show is this Saturday at Webster Hall. It's still not sold out. The Dead Science open for Shudder to Think when they play Seattle on October 30th.

And speaking of good friends of the Dead Science, The Parenthetical Girls are in town just one day later (Thursday) to play a show at Cake Shop. By then the Dead Science will have reached Philly though. They should have toured together! All Dead Science (not to be confused with Dear Science) tour dates below...

The Dead Science - 2008 Tour Dates
01 Oct New York, NY Knitting Factory
02 Oct Philadelphia, PA Danger Danger Gallery
03 Oct Washington, DC Sonic Circuits/Velvet Lounge
04 Oct Charlotte, NC The Milestone
05 Oct Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
06 Oct Tampa, FL New World Brewery
07 Oct Orlando, FL Back Booth
08 Oct Atlanta, GA The Earl
09 Oct New Orleans, LA Hi Ho Lounge
10 Oct Denton, TX Hailey's
11 Oct Austin, TX Emo's Longe
13 Oct Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue *
14 Oct Los Angeles, CA The Smell
15 Oct San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
16 Oct Sacramento, CA Luigi's Fun Garden
17 Oct Salem, OR The Space
18 Oct Portland, OR Rotture
19 Oct Tacoma, WA The New Frontier
30 Oct Seattle, WA Showbox #

* = w/ The Stills and We Are Scientists
# = w/ Shudder To Think

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