by Andrew Frisicano

The Dears @ Hiro Ballroom - CMJ 2008 (more by Gabi Porter)

"Making [2008's] Missiles was a kind of therapy; written as the band was falling apart, recorded in the groups' final days. We finished it and then everyone who played on it left. While the collapse of the band doesn't correlate to the meaning or message of the songs, that sense of defeat, hope and uncertainty is still there. [The Dears keyboardist Natalia Yanchak to Vimby

The Dears are going on tour this May. That includes two NYC shows: a Friday, May 1st gig at The Bell House in Gowanus, and Monday, May 4th at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. Tickets for the latter go on AmEx Presale on Wednesday and then regular sale on Friday at noon. Both shows will be opened by Great Northern and the Dears' Dangerbird labelmates Eulogies.

Dangerbird will release Eulogies' full-length, Here Anonymous, on April 7th. See the video for the album's first track below.

The Dears played last year's CMJ as one of the first shows with its new line-up that includes members of Pony Up and Kill the Lights.

All tour dates, and videos, including the latest episode of The Dears' ongoing The Gospel According To The Dears series, below....

Dears - "Money Babies"

The Dears live @ Key Club in L.A.

The Gospel According To The Dears Episode 4: Don't Lose the Faith (PT. 1/4)

Eulogies - "Day to Day"

The Dears - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 30th - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 1st - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
May 2nd - Albany, NY @ Bell House
May 4th - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 5th - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
May 7th - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 8th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
May 9th - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 10th - Columbus, OH @ Skully's
May 11th - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 13th - Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theater
May 14th - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
May 16th - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
May 17th - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
May 18th - Austin, TX @ Parish
May 22nd - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 23rd - Echo Park, CA @ Echoplex
May 24th - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
May 26th - Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge
May 27th - Seattle , WA @ Crocodile Cafe

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