by Bill Pearis

Peoples Temple

The Peoples Temple are on tour and make their NYC debut tonight (4/6) at Death by Audio with Apache Dropout, Yellow Dogs and Dead Sands.The band's Sons of Stone made my Favorite Albums of 2012 list, where I wrote this:

For those who long for the days when Anton Newcombe wrote catchy psych pop instead of plodding through the haze for eight minutes at a stretch might want to check out Lansing, Michigan's Peoples Temple. Not only do they share a proclivity for catchy '60s-ish acid pop, their name is a reference to Jim Jones' cult. Dig.

You can download Sons of Stone's title track at the top of this post and click through for the video for "Axeman", the flyer for tonight's show, and all dates....

The Peoples Temple - "Axeman"

Peoples Temple

After Brooklyn, they hit Sarthmore College with Natural Child who meanwhile play with Hunx at Glasslands tonight.

The People's Temple -- 2012 Tour Dates
FRI 4/6/2012 Death By Audio Brooklyn, New York
SAT 4/7/2012 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania w/ Natural Child
SAT 4/14/2012 University of Indiana Bloomington, Indiana
FRI 5/4/2012 Ball State University Muncie, Indiana
SUN 6/3/2012 Do Division Street Festival Chicago, Illinois