The Thermals, Titus Andronicus, new labels & shows
By Andrew Frisicano
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NJ's Titus Andronicus recently signed with XL, who will release the band's future TBA recordings. First, XL will re-release The Airing of Grievances (previously on Troubleman Unlimited) on January 20th.
Titus goes on a 2009 tour with Los Campesinos! that includes two February shows at Bowery Ballroom (tickets), but first Titus will headline their own show at Maxwell's in their own state (on January 14th). Tickets are also on sale.
In other signings news, Kill Rock Stars announced that it will release the next Thermals record, titled Now We Can See, on April 7, 2009. KRS also reports, "a 7" of the first single, "When I Died," will precede the album on March 10th followed by a trip to SXSW."
The announcement ends The Thermals' five-year, three-album Sub Pop run. The Seattle label also recently lost Sweden's Loney Dear (a.k.a Emil Svanängen) - who has two Dec NYC dates - to Polyvinyl.
All tour dates below...
The Thermals - 2008 Tour Dates
12.04.08 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
12.05.08 Doug Fir Portland, OR 21
12.06.08 Doug Fir Portland, OR All Ages, early show
12.12.08 Primavera Club, Barcelona, ES
12.13.08 Primavera Club, Madrid, ES
12.14.08 KCLSU, London, UK
12.17.08 Ekko, Utrecht, NL
12.18.08 Vera, Gronigen, NL
Titus Andronicus & Los Campesinos!- 2009 Tour Dates
01-14 Hobknen, NJ - Maxwell's (not Los Campesinos!)
01-15 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
01-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
01-17 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
01-19 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
01-21 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
01-24 Nashville, TN - Exit-In
01-25 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
01-27 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
01-29 Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
01-30 Austin, TX - The Parish
01-31 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
02-03 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
02-04 St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle
02-06 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller
02-07 Chicago, IL - Logan Sq. Auditorium
02-10 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Ladies Literary Club
02-11 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
02-12 Swarthmore, PA - Swarthmore College Olde Club
02-13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
02-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom