by BrooklynVegan Mike

WarlocksI'm always surprised by which bands are able to make a name for themselves and which others toil away under the shadows. A lot of it, of course, is due to the political machinations of the music industry, but even in the ultra-hyper blog celebrity (of which I am contributing to this very moment), some bands still fail to get their due notice. I believe The Warlocks are one of those bands.

They came out of the late 90s neo-psychedelic scene, along with awesome bands Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and the sometimes good (but not lately) Dandy Warhols. Each of their albums are different in sound and approach (due to their lineup, which fluctuates from as few as four to as many as ten), while at the same time maintaining a singular sound that is uniquely their own. Their new album Heavy Deavy Skull Lover is practically an instrumental album, with long, repetitive drones, swirling guitar symphonies, and the slow, steady release of a morphine drip. It's possibly their best album, though Phoenix definitely has its moments.

They'll be playing three shows in NYC this week - including the Tee Pee records showcase at Luna Lounge. All tour dates, and some videos, below....

The Warlocks - 2007 Tour Dates
Oct 18 - New York, NY @ Club Midway (Tee Pee CMJ day party, 1pm)
Oct 18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery (DIW Magazine Unofficial CMJ party)
Oct 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge (Tee Pee CMJ evening showcase) w/ Earthless
Oct 20 - Safari Sam’s Hollywood, California
Oct 26 - Alex’s Bar Long Beach, California
Oct 27 - Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Oct 30 - Ray’s Bar Marfa, Texas
Oct 31 - The Mohawk Austin
Nov 2 - The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 3 - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 4 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 5 - Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC
Nov 6 - Knitting Factory New York, New York
Nov 7 - Jonny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 9 - Logan Square Chicago, Illinois
Nov 10 - 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 13 - Chop-Suey Seattle, Washington
Nov 14 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 16 - Bottom Of The Hill SF, California
Nov 17 - The Troubadour LA, California
Nov 22 - Roadhouse Manchester, Northwest
Nov 23 - Fibbers York, Northwest
Nov 25 - Tunnel Vision Festival UK (Main Stage) Pontins Brean Sands, Midlands
Nov 26 - Sonic Cathedral @ Bodega Social Club Nottingham, Midlands
Nov 26 - Sonic Cathedral @ The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, Midlands
Nov 27 - Brookes University Students Union Headington, Oxford
Nov 28 - Sonic Cathedral London, London and South East
Nov 30 - Gazteleku Onate, Gipuzkoa
Dec 1 - El Casino Vidreres, Girona,
Dec 2 - Auditorio – Ciclo Ricoamor Castellon City, Castellón
Dec 3 - Es Heineken Madrid, Madrid
Dec 6 - Barfly (TBA/Hold) Cardiff, Midlands
Dec 7 - Barfly (Camden) London, South
Dec 7 - Coliseum Coventry, UK, South
Dec 7 - University Of East Anglia Norwich, London and South East
Dec 9 - The Old Market Hove, London and South East

-BrooklynVegan Mike

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