by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Tôg - Sansen (MP3)

Tôg @ 3pm in Austin
TOG

Wandering around Austin's East Side last week, I happened across Norway's Tôg (pronounced Toog) who were playing in the lot ajacent to Cheer Up Charlies. I'm not sure that 3pm under the hot sun was the appropriate introduction to the swirly dancepop (sung in their native tongue) this septet makes, but they held their own and were pretty entertaining. Check out their single "Sansen" -- a hit in Norway -- at the top of this post.

I have a feeling Tôg will be more at home for their upcoming string of NYC dates, all of which are at night: Wednesday (3/23) at the Wierd party at Home Sweet Home, then Friday (3/25) at Cake Shop with Religious to Damn, and Saturday (3/26) at Death by Audio with Caves, Free Blood and Publicist. They're playing Washington DC as well.

All 2011 tour dates for Tôg, plus a couple videos, are below.

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Tôg - Reint Mel(I Påsen Din) Live Urørtfinalen NRK

Tôg - EPK

Tog - 2011 North American tour dates
Wed March 23 - WIERD Party @ Home Sweet Home - New York, NY
Thurs March 24 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington, DC
Fri March 25 - @ Cake Shop - New York, NY (w/ Religious To Damn)
Sat March 26 - @ Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Free Blood, CAVES, Publicist)