White Denim sign to Downtown Records, not playing Pool Party (Crystal Antlers are +++ other tour dates)
As previously mentioned, White Denim has been replaced by Crystal Antlers on the bill of the July 19th JellyNYC Pool Party. They'll join Magnolia Electric Co. and Dirty Projectors at the free show. The Crystal Antlers released their debut record, Tentacles, earlier this year. Full tour dates for the band are below.
White Denim's Fits came out in the UK in June. That record will see a US release on October 20th through Downtown Records (home of Major Lazer, Santigold, Art Brut, Miike Snow, Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Justice and more).
The band recently toured Europe, which included a July 12th show at London's Heaven...
Freewheeling stoners, [White Denim] refused to heed the usual convention of making songs sound roughly similar to their recorded versions. What they did instead was play two clumps of music that lasted exactly 20 minutes each (plus 10-minute encore), sandwiching 14 songs together with only the briefest break halfway through. They deserve top marks for stamina, if nothing else, particularly drummer Josh Block, who often stood up to pound out his vicious beats. [Guardian UK]
A series of clips from that overseas trip, with Crystal Antlers dates, below...
White Denim - All You Really Have to Do / Paint Silver [From the Basement]
White Denim - Medley 2 @ Rough Trade East, London. June 22nd 2009.
White Denim live in-store, Rough Trade East 22 June 2009
Crystal Antlers - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 19 NYC POOL PARTY (w/ DIRTY PROJECTORS) Brooklyn, New York
Jul 29 ALEX's BAR (W/ MIKA MIKO + AUDACITY) Long Beach, California
Aug 07 BERLIN FESTIVAL Berlin, DE
Aug 08 OFF FESTIVAL Myslowice, PL
Aug 11 VEGA Copenhagen, DK
Aug 12 OYA FESTIVAL Oslo, NO
Aug 13 STOCKHOLM CULTURAL FESTIVAL (VICE STAGE) Stockholm, SE
Aug 14 WAY OUT WEST FESTIVAL Gottenburg, SE
Aug 15 DOCKVILLE FESTIVAL Hamburg, DE
Aug 16 SCHLACHTHOF (w/ HEALTH) Wiesbaden, DE
Aug 17 K4 (W/ HEALTH) Nurenburg, DE
Aug 18 CLUB 007 Prague, CZ
Aug 19 ARENA (W/ DEERHUNTER + BLACK LIPS) Vienna, AT
Aug 20 59:1 Munich, DE
Aug 21 PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Hasselt, BE
Aug 22 LOWLANDS FESTIVAL Biddinghuizen, NL
Aug 24 KOKO (w/ DEERHUNTER + HEALTH) London, UK
Aug 25 MACBETH (STROLL ON) London, UK
Aug 26 CONCORDE 2 (W/ BLACK LIPS) Brighton, UK
Aug 27 ROUGH TRADE EAST (IN-STORE) London, UK