Toronto electro-duo Woodhands are on a US tour in the wake of their recent Paper Bag Records Dancer EP. After the success of their cover for Eddy Grant's one-hit wonder "Electric Avenue" (ABOVE) (blessed by Eddy himself), the keytar-n-drums unit of Daniel Werb and Paul Banwatt have decided to tackle Katy Perry's hit single "I Kissed a Girl" (ABOVE). According to Werb, "we did it because the spirit of the song spoke to us: It's that feeling of being overwhelmed by the moment, of indulgence, of unfettered hedonism. Also, Katy Perry is hella hot. And the song is dope." [Paperbag Recs]

The band closes its tour in NYC on Saturday, May 16th at the Delancey. The show is part of the venue's monthly Loose Nukes party. Savoir Adore and Deleted Scenes are also playing. In addition to the Dancer EP, Woodhands also released an iTunes-exclusive live EP earlier this year.

The Delancey show is also a release party for Savoir Adore's new Machines EP.

"They are also one of the featured bands on $99 Music Videos, with a new unreleased song. If you're not familiar with the series, we dared Savoir Adore and director Matthew Semel to create a music video for $99 or less. The result is in 2-parts: an awesome music video and a behind-the-scenes episode where you can check out footage that follows the band and the director during the music video shoot."

Watch both of those videos below.

If you want to see "I Kissed a Girl" done by its originator (do you?), Katy Perry is touring the world this summer. That includes a Tuesday, July 28th show at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets are on Citi/Live Nation presale now. General sale starts Saturday, May 16th at 10am.

A CFCF remix of Woodhands' "Dancer," with live videos of the band from 2009 (including at SXSW) and an interview, and all other videos and tour dates below...

Savoir Adore - MERP Music Video Season One Finale

Woodhands - Be Back Soon (HD Live @ The Phoenix 04.17.09)

Woodhands - Can't See Straight (HD Live @ The Phoenix in Toronto 04.17.09)

Woodhands "Under Attack" @ Habana -- SXSW 2009

Interview with Woodhands

Katy Perry on American Idol - Waking up in Vegas

Woodhands - 2009 Tour Dates
May 15 - Columbus, OH - Bristol Bar
May 16 - New York, NY - Loose Nukes @ The Delancey

Katy Perry - 2009 Tour Dates
05/25/2009 Club Quattro Osaka, JP
05/26/2009 Nagoya Club Quattro Nagoya, JP
05/28/2009 Shibuya Duo Tokyo, JP
05/29/2009 Shibuya Duo Tokyo, JP
06/01/2009 Pinkpop Festival Landgraff, NL
06/03/2009 Academy Newcastle Newcastle, UK
06/05/2009 Olympic Stadium Moscow, RU @
06/06/2009 Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow, UK
06/07/2009 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK #
06/09/2009 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK #
06/10/2009 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK #
06/11/2009 Brighton Dome Concert Hall Brighton, UK #
06/13/2009 Caribana Festival Crans-près-Céligny, CH #
06/14/2009 Volkshaus Zurich, CH #
06/16/2009 Olympia Paris, FR #
06/17/2009 Transbordeur Lyon, FR #
06/19/2009 Hurricane Festival Scheesel, DE
06/20/2009 Palladium Cologne, DE # $
06/21/2009 Southside Festival Tuttlingern, DE
06/23/2009 Idroscalo Park Milan, IT
06/25/2009 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, ES
06/26/2009 Madrid U18 Festival Madrid, ES
06/28/2009 Campo Pequeno Lisbon, PT
07/02/2009 Nibe Festival Nibe, DK
07/04/2009 Rock Werchter Festival Werchter, BE
07/05/2009 Grand' Place Arras, FR Arras Festival
07/06/2009 Rockhal Luxembourg, LU
07/09/2009 True Blue Open Air Venue Istanbul, TR
07/11/2009 T in the Park Kinross, UK
07/12/2009 Oxegen Festival Co. Kildare, IE
07/28/2009 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
08/02/2009 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
08/04/2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA !
08/22/2009 V Festival Staffordshire, UK
08/23/2009 V Festival Chelmsford, UK
09/05/2009 Seattle Center Seattle, WA %
@ Muz TV Awards Show
# with The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
$ with Ladyhawke
! with No Doubt and The Sounds
% Bumbershoot Festival

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