Yesterday brought news of a joint tour with Trail of Dead and Surfer Blood along with a big tour by the buzzed about Cults, but the fun doesn’t stop there because today is a new day and more indie tour announcements are streaming across my desk.
First on the docket is Destroyer who will embark on a 27 date tour in support of their ninth record, Kaputt which will be released by Merge Records on January 25. Destroyer began as the solo project of Dan Bejar and has blossomed into a full blown band that will pull into Webster Hall on April 3 with support from the Philadelphia based psych-rock outfit The War on Drugs. With all the buzz surrounding Kaputt, this show should move quickly so pick-up tickets when they go on sale tomorrow at noon. For a preview of the new album, click here to see a video for the title track.
Another big piece of tour news comes at the hands of the indie press darlings Pains of Being Pure of Heart who are set to hit the road at the end of March with fellow Brooklynite Twin Shadow. Pains will be testing the water with new tracks from their forthcoming sophomore record due out in March including the stand out track “Heart In Your Heartbreak” which can be previewed here. Like Destroyer, the New York play is at Webster Hall on May 6 as the band returns home after 5 weeks on the road to what is sure to be a sold out crowd.
Other notable announcements include New York’s Penguin Prison who was added to most of the dates on the upcoming Girl Talk tour. The party pulls into the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on February 5. Also hitting the road in late February is guitar hero Marnie Stern who will stop by to burn down Santos Party House on March 3 before continuing back to the West Coast. Finally, though not on tour, I’d be amiss if I failed to mention that King Tuff is playing the Knitting Factory on January 20. If King Tuff is a mystery to you, pick up an LP, grab some grass and a Budweiser and join the party.