Friday, September 23, 2011
United Kingdom, here I come. Oh, I've seen your shores before, but never like this.
On Tuesday I'll be crossing the Atlantic for an 7-date tour of the UK with my friends Colin & Dana, who combine their awesome powers to form the wonderful Burlington, Vermont-based indie-pop twosome Let's Whisper (when they're not busy being Smittens). They've
Before we jet off to jolly olde England (and yes, a house show finale in Scotland!), we'll play a stateside send-off gig here in Boston at Great Scott this Monday night, Sept. 26th. My favorite Allston venue has generously allowed us to jump on an already-great bill with Viva Voce and their tourmates The Parson Red Heads, so please do come and wish us well, or at least make fun of us as we work out any pre-tour kinks on stage. We're going on first and playing a short set, so arrive early if you can. We won't promise perfection, but we will guarantee enthusiasm.
We'll bookend the tour with a little homecoming show up in Winooski, Vermont at the Monkey House on Friday night, October 7th. See below for details.
Part of the reason I'm overly-excited, aside from the simple fact that this is actually happening? Well, we're playing most of the UK shows with one of my favorite bands, Standard Fare. Love them. If that wasn't cool enough, our October 3rd show in Cambridge is opening for... wait for it... Tender Trap. Which includes Amelia and Rob from personal pop faves Heavenly & Tallulah Gosh. Pinch me, 'cuz I've gotta be dreaming.
Here's the full itinerary, along with a couple of LW mp3s for your listening pleasure, and the duo's brand spankin' new video for "All Happy Endings", track two from "The Shortest Days" (their charming debut full-length on London-based WeePop! Records). I'm game for meeting up with any UK readers out there while I'm traveling, so get in touch if you're near these venues and up for such a thing...
Some Let's Whisper sights and sounds for you...
[MP3] Let's Whisper - "Shortest Days"
[MP3] Let's Whisper - "California Girls"
[Video] Let's Whisper - "All Happy Endings"
Like I said, do get in touch if we're coming anywhere near you. Check out the Let's Whisper shows page, this WeePop! Records news post, or this Anorak Forum thread for possible updates. And follow along here on the Almanac or on my Twitter, where I'll hopefully be updating from the (wrong side of the) road. Cheers!
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