Detroit indie-pop outfit Prussia are known for their energetic arrangements and catchy harmonies, having honed their skills touring with such bands as Beach House and Dr. Dog. Their upcoming release, Poor English, looks to expand on this style while incorporating a darker tone to their lyricism. To promote this album, the group will embark on a North American tour including a show in their home state of Michigan with tUnE-YaRdS!
Check out their Myspace and tour dates below!
3.30 Cafe Bourbon St.- Columbus, OH*
3.31 Bugjar- Rochester, NY*
4.01 BATV- Boston, MA*
4.02 Machines with Magnets- Providence, RI*
4.03 Cake Shop- Brooklyn, NY*
4.04 Death By Audio- Brooklyn, NY*
4.05 Danger Danger- Philadelphia, PA*
4.06 Golden West- Baltimore, MD*
4.07 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar- Charlottesville, VA*
4.08 Tipsy- Greenville, NC*
4.09 Highland Inn Ballroom- Atlanta, GA*
4.10 JJ’s – Chattanooga, TN*
4.11 The End – Nashville, TN*
4.12 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY*
4.13 Ottawa Tavern- Toldeo, OH*
4.14 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4.15 Mexican Sans Frontiere- Grand Rapids, MI
5.10 Lincoln Hall- Chicago, IL#
5.11 Crofoot- Pontiac, MI#
* with Child Bite
Yes, I’m back. Did you miss me? Did you wonder where went I go for those few days? Well its called The Sims 3 decided to blow up my computer AND laptop leaving me basically unable to post anything. How rad is that?
Anyway, off to the real news….
Indie pop genius and Jack White sidekick, Brendan Benson, will finally be releasing his newest solo record on August 18 via ATO Records. Benson who is known to most as part of The Raconteurs, of course started off as a solo artist with a string of catchy and very poppy records.This will be his 4th album titled ‘My Old, Familar Friend,’ which was recorded both in Nashville and England, both a long way from his Detroit roots. The first single has yet to be released but we do know it is titled ‘A Whole Lot Better’. Benson will also be doing a solo tour this summer which gives the Raconteurs a nice little break. Hopefully this time around Benson will get the full credit and attention he deserves that hasn’t always been present on his prior records.
‘My Old, Familar Friend’ Tracklisting:
1. A Whole Lot Better
2. Eyes on the Horizon
3. Garbage Day
5. Feel Like Taking You Home
6. You Make a Fool Out of Me
7. Poised and Ready
8. Don’t Want To Talk
10. Lesson Learned
Watch one of our favorite Brendan Benson videos for ‘Spit it Out’ off of ‘The Alternative to Love’
Check out Brendan Benson on Myspace