The Concretes Release Video; Tour Dates on West Coast

Sweden’s indie-pop ensemble, The Concretes, have just released a video for their single “Crack in the Paint.”  The single is from their album WYWH and can be seen right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnk76m2QeZk

If this piques your interest and you live on the West Coast, you can check out the band at these spots:

March 3 – Sacamento, CA @ Blue Note
March 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
March 5 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
March 9 – Goleta, CA – Mercury Lounge
March 10 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House

Hooray For Earth Announce Album Release Date and Tour

To follow up on their debut LP, Momo, Hooray For Earth will officially be releasing their full-length album, True Loves, on May 3rd, 2011 on Dovecote Records. The album is mainly the result of band leader Noel Heroux’s work, who wrote, recorded and produced 90% of the material it contains, with the other members of the band coming in to perfect their parts during a few sessions.

But before you can own True Loves, you can catch Hooray For Earth on tour this month with The Concretes. They’ll also be on the road later, in March, where they will be appearing at Austin’s South By South West Festival in between their shows with A Place To Bury Strangers. Check below for the exact dates.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

01-14 Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock Social Club (with The Concretes)

01-15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

01-16 Detroit, MI – Magik Stick (with The Concretes)

01-17 Toronto, Ontario – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (with The Concretes)

01-18 Ottawa, Ontario – Mavericks (with The Concretes)

01-19 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rosa  (with The Concretes)

01-20 Boston, MA – Great Scott (with The Concretes)

01-22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (with The Concretes)

01-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  (with The Concretes)

01-25 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (with The Concretes)

03-10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-11 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-15 San Antonio, TX – Korova (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-16 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-17 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-18 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-22 Oxford, MS – Proud Larrys (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-23 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-24 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

Hooray For Earth Announces Tour with The Concretes

Hooray For Earth plans on touring with Swedish indie-pop band The Concretes in early 2011 in promotion of their upcoming full-length debut.  Tour dates are as listed:

01-14 Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock Social Club
01-15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle^
01-16 Detroit, MI – Magik Stick
01-17 Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
01-18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
01-19 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
01-20 Boston, MA – Great Scott
01-22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
01-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
01-25 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

^ without The Concretes

Until you can catch them on tour, a music video has been released for “Rolling/Nectarine,” a track from their EP Momo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA19bUbawHE

The Concretes Release Vowel-Free Album

Well…Unless you count Y. The Concretes released their newest album, WYWH, last week. The album features a new singer and a new label for the band, but the album still manages to sound like an evolved version of  The Concretes.

Drummer Lisa Milberg has stepped up for vocals duty and Friendly Fire Records will be bringing the release to a store near you (or Amazon).

To celebrate the occasion, the band has put out a new song from the album. The song “All Day” is a melodic piece of fuzz-pop that would have fit perfectly into the summer rotation for the beach. However it’s still pretty amazing in the midst of a chilly November.

You can check it out right here.