Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fine Dutch label Excelsior Recordings announces SXSW showcase featuring Hospital Bombers, Do-The-Undo and Alamo Race Track.

New Hospital Bombers album set for US release in May -- New Yorkers and Chicagoans can catch the band live this week.

Amsterdam’s Hospital Bombers keep it short and sweet. From its tunes to its bio. These three boys and a girl claim to play “stadium folk,” utilizing vocals, guitar, violin, philicorda, bassguitar, and drums. They know only three chords. They do not know where you can buy weed around here. They all love peanut butter, The Velvet Underground and The Mountain Goats (the band’s name is also the title of a Goats tune.) Listen to “The Devil’s Music” (MP3).

The band’s first EP, Satan’s Fingers, was released in 2006, and the group’s new album (which may have been titled Maybe We Will Have World Peace, or You Will Never Hear Surf Music Again, or Will You Look At All That Water? but is actually titled Footnotes) is out in the US on May 13th, 2008 on Holland’s premier indie label Excelsior Recordings.

The label will present several of its Amsterdam-based artists including Hospital Bombers, Do-The-Undo (the band’s self-titled album is out now, with a follow-up scheduled for October, 2008) and Alamo Race Track (STREAM) whose upcoming performance has already been singled out by the Austin Chronicle – “Come for the quirky, gravely folk of Black Cat John Brown but stay for the versatile indie rock” (LINK).

New Yorkers and Chicagoans who won’t be attending Austin’s yearly festivities can catch Hospital Bombers this week starting tonight with a performace at Lit Lounge. See below for complete dates and SXSW showcase lineup.

Minty Fresh/Excelsior Showcase at SXSW
Habana Annex (708 E 6th St) (INFO)
07:00PM Hospital Bombers (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
08:00PM Beangrowers (St Julians MALTA)
09:00PM Do-The-Undo (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
10:00PM We Are Standard (Basque Country SPAIN)
11:00PM Ezra Furman & The Harpoons(Boston MA)
12:00AM White Shoes & The Couples Company (Jakarta INDONESIA)
01:00AM Alamo Race Track (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)

Hospital Bombers Live
03/05 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge (Andy’s Birthday Party)
03/07 Brooklyn, NY @ The Market Hotel
03/08 Cleveland, OH @ Front Room Gallery
03/09 Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s / South Union Arts
03/10 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
03/12 Austin, TX @ TBD SXSW
03/13 Austin, TX @ TBD SXSW
03/14 Austin, TX @ TBD SXSW
03/15 Austin, TX @ Habana Calle 6

Footnotes Tracklisting
Release Date: May 13th, 2008

01. Theme
02. Neighbourhood
03. Jackoff
04. The Devil’s Music (MP3)
05. Godwin’s Law
06. Kittens
07. Punk’s Not Dead
08. Plan B
09. Black Box
10. Tighten The Knots
11. Thunderstorm
12. Footnotes
13. fromuphere

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