Tuesday, March 16, 2010

THE SHONDES announce US tour in support of “My Dear One” out May 4th, 2010. Tour kick-off show at Southpaw, April 10th.

Village Voice’s Chris Weingarten calls the band’s single “Make It Beautiful” the “Newest Lonely Hearts Epic” – Grab it HERE.


Seems South by Southwest turned the members of THE SHONDES – from L-R: Louisa Solomon (bass, lead vocals), Temim Fruchter (drums), guitarist Fureigh, and Elijah Oberman (violin) – into crazy people by the looks of the photo at left. No matter – it’s the perfect state of mind for embarking on a tour. “Old-world romance elegantly intertwined with riot grrrl piss and vinegar...,” says Venus and fans can expect both on the “Heartbreak Tour” that begins with a tour kick-off show at Brooklyn’s Southpaw on April 10th where the band has previously drawn capacity crowds.

Copies of THE SHONDES upcoming sophomore album My Dear One will be available for sale at the show ahead of the album’s national release date of May 4th, 2010 on Fanatic Records via EMI/Caroline. In addition to making political art and melding influences as disparate as classical and traditional Jewish music and punk rock, THE SHONDES work for justice on many public levels, including in queer communities and as Jews fighting for a free Palestine.

As the band’s upcoming My Dear One is actually a break-up album, it serves as a more personal reminder that those who fight for what they feel passionately about still suffer heartbreak. See below for tour dates and check out “Make It Beautiful”, the first single from My Dear One via the links below. The track was recently written about by Chris Weingarten in the Village Voice who called it the “Newest Lonely Hearts Epic.” Check out the full article and interview HERE. Also available, an album and single trailer featuring THE SHONDES prior to being rattled by Austin, Texas!


My Dear One
(Fanatic Records)
May 4th, 2010

“Make It Beautiful”
[STREAM + WIDGET]: http://fairtilizer.com/track/theshondes-makeitbeautiful
[MP3]: http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theshondes/mp3/theshondes-makeitbeautiful.mp3
[TRAILER]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMM5CUIzgAo

“My Dear One”
[STREAM + WIDGET]: http://fairtilizer.com/track/theshondes-mydearone
[MP3]: http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/projects/theshondes/mp3/theshondes-mydearone.mp3
[TRAILER]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irN_f336S2I


THE SHONDES Heartbreak Tour

04/15 Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar
04/16 Lousiville, KY @ Skull Alley
04/17 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
04/21 Memphis, TN @ TBA
04/23 Fayetteville, AR @ Sound Warehouse In Store
04/24 Fayetteville, AR @ Boom Boom Room
04/25 Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony
04/27 Albuquerque, NM @ Muykind Culeros
04/29 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
04/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
05/01 Las Vegas, NV @ Clark County Government Center Las Vegas Pride Festival
05/03 Santa Barbara, CA @ TBA
05/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Strange
05/06 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
05/08 Davis, CA @ The Robot Residence
05/09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/13 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/14 Olympia, WA @ TBA
05/15 Spokane, WA @ The Empyrean
05/17 Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
05/19 Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
05/21 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
05/22 Minneapolis, MN @ The Nomad
05/26 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
05/28 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
05/30 Ann Arbor, MI @ The B-Side
06/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park Pridefest 2010
06/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone








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