Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Shondes launch nationwide tour in support of upcoming sophomore album, “My Dear One.”

Band offers ballad “Nothing Glows” for download; earns “8.1” rave review from Three Imaginary Girls.



“Nothing Glows” is the latest MP3 by The Shondes available for re-posting from My Dear One.




“Old-world romance elegantly intertwined with riot grrrl piss and vinegar...” – Venus

Brooklyn-based band The Shondes has launched a nationwide tour in support of the upcoming May 4th, 2010 release of My Dear One – the band’s second album and first since signing with Fanatic Records.

Already named the “newest lonely hearts epic” by Chris Weingarten in the Village Voice and thought of as possibly “one of the real world's favorite bands of the next decade” by Chris Estey of popular culture website, Three Imaginary Girls, one thing is becoming clear – guys named Chris love The Shondes.

In addition to the previously released MP3s from My Dear One for the rocking title track and the single “Make It Beautiful,” The Shondes are now offering up the album’s tear-jerking ballad, “Nothing Glows” (MP3) as a free promotional download.

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.


The Shondes
My Dear One

(Fanatic Records)

MP3: “Nothing Glows
: “Make It Beautiful
: “My Dear One

See the LP Trailer: HERE
See the Single Trailer


The Shondes On Tour

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


The Shondes Links



Contact Josh Bloom | Fanatic Promotion



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