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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Clare and the Reasons download, dates, live perfs

Clare and the Reasons have a very short round of dates for the West Coast in February lined up. In the meantime, check out a free download of the band's cover of "That's All" - IMO one of the best cover songs to be released in 2009. The tour will include support from Van Dyke Parks. And if you still want more, check out these two live perfs for Athens Soundies.

here's what the band's been saying about the lineup:

"Some things come along, like a sunny day after weeks of rain, or a good baguette, or a comfortable, yet good looking pair of shoes... That stuff is exciting, brings joy. When you find out you're touring with Van Dyke Parks, well, that's something entirely different.

The legendary musical genius will be playing some rare (as rare as a good baguette in a small US city) concerts of his very own songs - not anyone else's - his masterpieces. I'm assuming you will want to come to these shows,I know we would - wait, we are! Some Reasons will be joining Van Dyke on stage.

If the world is still a good and decent place, these tickets will go fast. Don't wait until the last minute, procrastinators will be missing out on goodness. Guest appearance by songwriting wunderkind Josh Mease.

We're so honored to be sharing this tour and making evenings filled with music with THE REAL VAN DYKE PARKS."

12/14 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory w/ Keren Ann

2/9 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door w/ Van Dyke Parks
2/10 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios w/ Van Dyke Parks
2/12 San Francisco, CA - The Swedish American Hall w/ Van Dyke Parks
2/14 (make out show!) Los Angeles, CA - McCabe's w/ Van Dyke Parks

Other perusals for the hungry hour
  • The Word is reuniting for three end-of-2009 shows. Chris Chew, Cody Dickinson & Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band) will play at the Theatre for the Living Arts in Philly on Dec. 30, Terminal 5 in NYC on Dec. 31 and Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 1.
  • All Time Low's bassist Zack Merrick will be the featured photographer of the new clothing line being launched by Kill Brand.
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