Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wild Beasts: Mercury Prize Nomination, 10" Release, US Mini-Tour

Wild Beasts are one of the musical treats we've unintentionally kept in our back pocket over the past year. Their fantastic record Two Dancers has been in constant rotation at HAD since last winter, and before we get to the new-news, we'll tell you this: if you don't have the record yet, get it. It's a fantastic and original journey into melody and rhythm, with some fantastically unique vocals to boot. Well worth your while.

So. Given that, we were psyched (although not really surprised) to see that the record has been nominated for Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize. Not being ones to rest on their laurels, however, the band isn't waiting idly by for the winners to be announced. They've put together a 10" single for "We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues" that's chalk full of bonus tracks, and they've plotted a nice little tour to go along with it.

The tour will consist of six dates, with stops in Chicago, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, and LA. Those of you in SF will get to dance to the loveliness at Outside Lands, while New York will find the band at Highline Ballroom. Both very fine options, if we say so ourselves. Moreover, it may be your last chance to see these guys in a smallish room, so get there while you can!


Anonymous said...

right right, but cept if you're in SF you wont actually see them because you wouldnt actually go to outside lands because its so sucky. yeah