EXCLUSIVE NEW DOWNLOAD: The Whip - Divebomb
Rarely does the US release of an already-available foreign record seem like a true second chance, but kudos to Razor & Tie for picking up The Whip's X Marks Destination for release on March 3rd because it's a solid album that got overlooked in oh-eight's deluge of post-Klaxons dance bands. The Mancunian foursome do the full-band electro-house thing and do it well, drawing just comparisons to Simian Mobile Disco and their more punkish offspring Late Of The Pier. "Divebomb" is X's side-b epic, a five-minute-plus rager that builds from drippy disco pulses into a monster peaktime tune; sirens and general synth backwash smeared on for good measure. The band will be supporting the release next month with dates alongside Deadmau5 and LOTP, including stops at WMC and SXSW. It being 2009 and all, they also will be Twittering their way through the tour. Full itinerary after the jump.
3/20 - Austin @ 508 House (DJ Set)
3/21 - Austin @ La Zona Rosa (official showcase) with Pendulum, The Crystal Method, Diesel Boy, Kaskade
3/24 - New Orleans @ House of Blues with Pendulum, The Crystal Method
3/27 - Miami Ultra Music Festival @ Bicentennial Park with Bloc Party, Santogold, Ting Tings, more!
3/30 - Atlanta @ The Earl with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/01 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom with Late of the Pier
4/02 - New Haven @ Yale Afro-American Cultural Center with Late of the Pier
4/03 - Brooklyn @ Studio B with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/04 - Philadelphia @ TLA with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/07 - Washington DC @ 930 Club with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/08 - Boston @ Paradise with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/09 - Montreal @ Les Saintes with Late of the Pier
4/10 - Toronto @ Kool Haus with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier
4/11 - Chicago @ Congress with Deadmau5, Late of the Pier, Crookers
4/14 - Seattle @ Chop Suey with Late of the Pier
4/15 - Portland @ Dantes with Late of the Pier
4/16 - San Francisco @ Pop Scene with Late of the Pier
Related RCRD LBL Posts
- FEATURED: Late of the Pier
- CMJ: EXCLUSIVE NEW DOWNLOAD + CONTEST: Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth Remix)
- FEATURED: Late of the Pier at the DiS RCD LBL blog
- Bands Of The Day #21 and #22 - LATE OF THE PIER x METRONOMY "The Bears Are Coming"
- PHOTOS: The Levi's®/FADER FORT Austin 2009 Highlights: Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Late of the Pier, Tricky, etc.