THE TRASH CAN SINTRAS
Bringing up the name Trash Can Sinatras will conjure up images of Aztec Camera, The Smiths, and The Beautiful South. This Scottish band's been around for ages, but they sort of disappeared from the US radar post-1996 or so. If you were a hardcore TCS fan, you probably shell out the import tax of getting their Japan or UK release of A Happy Pocket.
The Trash Can Sinatras celebrated their 20th anniversary last year with the release of their new studio album, In the Music (their first album Cake was released in 1990). Still quite pleased with it, the band is finally back in the US for the whole of March for touring.
From what I've gathered, the band's really brought itself to what all the kids are doing with the twitter and the email and the usb sticks and stuff. They're even taking requests, so get on it already, if you are going to see them. Since I'm a cover lover, I wouldn't mind hearing "I Know It's Over" (their Smiths cover from Smiths is Dead), "Lady is a Tramp" or "To Sir With Love". I'm certain, they are going to do "Hayfever", their US hit.
Also, it looks like this is going to be a pretty intimate acoustic show. Dates below:
03/03/11 Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX
03/04/11 The Loft, Dallas, TX
03/05/11 Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX
03/07/11 Smith's Olde Bar's, Atlanta, GA
03/08/11 WCNC "Charlotte Today", Charlotte, NC
03/08/11 Casbah, Charlotte, NC
03/09/11 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
03/10/11 WNRN, Charlottesville, VA
03/11/11 House Party, Annapolis, MD
03/12/11 House Party, Philadelphia, PA
03/13/11 Joe's Pub, New York, NY
03/14/11 Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
03/16/11 Club Passim, Boston, MA
03/17/11 The Lovin' Cup, Rochester, NY
03/18/11 Winchester Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
03/19/11 Private event, Toronto, ON
03/20/11 Space, Evanston, IL
03/23/11 Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
03/24/11 Firebird, St. Louis, MO
03/25/11 Daytrotter, Rock Island, IL
03/25/11 KFMG, Des Moines, IA
03/26/11 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
03/27/11 Knucklehead's, Kansas City, MO
03/28/11 Walnut Room, Denver, CO
03/29/11 State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
We've talked about Hungry Kids of Hungary before (hint: I like their name).
Well it seems the kids have been busy, doing well on Triple J, #24 on the ARIA Charts, and playing at the Big Day Out.
I don't know if the band has ever been to the US, but I have this information below that they are indeed going to be touring North America, even stopping by SXSW on their way to California.
03/12/11The Garrison, Toronto
03/13/11 The Bowery Ballroom, New York
03/15/11 Mercury Lounge, New York
03/17/11 Guero’s, Austin
03/18/11 Maggie Mae's, Austin
03/19/11 Maggie Mae's - Downstairs Stage, Austin
03/19/11 Speakeasy Kaberet, Austin
03/20/11 Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, Houston
03/23/11 Bottom of the Hill, San Fransisco
03/26/11 (private party) with Isabel Pappani of Undercover Tracks, Padadena
03/26/11 The Echo, Los Angeles
If you listen to our podcast, you know we love the Wombats.
The difficult sophomore album from the Wombats is done. It's called This Modern Glitch and it's being released on April 26th via Bright Antenna/ILG/Warners records.
With that, they are coming back to the US, but so far, these are the only confirmed dates I've received:
Wed, Jun 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Jun 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw (Popscene)
If I get new tour info, I'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, their new single is called "Anti-D" and you can view the video at youtube.com. The video is pretty weird, nuns and balloons are involved. Their last single, "Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)" is doing phenomenally well in the UK and Australia.
I don't have the new album, but I did look over their track listing and one of their song is called "Last Night I Dreamt...", which sort of made me wonder if this is a cover of The Smiths' "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved". It's probably not a cover. No hope, no harm, just another false alarm.
Also, remember, W♥M wrote about The Wombats in March 2007.