I might have jumped the gun when I mentioned The Corin Tucker Band last June. By now, we have the cover artwork and finalized tour dates.
The new album, Kill My Blues, will be out on September 18th on Kill Rock Stars. Pitchfork has a stream of it for those who need to listen now.
All the critics (Rolling Stones, The Time, etc) agreed that Tucker has indeed return to her punk roots.
Tucker notes, "After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we're more comfortable. We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs."
The Corin Tucker Band's tour kicks off in Minneapolis!
09/13 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
09/14 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
09/15 Hideout Block Party Chicago, IL
09/18 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
09/19 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
09/21 The EARL Atlanta, GA
09/22 The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
09/23 DeLuna Fest Pensacola, FL
09/25 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
09/26 Black Cat Backstage Washington, DC
09/27 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
09/28 TT the Bear’s Cambridge, MA
09/29 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
10/02 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA
10/03 The Wexner Center Columbus, OH
10/04 Firebird St. Louis, MO
10/05 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
10/06 Hi Dive Denver, CO
10/07 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
10/09 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
10/10 Café du Nord San Francisco, CA
10/12 Crocodile Café Seattle, WA
10/13 Bunk Bar Portland, OR
Also coming out September 18th is The Dollyrots' self titled album via Storefront Recordings. The fourth and forthcoming album was made possible by a Kickstarter campaign.
Before the punk band leave for the UK to play with Bowling for Soup, they'll be doing some US dates. All dates with (*) are with Prima Donna.
9/20/12 The Blue Fugue Columbia, MO*
9/21/12 Bombay Bicycle Club Clive, IA*
9/23/12 The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN*
9/24/12 The Crunchy Frog Green Bay, WI*
9/25/12 Township Chicago, IL*
9/26/12 The Crooked I Erie, PA*
9/27/12 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, PA*
9/28/12 The Comet with Prima Donna Cincinnati, OH*
9/29/12 Buzzbin Canton, OH*
9/30/12 Fed Live Harrisburg, PA*
10/1/12 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA*
10/2/12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY*
10/6/12 Chameleon Pittsfield, MA
10/7/12 Roundout Lounge Kingston, NY
JAN's self-titled debut album will be coming out November 13th. Paper Magazine described her music as shoegaze-y but with a touch of riot grrrl.
A little about JAN (since it was impossible for me to search for her music on Amazon): JAN is also known as Kim Talon and she used to be in a duo called Eagle and Talon (if you haven't guessed, she's the Talon).
What's exciting is when JAN plays live, she gets help from Chloe Saavedra (from Smoosh, she must be at least 13 years old now! Kidding, I love Chloe's voice from her involvement with God Help the Girl) & Melinda Parks (from Har Mar Superstar).
Check out "Work For The City":