Takka Takka Hits ‘Migration’ Road

 

Also on the bill: up-and-coming
buzzband Sister Suvi

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Takka Takka and Sister Suvi will be hitting the road together this
March for dates across the country, coalescing at this year’s SXSW. Brooklyn-based Takka Takka spent much of 2008
supporting their second full length, Migration, which received massive critical acclaim. Supporting the record and riding the
wave of their success, the band spent much of their time performing shows
around the Northeast with friends Oxford
Collapse, Mates of State, and others, and ultimately made their way onto
the soundtrack for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, making them one of 2008’s most
stand-out acts both in New York and around the country.

 

Doth uttered the New York Times: “Takka Takka gets the guitar-picking patterns
on its album Migration (Ernest Jenning) from all over: Minimalism and
math-rock, Africa and Indonesia, funk and folk and psychedelia, often over
beats that sound like rock anthems burnished smooth by the notes pelting above.
The band members sing as if to themselves, murmuring glimpses of catastrophe –
‘You walk around while the city’s on fire too. Fight on’ – and transcendence: ‘Talk
without making a sound. You and universe.’ Despite some earthbound moments most
of the music is rock as meditation, with orderly repetition trying to keep the
deepest fears at bay.”

Well, all right then! Meanwhile, Sister
Suvi formed in 2005 with a strong DIY ethos, the Montreal-based trio
began touring immediately and released “The Colour EP” in 2006
with engineer and friend Mark Lawson
(The Unicorns, Islands, Arcade Fire), which resulted in a tour w/ guitarist Patrick Gregoire’s other
band, Islands. In 2008, the band self released The
Mandala of Power,
a mini-CD which landed on many year-end lists and
ultimately found the band performing w/ the likes of the Dirty Projectors, Daniel Johnston, and
more. Sister Suvi plans to
release their debut full-length, Now I Am Champion, later this year
(recorded again with Mark Lawson),
and after their tour with Takka Takka,
will spend most of Spring on tour with Thao
with the Get Down Stay Down.

 

Takka Takka / Sister Suvi US Tour Dates:

 

3/15 – New York, NY – Cakeshop
3/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/17 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/18 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/21 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/22 – Dallas, TX – Mountain House
3/24 – Bloomington, IN – Rachel’s Cafet
3/26 – Chicago, IL – Av-Aerie
3/27 – Pontiac, MI – AC Rich
3/28 – Toronto – TDB
3/29 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore

 

Sister Suvi w/ Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic
Kitty):

 

3/12 – Burlington,
VT – 5th Element
3/13 – Portland, ME – Space

 

Takka Takka only:

 

1/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg Guilt by
Association show w/ Jukebox The Ghost,
Lowry, Robbers On High Street
2/27 – NY, NY – Mercury Lounge w/
the Swirlies, Gregory and the Hawk, Autodrone

 

 

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