Tour dates also announced from the increasingly intriguing nu-gaze band o’ Brits.
By Blurt Staff
One of our current faves around the BLURT penthouse lately has been the advance of Join The Dots by England’s Toy (which is doubly intriguing, because their previous album left us over-hyped and under-moved). For once, the p.r. blurb gets it right: “A sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past, marrying sophisticated chord progressions with a cornucopia of effects, enigmatic lyricism and driving Motorik rhythms.” And as with their debut, Join The Dots was cut live with Dan Carey “although increased studio time has enabled the band to experiment more with Carey’s laboratory of effects and pre-amps, and embellish the tracks with overdubs.”
Check out a stream of the title track, and below you can also view the just announced North American tour dates. The album drops next week, Dec. 10, via Heavenly.
January 09, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
January 10, 2014 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
January 11, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
January 13, 2014 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
January 14, 2014 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
January 15, 2014 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
January 16, 2014 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
January 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
January 19, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo – Part Time Punks
Photo credit: Danny Mitchell, via the band’s Facebook page.