by Dave Segal
on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:20 PM
Baltimore's Le Loup have a new song from their forthcoming full-length, Family (due Sept. 22 on local label Hardly Art), available for previewing here. The subdued shuffle rhythm (Can's "Paperhouse" meets 23 Skidoo's "Another Baby's Face"), vocals pitched somewhere between Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes, and spangly Spaghetti-Western guitar of "Beach Town" sound ideal for a lovely Indian summer afternoon's revel.
Partial press release and tour dates below.
“Beach Town” is taken from the band’s upcoming record, Family, which is set for a September 22nd release (CD/LP/Digital). Family is the follow-up to Le Loup’s 2007 debut The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Millennium General Assembly. Unlike the stripped-down and solitary nature of The Throne…, Family boasts a heightened presence from the full band that Le Loup mastermind Sam Simkoff pulled together to bring The Throne… to the live setting.
Le Loup on tour, fall 2009: 10.09.09 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar 10.10.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie 10.11.09 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge 10.13.09 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's 10.14.09 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore 10.15.09 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel 10.16.09 - Chicago, IL - Schubas 10.17.09 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 10.18.09 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. 10.19.09 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive 10.20.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court 10.22.09 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret 10.23.09 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey 10.25.09 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge 10.27.09 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 10.28.09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 10.29.09 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar 10.30.09 - San Diego, CA - Casbah 10.31.09 - Tucson, AZ - Plush 11.02.09 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk 11.03.09 - Dallas, TX - Cavern Ale House 11.05.09 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn 11.06.09 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 11.07.09 - Washington, DC - Black Cat