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We Are Wolves Announce U.S. Tour Dates

French-Canadian dance/rock/electro trio We Are Wolves have announced a quick run of U.S. tour dates around the February 2nd release of their third album, Invisible Violence, on Dare To Care Records. The band will make a weekend trip to the northeast, beginning February 4th at Great Scott in Boston, MA, and wrapping up February 6th at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York, NY, before heading home to Montreal, Canada. We Are Wolves are also confirmed to open for fellow countrymen Wolf Parade on three of the band's April tour dates, in addition to traveling to SXSW in March and to headlining several shows in their native Canada next month.

Earlier this week, Brooklyn Vegan featured the second MP3 off of Invisible Violence, "Blue." The track can now also be downloaded here. First single "Holding Hands" - which was featured last month as a 'Free MP3 of the Day' on AOL Music's Spinner blog and noted for its "blistering guitar riffs, sneering vocals, and an insistent rhythm section" by Prefixmag.com - is also available for download here. The accompanying video for "Holding Hands" can be seen here.

We Are Wolves tour dates:

FEB. 4 BOSTON, MA GREAT SCOTT

FEB. 5 NEW YORK, NY THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL

FEB. 6 BROOKLYN, NY BROOKLYN BOWL

FEB. 18 DRUMMONDVILLE, QC BOX-OFFICE

MAR. 5 MONTREAL, QC CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

MAR. 6 SHAWINIGAN, QC TROU DU DIABLE

MAR. 18 AUSTIN, TX PARADISE CAFÉ

APR. 1 QUEBEC CITY, QC IMPERIAL DE QUEBEC*

APR. 6 KINGSTON, ON THE ALE HOUSE*

APR. 7 TORONTO, ON PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE*

*with Wolf Parade

 

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Icy Demons Tour With Of Montreal and Yeasayer

ICY DEMONS- for the Grateful Web

Icy Demons are touring with Of Montreal and Yeasayer to continue supporting their newest album, Miami Ice, released this past July on Obey Your Brain.

Miami Ice, the upbeat and wide-ranging third full-length album from the Chicago/Philadelphia ensemble, features Chris Powell aka Pow Pow (Man Man, Need New Body) on drums, Griffin Rodriguez aka Blue Hawaii (Need New Body, Bablicon) on bass and vocals, Jeff Parker (Tortoise) on guitar, Josh Abrams (Prefuse 73, Sam Prekop) on upright bass, esteemed Chicago improvisor Tomeka Reid on cello and Russell Higbee (Man Man) on guitar. Recorded at Blue Hawaii's Shape Shoppe studio with an odd assortment of vintage keyboards and ethnic percussion used to create warmth, the album focuses on rhythm and melody within songs about dreams, endurance, alien paranoia, community, time travel and the western frontier.

Previously acting as support for Slint, Arcade Fire, Man Man and more, Icy Demons' live shows are energetic and fast paced as the multi-instrumentalist members dance around the stage playing keyboard driven melodies and interlocking rhythms to create a propulsive sound. The touring band consists of five individuals - Chris Kalis, who is also in the recently Obey Your Brain-released dance/prog ensemble Chandeliers, heads up the instrument juggling, Jeremiah Chiu plays multi-handed parts and sings with ease, Emma Yohanan and Dylan Ryan (Bronze, Herculaneum) create the frontline, and Griffin Rodriguez provides vocals and bass. More vocals, clever arrangements and keyboard mastery combine to present a propulsive sound.

Icy Demons'  - Tour Dates:
Thu. Nov. 6    Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Royal Bangs
Fri. Nov. 7    Nashville, TN @ The End
Sat. Nov. 8    Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle w/ Of Montreal, Limozeen
Mon. Nov. 10   Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
Tue. Nov. 11   New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf w/ Of Montreal
Wed. Nov. 12   Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Of Montreal
Thu. Nov. 13   Austin, TX @ Fiesta Gardens w/ Of Montreal
Fri. Nov. 14   Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Dallas w/ Of Montreal
Sat. Nov. 15   Amarillo, TX @ Nat Ballroom
Sun. Nov. 16   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre w/ Of Montreal
Mon. Nov. 17   Murray, UT @ Murray Super Theatre w/ Of Montreal
Wed. Nov. 19   Vancouver, BC @ Richard's on Richards w/ Yeasayer
Thu. Nov. 20   Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Yeasayer
Fri. Nov. 21   Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre w/ Yeasayer
Sat. Nov. 22   San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club w/ Yeasayer
Sun. Nov. 23   Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ Yeasayer
Tue. Nov. 25   La Jolla, CA @ The Loft (UCSD) w/ Yeasayer
Wed. Nov. 26   Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Yeasayer
Fri. Nov. 28   Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House w/ Yeasayer
Sat. Nov. 29   Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater w/ Yeasayer