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
**all dates w/ Nurses