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BISHOP ALLEN Plot European Tour, Star In Movie, Release New Music Video

Following a wildly successful European tour last spring, Bishop Allen are returning for another round of club shows and festival dates, visiting Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. We’re thrilled the band has been able to spend so much time with their European fans while supporting Grrr… but for those of you in North America, the band will be touring again before the year is up.

Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice also spends time as an actor, appearing in acclaimed indie films such as Mutual Appreciation and Alexander the Last. Currently, Harmony and Me (written and directed by Bob Byington) starring Justin, as Harmony, a depressed lyricist clinging to the memory of an ex-girlfriend, is gaining notoriety at film festivals worldwide, screening at the likes of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Cine-Vegas Film Festival. Harmony and Me also includes an excellent supporting cast including Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, Superbad, The Departed), and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Ghost World, Great World of Sound) as well as bandmate, Keith Poulson, who is currently manning the bass in Bishop Allen.

Bob Byington, who directed Harmony and Me was kind enough to shoot a fun, off-the-cuff music video for Bishop Allen for the song “Shanghaied” from their March release, Grrr…. Check out the video below and view the trailer for Harmony and Me HERE.

And see a complete list of Bishop Allen’s tour dates HERE.

BISHOP ALLEN Lines Up European Festival Dates, Captured On Video For Live Performance of Cue The Elephants

In July, Brooklyn indie-popsmiths Bishop Allen will trot across Europe on a handful of festival dates. So, young people on your soul-searching backpack journey across Europe, let Bishop Allen be your guiding star. Check out all the dates HERE.

Bishop Allen was recently captured on video at Philadelphia’s Unitarian Church in a performance Grrr… cut “Cue The Elephants.” Check out the video by going HERE.

BISHOP ALLEN Performs Intimate Ukulele Session

They say you know a song is strong when it can be stripped down to its most simple skeleton and still stand on its own. Recently, BISHOP ALLEN proved the strength of their pop writing chops with only voice, ukulele and melodica in a teeny French bathroom for France’s Ukulele Sessions, for which they performed tunes from past albums Broken String and Charm School. The band upcoming dates at both Sasquatch Music Festival and North Side Fest. Check out all upcoming Bishop Allen dates HERE.

BISHOP ALLEN Performs Live On BBC Radio

Currently on a tour visiting our cousins across the pond in support of their latest pop spectacle Grrr…, BISHOP ALLEN have been getting some love from BBC radio. Last week, the band did a session with BBC’s 6Music, performing tunes from both Dead Oceans releases.

Go HERE to listen to the program.

And go HERE to see a full list of Bishop Allen live dates.

BISHOP ALLEN’S Justin Rice Co-Stars In New Indie film To Premiere At SXSW Film Festival

When BISHOP ALLEN’S Justin Rice and Christian Rudder aren’t pumping out pop gems like the band’s latest album Grrr…, the two moonlight as (modestly great) actors in some wonderful indie films. Most recently, Justin co-stars in “Alexander The Last,” the latest film from director Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs).

“Alexander The Last” was produced by Noah Baumbach and centers on the ups and downs of a young marriage. Read a great article on Swanberg and the film from Indie Wire HERE.

IFC Films and the SXSW Film Festival will premiere the film on Saturday, March 14.

Visit the film’s Web site HERE and check out the trailer for “Alexander The Last” below.

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