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BISHOP ALLEN Offers Up Two MP3s from forthcoming Grrr…

We at the Dead Oceans’ office believe BISHOP ALLEN’S forthcoming album Grrr… to be so chock-full of thinking-man’s-pop goodness that simply releasing the standard, free MP3 would not suffice as a representation of the overall awesomeness of the album. So, this time, we chose two – the soul-searching “Dimmer” and xylophone-erific “The Ancient Commonsense of Things.”

Please enjoy “Dimmer” and “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” by respectively click-click-clicking HERE and HERE.

BISHOP ALLEN ready new album Grrr…, North American tour

Grrr…It’s the warning sound of a rabid beast bearing its teeth. It’s the sound you hear just before said beast really lets you have it. And with its new album Grrr… set to be unleashed by Dead Oceans on March 10, BISHOP ALLEN is that stirring animal, readied for an attack of pop songcraft honed over nearly two years of rigorous touring.

Grrr…, reveals that after five years of comparisons to other artists–Jonathan Richman, The Kinks, Bright Eyes, Spoon, etc., in rave reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and many others–Bishop Allen has developed an artistry and sound that are unmistakably their own. One thing that distinguishes Bishop Allen’s music is the quality of the writing. Rice’s literate lyrics, which The Los Angeles Times has praised for their “poetic insight,” have a universality that has made them resonant to listeners of all ages and earned them champions ranging from the young comic actor Michael Cera to the National Public Radio host Scott Simon.

The band will cross the U.S. in support of Grrr…, making a soon-to-be-announced stop at SXSW.

TOUR DATES:
01/16/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
01/17/09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
01/19/09 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
03/12/09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
03/13/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/14/09 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/15/09 Asheville, NC – The Rocket Club
03/16/09 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
03/17/09 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03/23/09 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
03/24/09 San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop
03/26/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/28/09 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
03/29/09 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon
03/31/09 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/02/09 Northhampton, MA – Iron Horse
04/03/09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
04/04/09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/05/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

A full listing of Bishop Allen’s upcoming tour dates can be found HERE

And more about Grrr… can be found HERE.

Grrr… indeed.

BISHOP ALLEN And THE DONKEYS To Play Schuba’s Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in Chicago

BISHOP ALLEN and THE DONKEYS will share the stage on Sunday, January 18 as part of the grand finale of Schuba’s Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in Chicago. Tickets for the show are available HERE. The five-day festival will also feature artists like Department of Eagles, Cursive and Mile Benjamin Anthony Robinson.

As part of the Windy City visit, The Donkeys will also play an in-store performance at Chicago’s Reckless Records at 3 p.m. on the day of the show. It will no doubt bring some much needed West Coast warmth to the dead of winter.

Meanwhile, both Bishop Allen and The Donkeys will be passing through cities around the United States and Canada.

Bishop Allen tour dates:

01/16/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
01/17/09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
01/19/09 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner

The Donkeys tour dates:

01/10/09 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
01/12/09 Dallas, TX – The Lounge
01/13/09 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
01/14/09 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
01/15/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
01/17/09 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas
01/18/09 Chicago, IL – Reckless Records (3pm)
01/21/09 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

Visit the Dead Oceans TOUR DATES page for a complete listing of all artists’ tours.

Bishop Allen Perform for Fuel TV

Bishop Allen stopped by the Fuel TV studios a little while back and performed two songs for The Daily Habit. The band plays a favorite from their last record, The Broken String, as well as a new one entitled “Shanghaied” which will be appearing on their new album coming in 2009.

Check the videos out HERE.

Bishop Allen Perform Unreleased Song on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit”

Check your local listings because tonight Bishop Allen appear on Fuel TV’s action sports show, “The Daily Habit.” Featured alongside pro skateboarder Tony Magnusson and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Bishop Allen perform two songs, one old and one new. Bishop Allen play the unreleased track “Shanghaied,” along with “Middle Management,” which is taken from their 2007 release The Broken String. Fuel TV will archive the performance online, for those of you who can’t tune in for the episode.

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