Friday, July 30, 2010

Miniature Tigers on tour in support of new album

Miniature Tigers are a busy bunch. Their sophomore album, FORTRESS, which Entertainment Weekly calls "all around enjoyable," came out this week and has a prominently placed brick in the iTunes Indie Spotlight section. The band played a sold out release show in their former hometown of Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night and are currently out on a headlining run across the US with support from The Spinto Band. Autumn brings dates with their pals in Neon Indian (who’s lead man Alan Palomo produced the highly-regarded ‘Gold Skull’ on FORTRESS) and Prefuse 73.

On August 27th, they’ll participate in the Artists For Action/ Voter Registration and Immigration Reform Rally. This hot-button issue has divided the State and Miniature Tigers, along with Calexico, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Sand Rubies, Salvador Duran, Kinch and more, will take to the stage for this free concert to encourage the people of Phoenix to further educate themselves on the immigration and human rights issues facing Arizona today.

Their first single, 'Bullfighter Jacket’, is getting a lot of love right. NPR picked the tune for their Song Of The Day and glows that it "quickly identifies itself as the band's best work yet, with tight chord progressions and glimmers of yet more growth potential." Stereogum recently featured the song as well. Watch an exclusive, rooftop acoustic performance of the tune at Want to dance? Head over to RCRD LBL to hear, and download, the Aislyn (Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist and Sofia Degli Alessandri) remix.

Miniature Tigers North American Tour Dates

Headlining w/Spinto Band supporting
July 29th - Kilby Court- Salt Lake City, UT
July 30th - Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO
July 31st - Santa Fe Brewing Company- Santa Fe, NM
Aug 2nd - The Loft- Dallas, TX
Aug 3rd- Stubbs - Austin, TX
Aug 5th - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
Aug 6th - Triple Rock Social Club- Minneapolis, MN
Aug 8th - LOLLAPALOOZA - Chicago, IL
Aug 10th - Pike Room- Pontiac, MI
Aug 11th - Musica- Akron, OH
Aug 12th - TT The Bear's- Cambridge, MA
Aug 13th - The Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY
Aug 15th - North Star Bar- Philadelphia, PA
Aug 17th - The Black Cat- Washington, DC
Aug 18th - Sonar Club Stage- Baltimore, MD
Aug 19th - Local 506- Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 20th - The Star Community Bar- Atlanta, GA
Aug 21st - The Blackbooth- Orlando, FL

August 27th – Artists for Action Free Concert – Tempe, AZ w/Calexico

w/Neon Indian & Prefuse 73
Oct 1st - Henry Fonda Theater- Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2nd - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
Oct 3rd - Black Market - El Paso, TX
Oct 5th - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
Oct 6th – Argentum - Houston, TX
Oct 8th - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 9th - 40 Watt - Athens GA
Oct 11th – Metro - Chicago, IL
Oct 12th - Lee’s Place - Toronto, ONT

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