Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Housse de Racket on tour and coming to Coachella

Following their tour last year with French pop trio Yelle, and the critically acclaimed release of the debut album Alesia on Kitsune/ Cooperative/ Downtown Records, French duo Housse de Racket announce a month-long North American Spring tour that kick off at Austin’s SXSW, and ends with their first ever performance at Coachella Festival.

For their sophomore album Alesia, the French synth-rock duo Housse de Racket has teamed up with French super-producer, Phillipe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture) to create a collection of eleven electro-pop songs in the vein of the bands’ own wide range of musical influences; from Ennio Morricone to David Bowie. The result is a unique compilation of tracks that embody the sound Housse de Racket has made famous, both through their first album and their live show. Recorded half in French and half in English, Alesia is an evolution of sound; a bold new direction for the bands’ follow up album to their wildly successful debut, Forty Love.

Housse de Racket, which translates in English to ‘tennis racket cover,’ are Victor Le Masne and Pierre Leroux. The two are highly sought-after musical collaborators with impressive resumes; they’ve worked with the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Phoenix, and Air.

Housse De Racket Tour Dates:
3/14: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
3/18: Atlanta, GA @ 529
3/19: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
3/21: Cambridge, NJ @ TT The Bears
3/22: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/23: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
3/24: Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
3/25: Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
3/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
3/28: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
3/29: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
3/30: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
3/31: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
4/02: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway Bar
4/03: Edmonton, BC @ The Haven Social Club
4/05: Vancouver, CA @ Electric Owl
4/06: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
4/07: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/12: Tucson, AZ @ Opti Club
4/15: Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
4/22: Indio, CA @ Coachella


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