Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Jezabels on tour and releasing video diary

Fresh off a tour through the UK, Australia's anthemic rock quartet The Jezabels are thrilled to share the second part of the video diary chronicling their adventures across the pond. The band is sharing a new segment from the tour diary each week leading up to the release of their debut LP, Prisoner, available physically in the US on April 3 via Mom+Pop. As previously announced, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour, kicking off at The Bowery Ballroom in New York April 10 and traversing across the US and Canada through May. A full list of dates is below.

Recorded at Sydney's Attic Studios with producer Lachlan Mitchell and mixed by Peter Katis, Prisoner is a collection of soaring, sunkissed rock and goth-tinged pop. Since its Australian release in mid-September, The Jezabels have all but demolished Oz. In a matter of weeks, the band had sold out every show it has played Down Under, debuted at #2 on the Aussie charts (held off only by worldwide phenomenon Adele), and won a pair of AIR awards. All in a day's work.

Originally founded by Byron-bred singer Hayley Mary and keyboardist Heather Shannon, the band truly found its legs with the 2006 addition of guitarist Sam Lockwood and drummer Nik Kapoler. Like the three EPs that came before it (2009's The Man Is Dead and She's So Hard and 2010's Dark Storm), Prisoner calls to mind the theatrics of Siouxsie-indebted post-punk and Kate Bush melodrama, never losing site of the outsized, stadium-ready streak that runs through its fifteen tracks.


01 Prisoner

02 Endless Summer

03 Long Highway

04 Try Colour

05 Rosebud

06 City Girl

07 Nobody Nowhere

08 Horsehead

09 Austerlitz

10 Deep Wide Ocean

11 Peace Of Mind

12 Reprise

13 Catch Me

14 Hurt Me (Bonus Track)

15 Easy To Love (Bonus Track)

Tour Dates:

04/10 New York, NY, The Bowery Ballroom*^

04/12 Pittsburgh, PA, Brillobox*^

04/13 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brendas*^

04/14 Washington DC, Red Palace*^

04/16 Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall*^

04/17 Montreal, QC, Divan Orange*

04/18 Toronto, ON, The Mod Club*

04/20 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall*^

04/21 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club*^

04/23 Winnipeg, MB, West End Cultural Centre*

04/24 Saskatoon, SK, Amigos Cantina*

04/26 Edmonton, AB, The Starlite Room*

04/27 Calgary, AB, The Gateway Bar*

04/28 Nelson, BC, The Royal*

04/30 Whistler, BC, The Langhorn Saloon*

05/01 Vancouver, BC, Venue Nightclub*

05/03 Seattle, WA, Crocodile*^

05/04 Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios*^

05/08 San Francisco, CA, The Independent*^

05/11 Los Angeles, CA, The Troubadour*^

05/12 San Diego, CA, Casbah*

*w/ Benjamin Francis Leftwich

^w/ Imagine Dragons

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