posted Nov 24, 2008, 11:02 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Sneak Attack
ANNUALS ANNOUNCE NEW 2009 TOUR DATES!
Annuals just wrapped up an awesome, and hugely successful tour with
Minus the Bear, and we're super excited to announce that new dates have
been added to their 2009 headlining tour.
Support includes Jessica Lea Mayfield and friends What Laura Says, who
are signed to Annuals’ label, Terpsikhore. We're talking about two
drum kits, six members, loads of instruments and performances packed
with unmatchable energy. So if you haven't seen Annuals live yet,
here's your chance.
The new album, Such Fun,
embraces a vast landscape of musical richness, combining frontman Adam
Baker’s accomplished songcraft with an instrumental palate that is even
more colorful than their debut album, Be He Me. Add in cover
art that's a painting by Bob Ross and an amazing video for first song
“Confessor” by Terry Gilliam’s right-hand man Daniel Auber, and you've
got yourself something pretty spectacular.
Annuals recently received the honor of being influential tastemaker station WXPN’s “Artist to Watch” for the month of November.
Also, please take a moment to vote for "Confessor" as MTV2 Subterranean's Video of 2008!!
We're also very excited to unveil this little Such Fun widget, where you can not only stream music, watch video and see tour dates, but you can also work on your own version of the Such Fun album
art. Play around with it, post it for your readers, or send it to a
friend--just click the Get & Share tab to grab the embed code:
We also have a few gorgeous copies of Such Fun vinyl if you'd like to talk about running a contest for those as well.
Please let me know if you'd like a review copy of Such Fun, or if you'd like to check out (or run a contest for) any of the shows on their upcoming tour.
ANNUALS 2009 TOUR 1/20/09 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
1/21/09 Iowa City, IA @ Maintenance Shop
1/22/09 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
1/23/09 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
1/24/09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
1/25/09 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
1/27/09 Boston, MA @ Paradise
1/28/09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/30/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
1/31/09 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
2/6/09 Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite Theatre
2/7/09 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
2/8/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
2/10/09 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
2/11/09 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
2/12/09 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
2/13/09 Austin, TX @ The Parish
2/14/09 Dallas, TX @ Pontiac Garage
2/17/09 Phoenix. AZ @ Rhythm Room
2/18/09 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
2/19/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
2/21/09 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
2/23/09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
2/24/09 Vancouver, BC @ Pit Pub
2/25/09 Seattle, WA @ TBA
2/27/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/28/09 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
“The band returns with ‘Such Fun’…which is fuller
and more eclectic than its debut but maintains the air of curiosity
that is the band’s strength.” – The New York Times
“Their bright Americana ditties have a newly retro, country-fried twist
that suits them just swell…the tight yet expansive 'Hot Night Hounds'
rises with glorious fire, as singer Adam Baker’s entreaties melt into
pulsing piano and ripples of fuzz." – Spin