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Friday, February 3, 2012

Spiritualized, Tennis, Junior Kimbrough & More - Fat Possum Newsletter

Spiritualized Announce North American Tour



Tickets On Sale Now
03-16 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
03-17 Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
03-19 London, England - Hackney Empire
03-20 Oxford, England - O2 Academy
03-21 Bristol, England - O2 Academy
03-22 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
03-23 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall
03-24 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
03-25 Manchester, England - Academy
05-02 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-03 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-04 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
05-05 Toronto, Ontario - The Phoenix
05-07 New York, NY - Terminal 5
05-09 Boston, MA - Paradise
05-10 Washington, DC - The 9:30 Club
05-11 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
05-12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05-13 Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse
05-15 Dallas, TX - The Granada Theatre
05-16 Austin, TX - Emo's East
05-18 Tucson AZ - The Rialto Theatre
05-19 Phoenix AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
05-20 San Diego CA - Belly Up Tavern
05-22 Los Angeles CA - The Wiltern
05-23 San Francisco CA - The Fillmore
05-25 Portland, OR - The Wonder Ballroom
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre

Tav Falco's Panther Burns "Behind The Magnolia Curtain" & "Blow Your Top" Re-Issue




On February 14 we'll see the vinyl re-issue of Tav Falco's Panther Burns release of "Behind The Magnolia Curtain" as well as the E.P. "Blow Your Top" in a double gate-fold packaging. Order the Vinyl and CD now at the FP store.

Behind the Magnolia Curtain:
Tav Falco - Vocals and Guitar
Alex Chilton - Guitar, Drums
Ron Miller - Acoustic Bass
Jim Duckworth - Guitar, Drums
The Tate County Fife and Drum Corps including Abe Young and Jesse May Hemphill

01. Come on Little Mama
02. She's The One That's Got It
03. Hey - High School Baby
04. Brazil
05. You're Undecided
06. OoooEE Baby
07. River Of Love
08. Snack Drive
09. Blind Man
10. Where The Rio de Rosa Flows
11. Snatch It Back
12. Bourgeois Blues
13. St. Louis Blues
14. Moving On Down The Line


Blow Your Top
Tav Falco - Vocal, Guitars
Jim Duckworth - Guitar
Jim Sclavunos - Drums
Ron Miller - Acoustic Bass
John Saunders - Piano

01. I'm On This Rocket
02. Pantherman
03. Love Is My Business
04. Bertha Lou


Tennis "Young & Old" In Stores February 14



If Tennis’ debut album, Cape Dory, was a narrative of a specific time and sensation, the Denver group’s follow-up, Young and Old, is its antithesis. The new disc, recorded in Nashville with Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, embraces a grander landscape of ideas and feelings, revealing a riskier, looser version of the band. Young and Old is in stores on February 14. You can pre-order the album now at the FP Store.


Caveman Sign To Fat Possum



After a highley successful 2011, Caveman continue their exciting rise in 2012 with a new tour including Europe, their first headlining gig at Bowery Ballrom and the proud news of Caveman signing to Fat Possum Records. In 2011, Caveman garnered praise for their debut album CoCo Beware from outlets like NPR, The New York Times, and Fader and for their big sounding, impressive and completely unforgettable live shows alike. NPR Music charted them as their #7 most favorite live show after seeing them at CMJ in October and named them "Discovery of 2011" in their year-end edition of All Songs Considered.

Junior Kimbrough " You Better Run" On Vinyl For The First Time



In remembrance of the life and work of Junior Kimbrough, we are releasing "You Better Run" on a double gate-fold vinyl. This is the first time Junior Kimbrough's Essential collection has been available on the vinyl format. Pick up your copy today at the FP store or from your local record store. For anyone unsure where to dive into Kimbrough's catalog, You Better Run offers the ideal starting point.
Order the vinyl today at the FP Store.

The Walkmen Add Two More Anniversary Shows



After packed audiences in Chicago and San Francisco, The Walkmen have decided to add more 10th Anniversary shows. Two more dates have been added, one in Toronto on March 2, 2012 and one in Philadelphia on March 3, 2012. Ticket are on sale now.


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