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[Almanac Overseas!] Let’s Whisper 2011 UK Tour / Boston on Monday

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 11:47 am | 1 Comment

United Kingdom, here I come. Oh, I’ve seen your shores before, but never like this.

On Tuesday I’ll be crossing the Atlantic for an 7-date tour of the UK with my friends Colin & Dana, who combine their awesome powers to form the wonderful Burlington, Vermont-based indie-pop twosome Let’s Whisper (when they’re not busy being Smittens). They’ve foolishly graciously invited me along for the trip to hit some drums behind them, temporarily making their duo a trio. While I’ve been to London a few times, it was mostly for work (1993’s amazing “13 Year Itch” 4AD Records fest excepted), and certainly never to play music in front of people. I’m honored, nervous, and overly-excited. Took about two decades for this particular pipe-dream of mine to get real, well after I figured the window for such a thing was closed. Life is pretty weird. In case you didn’t know.


Dana & Colin are Let’s Whisper

Before we jet off to jolly olde England (and yes, a house show finale in Scotland!), we’ll play a stateside send-off gig here in Boston at Great Scott this Monday night, Sept. 26th. My favorite Allston venue has generously allowed us to jump on an already-great bill with Viva Voce and their tourmates The Parson Red Heads, so please do come and wish us well, or at least make fun of us as we work out any pre-tour kinks on stage. We’re going on first and playing a short set, so arrive early if you can. We won’t promise perfection, but we will guarantee enthusiasm.

We’ll bookend the tour with a little homecoming show up in Winooski, Vermont at the Monkey House on Friday night, October 7th. See below for details.

Part of the reason I’m overly-excited, aside from the simple fact that this is actually happening? Well, we’re playing most of the UK shows with one of my favorite bands, Standard Fare. Love them. If that wasn’t cool enough, our October 3rd show in Cambridge is opening for… wait for it… Tender Trap. Which includes Amelia and Rob from personal pop faves Heavenly & Tallulah Gosh. Pinch me, ‘cuz I’ve gotta be dreaming.

Here’s the full itinerary, along with a couple of LW mp3s for your listening pleasure, and the duo’s brand spankin’ new video for “All Happy Endings“, track two from “The Shortest Days” (their charming debut full-length on London-based WeePop! Records). I’m game for meeting up with any UK readers out there while I’m traveling, so get in touch if you’re near these venues and up for such a thing…

Let’s Whisper 2011 International Tour

  • 26th September: Allston, MA, USA at Great Scott with Viva Voce and the Parson Red Heads [Tickets / Facebook event]
  • 27th September: Over the ocean
  • 28th September: Chelmsford at the Bassment Club with Standard Fare [Tickets]
  • 29th September: York at City Screen Basement with Standard Fare & The Louche F.C. [Tickets / Last.fm event]
  • 30th September: Sheffield at The Rutland Arms with Standard Fare and David Leach (special acoustic show!) [Facebook event]

  • 1st October: The Nottingham All-Dayer at The Chameleon with Milky Wimpshake, Standard Fare, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, Ace Bushy Striptease, Ste McCabe, Pale Man Made, A Fine Day for Sailing, and The Whatevers [Facebook event / Last.fm event]
  • 2nd October: London at The Underbelly with Standard Fare and Owl + Mouse [Tickets / Facebook event]
  • 3rd October: Cambridge at The Corner House with Tender Trap and Plantman [Tickets / Info]
  • 4th October: Glasgow, Scotland – a special secret livingroom show [email band @ letswhisper . com if you want to go]
  • 7th October: Winooski, Vermont, USA – a welcome home show at the Monkey House with Osage Orange and Walker Lukens [Info]
  • Some Let’s Whisper sights and sounds for you…

    [MP3] Let’s Whisper – “Shortest Days

    [MP3] Let’s Whisper – “California Girls

    [Video] Let’s Whisper – “All Happy Endings

    Like I said, do get in touch if we’re coming anywhere near you. Check out the Let’s Whisper shows page, this WeePop! Records news post, or this Anorak Forum thread for possible updates. And follow along here on the Almanac or on my Twitter, where I’ll hopefully be updating from the (wrong side of the) road. Cheers!

    Comments

    One Response to “[Almanac Overseas!] Let’s Whisper 2011 UK Tour / Boston on Monday”

    1. Ad Boc
      October 22nd, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

      Must’ve been great fun! Colin has been rockin’ steady for a long time. I remember meeting him once or twice.

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