Amor de Días (The Clientele, Pipas) release Street of the Love of Days one of the days of this lovely week. This day, in fact!

Amor de Días (The Clientele, Pipas) release Street of the Love of Days one of the days of this lovely week. This day, in fact!

Tiny Mix Tapes is the music website of and for the people. Our news is for all, but some stories appeal to a particular web-scrolling set. We know, and you know who you are: you know when to kill a joke and mock a friend, your Rice Krispies are made from basmati, and you use the “Continental 7” (that’s the one with a slash through its middle). More importantly, you enjoy the finer things in life, music-wise, so news that Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas) have not only collaborated on an album but that said album as Amor de Días is out today should have you in mild, carefully controlled, stitches.

But such news should excite everyone! Recording tranquilly over the span of three years, Street of the Love of Days includes 15 tracks of Tropicália-tinged, chamber pop greatness and features such like-minded luminaries as the iconic Louis Philippe, Gary Olsen (Ladybug Transistor), and bass and drum freelancers Danny Manners and Howard Monk. For indie trainspotters, the record happens to include the original version of “Harvest Time,” a song recorded and released by MacLean’s The Clientele on its 2009 Bonfires on the Heath album (TMT Review). Street of the Love of Days is out May 17 (that’s today) through the original purveyors of style and taste, Merge Records.

Street of the Love of Days tracklisting:

01. Foxes
02. House of Flint
03. Bunhill Fields
04. Season of Light
05. Late Mornings
06. Harvest Time
07. Dream (Dead Hands)
08. I See Your Face
09. Stone
10. Street of the Love of Days
11. Birds
12. Touchstone
13. Wandering
14. Wild Winter Trees
15. Foxes (Reprise)

As the magical musical custom states, “Have album will travel,” so Amor de Días will be playing a slate of shows starting Wednesday (that’s tomorrow) in Washington. ALL upcoming North American dates will have the added bonus of Damon & Naomi along for the dream ride. The duo of duos are well-acquainted already; Damon and Naomi contributed to Street of the Love of Days. Will the two tandems join together to play live on this tour? Well, you’ll just have to be at one of the following gigs and see…

05.18.11 - Washington, DC - Red Palace #
05.19.11 - Carrboro, NC - ArtsCenter #
05.20.11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
05.21.11 - Philadelphia, PA - 1st Unitarian Church Chapel #
05.22.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory #
05.23.11 - Allston, MA - Great Scott #
05.25.11 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern #
05.26.11 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room at Crofoot #
05.27.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall #
05.28.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
05.31.11 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern #
06.01.11 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar #
06.03.11 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #
06.04.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite #
06.05.11 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar #
06.08.11 - London, UK - Union Chapel $
06.12.11 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.17.11 - Liverpool, UK - The Scandinavian Church
07.30.11 - Derbyshire, UK - Midland Railway Buttery %

# Damon & Naomi
$ Howe Gelb, A Band of Gypsies
% Indietracks Festival 2011

• Amor de Días: http://www.amordedias.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

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