Blonde Redhead, everybody’s favorite band named after a DNA song, is back! They’ve got a new look, a new attitude, and a new album. (Okay, only that last bit is probably true. Until it’s time for a MALL MAKEOVER MONTAGE!!!!! Somebody cue the Duran Duran.) They’re calling the album Penny Sparkle, which, incidentally, is also the name of a nice crack dealer I met in a Super America bathroom.* It hits US stores September 14, released by the venerable 4AD label. Penny Sparkle was recorded in New York and Stockholm by Fever Ray producers Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid and mixed by Alan Moulder, the producer behind such shoegaze luminaries as Lush and My Bloody Valentine. The band will be touring Europe in support of the album this summer/fall.
* Just kidding, real job! I met her at P.F. Chang’s.
07.16.10 - Ottawa, ON - Blues Festival
07.24.10 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
09.15.10 - Geneva, Switzerland - La Batie
09.16.10 - Paris, France - Bataclan
09.18.10 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
09.19.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
09.21.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
09.22.10 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
09.23.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
09.24.10 - Helsinki, Finland - Virgin Oil Co.
09.29.10 - London, UK - Shepherd’s Bush Empire