The Dutchess And The Duke Announce New LP, Tour; The Noble Class Is Not Impressed

Indie rock? Fine music, I guess, but ultimately a peasant’s art. It is music for peasants, by peasants. Which is great, if you can satisfy yourself simply with a common man’s thrill. Some of us desire something with a little more nobility, a little more regality. That’s why I’m so excited about the new record by The Dutchess and The Duke. Finally, there will be an indie rock record for us nobles, and we will no longer have to suffer through the squawking of the unwashed Animal Collective or filthy Dirty Projectors. I say, though, of what land do The Dutchess and The Duke possess governance over? Wait -- they’re not really a duchess and a duke? They’re just an indie-folk duo from Seattle? Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrghhhhh!

Ahem. Well then. I, for one, will return to my Bach and Stravinsky recordings and wipe my hands clean of this deceitful Dutchess and The Duke. But if you’re still interested, as many of you peasants must be, The Dutchess and The Duke have a new record, Sunrise/Sunset, coming out October 6 on Hardly Art. The record was recorded with Greg Ashley (of The Gris Gris) -- surely a frightful low-class man in his own right -- in his Oakland studio. If you’d like to see this collection of uncultured low-lifes in person, they’re likely coming to your small hamlet on a fall tour. As for me, I must return to the society ball, where my presence has surely been missed.

Now, where have I placed my monocle?

The Dutchess and The Duke tourdates:
10.03.09 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
10.09.09 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10.10.09 - Olympia, WA - The Northern

The Dutchess and The Duke w/ Greg Ashley:
11.07.09 - Sacramento, CA - Luigi’s Fun Garden
11.08.09 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11.10.09 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
11.11.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
11.13.09 - Irvine, CA - UC Irvine - Acrobatics Everyday
11.14.09 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
11.15.09 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
11.18.09 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
11.19.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court (early show)
11.19.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge (late show)
11.21.09 - Boise, ID - Neurolux

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