Idiot Glee going on tour throughout North America, if he can even figure out how

Idiot Glee going on tour throughout North America, if he can even figure out how

There are a few things that people say about Idiot Glee, the kinda-sorta asinine name that 23-year-old James Friley has adopted for his doo-woppy pop project. He loves Pet Sounds (which, apparently, he discovered somewhat belatedly in 2008). He’s Mormon (which no, doesn’t have to do with anything, but people just can’t seem to help mentioning it). His voice has the same pure, crooning quality as Jens Lekman’s, not to mention their music’s shared 60s temperament. Sure, you say, he’s another 2011 band highlighting Brian Wilson and sundaes on summer days (queue triangle chimes, sha-wa-shoop). You know what, though? We happen to think Idiot Glee’s pretty good.

This June, Idiot Glee released his debut EP Paddywack on Moshi Moshi, and after letting it percolate through the indie summer buzz, this September Idiot Glee is going on tour. Go see for yourself that James is up to more than the simple harmonies and typical loops of most “60s-style” bands that you probably raise your nose at today. If you don’t believe it, I’ll consider eating my hat.


07.30.11 - Meaford, ON - Funny Farm (Electric Eclectic Festival)
09.16.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - DAAC
09.22.11 - Missoula, MT - Zoo City Apparel
09.23.11 - Seattle, WA - The Josephine
09.24.11 - Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
09.25.11 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09.27.11 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
09.29.11 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
09.30.11 - North Hollywood, CA - The Smell
10.01.11 - San Diego, CA - Tin Can Alehouse
10.02.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Yellow Canary Dancehall
10.04.11 - Austin, TX - 29th St Ballroom
10.05.11 - Dallas, TX - Canton Co-Op
10.06.11 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
10.08.11 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

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