Saturday, October 13, 2007

A whole bunch of Annuals news!

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Tour, new tracks and a video! This is almost too much to digest. Take note that the Annuals will be at Cat's Cradle on Oct. 27.

Here's what the press release says:

After a summer of touring around the world playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, as well as getting voted in for the UK's ATP vs. the Fans, ambitious Raleigh, NC six-piece Annuals are excited to announce their new signing to Canvasback/Ace Fu, starting with a 20-date fall tour co-headlining with labelmates and friends Manchester Orchestra. This homecoming tour will be a particularly special one for both bands, as Annuals and Manchester Orchestra have recorded a one-of-a-kind split 7-inch, covering the others' songs (mp3s below), to be sold exclusively at their shows. Annuals cover Manchester Orchestra's "Where Have You Been," and Manchester Orchestra cover Annuals "Brother." As a special added bonus, the artwork for the 7-inch split features each band reinterpreting the others' album cover.

The band is also preparing for the release of their digital-only EP entitled Frelen Mas (Be He Me B-Sides), which contains b-sides from the Be He Me sessions and also includes their cover of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Details to follow.

After a final stop at Iceland Airwaves the band will return to the states to kick off their fall tour in Atlanta Oct. 26th (dates below).

Annuals/Manchester Orchestra Tour Dates:
October 26 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
October 27 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
October 28 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington DC
October 30 - Northstar - Philadelphia, PA
October 31 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
November 1- Great Scott - Boston, MA
November 2 - Le Gymnase - Montreal, QUE
November 3 - Mod Club - Toronto, ONT
November 5 - Shelter - Detroit, MI
November 6 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
November 7 - Varsity - Minneapolis, MN
November 10 - Crocodile Café - Seattle, WA
November 11 - Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
November 12 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
November 14 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
November 15 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
November 16 - Epicentre - San Diego, CA
November 17 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
November 19 - HI-Dive - Denver, CO
November 20 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS

Frelen Mas EP Tracklisting:
1. Nah Keseyi
2. River Run
3. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
4. Misty Coy
5. Sewn to Kites
6. Such a Mess
7. Ease My Mind
8. Frelen Mas

Check out the video for "Carry Around"! (Takes a while to load.) Can someone tell me where they're playing croquet? I want to go there!

Listen to the Annuals cover Manchester Orchestra's "Where Have You Been"

Listen to Manchester Orchestra cover The Annuals "Brother"


Abby said...

You should add a photo credit to

Abby said...