Moshi Moshi Records are proud to announce The Wave Pictures spring tour, including appearances at SXSW 2010 where they are one of Spin’s “Must-Hear Bands” at the festival, and the Todd P Mty Mx Festival in Monterrey Mexico. The band are gearing up for the release of their North American debut, a double CD comprised of their two most recent UK releases, Instant Coffee Baby and If You leave It Alone, out April 27th on Moshi Moshi.
Long time stalwarts of the lo-fi scene in the UK and Europe, The Wave Pictures have released or taken part in over 30 Albums, Singles, EPs, Collaborations, or Compilations. Across the ocean they have quietly built a reputation as purveyors of what The Guardian summed up as “some of the most gleeful magnificent pop in town.” They’ve won praise for their lyrical prowess as well. “The Wave Pictures turn on a dime,” wrote the NME in an 8 of 10 star review of Instant Coffee Baby, “they can zip from the richly observed into amusingly confessional into a Lewis Carol flight of fancy.”
Wave PicturesThough new to most in North America, The Wave Pictures have not gone without recognition. Despite not having a proper release in the states they’ve managed to grab the attention of influential ears like Brooklyn Vegan (whom invited them to play their 3/15 pre-SXSW party in Brooklyn, and 3/19 day party in Austin), Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, and Spin, who listed their album If You Leave It Alone as one of the “10 Best Albums You Might Have Missed in 2009.”
Upcoming Tour Dates Below:
12 – Miami, FL – The Vagabond
13 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
15 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (Brooklyn Vegan Pre-SXSW Show)
17 – Houston, TX – Orange Show Center
5:00 pm @ Red House Pizzeria – 1917 Manor Road
(Moshi Moshi / Music for Listenres party)
5:30 pm @ Club De Ville – 900 Red River St.
(Brooklyn Vegan Day Party w/ The Antlers, Lucero, Twin Sister, more TBA )
3:00 @ Barbarella – 615 Red River St.
(Moshi Moshi/Wichita/Mixtape Muse/Glitoris Party)
12:00 am @ Latitude 30 – 512 San Jacinto Blvd.
(Moshi Moshi Records Showcase)
21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Todd P Mty Mx Festival
24 – Chicago, IL – Beauty Bar
25 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
26 – Kingston, NY – The Toucan
27 – Montreal, QC – Jupiter Room
28 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge