Casiotone for the Painfully alone has put the West coast on notice to buckle down for deadpan tales of twentysomething malaise set to wistful retro-techno sounds. Here are the dates:
11/4 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ The Dead Science & Sholi
11/5 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts (6:30 early show)
11/6 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Co w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts
11/7 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts
11/8 Davis, CA @ UC Davis Coffee Shop w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts
11/9 Portland, OR @ Someday Lounge w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts
11/10 Seattle, WA @ The Paradox w/ The Dead Science & The Papercuts
11/11 Missoula, MT @ Higgins Hall (Boys and Girls Club) w/ The Papercuts
11/12 Fargo, ND @ the Aquarium w/ The Papercuts
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ The Papercuts
11/15 Bloomington, IN @ Landlocked Music w/ The Papercuts
11/16 TBA (we are open to suggestions)
11/17 Chicago, IL @ the Mission w/ The Papercuts
In the meantime, check the sounds of smart but underachieving middle-class lonesomeness.
MP3: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Young Shields
MP3: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Lonesome New Mexico Nights
Click if you dare: The Onion AV Club posts "13 seriously scary album covers".
Best news of the day: Edwyn Collins is alive and recording following a life-threatening brain hemmorage. Thanks, Idolator! He's stuck up three new songs on his MySpace, including "Home Again", a gentle way to sway into the weekend.
MP3: Edwyn Collins - Home Again
MP3: Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You