Monday, January 23, 2012

LA's Electric Guest set album release, tour

I saw these guys at Gibson Amphitheatre for LA 101 last year and was impressed. I look forward to the new material...

Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton - collectively known as Electric Guest - have confirmed an April 24 release date for their Danger Mouse-produced Downtown Records debut album, Mondo. 

The record's release is preceded by first single "This Head I Hold," available now as a free stream and released digitally on Tuesday.

Meanwhile the video for "American Daydream," directed by Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island, Saturday Night Live), just premiered across MTV, mtvU, MTV Hits and 

Electric Guest will also be bringing its live experience to Los Angeles' Echo club for a free residency beginning Monday Feb. 6 and continuing every Monday through the end of February.
The free weekly 11 p.m. live sets represent the band giving something back to the Los Angeles homebase that has embraced it since KCRW named album track "Troubleman" a "Today's Top Tune":

Following the completion of the Echo residency, Electric Guest will head out on a series of dates in the southwestern U.S., including their first visit to South By Southwest in Austin.

Tour dates

3/10 -The Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
3/11- Santa Fe Sol, Santa Fe, NM
3/13-Club Dada- Dallas, TX
3/14-3/17-Austin, SXSW
3/19-The Lowbrow Palace-El Paso, TX
3/20-Club Congress-Tucson, AZ 
3/21-Sail Inn-Phoenix, AZ

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