The Stepkids Announce Kimbra Fall Tour; Mates of State Summer Dates Kick Off Next Week

THE STEPKIDS Announce Kimbra Fall Tour; Mates of State Summer Dates Kick Off Next Week

THE STEPKIDS will continue to bring their fusion of punk and jazz, West African and 1960s folk, neo and classic soul, classic funk and 20th century classical to the masses during their just-announced month-long fall tour with breakout New Zealand singer Kimbra. The dates follows their west coast summer dates with friends and Connecticut neighbours Mates of State, which kick off June 28 in Seattle.

Stones Throw recently released a free MP3 of the group’s remix of Bruce Haack’s “National Anthem to the Moon” from the label’s recent Bruce Haack Remixes release. The Stepkids also recently recorded “Jean Claude Van Jam,” a video shot in their tour van covering Cream’s “I Feel Free.” See links to both below.

The Stepkids’ self-titled debut album was produced, engineered and recorded on a reel-to-reel by the band and released on Stones Throw Records in the fall of 2011. They have also consistently been noted as a “must-see act” at major festivals including SXSW and the CMJ Music Marathon thanks to their enigmatic live shows mixing music with psychedelic visuals.

“Jean Claude Van Jam” – The Stepkids cover Cream’s “I Feel Free”
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnBPEamJU0g
Bruce Haack – “National Anthem to the Moon (The Stepkids Remix)”
MP3: http://stonesthrow.com/jukebox/stepkids-bruce-haack-remix.mp3
THE STEPKIDS Tour Dates
Jun 28 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
Jun 29 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
Jun 30 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
Jul 02 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
Jul 03 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
Jul 04 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *
Jul 05 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
Jul 06 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
Jul 07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
Jul 21 Bridgeport, CT – The Gathering of the Vibes Festival
Aug 03 Croydon, NH – Fusion Festival
Aug 04 Wassaic, NY – The Wassaic Project Summer Festival
Aug 30 Basel, Switzerland – Stadtmuzik Festival
Sep 01 Oxford, UK – End of the Road Festival
Sep 08 Vlieland, Netherlands – Into the Great Wide Open Festival
Sep 25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom +
Sep 30 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre +
Oct 09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot +
Oct 10 Denver, CO – The Ogden +
Oct 16 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater +
Oct 17 Chicago, IL – Metro +
Oct 19 New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Oct 20 New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Oct 21 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts +
Oct 23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
Oct 24 Boston, MA – Royale +
Oct 25 Montreal, QU – Corona Theatre +
Oct 26 Toronto, ON – Danforth +

* with Mates of State
+ with Kimbra

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