White arows announce new tour and video

White Arrows announce tour w/ Beat Connection, plus new music video for “Get Gone”

VIDEO: “Get Gone” –
http://youtu.be/abdgolHZRBc

STREAM: “Get Gone” –
http://soundcloud.com/white-arrows/white-arrows-get-gone

White Arrows

LA’s White Arrows have announced a slew of new tour dates, including a North American tour with Beat Connection that will take up most of June and July. Tickets for almost every show on this tour go on sale this Saturday, April 7. Before the June / July tour the band has a couple of West Coast dates with Givers later this month and a European tour in May with White Denim.

White Arrows may never divulge the source of their strange magic, but it’s hard not to picture a mystic dance floor hidden in the midst of a tropical rainforest. The Los Angeles band stands at these balmy crossroads like a vision from an alternate reality: classic without leaning on nostalgia, visionary but not unfamiliar. What should be a collision of sounds and styles-ritualistic rhythm and four-four thump, synth sequences and strummed guitars, garage-y grind and airy atmosphere-is, in this quintet’s capable hands, a fluidly seething whole. Call it Psychotropical pop, something both busy and breezy. Call it Paul Simon in space (others have). Call it what you will. This is White Arrows.

The White Arrows story begins with a blind boy. Singer Mickey Church was born seeing the world as an impressionistic smear. His vision was righted at age 11, but his imagination ran wild for the intervening years. Since he couldn’t make out those around him, he assumed they couldn’t see him either. He rode made-up horses and sung songs that didn’t exist.His memory of growing up in L.A. is confined to smells, sounds and swaths of fuzzy color.Mickey’s father, a student of African percussion, encouraged him and his little brother Henry to pick up instruments as kids, so they played what was around. With family back east, Mickey eventually left for NYU, and unexpectedly wound up with a degree in shamanistic
ritual.

WHITE ARROWS

4/15/12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
4/17/12 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door *
5/10/12 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
5/11/12 – London, UK – Koko (Club NME)
5/12/12 – The Hague – Walk The Line Festival
5/18/12 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
5/19/12 – Glasgow, UK – Stag & Dagger
5/21/12 – Bristol. UK – O2 Academy Bristol %
5/22/12 – London, UK – HMV London Forum %
5/23/12 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz %
5/24/12 – Leeds, UK – The Cockpit %
5/26/12 – Brussels, BE – AB Club %
5/27/12 – Oosterstraat, NE – Vera %
5/28/12 – Doornroosje, NE – Nijmegen %
5/29/12 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg %
6/15/12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst #
6/16/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour #
6/17/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
6/18/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room #
6/20/12 – Dallas, CA – La Grange #
6/21/12 – Austin, TX – Red 7 #
6/22/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #
6/23/12 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
6/24/12 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
6/26/12 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum #
6/27/12 – Miami, FL – Bardot #
6/28/12 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub #
6/29/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Hell’s Stage #
6/30/12 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade #
7/1/12 – Washington DC – DC9 #
7/3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #
7/4/12 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub #
7/5/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory #
7/6/12 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bears #
7/7/12 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore #
7/8/12 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel #
7/10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Billobox #
7/11/12 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
7/12/12 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern #
7/13/12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Café #
7/14/12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club #
7/15/12 – Minneapolis. MN – 7th Street Entry #
7/17/12 – Denver, CO – The Hi-Dive #
7/18/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
7/19/12 – Boise, ID – Reed Boise #
7/20/12 – Portland, OR – TBA
7/21/12 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22/12 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club #
7/26/12 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* = w/ Givers
% = w/ White Denim
# = w/ Beat Connection

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