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Women Announce Second Album: Public Strain

Public StrainIt’s been just under 2 years since the self titled debut release from these Canadian dudes. They were hard at work in that time, though. Matt toured China with Marnie Stern. Mike released a record on St. Ives with his band Friendo. And, as Women, they played over 200 shows around the world. Somewhere in between all of that, they found time to write and record a new record. That record is titled: Public Strain Read the rest of this entry »

WOMEN Tour With Abe Vigoda, Crystal Stilts And Chad Van Gaalen

This past fall we fell for the music made by the men from Calgary called WOMEN despite their inevitably ungoogleable band name. Their great pop sensibility channeled through a rough and ready experimental lo-fi sound leaves enough surprises that we continually find it lodged in nooks and crannies in my head. Like a teenage boy, we just can’t seem to get WOMEN off our collective mind! Now you too will have a chance to hear what the buzz is all about. On March 8 WOMEN embark on a coast to coast tour of the United States including three days at South By Southwest, and shows with Crystal Stilts, Abe Vigoda, and the producer of their self-titled debut album, Mr. Chad Van Gaalen. Come hear what the glorious ruckus is all about.

Peep the tour dates HERE

WOMEN On Pitchfork.tv Live

WOMEN played a boat load of CMJ showcases this past year and the fine folks over at Pitchfork.tv were kind enough to film one of their performances at The Cake Shop. See for yourself below:

Women’s self titled debut is out now in both the US and UK.

WOMEN Debut Up For Pre-Order, Announce Tour

You can now pre-order the debut album from newest Jagjaguwar family members, WOMEN. Order your CD or LP of their stellar self titled debut HERE.

The guys will also be heading out on tour in support of the new record. Dates below:

10/01/08 Quebec City, QC – Antenne-A w/ Chad Vangaalen
10/02/08 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Chad Vangaalen
10/03/08 Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal: Ukranian Federation w/ Chad Vangaalen + Julie Doiron
10/04/08 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo w/ Chad Vangaalen
10/09/08 Hamilton, ON – Casbah Lounge w/ Chad Vangaalen
10/10/08 London, ON – Call The Office
10/11/08 Brantford, ON – Ford Plant
10/16/08 Princeton, NJ – Terrace Club
10/18/08 Burlington, VT – Radiator
10/19/08 New York, NY – Cake Shop w/ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
10/26/08 Allegheny, PA – Allegheny College
10/27/08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
10/29/08 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
10/30/08 Gambier, OH – Kenyon College w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
10/31/08 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
11/01/08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
11/02/08 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
11/03/08 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
11/04/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ King Khan And BBQ Show
11/07/08 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Dungen
11/08/08 Portland, OR – Doug Fir w/ Dungen
11/10/08 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill w/ Dungen
11/11/08 Visalia, CA – Cellar door w/ Dungen
11/12/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Dungen
11/20/08 Groningen, NL – Vera w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/21/08 Den Haag, NL – Crossing Borders Festival
11/22/08 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/24/08 Paris, France – La Fleche D’or w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/25/08 London, UK – The Borderline w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/27/08 Glasgow, UK – The Captain’s Rest w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/28/08 Belfast, UK – Limelight w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/29/08 Galway, Ireland – Rodin Dubh w/ Chad Vangaalen
11/30/08 Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy w/ Chad Vangaalen
12/02/08 Manchester, UK – Night And Day Cafe w/ Chad Vangaalen
12/03/08 London, UK – The Windmill
12/04/08 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

Women’s debut will be released 10/7/2008

WOMEN Join The Jagjaguwar Family. Women’s Self-titled Debut To Come Out On Oct. 7.

Jagjaguwar will release Women’s self-titled debut full length on October 7th, 2008 throughout the world (January, 2009 release in the UK, and Canadian label Flemish Eye is releasing the record in Canada.) The band will tour the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of the album throughout 2008, and tour dates will be announced soon.

The band’s debut was recorded by Sub Pop and Flemish Eye artist Chad VanGaalen over 4 months on ghettoblasters and old tape machines in his basement, an outdoor culvert and a crawlspace. Sometimes light and spacious, at other times eerie and dense with an ominous weight, Women hint at the Velvet Underground, Swell Maps or This Heat; a lo-fi masterpiece cloaked in layers of vibrato and guitar wash.

Friends since childhood – two of them brothers – the band has an intuitive rapport that seems to transcend speech from years of playing together. The members of Women have collectively toured North America and Europe in various projects. Members have played and toured as part of Chad VanGaalen’s band, and two members moonlight with Absolutely Kosher artists Azeda Booth.

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“Calgary’s Women, like Columbus’ Times New Viking, give tape hiss a place of honor more often reserved for instruments, or at least computers. The ensuing noisy jangle straddles the 1960s’ divide between the Warhol crowd’s speed-addled New York cynicism and the echoes of psychedelic San Francisco that bubbled up across the pond in the fey, catchy pop of UK groups like the Zombies.”–PITCHFORK

“This is freak-rock, nursed on psychedelia and prog, but without pretense.”–VUE Weekly

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

S. Carey
Montreal, QC - Il Motore  w/ White Hinterland

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