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Junior Battles – new video/US tour

In an attempt to infringe on more copyrights and spend less money in two and a half minutes than any other band has dared in the past, Canadian punk quartet Junior Battles has unveiled the video for “Basements.”

Created by members of the the band in one coffee-fueled night of stealing and editing, the video not only spits in the face of trademark law, but also the memory of nearly every movie from my childhood. To view the zero budget greatness, go here.

Beginning next week, Junior Battles will embark on a two week tour of the U.S. with Houston’s O Pioneers!!!. The bands toured together earlier this year and recently shared a Split 7″ on Kiss Of Death Records.

OCT 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ O Pioneers, Fake Problems, My Heart to Joy
OCT 21 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Saloon w/ O Pioneers, Daytrader, The Great Explainer
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ O Pioneers, Tigers Jaw
OCT 23 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 w/ O Pioneers, the Riot Before, Red City Radio
OCT 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ O Pioneers
OCT 25 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ O Pioneers, Franz Nicolay
OCT 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/ O Pioneers, The Anchor, Captain We’re Sinking
OCT 27 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ O Pioneers
OCT 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ O Pioneers
OCT 29 – 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 – Orlando, FL @ Universal Studios w/ our girlfriends
NOV 02 – TBA
NOV 03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans
NOV 04 – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz w/ The Decay

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FRANZ NICOLAY – ON TOUR

Hold Steady and World / Inferno Friendship Society member Franz Nicolay will begin a two-week tour of Germany and Austria tomorrow with Sweden’s Moneybrother. The mustachioed multi-instrumentalist is playing shows in support of his latest solo offering, St. Sebastian Of The Short Stage.

Released on November 10th, 2009 by Team Science, the four-song EP is available in both 10-inch vinyl and digital formats. The label has pressed 500 copies (200 clear, 300 black) and each record includes a free mp3 download for all the songs, plus a pullout poster insert and an exclusive new short story by Nicolay entitled “Paraska Mikhailivna Is A Witch.”

To grab a copy of the 10-inch, go here. Or if you prefer mp3s, you can take a quick trip to iTunes for a digital version of the EP.

Featuring artwork by Nicholas Gazin, St. Sebastian Of The Short Stage comes on the heels of Nicolay’s acclaimed solo debut, Major General. The four brand new tracks include a collaboration with the Dresden Dolls on a cover of Jonathan Richman’s “New England,” a Watchmen-inspired tribute to a retired superhero, and two songs self-described as “bleeding heart weepies.”

Nicolay is currently streaming two songs from the EP on his Myspace page.

TOUR DATES
DEC 01 – Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol w/ Moneybrother
DEC 02 – Essen, Germany @ Zeche Carl w/ Moneybrother
DEC 03 – Bielefeld, Germany @ Kamp w/ Moneybrother
DEC 05 – Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof w/ Moneybrother
DEC 06 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grunspan w/ Moneybrother
DEC 07 – Koln, Germany @ Stollwerck w/ Moneybrother
DEC 08 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstagehall w/ Moneybrother
DEC 10 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage w/ Moneybrother
DEC 11 – Innsbruck, Austria @ Weekender w/ Moneybrother
DEC 12 – Ebensee, Austria @ Kino w/ Moneybrother
DEC 13 – Vienna, Austria @ Wuk w/ Moneybrother

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TEAM SCIENCE TO RELEASE FRANZ NICOLAY (THE HOLD STEADY) 10-INCH

Team Science is pleased to announce that on November 10th, it will release St. Sebastian Of The Short Stage, a brand new four-song EP from Hold Steady and World / Inferno Friendship Society member, Franz Nicolay.

The album, available in both 10-inch vinyl and digital formats, is now up for pre-order from Team Science, which will press 500 copies of the EP (200 clear, 300 black). Each record includes a free mp3 download for all the songs, a pullout poster insert and an exclusive new short story by Nicolay entitled “Paraska Mikhailivna Is A Witch.” Also, for a limited time all pre-orders will receive a free Franz Nicolay corkscrew and button set.

Featuring artwork by Nicholas Gazin, St. Sebastian Of The Short Stage comes on the heels of Nicolay’s acclaimed solo debut, Major General. The four brand new tracks include a collaboration with the Dresden Dolls on a cover of Jonathan Richman’s “New England,” a Watchmen-inspired tribute to a retired superhero, and two songs self-described as “bleeding heart weepies.”

The mustachioed keyboardist is currently on tour in Europe with Mark Eitzel.

TOUR DATES
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OCT 05 – London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
OCT 06 – Winchester, UK @ Tower Arts w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 07 – London, UK @ St. Giles Church w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 08 – Brighton, UK @ The Basement w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 09 – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzokia w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 10 – Zaragoza, Spain @ FIZ Festival w/ Mark Eitzel, Rufus Wainwright
OCT 11 – Huesca, Spain @ Matadero w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Heliogabal w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 14 – Madrid, Spain @ Joy Eslava Festival
OCT 24 – Brugge, Belgium @ Music In Mind Festival
OCT 25 – Paris, France @ Sentier des Halles w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 27 – Norderstedt, Germany @ Music Star w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 28 – Berlin, Germany @ Cafe Zapata w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 30 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Music Cafeen w/ Mark Eitzel
OCT 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Music Cafeen w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 01 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Echo w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 03 – Bristol, UK @ St. Bonaventures w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 04 – Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 05 – Manchester, UK @ St. Margaret’s Church w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 07 – Edinburgh, UK @ Cabaret Voltaire w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 08 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2 w/ Mark Eitzel
NOV 09 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club w/ Mark Eitzel

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