Have we mentioned Gauntlet Hair too much on BestNewBands.com? Our Katrina Nattress listed their self-titled debut album as a top 5 album of last year, and said she was “confident that the duo will receive the recognition it deserves in 2012,” after having many good things to say about the record in her review as well. This new band also received positive reviews from Daniela Montelongo of one of their Chicago shows, and myself for one of their many CMJ performances last fall. And then there’s the several or so mentions of them in various festival previews, and now this announcement of their Spring tour dates in the Northern U.S. Well, it’s probably safe to draw the conclusion that Gauntlet Hair is a highly recommended band to see live, so good thing we have all these new tour dates to look forward to.
They’ve also recently shared a new video of "Lights Out" they did in collaboration with Portland, Oregon-based video production crew Into The Woods.tv. I kind of love the words written about the making of the video – how they were strapped for time under a bridge with the police-imposed curfew impending on the quickly approaching horizon. Watch and read.
Gauntlet Hair will be joined on this tour on different dates by Pictureplane, IG88, and Dana Buoy, the new solo project from Dana Janssen of Akron/Family. Check out all the tour dates below, and listen to more tuneage on Soundcloud.
04/23/12 Boston, MA- Great Scott
04/24/12 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ Tezeo
04/26/12 Cleveland, OH- Grog Shop
04/27/12 Detroit, MI- Magic Stick Jr.
04/28/12 Bloomington, IN- Russian Recording w/ Pictureplane
04/29/12 Chicago, IL- Schubas
04/30/12 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05/03/12 Portland, OR- Rotture w/ Yukon Blonde, Dana Buoy
05/04/12 Bellingham, WA- Shakedown w/ IG88, Dana Buoy
05/05/12 Vancouver, BC- Waldorf w/ Dana Buoy
05/06/12 Seattle, WA- Barboza (Neumos Jr.) w/ IG88, Dana Buoy
05/08/12 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp w/ Dana Buoy
05/09/12 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill w/ Dana Buoy
05/11/12 Los Angeles, CA- Satellite w/ Dana Buoy
05/13/12 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar w/ Dana Buoy