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Bend Sinister Are in Austin All Week For SxSW and then heading to the midwest for shows in Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, NYC
Animals, the new album from Vancouver's Bend Sinister, will be in stores tomorrow and fans can listen all day long at The Big Takeover today! The 10-track album is the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed and American debut 2012's Small Fame. Bend Sinister recorded Animals in San Diego at Signature Sound and teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett. To kick off the album launch, the band partnered with American Songwriter to premiere their first single, "Fancy Pants." They followed up with a great video for their second single, "Teacher" which has the band doing what they do best - playing live. The folks at Crave Online loved the video and gave it an awesome premiere in February. The band is now touring in support of Animals and can be found in Austin all week for SxSW. Their official showcase is on March 15 at the Velveeta Room, but they will also be playing at Social Good Space on March 11, at the Canada House Showcase on March 13 and have been in talks to perform additional shows all week. Following SxSW, the band will drive their van to the east coast for a run of dates in St. Louis, Chicago, Pittsburgh and more, including two shows in New York. All tour dates are listed below.
Before heading into the studio to begin working on Animals, Bend Sinister had quite a busy 2012-2013. Their North American tour in support of Small Fame brought them to CMJ and SxSW, as well as other major markets across the U.S. The band toured constantly behind Small Fame hitting Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, Nashville and more. Radio and press became fans of the band instantly. Bend Sinister saw adds come in across the U.S. including plays on KROQ (Los Angeles), KCXX (San Bernandino), KTCL (Denver), KXTE (Las Vegas) and more. The band premiered the album on AOL Spinner and with a feature in Alternative Press. Shortly after they were stopping by and performing at Daytrotter in Iowa, Playboy Radio and AXS TV in Los Angeles, Acoustic Cafe in Ann Arbor and JB TV in Chicago. Paper Magazine premiered the band's first video from the album for their song "Quest for Love" which featured adult film star James Deen. The video was quickly picked up by other outlets seeing additional coverage at Death and Taxes, Alt Sounds, Culture Brats and more.
March 11 - Austin, TX - Social Good Space (SxSW)
March 13 - Austin, TX - Friend's (SxSW)
March 15 - Austin, TX - Velveeta Room (SxSW)
March 18 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
March 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
March 25 - New York, NY - Piano's
March 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Friends & Lovers
March 27 - Detroit, MI - PJ Lager's House
March 28 - Chicago, IL - Juniors Sports Bar
March 29 - Chicago, IL - Underground Lounge
March 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
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