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Xemu Records Signs Spindrift and The Morning After Girls

Xemu Records Signs Spindrift and The Morning After Girls

Spindrift Announce Fall US Tour Dates!

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Hot on the heels of their ambitious LP/DVD project The Three Kings by Dead Meadow, Xemu Records has announced the signing of Spindrift and The Morning After Girls.

Spindrift has included members of Psychic TV, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Warlocks, as well as guitarist and vocalist Kirpatrick Thomas filling in on guitar for Dead Meadow on one tour. The band has become a critical darling and indie rock attraction due to their style of Americana music combining psychedelic rock with elements of spaghetti western soundtracks a la Leone and Morricone. As the Salt Lake City Weekly said "Spindrift are living the American dream, were it written by acid-popping UFO enthusiasts with a hard-on for John Wayne." Among their musical credits is Quentin Tarantino including their song Indian Run for his 2008 movie, Hell Ride as well as Tee Pee Records re-releasing their album for their own independent film, The Legend Of God’s Gun (2003).

The band has toured with The Dandy Warhols, The Black Angels, Dead Meadow and earlier this year supported Black Mountain as well as toured Europe with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band will be embarking on a Fall tour starting the end of this month into December (dates below) and an album release date shortly. Spindrift includes Kirpatrick Thomas - Guitar and Vocals, Henry Evans - Bass and Baritone Guitar, Luke Dawson - PedalSteel and Rhythm Guitar, Sasha Vallely - Keyboards, Flute, and Vocals James Acton - Drums and Autoharp.

The Morning After Girls originally hail from Australia and blend psychedelic elements with the best of British shoegaze. As Prefixmag.com proclaimed “Waxing nostalgic for the glory days of shoegaze? The Morning After Girls can offer you some relief. Recalling that genre’s best elements (think the soaring guitars, jangly rhythms, vocal harmonies, and dramatic high/low dynamics of bands like Ride, Catherine Wheel, Swervedriver, the Verve, and even My Bloody Valentine) while avoiding the mumbly vocals, navel-gazing, and overindulgence that eventually killed it, The Morning After Girls have managed to create music that blurs the line between the familiar and something quite special you haven’t heard before.”

Relocating to New York, founding members Sacha Lucashenko and Martin B. Sleeman rounded out the lineup with U.S. members and have toured the world with such groups as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dandy Warhols, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Keys, and The Warlocks.

The group has released a slew of albums, EP’s and singles since their inception in 2003 including on U.S. labels, Rainbow Quartz and Tee Pee Records. Recently the band completed their second full-length titled Alone. The majority of Alone was recorded in Australia inside an abandoned church and produced by the band themselves with producer Robbie Rowlands. The album was mixed by Alan Moulder (Interpol, Nine Inch Nails, Ride) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen (Sigur Ros, Bjork, R.E.M.). Xemu is announcing a release date for Alone for 1/11/11.

Spindrift Live!

10/27 San Diego, CA Bar Pink
10/28 Los Angeles, CA The Redwood Bar
10/30 Oakland, CA New Parish
10/31 Nevada City The Horseman’s Lodge
11/2 Monterey, CA Carbone’s
11/3 Chico, CA Lost On Main
11/4 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
11/5 Boise, ID Neurolux
11/7 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
11/8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
11/9 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
11/10 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
11/12 Cincinnati, OH Northside Tavern
11/13 Detroit, MI The Lager House
11/16 New York, NY Knitting Factory
11/18 Providence, RI AS220
11/20 Newark, DE Mojo Main
11/22 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
11/25 New Orleans, LA The Saint
1126 Dallas, TX Kessler Theater
11/30 Albuquerque, NM Burt’s Tiki Lounge
12/3 Las Vegas, NV Gypsy Den
12/4 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s


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