Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Dirtbombs New Album & Tour Announced On Tiny Mix Tapes.

The Dirtbombs Ready To Explode With A New LP & Tour. Do You Get The Whole Bomb Thing & The Fact That They Explode?

This could be quite the banner year for many established Detroit bands. Along with those rumors of a Jack White solo and/or Raconteurs album this year, we in the TMT newsroom also have more concrete info regarding releases from The Von Bondies, Pas/Cal, SSM, and others. But none of that should fill your heart with excitement like the news of a brand new LP from one of the local masters of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B (think Ike Turner, not Akon), Mick Collins. His current band, The Dirtbombs, are scheduled to release their fourth proper full-length record, We Have You Surrounded, February 19 via In The Red Records.

The 12-track platter, the band’s first since their 2005 clearinghouse odds & sods LP, If You Don’t Already Have A Look (In The Red), will no doubt be another raw, powerful, and moving (as in your ass) album from a man who has yet to disappoint. The title, We Have You Surrounded, could be a proper way of describing, sonically, The Dirtbombs’ live show. Two drummers (Ben Blackwell, Pat Pantano), two bass players (Troy Gregory, Ko Melina), and Collins front and center, blasting forth, as the sound fills every nook and cranny of the room, much louder and more enjoyable than most punk bands ever could be.

Don’t believe me? Your next chance to check them out will be coming soon. The band will be embarking on a small Midwest tour in late February, followed by a nine-day Australian excursion and a bigger tour of the U.S. East Coast in March and April. Western U.S. dates should be forthcoming as well, so stay tuned here for all the latest.

We Have You Surrounded tracklist:

1. It’s Not Fun Until They See You Cry 2. Ever Lovin Man 3. Indivisible 4. Sherlock Holmes 5. Wreck My Flow 6. Leopardman at C & A 7. Fire in the Western World 8. Pretty Princess Day 9. I Hear the Sirens 10. They Have Us Surrounded 11. Race to the Bottom 12. La Fin du Monde


02.16.08 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
02.21.08 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
02.22.08 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
02.23.08 - Beloit, WI - Pearson Hall (Beloit College)
02.29.08 - Melbourne, VIC, AU - The Tote
03.01.08 - Perth, WA, AU - Amplifier
03.02.08 - Adelaide, SA, AU - Rocket Bar
03.04.08 - Geelong, VIC, AU - Barwon Club
03.05.08 - Brisbane, QLD, AU - Phoenix
03.06.08 - Hobart, TAS, AU - The Brisbane
03.07.08 - Melbourne, VIC, AU - East Brunswick Club
03.08.08 - Sydney, NSW, AU - Oxford
03.09.08 - Melbourne, VIC, AU - Golden Plains Festival
03.21.08 - Bloomington, IN - Jake’s Nightclub*
03.22.08 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
03.24.08 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe*
03.25.08 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room*
03.26.08 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues (Cambridge Room)*
03.27.08 - Austin, TX - Emo’s Alternative Lounging*
03.28.08 - Houston, TX - Rudyard’s British Pub*
03.29.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
03.31.08 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel*
04.01.08 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree*
04.02.08 - Atlanta, GA - The EARL*
04.03.08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506*
04.04.08 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar*
04.05.08 - Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel*
04.06.08 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s*
04.08.08 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine*
04.10.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s*
04.11.08 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
04.12.08 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East*
04.13.08 - Montreal, QUE - Cabaret Music Hall*
04.15.08 - Ottawa, ONT - Babylon*
04.16.08 - Toronto, ONT - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
04.18.08 - Toledo, OH - Frankie’s*
04.19.08 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*

* Kelley Stoltz
Posted by C. Schell on 01-14-2008

'Underdog' live off the Ultraglide In Black album.

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