Article by Andrew Sacher via Brooklyn Vegan
British math rockers TTNG (fka This Town Needs Guns) are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2008 debut album Animals this year, and they’ve got some big plans for the occasion. They’re releasing an acoustic re-working of Animals, which they made in collaboration with original vocalist Stu Smith, who sang on Animals but left the band in 2011. The new acoustic album also features contributions from Nate Kinsella (Birthmark, American Football, Joan of Arc, etc), Yvette Young(Covet), Mivos Quartet, and The Kraken Quartet. We’re premiering the new acoustic version of “Gibbon,” which stays pretty true to the original, but also clearly has its own distinct vibe. In this form, it actually kinda reminds me a little of Iron & Wine. Listen and compare it to the original below. Animals Acoustic comes out October 5 via Sargent House (pre-order).
TTNG are also going on an Animals 10th anniversary tour, where they’ll perform the album in its entirety, and Stu Smith will be joining the band for the tour too.
There’s a NYC show on October 16 at Brooklyn Bazaar. Tickets for that show and the whole tour go on sale Friday (7/27). All dates are listed below,
TTNG — 2018 Animals Tour Dates
OCT 09 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
OCT 10 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
OCT 11 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
OCT 12 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
OCT 13 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
OCT 15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
OCT 16 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
OCT 17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
OCT 18 Washington, DC @ DC9
OCT 19 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
OCT 20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade