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 (w/o The Kraken Quartet)
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).