Exclaim! announced the addition of Welland, Ontario's gritty rockers Attack In Black and Seattle's teenaged pop prodigies Smoosh to western dates, along with urban popsters Winter Gloves from Montreal and Aurora, Ontario?s infectious five-piece Ruby Coast to eastern dates on the Exclaim! 16th Anniversary Tour, headlined by Tokyo Police Club.
Independent Music Award nominees Attack in Black's melodic, yet aggressive musical approach brings together the soul of country and old school rock with the body of modern day punk. This hard-touring band?s second release The Curve of the Earth finds them taking an acoustic approach rather than the plugged-in sound of their debut full-length Marriage.The new 12-song LP is available now on iTunes and on twelve-inch vinyl from Dine Alone Records. The band were previously the cover story for the August 2007 issue of Exclaim!
Smoosh's members are sisters Asya and Chloe, both of whom are barely as old as Exclaim!. Together the two write and play energetic, candy-sweet pop music that is far beyond their years. The pair will be touring Canada after returning from a series European dates. Currently planning the follow-up to the band's 2006 sophomore album Free to Stay, Smoosh have been very busy recording live sessions of unreleased tracks, collaborating with other artists and working on songs for their third album.
An all-Quebecois ensemble, Winter Gloves have been creeping out from under the radar of their local Montreal music scene with a handful of self-produced tracks that embrace the grit of vintage organs and drums, and have been grabbing the attention of all ears they're crossing. The band are currently working on their debut full-length (scheduled for a summer release) in Toronto with producer Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up).
Ruby Coast hail from Aurora, Ontario, a neighbouring town to Tokyo Police Club?s Newmarket home. The band, all of whom are under 19, have struck a chord with concert-goers, packing venues all over Ontario with their brand of energetic and sparkling indie pop. After making a splash at 2007?s Halifax Pop Explosion and Pop Montreal festivals, their audience is steadily growing. Currently gearing up to record their first EP, Ruby Coast promise plenty of dance floor fun.
Also, new to the tour itinerary, May 14 sees Smoosh and Attack In Black supporting Tokyo Police Club in Kelowna, BC at The Habitat.
Come experience Tokyo Police Club with Attack in Black, Smoosh, Winter Gloves and the Ruby Coast in a city near you, and be sure to visit exclaim.ca/tpc for upcoming announcements regarding more special guests and additional dates, along with TPC?s very own tour photo blog.
For more info contact Mike Crossley at 416-535-9735 x25 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCLAIM!? 16th ANNIVERSARY TOUR featuring
TOKYO POLICE CLUB
! Attack in Black appearing
* Smoosh appearing
@ Winter Gloves appearing
# The Ruby Coast appearing
check exclaim.ca/tpc for special guests and additional dates
OTTAWA - April 18 @#
Barrymore's Music Hall (323 Bank St.)
MONTREAL - April 19 @#
Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire (2111 Boul St. Laurent)
WINNIPEG - May 8 !*
Garrick Theatre (330 Garry St.)
SASKATOON - May 9 !*
Louis Pub - University of Saskatchewan (Place Riel Building, 1 Campus Dr.)
CALGARY - May 10 and 11 !*
The Warehouse (731 10th Ave. SW.)
EDMONTON - May 12 !*
The Starlite Room (10030-102nd St.)
KELOWNA- May 14 !*
The Habitat (248 Leon Ave.)
VANCOUVER - May 16 !*
The Plaza Club (881 Granville St.)
VICTORIA - May 17 !*
Sugar Nightclub (858 Yates St.)