Well, we're as red as a tomato in the sun from all the praise Clogs received in 2010. And apparently, so are they, as we're happy to announce their first live dates of 2011.
First the praise part. Our friends at NPR took a few minutes out of their busy schedule praising Buke & Gass to give some kudos to Clogs, naming their album 'The Creatures In The Garden Of Lady Walton' to their very short list of the best genre-defying albums of 2010. 'By turns wistful and playful, the album is one of the most evocative and appealing records of the year, in any genre,' they said. Across the pond, NME named the album among the most underrated of 2010. And, well, underrated is certainly better than overrated. I wonder if NME had some words with Kanye about that? (No dis. We're hoping he plucks Clogs as guest stars on his next joint.)
Anyway, now onto the live music part. You can catch Clogs in action in a collaboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus if you are fortunate enough to be in New York City on March 12 as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Or, semi-relatedly, from February 10th to 12th, you can catch Clogs' member Bryce Dessner with labelmate Nico Muhly, label pal Sam Amidon, and the same damn kids from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at St. Anne's Warehouse. London town (that's in the United Kingdom if you're keeping track!) will also get their chance at seeing some Clogs in May as the group take part in Reverberations, a celebration of Steve Reich.
Los Angeles, Australia, the Chinese nation, Chicago, IL and yes you Sheboygan, Wisconsin, none of you are on the itinerary...yet. May we suggest you say something nice about the group in your local media outlets. That seems to do the trick.