Our head of corporate PR just came storming through the office to notify us that brassland.org has not published a news story about The National in . Apparently this dearth of info-bits™ is causing all kinds of problems with our Google search results & Facebook EdgeRank prioritization, so we need to remedy the lack of Brooklyn-by-way-of-Ohio-musician-oriented news immediately!?! So, without further adieu, a thanks to label godfathers, (sometime) benefactors & O.G. signees The National for taking both This Is The Kit and Buke & Gase out on the road as part of their Sleep Well Beast tour.
Not sure what we're talking about? Is brassland.org your only source of #realnews? Are you wondering if "Sleep Well Beast" is actually the slogan for a new internet mattress company targeting middle-aged indie rock fans? (To the band's management Straight & Narrow...hint hint: You may run with this brand partnership if you see fit. On us!)
Where were we...
Ah, yesh, let's eliminate any confusion by sharing the fact that The National have a new album; that several Brassland arists appear on it in some capacity; and that #SleepWellBeast is the LPs name. You can skip that hashtag part — but don't skip the music. i.e. Lead single "The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness" on which you'll note the dulcet singing voice of (girl) Arone Dyer from Buke & Gase. Don't believe us, watch this:
Before we yadda-yadda-yadda you to sleep let's just lay out the dates, k?
THE NATIONAL tour dates with THIS IS THE KIT
• Sep 25 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
• Sep 26 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
• Sep 27 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
• Sep 28 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
• Nov 27 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA
• Nov 28 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA
• Nov 29 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA
• Dec 01 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Dec 02 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
• Dec 04 The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA, USA
• Dec 05 The Anthem, Washington DC, USA
• Dec 07 Le Métropolis de Montréal, QC, Canada
• Dec 08 Le Métropolis de Montréal, QC, Canada
• Dec 09 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada
• Dec 10 Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
• Dec 12 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, USA
• Dec 13 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, USA
THE NATIONAL tour dates with BUKE AND GASE
• Oct 25 AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Oct 26 AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Oct 28 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, Portugal
• Nov 4 Annext, Stockholm, Sweden
• Nov 5 Annext, Stockholm, Sweden
• Nov 7 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
• Nov 8 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
• Nov 9 Forest National / Vorst Nationaal in Brussels, Belgium
Cool, huh? Oh yeah, Buke and Gase also have a new EP out of mostly new(ish) music that's been on the internet for awhile in various hard-to-find forms. It's called Arone Vs. Aron and it is fantastic.