September 4, 2006

Baby Dayliner and The National on Tour

Recently, The National (aka the franchise) invited Baby Dayliner and Mobius Band on tour for a series of October west coast dates. That's how Baby Dayliner & Mobius Band came together to join forces for a cross-country trip of their own. Both artists are forward-thinking New Yorkers with a strong undercurrent of electronic, rock and dance music in their sound. Click here for tour dates.

This will be Baby Dayliner's first nationwide tour after years of building a fanatic NYC following and a series of select engagements in Los Angeles, Paris, and London. If you want to know what not to expect check out this bizarre (by which we mean rad) live version of his unreleased concert favorite "The Morning Sun." It was filmed in Mr. Dayliner's backyard during the NYC heatwave of summer 2006. Videography by Brassland buddy and staff photographer Vincent Moon who is French, natch.

And what about those Mobius Band characters? Longtime friends of the Brassland family, they honed their electronic-infused rock sound for years in isolated Shutsbury, MA (pop 1800). They released three low-key EPs, before moving to New York in 2004, and crafting their 2005 full-length debut "The Loving Sounds of Static" (Ghostly) with the aid of engineer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National). It won the group plum support slots with such indie talent as Tom Vek, Editors, Matisyahu, and Do Make Say Think. We dig 'em, and they'll be using this tour as an opportunity to test out some new material. Check out this recent leak from Stereogum.

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