July 17, 2002

Brassland Goes Euro Crazy

We're happy to announce that Southern is now Brassland's exclusive distributor in Europe. As if the unprecedented success of the US team in this year's World Cup was not a surprising enough development for those on "the continent." We join a fine family of labels that includes Touch & Go, Kranky, Dischord, Tiger Style, GSL, Anticon, and Ipecac. European release dates for the debuts by Clogs & The National are still TBD, but it's looking like they'll come out in late October. Keep your eyes on this here website and we'll keep you posted.

While we can't confirm rumors of a full-on touring invasion, Clogs are hoping to follow-up on their recent excursion to Germany with dates in Ireland, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and more countries in the east. Those would be scheduled for winter or spring 2003. For summer 2003 they are planning dates in Padma Newsome's home country of Australia. The National are currently investigating the possibility of a European tour to coincide with the release of their record overseas. In the near future, we also anticipate some exciting US tour news from both bands...

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