The Maccabees "Precious Time" video, album out tomorrow, tour with Bloc Party

Posted May 21st, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Brighton’s The Maccabees are a British band worthy of the hype. Their off-kilter pop is a tight-lipped amalgamation of Blur, Wire, and XTC , which uncoils a controlled urgency with staccato melodies that don’t take too many listens to sink in. The band’s debut, Colour It In, comes out tomorrow via Polydor. And unlike the unlistenable Klaxons, The Maccabees don’t patronize with pedantic lyrical snipes. They may err on the side of earnestness, but the hooks are just too damn good to mind.

Here are all their US dates with Bloc Party and The Noisettes. The shows with an (*) are dates with just The Noisettes.

May 27 – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida

May 28 – Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, Florida

May 29 – Firestone – Orlando, Florida

May 31 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia

Jun 1 – House of Blues – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jun 2 – Millenium Center – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Jun 3 – DAR Constitution Hall – Washington DC

Jun 5 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Jun 6 – The Knitting Factory – New York, New York *

Jun 7 – Asbury Park Convention Hall – Asbury Park, New Jersey

Jun 9 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, Illinois *

Jun 11 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri

Jun 12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, Colorado

Jun 13 – The Pearl Room Theatre at Palms – Las Vegas, Nevada

Jun 14 – Pop Scene Show @ 330 Ritch – San Francisco, California *

Jun 15 – Troubador – Los Angeles, California *

Jun 16 – Viejas Concerts in the Park – Alpine, California

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