I was wondering how Peter Bjorn and John were going to handle playing their indie smash "Young Folks" without ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman. Pitchfork gets the scoop: for all three of their debut US gigs at least, they’re bringing Victoria with them. That’s the best news I’ve heard all year. What she’ll do the rest of the time is anyone’s guess. As she’s been working on her first solo album, I’m hoping she’ll open for them as well.
PB&J’s uniformly excellent Writer’s Block finally gets it’s Stateside release on February 6.
Those tour dates, as a reminder to those who already hold tickets to the sold out shows:
Jan. 29 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Jan. 30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 01 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
In other PB&J-related web items, over on Gothamist, I enjoyed reading Au Revoir Simone’s tour diary of their recent visit to Japan, which mentions their obsession with "Young Folks."