Surely a contender for Record of 2008 is Metronomy‘s upcoming second album, Nights Out. It’s dance music, but poppy and skeletal and weird and fun and surprising. There is also whistling, which you don’t get enough of if you ask me. And no bad songs. “Heartbreaker” is my absolute favorite, which they’ve been playing live for more than a year.
Metronomy mounts a short North American tour starting next week with two stops in NYC. On Thursday they play a free show at Hiro Ballroom. You can RSVP here, though I found the process confusing and wasn’t sure whether I had successfully RSVP’d or not. On Friday they play Union Hall, which I’m definitely going to, where they will be playing with “very special guests.” Union Hall doesn’t usually kid around with their “we’ve got a surprise planned” so you might want to get your tickets now.
Here’s all the tourdates:
Jul 28 The Social, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jul 29 Funky Buddha, Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 30 Gypsy Hutt, Cincinati, OH, USA
Jul 31 Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Aug 1 Union Hall, Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York
Aug 2 MEG Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada