Friday, September 18, 2009

Royal Bangs Tour Supports Let It Beep...

On September 15th, Knoxville, TN-based quintet Royal Bangs released their highly-anticipated sophomore album Let It Beep on Audio Eagle Records (U.S.) and City Slang (Europe). The album arrives on the heels of their self-released (and home-recorded) full-length debut We Breed Champions (2006), which caught the attention of Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. In May 2008, Carney reissued We Breed Champions on his own Audio Eagle Records. Royal Bangs will tour this fall in support of Let It Beep, opening for Carney’s new band Drummer.

The band recorded their sophomore effort Let It Beep at Tangerine Sound Studios in Akron, OH. The album was produced by Schaefer and engineered by Ben Vehorn (Love as Laughter). Let It Beep fuses two concepts: the electronic (thick synths and dance-y drum programming) and the pop/rock of the 1970s. Of the recording process, Schaefer says, “We were consulting a lot of 70s pop recordings for production ideas—Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Fleetwood Mac, among others…” Schaefer also cites Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy and the Blade Runner soundtrack as primary influences.

Royal Bangs Tour Dates
9/20 @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
9/25 @ Beauty Bar, San Diego, CA
9/26 @ Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
9/27 @ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
9/29 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX
9/30 @ Rock Bottom, San Antonio, TX
10/2 @ The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
10/3 @ New World Brewery, Tampa, FL
10/4 @ Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
10/8 @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY
10/9 @ Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
10/10 @ Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
10/11 @ T.T. the Bear’s, Cambridge, MA
10/12 @ DC9, Washington, DC
10/13 @ The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
10/14 @ Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
10/15 @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN
10/16 @ The Earl, Atlanta, GA
10/17 @ Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
10/19 @ Skull Alley, Louisville, KY
10/20 @ Spin Nightclub, Indianapolis, IN
10/21 @ High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
10/22 @ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
10/23 @ Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
10/24 @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

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