Mice Parade Announce Fall Tour Date - New Album What It Means to be Left-Handed Due September 14 on FatCat
In September, Mice Parade will embark on their first full North American tour since 2007 in support of What It Means To Be Left-Handed due September 14 on FatCat. What It Means To Be Left-Handed marks Mice Parade's eighth full-length and is first album to be released in the band's second decade of existence. In typical Mice Parade fashion, the album cuts a wide stylistic swath, but Pierces trademark stormy, intricate percussion, as well as melodic interweaving and warm, resonant vocal treatments carry throughout, stitching the pieces into a coherent whole.
Formed by the multi-tasking Adam Pierce in the late 90's, Mice Parade was originally a solo project. But while Pierce plays and sings the bulk of this latest effort, he summoned members of his globally-scattered touring outfit to bring their voices and instruments the latest recording. Joining Pierce on the road for this leg of the band's North American tour will be Caroline Lufkin (Caroline), Dan Lippel, Doug Scharin (Rex, Enablers), and Josh Larue (Played Tomorrow, Sorts).
Just added to the bills in NYC, Chicago, and Toronto: Gunnar Tynes of Mum will be bringing that group's eclectic, wide-eyed sonic exploration to audiences with a series of rare Mum DJ sets. Opening all shows along the way will be Mice Parade's FatCat labelmates Les Shelleys, the duo of FatCat's Tom Brosseau and his vocal partner Angela Correa.
Mice Parade's fall tour dates will include stops in New York City, Philadelphia and a performance at Pop Montreal. West Coast and European shows will be announced shortly.
09.23Allston MA @ Great Scott
09.24Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
09.25New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
09.27Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09.28Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09.29Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
09.30Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange (Pop Montreal)
10.01Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Download In Between Times" from What It Means To Be Left-Handed here.
Mice Parade is just as interesting and creative as ever, though, even when writing songs with more traditional structures."Dusted Magazine
Pierce sinks his heart into his music, and while that may not manifest in impassioned yelping or big rock riffs, the exquisiteness of his playing and songcraft make it apparent"Tiny Mix Tapes
..."so far Adam Pierce and his abettors have yet to make an album that falls short of worthwhile."Pitchfork