September 17, 2006

Coming To Your Local Bandstand: Flin Flon [MP3]

Flin FlonTeenbeat Records honcho (and former Unrest and Air Miami guy, among other projects) Mark Robinson is dusting off his Flin Flon project for a brief -- and apparently rare -- tour beginning this week in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ten years ago that city was the homebase for Flin Flonner Matt Datesman's other band True Love Always (which act we saw at C-Ville's basement club Tokyo Rose lo those many years ago, when the city was also our home base for half a year) -- and perhaps it still is. Flin Flon most recently issued its third long player, Dixie, on Mr. Robinson's long-lived indie label. The trio has placed a song from the set online for download, and we've linked to it below. "Darlings" is a typically taut and minimal bass-driven assault not unlike the material from the band's Chicoutimi record, which we played a fair amount around these parts when it came out a few years ago. You can stream three more tracks at the act's MySpace page here.

Flin Flon -- "Darlings" -- Dixie
[just click]

09/21 -- Charlottesville, VA -- Satellite Ballroom
09/22 -- New York, NY -- Cakeshop
09/23 -- Boston, MA -- PA's Lounge (w. Geoff Farina)
09/24 -- Montreal, QC -- Casa del Popolo
09/25 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- The Andy Warhol Museum
09/26 -- Baltimore, MD -- Ottobar

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