November 8, 2009

Ringo Deathstarr Will Storm Japan, U.K., Issue "You Don't Listen" Single

We didn't know -- or learned and forgot in record time -- that Austin, Texas-based shoegaze goliath Ringo Deathstarr released a brand-new single Oct. 29. "You Don't Listen" b/w "Every Time I Leave You," was released by Custom Made Music, and the A-side will be on a planned full-length set issued by the band in 2010 (WOOT!) while the B-side is exclusive to the release. The Custom Made web site indicates the release is pending, but only by going to the Custom Made MySpace wigwam can one learn that the single can be purchased via PayPal right now. You can stream "You Don't Listen" at the band's MySpace drive-thru, which we recommend doing, because the track is killer. A little more sheen than the music from the band's excellent eponymous EP and the early demos we've been lucky enough to collect.

It's been a relatively busy fall for the quartet, which Sept. 14 released via UK label Spoilt Victorian Child Records the scorching single "Summer Time" b/w "In Love" (buy! buy! buy!). And the band is about to make what we believe is its maiden voyage to Japan, where it will stomp Yokohama, Osaka and Tokyo like Godzilla, before embarking on a thorough tour of the U.K. We're posting the full tour dates below. Ringo Deathstarr's self-titled EP was among our 10 favorite records of 2007, as you can see here. Readers may recall the EP was reissued on hot pink vinyl by Fan Death Records earlier this year. We don't have a copy of the new single yet and MySpazzz doesn't allow embeds, so we can't post the new single. But here is a stream of "Summertime," the B-side to September's SVC Records single.

11.20 -- Dragon Club -- Yokohama
11.21 -- Kitahorie Club Vijon -- Osaka
11.22 -- Kouenji High -- Tokyo
11.26 -- The Bodega Social Club -- Nottingham
11.27 -- Old Blue Last -- Hoxton, London
11.28 -- Reverence @ ICA -- London
11.30 -- Jericho Tavern -- Oxford
12.01 -- Korova -- Liverpool
12.02 -- Fibbers -- York
12.03 -- Sneaky Pete's -- Edinburgh
12.04 -- Captain’s Rest -- Glasgow
12.05 -- Academy 2 -- Birmingham
12.06 -- Joiners Arms -- Southampton
12.07 -- Brixton Windmill -- London
12.08 -- White Heat @ Madame Jojos -- London

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