Clues is a band our buddy Covert just wrote about last week. Co-founded in Montreal by Alden Penner (ex-Unicorns) and Brendan Reed (ex-Arcade Fire), their live shows are said to be a theatrical production, with multiple drummers and unique instruments on stage, that have already elicited passionate responses from both audiences and bloggers as well. Rounding out the lineup are multi-instrumentalists Ben Borden (Les Automates de Maxime de la Rochefoucauld), Lisa Gamble (Gambletron, Evangelista, Hrsta) and Nick Scribner (Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble). During live performances, the band are said to share and trade off on their collection of instruments, to create awe-inspiring versions of experimental pop songs.
They believe in the old-fashioned way of promoting themselves, playing shows and not having any social media accounts (no facebook, myspace, or an official website). On May 19th, they release their self-titled debut via Constellation Records. It was recorded at the Hotel2tango in Montreal last year, with additional recording at Arcade Fire's Petite Église.
Here's a video of "Perfect Fit" filmed for We Listen For You's Silverlake Steps series. CLUES' North American tour dates are down below and includes a stop here in Austin on June 10th at The Independent (502 Brushy St.).
Update: Tickets ($10) go on sale this Saturday (4/25).
05/21 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees
05/22 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
05/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
05/25 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
05/26 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
05/27 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee
05/28 - Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
05/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
05/31 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
06/01 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
06/02 - Portland, OR. @ Backspace
06/04 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
06/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
06/06 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit
06/09 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft
06/10 - Austin, TX @ The Independent [Purchase Tickets] $10
06/11 - New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jacks
06/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
06/15 - Washington, D.C. @ DC 9:30
06/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
06/17 - New York, NY @ Santos Playhouse
06/18 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa