The Willowz: Nov-Dec U.S. Tour

The Willowz announce Nov-Dec U.S. Tour Dates With the Electric Six

"Big ballsy tracks plus trippier, genuinely engaging psych rock with loads of good, basic melodies and expertise." –Rolling Stone

"The Willowz' sonic revelry is a riotous romp through rock's back pages. It's neither ramshackle nor imitative. The Willowz are an ingenious hybrid, devising clever arrangements and deploying convulsive vocals and slowly but surely getting under your skin." –Harp

The Willowz
L.A.'s garage-punk-teens-gone-full-scale-rock-opera The Willowz return to the road yet again in November with everyone's favorite disco-punk band Electric Six. The tour kicks off November 13 in Philadelphia (please see full dates below). The Willowz released their third album Chautauqua on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label earlier this year and has toured nearly non-stop ever since.

The band beloved by revered director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind) -- who co-directed The Willowz's 2006 DVD video collection Seeinsquares -- has released four new videos for Chautauqua. Willowz Videos:

"Evil Son" – youtube.com/watch?v=OvU38lYtFHE

"Jubilee" – youtube.com/watch?v=_lHLSXHad0Y

"Take A Look Around" – youtube.com/watch?v=Iiva8Cnq9Os

"Nobody" – http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7070252051644197679

The Willowz were conceived in a bedroom in Anaheim, CA in the early summer of 2002 by Richie James Follin singer/guitarist and bassist/singer Jessica Reynoza, who were both at the time in their late teens. The name of the group came to Jessica in a dream when a willow(z) tree told her it would bring her musical enlightenment. The first 7-inch was recorded that summer with producer Paul Kostabi in NYC, with Tony Mann on drums (GG Allin, New York Dolls) and released on the infamous Posh Boy records by way of Robbie Fields.

For the third album Chautauqua, released on Steve Aoki's Los Angeles label Dim Mak, The Willowz headed to the eastern countryside and set up a studio, this time in a basement, with Paul Kostabi again producing. They recruited Aric Bohn on guitar and Loren Shane Humphrey on the drums. Chautauqua provides the energy and rawness of the first albums with a thicker rock sound more focused on songwriting. Chautauqua has already been voted by the OC Weekly as the best album in the past 12 months. Rolling Stone gave it 3 1/2 stars, naming "Siren Song" as best song of the week and "Waiting To Fall" song of the day at Rollingstone.com.

The Willowz Live:
11/13 Philadelphia, PA The Khyber
11/14 Cambridge, MA Middle East
11/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/17 Washington, DC Black Cat
11/18 Baltimore, MD Sonar
11/20 Savannah, GA Savannah Smiles
11/21 Atlanta, GA The Earl
11/23 Orlando, FL The Social
11/24 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
11/26 New Orleans, LA The Parish
11/27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
11/28 Houston, TX Engine Room
11/29 Austin, TX Emo's
11/30 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/01 Kansas City, KS The Record Bar
12/03 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
12/04 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room
12/05 Nashville, TN Mercury Lounge
12/06 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's
12/07 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter
12/08 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

All shows with Electric 6

http://www.thewillowz.com/

[Published on: 11/1/07]

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briank67 Thu 11/1/2007 05:09PM
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briank67

never heard of this band.... and i'd be totally down for checking out some new psych, but no chicago show=weak