Wednesday, April 28, 2010

La Strada Album Release Show with Cuff The Duke

Thursday, April 29, 2010, Safety Meeting Presents:

372 Elm St
New Haven, CT

$4.00 - 21+ - 9 PM

La Strada is back once again. About a year ago, when they played BAR with Wooden Birds, I said that La Strada were an indie folk gypsy pop band that blew Beirut away. I still stand by that statement.

Safety Meeting has this to say:
Their new record, New Home - produced by Kyle "Slick" Johnson (Cymbals Eat Guitars, Modest Mouse, Fischerspooner), sounds pretty amazing and we're looking forward to spending a night listening to some great music, drinking to excess, and giving everyone an excuse to fire up their turntables at the end of the night. As always, this Safety Meeting release is a limited press run LP, hand numbered, and includes a CDR of the music in the sleeve. Our friends at Ernest Jenning Records in NYC are releasing the CD!

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4.20.10 Black Cat Washington, DC
4.21.10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/ Kaiser Cartel and North Elementary
4.23.10 New Orleans, LA Cafe Prytania
4.24.10 New Orleans, LA Mid City House Party
4.25.10 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
4.26.10 Williamsport, PA Bullfrog Brewery
4.28.10 Norfolk, VA 37th and Zen
4.29.10 New Haven, CT Rudy’s
4.30.10 Brooklyn, NY The Knitting Factory CD Release Show w/ Cuff The Duke + Beat Circus
5.1.10 Portland, ME Space w/ Beat Circus
5.5.10 Cambridge, MA Middle East w/ Beat Circus
5.6.10 Montpelier, VT The Black Door
5.7.10 Winooski, VT The Monkey House
5.8.10 Wakefield, Quebec Black Sheep Inn
5.10.10 Montreal, Quebec Green Room
6.15.10 Toronto, Ontario Horseshoe Tavern (Edge 102.1 Nu Music Night)

~Joe Fuda

Having spent several years carving their teeth on the road with the likes of The Sadies, Sloan, Hayden, The Weakerthans, Calexico and Nick Cave, Toronto's Cuff the Duke are poised to make the jump from indie-scene-darlings to bona-fide Canadian music icons. Their new album, Way Down Here was co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor at his beautiful barn studio in rural Ontario and features the band's most mature, captivating and impressive collection of songs to date.

Cuff the Duke started out in Oshawa before making the move to Toronto in 2002. Their debut album, Life Stories for Minimum Wage was released on Three Gut Records, at the time one of the most exciting indie-labels in Canada. Their second and third albums, Cuff the Duke and Sidelines and the City respectively, were both released on Hardwood Records alongside label mates Basia Bulat and Hayden.


Matthew said...

La Strada's Daytrotter Session was exceptional. You'll see a song from it on the April mix on BTID tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing this album.

John H. said...

Yes!! La Strada is so good