Trans- Records and Now, Now are happy to announce dates for a month long tour this spring with The Naked And Famous. The tour will come on the heels of the release ofThreads March 6th, and an appearance at SXSW 2012. As a follow up to the song “Dead Oaks,” unveiled by the band last month as a first taste of the new album, Now, Now are giving fans another preview of what’s to come from their Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, An Horse, New Pornographer) produced record by making the song “School Friends” available for download.
“On their Facebook page, Now, Now introduces themselves as ‘tiny Midwest kids donning tight jeans and awkward posture,’” writes Nylon in describing the “infectious guitar riffs, singalong choruses,” found on Threads. “But trust us,” they go on to say, “there’s a lot more to this Minneapolis indie pop trio than that.”
This past June, Now, Now, composed of Cacie Dalager (Vocals, Guitar), Jess Abbott (Vocals, Guitar), and Brad Hale (Drums, Synth) packed up their van and drove 1800 miles across North America to record with Redekopp in Vancouver, BC. During the recording the band could tell they were hitting their stride for the first time. “We killed ourselves over Threads,” notes Dalager. “That sounds dramatic, but everything about it was excruciating in a good way. Every little idea was worked to its best.” It was earlier that spring that they’d begun to solidify a relationship with Trans- Records founder and Death Cab For Cutie guitarist/producer Chris Walla, who had become a fan of the band through their earlier releases after San Francisco’s John Vanderslice recommended he listen to the band’s debut album Cars.
With the help of Trans- Now, Now are excited for excited at the prospects of reaching new fans and new heights in 2012.
02 – Richmond, VA – The National*
03 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery (21+) (HEADLINE SHOW)
04 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
05 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy*
06 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot*
07 – Grand Rapids, MI – The DAAC (HEADLINE SHOW)
09 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue*
10 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*
12 – St. Louis, MO – The Gargoyle (Wash U)*
13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom*
14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
15 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
17 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre*
18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*
19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
21 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield*
23 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo*
25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*