What I Heard This Morning: Moondoggies & The Intelligence...

Moondoggies — “It’s A Shame, It’s A Pity”



Tidelands, the newest album from Moondoggies, will be released on October 12th through the Hardly Art label. "It's A Shame, It's A Pity" is a pretty laid back and lightly textured rock song, nicely harmonized and rhythmically sound. Worth the couple minutes:

"It's A Shame"

If you like what you hear, below is some information regarding Tidelands and touring.

Via Hardly Art:

“It’s a Shame, It’s a Pity” serves as a perfect introduction to Tidelands, the new Moondoggies record coming out October 12th. Embracing more deliberate songwriting and band dynamics, “It’s a Shame, It’s a Pity” is a stomping but solemn ode, marked by the somber and pensive tones found throughout Tidelands. While the band’s 2008 debut Don’t Be A Stranger won the band fans for it’s easygoing mood, Tidelands catches the Moondoggies at a more contemplative and mature moment. Carried over from the first record, however, are the harmonies, catchy hooks, and stellar musicianship that fans have come to expect.

Tidelands is now available for pre-order at the Hardly Art website, and we will be sending out a bonus Moondoggies cassette with preorders while supplies last. This limited edition tape features their 2009 Record Store Day EP on one side and their 2010 You’ll Find No Answers Here Tour EP on the other, and includes a free download of both releases.

Touring:

Moondoggies, fall 2010 touring

9.06.10 – Seattle WA at Bumbershoot
10.27.10 – New York NY at the Mercury Lounge
11.10.10 – Chicago IL at Schubas
11.11.10 – Minneapolis MN at First Ave*
11.12.10 – Madison WI at Majestic Theater*
11.13.10 – Milwaukee WI at Turner Hall*
11.14.10 – Ames IA at the Maintenance Shop*
11.15.10 – Denver CO at Hi Dive*
11.16.10 – Salt Lake City at the State Room*
11.20.10 – San Francisco CA at the Independent*
11.21.10 – Santa Barbara CA at Soho*
11.26.10 – Los Angeles CA at El Rey Theatre*
11.27.10 – San Diego CA at the Casbah*

*w/ Dawes


The Intelligence — "Like Like Like Like Like Like Like"



Alternative surf rockabilly? Something like that.

The Intelligence, which is hopefully a play on the military variety and not some statement about their collective IQ, will be releasing their sixth album, Males, September 7th via In The Red. If you like you hear, The Intelligence will be touring in October.

"Like Like Like Like Like Like Like"

Via Force Field PR:

10/16 Seattle, WA - The Funhouse
10/17 Spokane, WA - The Seaside
10/18 Missoula, MT - The Blaine House !
10/20 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
10/21 Minneapolis, MN - The Hexagon Bar $
10/22 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
10/23 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen ^
10/24 Kalamazoo, MI - The Strutt
10/25 Detroit, MI - The Lager House
10/26 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class @
10/27 Columbus , OH - Cafe Bourbon Street
10/29 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
10/30 New York, NY - The Cake Shop
10/31 Brooklyn, NY - Todd P Halloween Show
11/01 Richmond, VA - The Strange Matter $
11/02 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
11/03 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/04 New Orleans, LA - Siberia #
11/05 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *#
11/06 Austin, TX - TBA (Fun Fun Fun Fest After Party)
11/07 Lubbock, TX - TBA
11/09 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
11/10 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
11/11 San Francisco, CA - SF Eagle %
11/12 Sacramento, CA - TBA
11/13 Reno, NV - The Lincoln Lounge
11/14 Portland, OR - East End
11/15 Olympia, WA - Northern

! = w/ Thug Nasties, Whisky Whore, with an Acoustic BBQ before the show starts
$ = w/ The Seawhores, Private Dancer, Leisure Bird, Skoal Kodiac & France Has the Bomb
^ = w/ The Arrivals & Toys That kill
@ = w/ So Cow
$ = w/ Bermuda Triangles
* = w/ Polvo
# = w/ JEFF the Brotherhood
% = w/ Ty Segall


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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