Friday, August 10, 2007


Download: Airiel--"Thinktank"

Airiel's LP, The Battle of Sealand, is soon to be released via Chicago label, Highwheel Records. This is reverb-heavy, effects-coated, honest-to-goodness shoegaze pop in the early Creation Records mold. It's not the slow stuff like Slowdive or Spacemen 3. This is the stuff with that great Mancunian backbeat and the pop hooks amid the crazy din the guitarists whip up. Expect to write posts with the words "swirling" in them.

Show: Club Europa (98 Meserole Ave, Greenpoint)
Where: Brooklyn, NY
When: August 11th, 2007

Show: AS220 (115 Empire Street)
Where: Providence, Rhode Island
When: August 13th, 2007

Show: The Khyber (56 S. Second Street)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
When: August 14th, 2007

Show: Black Cat (1811 14th St NW)
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: August 15th, 2007

Show: The Metro Gallery (1700 North Charles Street)
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: August 17th, 2007

Show: The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave) **The Battle of Sealand - RELEASE PARTY**
Where: Chicago, IL
When: August 29th, 2007

Show: C.C.La Noche (Av Bolognesi 307)
Where: Lima, Peru
When: September 1st, 2007

Show: Triple Rock (629 Cedar Avenue)
Where: Minneapolis, MN
When: September 28th, 2007

Show: KEXP Live from Chicago
Where: Chicago, IL
When: October 3rd, 2007
Details: Airiel Performs a live set on KEXP 90.3 Seattle remotely broadcast from Engine Studios in Chicago listen live on

Show: KEXP Presents Airiel @ Darkroom (2210 W. Chicago ave)
Where: Chicago, IL
When: December 6th, 2007
With: Arks and Walking Bicycles
Details: 9 PM

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