Friday, May 9, 2014

VIDEOS: Cheatahs feature acoustic versions of "Fall" and "Kenworth", tour dates

The Cheatahs, whose terrific album we reviewed here earlier this year, recorded a couple of acoustic duet performances at a recent stop in France. Given that their appeal to me is largely based on layers of sound, built-up vocal harmonies and guitars, I will admit I wasn't sure how well acoustic versions would go over. But they are terrific - with two acoustic guitars and two voices, the vocals and the songs' melodies really shine. Here's "Fall":

Here's "Kenworth":

And just in case the earlier review and tracks we posted didn't close the deal, they've shared another single online. Here's "Leave to Remain". Layer upon layer of guitars and vocals - just wonderful rock music:

They're out on tour, Europe now and U.S. in June:

19 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (With Cloud Nothings) (Tickets)
20 – La Fleche, Paris, France (With Cloud Nothings) (Tickets)
21 – 100 Club, London (with Great Ytene and Henge) (Tickets)
22 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK (With Cloud Nothings) (Tickets)
23 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK (With Cloud Nothings) (Tickets)

4 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA (with Eagulls) (Tickets)
6 – The Shred Shed, Salt Lake City, UT (with Eagulls) (Tickets)
7 – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO (with Eagulls) (Tickets)
9 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN (with Eagulls) (Tickets)
10 – Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL (with Eagulls) (Tickets)
11 – Brillobox, Pittsburgh< PA (with Eagulls) (Tickets) 12 – New York, Mercury Lounge, NY (headline – early show) (Tickets) 22 – Best Kept Secret Festival, Netherlands (Tickets) JULY 3 – 6 – Vida Festival, Vilanova i la GeltrĂș, Spain (Tickets) 26 – Deer Shed Festival, UK (Tickets) AUGUST 9 – Beacons Festival, UK (Tickets) 20-23 – Paredes de Coura, Portugal Cheatahs website
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