Thursday, August 13, 2015

L'Assassins: "Fire of Love" Pre-Order and Tourdates!

Photo by Joe Holland
We're so totally thrilled to be announcing that Minneapolis garage-punk sensations L'Assassins' new seven-inch "Fire of Love" is coming out on September 18th, and pre-orders are now available. Tests have been approved, records are being pressed, jackets printed, e-mails to shrugging music critics sent, and blog posts are being carefully worded (right now, in fact!). And here's the thing: a pre-order gets you a download of both songs immediately.

And here are the details about their release party!

Friday September 18, 2015
Lee’s Liquor Lounge
w/ Krank Daddies
Black Widows
DJ Travis Ramin
9 PM / $8 / 21+

Fall 2015 Tour Dates:

Sept 18, MINNEAPOLIS -  Lee's Liquor Lounge with The Krank Daddies, Black Widows, and DJ Travis Ramin

Sept 22, CHICAGO, IL - Livewire with Curio, The Heeby Jeebies, The Real Gone

Sept 23, CLEVELAND, OH - Venue TBA, with Scoliosis Jones,  Toro Blanco, The Torments

Sept 24, BECKLEY, WV - Fosters Tavern

Sept 25, RALEIGH, NC - Ray Pryce Capital City Bikefest

Sept 26, ASHEVILLE, NC - Hellbilly Hootenanny with Nekromantix, The Koffin Kats, The Loveless, DDC

Sept 27, NASHVILLE, TN - Foo Bar with The Tip and Deadly Low Fi

Sept 29, FORT WAYNE, IN, Brass Rail with TBA

Sept 30, MADISON, WI - The Wisco Bar with The Rotten Tommys and Skizzwhores

Here's the story about L'Assassins and this really great new record...

Minneapolis garage-punk luminaries L'Assassins have more than made their mark on the Twin Cities music scene. They've notched two European tours along with several U.S. sojourns, and they're about to hit the road behind their new seven inch. A-side "Fire of Love" was written specifically for L'Assassins by Twin Cities new-wave king Chan Poling (The Suburbs). Their savage B-side "Liar" sees the band at the snarling top of their punk-rock game. These two songs cement L'Assassins' international reputation as bad-ass ladies making bad-ass music in the vein of Thee Headcoatees, Trashwomen and The Pandoras.

When L'Assassins shared a bill with The Suburbs in the fall of 2014, lead singer Chan Poling had already become familiar with the band's amalgam of garage-surf-punk rooted in trashy B-movie culture. To their surprise, he approached them with a song he'd written with them in mind: "Fire of Love". L’Assassins and Poling quickly worked out an arrangement, and hit the studio with he and his Suburbs bandmate Steve Price producing. They also recorded the band’s own just-finished "Liar", supplemented by an organ part by Poling. The resulting record is an incendiary blast that slips perfectly into the rest of their four-year-strong catalog.