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Adventure on tour now!

By August 21, 2008No Comments



MP3: Adventure – “Battle Cat”

Adventure is 24 year-old North Carolina native and recent Baltimore transplant Benny Boeldt. His ultra-melodic synth compositions pull from his earliest exposure to the 8-bit soundtracks of the Sega Genesis video game catalog. But it’s not just retro video game music. Mix in the kitschy Moogy sound of Hot Butter’s “Popcorn”, the saturated disco-theatrics of late seventies electro-pop acts like Sparks and Yellow Magic Orchestra, and a penchant for Eastern European diminished scales and you’ve come pretty close to Adventure’s accelerated baroque sound.

Adventure is an advanced, dance-floor friendly take on the music of early video gaming. Let the epic quest for the master sword begin!

These tour dates with EAR PWR and Future Islands in Aug. and Sept. mark the first official tour for Adventure, with many more trips planned in the near future — Adventure will also be touring with the Wham City Round Robin Tour this October with Dan Deacon, Beach House, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez and others – he will also be touring this fall with Dan Deacon and Video Hippos.


Aug 16 New York, NY DCTV
Aug 27 Richmond, VA Rumors*
Aug 28 Washington, DC The Velvet Lounge *
Aug 29 Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light *
Aug 30 Athens, GA @ Secret Squirrel *
Aug 31 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum Gallery *
Sept 03 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Club
Sept 04 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Sept 05 Houston, TX @ The Mink
Sept 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace #
Sept 09 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern #
Sept 11 Portland, OR @ Rererato #
Sept 18 Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s #
Sept 21 Montreal, QE @ Zoobizarre #
Sept 22 Burlington, VT @ Tick Tick #
Sept 25 New York City, NY @ Crash Mansion #
Sept 27 Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase #
Sept 28 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bodega #
Oct 03 Boston, MA Mass Arts +
Oct 05 Montreal, QC Église Saint-Enfant Jésus / Pop Montreal +
Oct 09 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art +
Oct 11 Chicago, IL Epiphany +
Oct 14 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College +
Oct 16 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom +
Oct 18 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge +

* = w/ EAR PWR
# = w/ Future Islands
+ = as part of Baltimore Round Robin Tour

Street Date – Sept. 23rd, 2008

1. Loredo
2. Poison Diamonds
3. Civilization
4. Hyper Glow
5. Travel Kid
6. Iron Stallion
7. Battle Cat
8. Wild Wild Ride
9. Ultra Zone
10. Crypt Castle Cult
11. Jurassic Park City



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