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Princeton shares first MP3 from Cocoon of Love, plus more album details and tour dates

By July 23, 2009No Comments


MP3: Princeton – “Calypso Gold”

Los Angeles-based Princeton is releasing their debut record, Cocoon of Love, September 29th on Kanine Records. Growing up on Princeton Street in Santa Monica, the group now lives in an aging green house on a hillside in the Eagle Rock district of LA where their album was recorded.

Among the many detrimental effects that love has on the mind, one of the more subtle is the way it litters the memory with a batch of misplaced associations – places, figures, products and (especially) music that, through chance, become invested with deep personal significance. This detritus of love is scattered all over Princeton’s, Cocoon of Love, right down to its title, taken from a chance line on a long-ago-cancelled children’s show. Stacks of herbal tea, a glow-in-the-dark monument, paperback writers, the Wall Street Journal, a departing Mercedes, The Metamorphosis, a series of Cambridge-commissioned paintings, video arcades, graffiti, and a cyclist on the Autobahn all figure prominently into Princeton’s musical sketches.

Princeton is twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel, Ben Usen and David Kitz. In anticipation and support of their debut album, they’ll head out on tour with Ra Ra Riot and other touring acts through the rest of the year.


07/25 Los Angeles, CA E2 Building / Night Lights Benefit
07/28 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop *
08/29 Los Angeles, CA Pehrspace
08/31 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
09/01 Denver, CO Hi Dive
09/02 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room #
09/03 Iowa City, IA Picador
09/04 Dekalb, IL The House Cafe #
09/05 Toledo, OH Frankie’s #
09/06 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks #
09/08 Baltimore, MD Sonar / Talking Head Club Stage
09/09 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall %
09/10 Ithaca, NY Castaways $&
09/11 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace $&
09/12 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place &
09/13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop $&
09/14 Columbus, OH The Basement $&
09/17 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater $&
09/19 Urbana, IL Krannert Center / Pygmalion Fest $
09/20 St. Louis, MO The Firebird $&
09/21 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck $&
09/23 Dallas, TX Granada Theater $&
09/24 Austin, TX Emo’s $&
09/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live $&
09/26 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon $&
09/27 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree $&
09/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade $&
09/30 Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle $&
10/01 Washington, DC 9:30 Club $&
10/02 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero $&
10/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club $&

* = w/ The Noisettes
# = w/ Ice Palace
% = w/ Phil and the Osophers
$ = w/ Ra Ra Riot
& = w/ Maps and Atlases

Cocoon of Love
Street Date: Sept. 29, 2009

1. Sadie and Andy (feat. Meredith Metcalf)
2. Show Some Love, When Your Man Gets Home
3. Calypso Gold
4. Korean War Memorial
5. Stunner Shades in Heaven
6. Martina and Clive Krantz
7. Shout it Out
8. Sylvie
9. I Left My Love in Nagasaki
10. Worried Head
11. The Wild


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