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Princeton gets killed in their new music video, “Martina and Clive Krantz”

By September 10, 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.


Sep 10 Castaways Ithaca, NY $ &
Sep 11 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ONT $ &
Sep 12th Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY &
Sep 13th Grog Shop Cleveland, OH $ &
Sep 14th The Basement Columbus, OH $ &
Sep 16th Schuba’s Tavern Chicago, IL $
Sep 17th Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN $ &
Sept 18th The High Noon Saloon Madison, WI * $ &
Sep 19th Krannert Center / Pygmalion Fest Urbana, IL $
Sep 20th The Firebird St. Louis, MO $ &
Sep 21st The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS $ &
Sep 23rd Granada Theater Dallas, TX $ &
Sep 24th Emo’s Austin, TX $ &
Sep 25th Warehouse Live Houston, TX $ &
Sep 26th Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA $ &
Sep 27th Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL $ &
Sep 29th The Masquerade Atlanta, GA $ &
Sep 30th Cat’s Cradle Carborro, NC $ &
Oct 1st 9:30 Club Washington, DC $ &
Oct 2nd Trocadero Philadelphia, PA $ &
Oct 3rd Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA $ &
Oct 4th Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY &
Oct 8th Terrace Club Princeton, NY
Oct 9th Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, VA @
Oct 10th Duke Coffee House Durham, NC
Oct 21st Pianos / Force Field PR CMJ Day Party New York, NY
Oct 21st Cake Shop (CMJ) New York, NY
Oct 24th The Delancey / This Side Up / Deli / Young and Hungry CMJ Party New York, NY

$ = w/ Ra Ra Riot
& = w/ Maps and Atlases
* = w/ Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
@ = w/ Tune-Yards

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

Shout it Out 7″
Street Date: Aug. 25, 2009

1. Shout it Out
2. Moonbeams


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