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Princeton to tour with Art Brut and OK GO this Fall, Cocoon of Love out this week, plus new MP3

By September 30, 2009No Comments


MP3: Princeton – “Sadie and Andy (Feat. Meredith Metcalf)”

Los Angeles-based Princeton released its 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 support of the new album the band is wrapping up a tour with Ra Ra Riot and will head out this fall with Art Brut and later with OK GO.


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, NJ *
Oct 9th Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, VA @
Oct 10th Duke Coffee House Durham, NC
Oct 16th Middle East Cambridge, MA +
Oct 17th Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ +
Oct 18th Black Cat Washington, DC +
Oct 19th Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC +
Oct 20th The Earl Atlanta, GA +
Oct 21st Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL +
Oct 22nd The Bottletree Birmingham, AL +
Oct 23rd Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA +
Oct 24th Walter’s On Houston, TX +
Oct 25th The Mohawk Austin, TX +
Oct 27th Club Congress Tucson, AZ +
Oct 28th Casbah San Diego, CA +
Oct 29th Glass House Pomona, CA +
Oct 30th Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA +
Oct 31st UC Davis Davis, CA +
Nov 1st Holocene Portland, OR +
Nov 2nd Neumo’s Seattle, WA +
Nov 5th The Basement Columbus, OH #
Nov 6th The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH #
Nov 7th Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI #
Nov 8th Southgate House Covington, KY #
Nov 10th Intersection Front Room Grand Rapids, MI #
Nov 11th Canopy Club Urbana, IL #
Nov 12th Zorn Auditorium Eau Claire, WI #
Nov 13th Otto’s Dekalb, IL #
Nov 14th Rock Island Brew Co. Quad Cities, IL #

$ = w/ Ra Ra Riot
& = w/ Maps and Atlases
@ = w/ Tune Yards
* = w/ Le Loup
+ = w/ Art Brut
# = w/ OK GO

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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